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National Commodore Club

Priority System

The National Commodore Club priority system is used to provide a systematic and fair process to prioritize ticketing, seating and parking requests from donors to Vanderbilt Athletics.

Requests will be allocated based on the following criteria:

1. Active Status

An "active" NCC member is defined as a donor who has made a gift to any area of Vanderbilt Athletics in either the current or previous fiscal year.

2. Group

See NCC Grouping Criteria chart below.

3. Priority ranking within the group

See NCC Grouping Criteria chart below.

NCC Grouping Criteria for 2014–15 Academic/Athletic Year
**NCC group placement is determined by meeting at least one of the criteria listed for a specific group.
Criteria Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
NCC priority ranking
1–100 101–250 251–350 351–1,000 1,001–2,000 2,001+
NCC annual gift* $10,000+ $6,000–
Annual pledge payments on a
current capital or endowment gift
$20,000+ $10,000+ $5,000+ $2,000+ $1,000+ $100+
Total NCC lifetime giving
$300,000+ $200,000+ $100,000+ $50,000+ $25,000+ $100+
*NCC annual gift total can be met by combining your annual unrestricted gift and your annual restricted gift to a sport.

Priority Ranking

For 2014–15, the NCC will utilize the priority point system below based on the following criteria:

  • National Commodore Club annual giving = 1 point per $100
  • Capital or endowment giving = 1 point per $100
  • Cumulative lifetime athletics giving = 1 point per $100
  • Cumulative NCC membership = 1 point per each year of consecutive membership
  • Former Vanderbilt student-athlete = 50 points (one-time calculation)
  • Vanderbilt alumnus/alumna = 25 points (one-time calculation; if former student-athlete, 50 point maximum awarded)
  • Vanderbilt season ticket holder = 1 point per each season ticket (football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball) since 2008 (annual calculation; 16 points maximum)

Allocation Process

Postseason tickets (bowl games, SEC tournaments, NCAA tournaments) will be allocated in the following order:

  1. Active NCC members
  2. Season ticketholders
  3. General public

Priority Calculation Dates

To ensure your priority ranking is up-to-date, NCC priority will be calculated on the following dates:

  • March 1: Football priority seating, NCAA men’s and women’s tournaments
  • May 1: NCAA baseball postseason
  • June 1: Men’s basketball priority seating and parking, football priority parking
  • October 1: SEC men’s and women’s basketball tournaments
  • December 1: Football bowl game

Questions about your NCC group or priority ranking? Email us or call (615) 322-4114.



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