College level teams

I had a quick question. I currently work for a company that teaches educational robotics to k-college students and all the staff is composed of college students. I am the only one with competition experience and we are currently getting 6 FTC teams ready for competition and I just threw out the idea of “lets make a VEX college team.” Surprisingly enough the owner loved the idea and cant wait to get started but my main concern is, do we all need to be from the same college in order to be one large team? Between all of us, there is 4 different schools. We are looking at competing in the 2013-2014 season and I could not find an appropriate section to post this in. Does anyone happen to know the answer? Thanks everyone.

From the College Challenge (Sack Attack Manual Appendix F):

The short answer to your question should be yes :smiley:

(A recent example is NAR, a new college team made up of students in the US and Canada, all very experienced people who have come from other teams and merged together to make one super-team… I don’t think any of them go to the same universities).

Thank you for the quick response. I will let the others know so that we can hopefully get our team off the ground and get out there competing.

Really? How does that work for funding, building and design? I was thinking of doing something like that between three colleges here in BC, but just starting a team was complicated enough.

Sounds like a complicated operation, not to mention expensive. Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with for worlds!

Team SEAM is made up of three Colleges in Georgia Currently.

Hopefully we start our college team. All of us are really excited for it. We get to see all the students compete and the staff really wants to get into it and I want to get back into it.