Ship Policies


We have listed only key policies for your viewing. As a result, the policies are not listed consecutively. The sections and section numbers have been maintained as they would appear in member manuals.

The regulations below, and others not included, govern the members of the USS ULYSSES. Any who wish to join our ship should read the rules listed. All members, upon joining the ship, agree to abide by these and all other policies of the ship.



101 International Federation of Trekker’s Purpose Statement

“To promote the humanitarian philosophies and ideals portrayed in the Star Trek mythos in a realistic fashion conducive to the continued existence and responsible advancement of human kind. To provide and support education and positive legal activism in the areas of human rights, racial and sexual equality, environmental causes, and space exploration. To promote a more positive impression of Star Trek enthusiasts as intelligent, socially conscious, active individuals who are aware and concerned about the real world today.”

102 The Starfleet Officers Code of Ethics

As a Starfleet officer, my fundamental duty is to serve humankind, safeguard lives and property, protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder and to protect the Constitutional rights of all humans to liberty, equality, and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of the Federation. Whatever I see or hear, that is of a confidential nature, or is confided to me in my official capacity, will forever be kept secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will never accept gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the Starfleet service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God and my chosen profession…Starfleet.


301 Membership

Membership aboard the USS Ulysses is open to men and women who:

  1. 1. Demonstrate an active interest in Star Trek.
  2. 2. Are of good moral habit and character.
  3. 3. Can meet the requirements of IFT membership.

302 Requirements of Office

Assignment aboard the Ulysses is contingent upon a successful membership application to IFT. Those who wish to join the ship must join IFT. By submitting an application to the Ulysses, the applicant understands that IFT membership is required. Those who have applied to the Ulysses for membership and whose IFT memberships are pending, while continuing to attend meetings, will be designated crewmembers until their memberships are confirmed by IFT and ranks have been assigned. Applications from those who apply to the Ulysses but who do not apply to IFT must ultimately be declined. Non-members who attend meetings will be considered guests.

303 Application to IFT

Members of the Senior Staff will be responsible for submitting IFT applications for pending Ulysses members. The applicant shall supply the required information to complete the application and will pay the requisite fees to a designated Senior Staff member, preferably within 3 months of his or her application to the Ulysses. However, after this 3-month period, all attending crewmembers will be re-designated as guests if application to IFT has not been made. A return to crewmember status will be contingent upon application to IFT for membership.


401 Chain of Command

The chain of command is established for the efficient operation of the ship. It is similar to the structure of the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet. In all ship activities, the chain follows the lowest rank position upward to the top rank position. The Captain shall be a sworn officer appointed by the Fleet Admiral or his/her designee(s), and will be the top of the ship’s chain of command.

402 Evaluations

Annual Evaluation Reports will be done by the First Officer and Chief of Operations, with final approval on all recommendations from the Captain. This will be done on a yearly basis and will be used in the promotion process.

403 Promotions

All promotions within a post are at the sole discretion of the Captain. However, a promotion to a higher rank is contingent upon your record of active duty aboard this ship and the recommendations of Senior Staff. Attendance of meetings, away missions, fund-raisers, and special operations is an important consideration in the promotion process. Except for excused absences, all members are expected to attend general monthly meetings, official away missions, and fund-raisers.


502 Attendance

Regularly attending all ship activities exhibits a commitment to the ship and her crew. It is also vital to the health and efficient function of the Ulysses. In addition, collaboration and friendly communication between officers and crewmembers builds the morale and good will of the ship. Consequently, regular attendance of monthly meetings, away missions, and fund-raisers is a highly valued attribute in a member and is a requirement for promotion.


701 General Conduct

Senior Officers should remember that when on and off duty they are a reflection upon their ship, and the International Federation of Trekkers. They should act accordingly so as not to bring discredit upon themselves, the ship, or the International Federation of Trekkers. All members shall abide by the Federation Oath.

703 Contact With The Public

Members will, at all times, be courteous to the public. They will be orderly, attentive, and will exercise patience and discretion in dealing with citizens of the community.

706 Public Statements

The ship’s crew will not make any statements on behalf of the International Federation of Trekkers, or the USS Ulysses unless authorized to do so by the Captain. All public speaking engagements shall be approved and/or scheduled by the Captain. An outline of the topic will be presented well in advance to the Captain for prior approval.


903 General Meeting Dates and Times

The general membership and executive staff will meet together on the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at a location decided upon prior to the meeting, unless the meeting falls on a holiday or otherwise directed by the Captain. Members will be notified 7-10 days in advance of any meeting or event. Those who are contacted will respond in a timely, courteous manner as to whether or not they can attend. The Senior Staff will meet separately with the Captain each month on a date and time of the Captain’s choosing.

To find out the time and location of our next meeting, check out our Upcoming Activities page.