Campus Recreation

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Sport Club?
A recognized student organization that is student led and initiated. Sport Clubs are made up of individuals that have a desire to compete or participate in a sport throughout their college career. The clubs may be recreational, instructional or competitive in nature. Sport Clubs are not NCAA athletic teams or intramural sports.

Will I be able to get a scholarship?
Sport Clubs do not provide scholarships to their athletes.

Do they travel to other universities?
Many of the Sport Clubs do compete intercollegiately with other collegiate Sport Club teams. Travel for competitions is optional and the competitiveness of each club depends on the club's membership.

What is the cost involved?
Most clubs charge dues either on a yearly or a semesterly basis. For clubs requiring equipment to play, the individual is responsible for purchasing the necessary personal items.

What if I have never played before?
Most clubs do not require that you have any experience to join. The students or volunteer coaches will assist you in learning the sport.

Do I have to tryout?
Depending on the competitiveness and membership size of the club, some clubs will have try-outs to determine their travel or competition squad. However, clubs cannot "cut" a student from practicing or participating in the social aspects of the club.

What do I need to play?
Clubs usually require the individual to supply their own personal equipment. Items or supplies that can be used by everyone are typically purchased with the club's generated income. Students must complete a waiver prior to beginning practice.

How much time is involved?
Time is determined by your commitment and the level of competitiveness of each club. Student initiated and student led clubs determine by their own process how active they will be.

How do I join once I'm on campus?
The best way to join a club is to contact the club directly. The club officer will provide you information on practice time, dues, and other club requirements. Club contact information can be found here.

How do I know what clubs are on campus?
Take a look at the sport club main page to see if your club already exists. If you don't see it listed as a sport club, then it may be a "general interest" club. You can search the Student Organization Directory.

How do I start a new sport club on campus?

  1. Identify a sport that is not currently offered as a sport club.
  2. Contact the Sport Club Coordinator (962-7758) to get the history (if any).
    of the club on our campus. We will schedule a meeting to talk about it.
  3. Follow the steps required by the Campus Activities and Involvement Center for beginning a new club, which are outlined here.
  4. After your club has received approved, the Sport Club Coordinator will work with your club to present to the Sport Club Advisory Board, who will vote on your club joining the Sport Club Council.
  5. If approved, the Sport Club Coordinator will help you schedule practice times, complete waivers, and begin your time as a sport club.