Club Sports

A club sport is a student organization designed to serve individual interests in different sports and recreational activities. These interests can be competitive, recreational, or instructional. Clubs compete with other clubs, organizations, colleges, and universities but should not be confused with a varsity sport administered by the Athletic Department. Varsity teams must follow NCAA rules and regulations, are usually fully funded, have paid coaches and athletic trainers, practices and competitions are mandatory, and today’s varsity sports usually require a full year commitment. Club Sports often compete with other universities but are not affiliated with the NCAA, the majority of their funds are self-generated, coaches are often volunteers, and the organization and administration of the club is determined by the club officers. Club sports operate within Student Affairs under Recreational Sports and Wellness.