Starting Up a Sports Club

Gaining Recognition as a Sports Club

Before a group can be officially recognized by the University as an official Sports Club, and subsequently receive funding for the club, the following steps must be followed:

  1. Visit the Club Alliance and follow the directions for becoming a club (a minimum of 10 students plus a faculty advisor will be necessary).
  2. Submit the necessary documentation to Club Alliance. 
  3. Once final recognition is granted, your club will be able to access university facilities for use.  (Use of courts in the arena, fields, storage space, and classrooms for meetings, etc.)

The success and strength of the sport club program is based upon the initiative of student leaders and the total involvement of club members.  Each sports club offers students opportunities to become directly involved with the administration and supervision of their club.  Members collectively have the responsibility of writing their constitution, by-laws, setting up organizational meetings, informing new members of the club’s programs, establishing club dues, raising funds to support the club’s activities, and planning and promoting the club events.



Clubs must be in existence and recognized as a registered club  a minimum of one semester to be eligible for funding through Student Government ($300 budget).   For more funds, clubs that have been registered for at least one year may submit the Funding Board’s easy Budget Boost form for up to an additional $200 and/or submit a formal special request grant application directly to Student Government.