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The Club Sports program is designed for any student who has a love of sports and recreation. Club Sport teams are student-based and student-led organizations that operate under the supervision of Campus Recreation and are approved by the Office of Student Organizations. Clubs are not varsity teams and athletic scholarships are not offered.
Some Club Sports have separate men’s and women’s teams, while others are co-ed.
While the Club Sport staff assists clubs in their operations, the emphasis is on student leadership and development. Students are responsible for all aspects of operating and managing a successful organization.
How do club sports differ from intramural sport programs?
Intramural Sports provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and other members of the University community to participate in team and individual sports against other TAMUC teams or opponents. The purpose of Intramural Sports is to provide exercise, recreation, and fun to all levels of participants. The biggest differences are that Club Sports travel to other colleges and universities to compete and schedule their own practices, games, and tournaments.
How do club sports differ from varsity sport programs?
Club Sports are not scholarship-based. Club officers are responsible for their own administration and for many of their own expenses. Unlike varsity sports, students manage their respective clubs in all aspects: recruitment, fundraising, scheduling, purchasing, etc.
Classifications of Club Sports Teams
Can I start a Club Sports Team?
Yes, here is the process:
All clubs must register with the Office of Student Organizations in order to become a Club Sport. Student Organizations must follow the process as set forth by Student Organizations (Student Organizations: Starting a New Organization).
Once a club has registered with Student Organizations, a meeting must be set-up with the Assistant Director of Intramural & Club Sports. The club must provide the following upon this meeting:
- Constitution: This document is the foundation of the club’s operations. It should clearly list the purpose, membership, organization structure (officers and advisors), election processes, rules and regulations, and funding sources for the club.
- Roster: Student Organizations require a minimum of six members for each club. Some clubs may have a higher minimum due to the nature of the activity (ie: softball, soccer, etc.). Clubs that have a higher minimum number of participants will be required to meet the minimum before becoming a club sport.
Approval and acceptance into the club sports program happen on a semester basis. Clubs must be established as a registered student organization and must have met all of the requirements for Starting a New Club Sport as listed above. Once approved, the club will become an active club sport for the following semester and will be eligible to start receiving funding.
After becoming an official club sport, clubs must follow the guidelines set forth in the Club Sport Participant Guide to maintain their club sport status.