The Club Sports Program at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs provides an opportunity for students to shape their own recreational experience through competitive/instructional sports teams. This program will enhance the collegiate experience by developing skills and knowledge of a particular sport, building character and leadership for future pursuits, and by discovering lasting friendships and a lifetime appreciation for physical activity.
Club Sports consists of a group of UCCS students, faculty, and staff who share a common interest in a physical activity, and who promote and develop the skills necessary for a particular sport. Any student organization whose goals and purpose focus on participation in competitive, recreational or instructional sport activities, may be considered for status as an active club sport. The status will be determined by the Club Sports Coordinator after meeting with the potential club to discuss goals, needs and organization. One of the characteristics of a Club Sport is a student organization that travels to and participates in intercollegiate events as a UCCS team. A Club Sport team must be a Registered and Recognized student organization as determined by the ROAR Office (see the Refuge for Organizations, Activities, & Recreation Handbook for specific requirements). The leadership of the students and dedication of the team officers determines the success and stability of the club. Club members are responsible for a variety of administrative duties to ensure the club’s success. Club Sports represent The University of Colorado - Colorado Springs in competitive play, and must comply with the University’s and their national/league organization’s rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Each team must have a representative act as club officer and attend mandatory officer’s meetings. Clubs have two sources for funding: (1) generated funds by their team and/or (2) the UCCS Student Government Association (SGA). Club governance is voluntary and membership is only open to UCCS students. UCCS faculty or staff may participate only in team practice and/or serve as an advisor or coach.
Each new Club Sports team must be both a “registered” and “recognized” club through the ROAR office. If the Club Sports team meets each requirement below to the satisfaction of the Club Sports Coordinator, the team may achieve Club Sports status.
To be considered a part of the Club Sports Program, all clubs must meet the following criteria: