Who’s the best team at UO?
Our team of student leaders, of course!
Officer Leadership Training
The Club Sports staff and Advisory Board invites club officers to the annual Club Sports Officer Training on Sunday September 25th at 9:30am in the Club Sports Office! This orientation will familiarize you with the program, the support the Club Sports staff provides you to help you be successful in your role, and logistical training so your can club operate this year. We look forward to getting to know you.
Who should attend?*
• Each club MUST send their president and their treasurer
Annual Information Fair
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Club Sports is an athletic program at the University of Oregon, supporting 41 clubs. Many clubs are associated with regional and national sport governing bodies such as Pac-8 Hockey, USA Ultimate, and Northwest Collegiate Cycling Conference. A program of the Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Club Sports provides a sports and experiential leadership opportunity for UO students.
Clubs are initiated and run by club officers, with support from program staff.
Through involvement, club athletes have the opportunity to:
- Develop a lifelong passion for an active lifestyle
- Represent the University of Oregon as athletes
- Develop friendship and community
- Develop professional skills
How many club sports are offered?
The program currently supports 42 member clubs, totaling 1200 club athletes.
Who can be a member?
Membership is available to incidental fee-paying students of the University of Oregon. Faculty and staff can participate in clubs that do not have intercollegiate eligibility requirements.
How can you become a member?
UO students should contact club leaders directly for more information about membership and practice times. The best way to do that is to visit the Get Involved website and sign up for an Org Sync account. You can connect with Club Sports, and many other student organizations through Org Sync.
How much does it cost?
Many clubs receive funding support from the Club Sports annual budget. However, this support typically only assists with 20-30% of the club’s annual operating costs.
Club members are often required to participate in fundraising activities and pay member dues to support their club’s operations. Higher dues can be expected for club sports that require a lot of equipment, special facilities, and a lot of travel.
Do you need to have experience to join?
Some clubs recruit beginners and teach them the basics of a new sport, while other clubs may require tryouts.
Do clubs have coaches?
Coaching and instruction services vary from club to club. Most coaches volunteer their time. If a club has fundraised funds, the club may decide to hire and pay a qualified individual to serve as a coach/instructor. With a wealth of athletic talent in the community, clubs have been coached by world champion athletes, and former varsity coaches.
How do you start a new club?
If you have a club you are interested in starting (that is not currently offered), please email the Club Sports Director, Ben Prahl at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach him at 541-346-3912.
What’s the Club Sports Office?
You’ll find club members playing in many places on campus. The Club Sports office is located in the Erb Memorial Union in room 007.
Club officers and members visit the office for support with:
Special event planning
Driver training class registration
Club mail/fax/phone access
Is Club Sports part of the Department of Athletics?
No. Club Sports is not a program of the University of Oregon Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. To learn more about that department, click here.
What other programs are there at the EMU?
As a department of the Division of Student Life, the EMU supports Club Sports, and several other programs, designed to educate and enhance the student experience at the University of Oregon. For more information about other programs available, visit EMU Activities.