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Rec Sports
Club Sports
Updated 8/28/14


The Club Sports Program offers a unique blend of team and individual sports with intercollegiate opportunities for club members. Each club receives professional guidance, facility usage, and some financial support. Club members help with their own expenses through payment of individual semester and/or annual dues, fundraising projects, and special assessments.

Becoming a member

To participate in a club sport, full-time students, faculty, and staff members must meet membership requirements set by the club and the Division of Recreational Sports. In addition, if the club conducts practices or schedules contests in the France A Córdova Recreational Sports Center, faculty and staff members must pay a daily admittance fee or have a valid recreational facilities fee card. Swim tests are required of members of the Outing, Crew, Sailing, Triathlon, and Water Polo clubs.

Most clubs have a callout at the start of each semester. Individuals should attend the callouts for those clubs that interest them to learn how to get involved. For information, contact Kelsey Edge, Assistant Director-Club Sports.

Becoming A Club sport

Current Purdue University registered student organizations that have been in good standing with the university for at least two years may apply to be recognized by the Club Sport program.  After consulting the faculty/staff member that advises the organization, this application must be submitted to the Assistant Director-Club Sports by the annual deadline of January 31of the current academic year:

The Club Sports Council will then schedule a presentation to hear viable requests for affiliation and make a recommendation to the Assistant Director-Club Sports. If granted Club Sports recognition, clubs will become recognized for the following academic year in which they will undergo a one-year introductory period. 

After successful completion of the introductory period, club membership may be granted unconditionally, declined, or extended under the introductory period for further evaluation.