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Rec Sports
about us
Updated 8/22/14

about us

Club Sports are a proud component of the Division of Recreational Sports (DRS) at Purdue and has been actively involved in providing assistance to the student organizations recognized as Club Sports since 1936. Through Club Sports, the DRS is committed to providing opportunities to student organizations focused on an assortment of team and individual sports. Club Sports may also be competitive, instructional and/or social/recreational in nature. The Assistant Director – Club Sports, with the assistance of the Graduate Assistant – Club Sports, oversees the Club Sports program and serves as the official representative of the program.

Kelsey Edge, Assistant Director-Club Sports

Hannah Roberts, Graduate Assistant-Club Sports

Club sports council

The Club Sports Council (CSC) is the advisory group responsible for interacting with the Assistant Director – Club Sports. The CSC serves as a committee representing all Club Sports and keeps other club members, students, and Faculty/Staff informed of club programs and their needs. The group meets regularly and is advised by the Assistant Director – Club Sports along with one elected Faculty/Staff advisor from a recognized club. Recommendations may be made on the following issues: Excellence and Development Funding, select disciplinary policies and procedures, club policies and procedures, and other pertinent Club Sport concerns. 

Council Members, Clubs Represented

  • Nick D’Amico, Triathlon
  • Minjae Kim, Tae Kwon Do
  • Cody Long, Trap & Skeet
  • Patrick Melnick, Gymnastics
  • Kelsey Theile, Women’s Water Polo
  • Nicole Vaughn, Fencing
  • Nick O'Malley, Faculty/Staff Advisor Chair, Triathlon

contact a club

Please reference the Club Directory to visit an individual club’s website or to email the club president. Clubs may also be reached at the following address:

Purdue University-Division of Recreational Sports

ATTN: (club name)

355 N. Martin Jischke Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907

support a club

While the Division of Recreational Sports funds an annual allocation to most clubs, the majority of their expenses must be subsidized through membership dues, fundraisers, and generous donations. These funds are primarily used to support club travel to various competitions as well as equipment needs and capital expenses. To donate, select the club from the list below that you wish to support.