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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a club sport?

Club Sports allow students to get together regularly to learn a new sport, or continue playing a sport they love. All 32 of Ohio University’s Club Sports are student-run organizations, who have varied practice and competition schedules. Read about individual Club Sport and its level of Competition to understand what skills and experience are required.  Most Club Sports compete against other universities and are members of conferences or leagues. Some host events on campus but many also travel to compete.  Club Sports may charge membership dues, determined by each individual club. 

To inquire about details regarding a specific club, please reference contacts within our Club Listing page.  For questions or to request accommodations within the Club Sports program, contact clubsports@ohio.edu or call (740) 593-9913. 

In addition to club sports, Ohio University offers Intramural Sports.   Intramural Sports provide students an opportunity to participate in a variety of sports on campus with or against other students from Ohio University, often requiring a lower level of competition or skill compared to similar Club Sports.  

How do I join a club sport?

Some of our club sports teams require tryouts, but many are always accepting members. For more information or to request accommodations, reach out to the contact listed on the Club Listing page. 

How do I create a new team?

To create a new club sport your team must create a university student organization through the Campus Involvement Center and be in good standing for an entire year. Once that year is up, please complete this form [PDF] and send it to clubsports@ohio.edu.

The office will review the application to see if the organization is prepared for a presentation to the Club Sports Executive Council.