UC Club Sports

Over 50 student-athletes both from UC Club Sports and the Special Olympics pose for a picture on a basketball court with signs after hosting a successful unified basketball tournament.

Over 50 student-athletes came to join forces with the Special Olympics of Hamilton County for the bi-annual Unified Sports event in February 2020.

What is Club Sports?

UC Club Sports organizations are defined as a registered student organization (RSO) that exists to promote and develop interest in a particular sport or physical activity while also building valuable leadership skills. The UC Club Sports Program provides a wide range of instructional, recreational, and competitive athletic opportunities, with an emphasis on student leadership, organization, and team management. The 45+ club sports organizations offer students a chance to be part of a team, run an organization, and represent University of Cincinnati while competing against and traveling to other universities. Many of our clubs compete at an elite level and contest for National Championships in their sport.

Find a list of our Club Sports on CampusLINK

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Our Focus and Why You Should Participate

Club Sports is a designed extracurricular program that contribute's the student learning experience. Therefore, by participating in Club Sports students will:

  • Develop and demonstrate leadership skills and competencies relevant to career-readiness
  • Develop a commitment to the University of Cincinnati through friendships, experiential learning as an organizational leader, student-athlete, and other engagement opportunities
  • Gain experience in organizational leadership, event management, and business processes
  • Gain a sense of belonging to UC and the community through self-discovery

On October 3rd, 2020, Return to Practice (RTP) Guidelines were released for all club sports organizations. In an effort to keep students, staff, and stakeholders safe, these guidelines were developed through a host of resources including the Return to Campus Guide. Students, coaches/instructors, advisors, and other stakeholders should be familiar with the information, as failure to follow these policies could result in disciplinary action.

UC Club Sports is currently expecting a "Return to Practice" date of early February 2021 for the spring semester.

COVID-19 Policies/Procedures

Positive Test Result Procedures

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Below are some resources for prospective and current student-athletes of the UC Club Sports program:

1. What are the requirements to participate in UC Club Sports?

All UC Club Sport student-athletes must have a minimum university cumulative GPA of 2.3 and a semester a 2.0 semester GPA. Officers/Leaders of UC Club Sport organizations must have a 2.5 university cumalative GPA.

2. Are there tryouts?

UC Club Sports is a "no-cut" program meaning that no student should be turned away from participation in the organization. However, competitive/travel teams can be formed based on skill level.

3. What is the cost to participate in a UC Club Sport?

Each UC Club Sport organization establishes "Dues" based on level of participation for their respective organization. These costs range from $50-$2,500 per year. If you have questions about a particular organization's dues, we recommend you reach out to the organization via CampusLINK.

4. When and where do UC Club Sports travel?

Our organizations primarily only travel on the weekends to events and competitions, however, some organizations may schedule away events during the week sparingly. Our organizations have collectively visited 42 states but each organization makes their travel schedule based on their respective needs. "Request for Absence" letters can be provided for those student-athletes who may occassionally miss class for a club sport event.  

5. How do I get involved?

Complete the UC Club Sports Interest Form, contact an organization from the CampusLINK Club Sports List, or send us an email!

Who are we?

We are a dedicated group of 10-12 current UC Club Sport student-athletes committed to governance of our 44 active UC Club Sport organiziations.

What do we do?

During bi-weekly board meetings (2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month) we work in conjunction with the Program Coordinator and Graduate Assistant to develop processes, programs, and events that make the UC Club Sports program better for all student-athletes. One of our sub-committees, Club Sports Allocation Committee (CSAC), handles the allocation process for all UC Club Sport organization, thus, giving the students a voice in the program!

How do I contact you?

We can be reached best via email or you can visit us in the SALD Club Sports Resource Center located in Steger Student Life Center 667!

*Please note due to Covid-19 closures, our office is not currently open*

Beginning in January 2021, the UC Esports Club student organization will become a UC Club Sport organization. Esports @ UC offers a wide range of titles. Interested students should visit Esports @ UC CampusLINK page or Discord for more information and how to get involved!