Sport Clubs Eligibility and Membership


Sport Club Eligibility

The Sport Club program is comprised of groups of individuals organized to further their interest in common physical activity through instruction, recreation and/or competition. All Sport Clubs must be comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni and spouses of the University of Chicago who possess current/valid membership to the athletic facilities. Sport Clubs are driven by their student members and are supported and funded by the University for the benefit of these students.

Previously inactive clubs will need to submit an application to the Director of Intramurals, Recreation and Sport Clubs for "re-activation".

Every Sport Club member must complete an Acceptance of Risk waiver – which must be on-file with the Director of Intramurals, Recreation and Sport Clubs – BEFORE any type of club activity is performed.

Sport Clubs will not be approved/recognized if the University of Chicago provides varsity (and, in some cases, intramural) athletic opportunities in the same area of the proposed club activity.

Each Club President is to submit an updated club roster to the Director of Intramurals, Recreation and Sport Clubs at least two weeks in advance of the beginning of the school year.


Participant and Guest Policy for Sport Club Programs

Sport Clubs are designed for current University students along with faculty, staff, alumni and spouses. Guests of club members are not permitted to participate in any University Sport Club activities.

Prospective students are not allowed to participate in any Sport Club activities. Prospective students are allowed to enter the athletic facilities upon the presentation of a "Visiting Student Pass" (which is administered through the Admissions Office).


Sport Club Eligibility

The Sport Club program is comprised of groups of individuals organized to further their interest in common physical activity through instruction, recreation and/or competition. Sport Club membership must be composed solely of University of Chicago students, faculty, staff, alumni, and/or their spouses. Sport Clubs are driven by their student members and are supported and funded by the University for the benefit of these students.

Previously inactive clubs will need to submit an application to the Director of Intramurals, Recreation and Sport Clubs for “re-activation”.

Every Sport Club member must complete an Acceptance of Risk waiver – which must be on-file with the Director of Intramurals, Recreation and Sport Clubs – BEFORE any type of club activity is performed.

Sport Clubs will not be approved/recognized if the University of Chicago provides varsity (and, in some cases, intramural) athletic opportunities in the same area of the proposed club activity.

Each Club President is to submit an updated club roster to the Director of Intramurals, Recreation and Sport Clubs at least two weeks in advance of the beginning of the school year.


Participant and Guest Policy for Sport Club Programs

Sport Clubs are designed for current University students along with faculty, staff, alumni and spouses. Guests of club members are not permitted to participate in any University Sport Club activities.

Prospective students are not allowed to participate in any Sport Club activities. Prospective students are allowed to enter the athletic facilities upon the presentation of a "Visiting Student Pass" (which is administered through the Admissions Office).


Hazing

The University of Chicago and the Office of Intramurals, Recreation, Sport Clubs support autonomy of its student organizations within the established rules and regulations outlined in the Student Handbook. Initiation into University organizations is permissible EXCLUDING any activities that may be construed as hazing. Hazing is performing an act (or insisting another perform an act) for initiation, which may cause or create an unnecessary risk to physical or mental health. When a Sport Club is found to be involved in hazing activities, the Office of Intramurals, Recreation, Sport Clubs and the University shall have the authority to initiate disciplinary actions.