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University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation

Sport Clubs


The Sport Clubs 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.

Sport Clubs generally fall under two levels of participation:

  1. Athletic Clubs – Clubs which are organized for the primary purpose of engaging in extramural competition with other clubs, colleges, and universities.
  2. Recreational Clubs – Clubs which place their emphasis on the acquisition of skills and strategies. While some outside competition may be scheduled, this is done on a limited basis.