The Sport Clubs program provides students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive, instructional, and recreational sports.
A sport club is a registered student organization formed by individuals with a common interest in a particular sport or recreational activity. They are student-initiated and student-managed. Members gain a valuable learning experience through their involvement in the organization, leadership, administration, scheduling, fundraising, public relations, and skills development.
Sport clubs are student organizations that compete against other teams in our region, and sometimes even nationally. Intramural Sport teams are teams created here at the University that only compete against other peer teams at UNC Charlotte.
Sport Clubs that are in a regional or national league or governing body, such as the Men's Rugby Club, Women's Lacrosse Club, or the Baseball Club team.
Sport Clubs that are formally teaching a skill, such as the Kung Fu club or the Tae Kwon Do Club.
Sport Clubs that are not a part of any league/governing body and are not instructional-based, such as the Snowboarding Club, Longboarding Club, or the Laser Tag Corps.
To be eligible for sport club membership, all individuals must meet the following criteria:
Go to the Sport Club Directory for a full list of active sport clubs. Each link will direct you to the selected club’s Niner Engage page. On this page, you will find contact information for the club. Contact the club’s president or other officers for details regarding practices, try-outs, or events for the club.
The number of weekly practices and competitions vary widely for each club. Most clubs practice two days per week for two hours each, and compete every other weekend. Contact the club to find out specific practice times and competition information.
Most clubs require that members pay dues on an annual or semester basis. In addition to the membership dues, some clubs require specific equipment which may increase the overall cost to participate. Costs vary widely for each club, so contact the sport club president to find out specific information and to discuss special circumstances.
Visit our Forms page for an interactive campus map and Visitor's Guide.
Most of the sport clubs travel within our region to compete against clubs from other universities. A few of our sport clubs may travel on a national level to various locations, including: Texas, Indiana, and Michigan.
Steps to start your own:
1. Meet with the Assistant Director for Sport Clubs:
In this meeting, you will discuss your sport or activity, your experience within the sport or activity, the sustainability of the club on campus, space for practice/play, funding, equipment, and the club leadership.
2. Meet with the Associate Director of Student Organizations:
In this meeting, you will discuss your sport or activity, the mission and purpose of your organization, the development of a constitution, the Student Government approval process, and the club leadership.
3. Interest meeting(s)
4. Complete the Niner Engage page for your organization
5. Student Government approval hearing
6. New club funding request, presented to the Executive Council
The Sport Club Handbook, found on our Forms page, contains policies governing participation in sport clubs. The handbook is a great resource for understanding various aspects of the program. If you cannot find the answer to your question in the handbook, contact the Assistant Director for Sport Clubs!