KU Recreation Services
Notices & Events
- Annual Steam Shutdown: May 19-24
- •There will be NO HOT WATER May 19-24 in the ASRFC.
- •This will affect towel service, showers, and fluctuating temps in the building.
- •Thank you for your understanding during this planned shutdown.
- Canoe KU Trip Coming in May - Deadline Extended to May 22nd!
- •Trip will take place May 28 - June 3.
- •Float down the Buffalo River in Arkansas.
- •Don't delay, apply today!
- Racquetball Court #3 Closed Indefinitely
- •Due to shattered glass, this court is closed, but is anticipated to be open on June 17.
- •Thank you for your cooperation while it is being fixed.
- Enter the Leave Your Mark Design Contest
- •Submissions accepted April 17 - June 12
- •Open to any KU Student
- •Winning design will be put on wall by the track in the ASRFC
- Play-By 3-on-3 Men's & Women's BB Tournaments
- •Get your team together now for the summer tourney.
- •Registration will be from May 22nd - May 29th.; Play will begin May 31st
- •Register online at IMLeagues.com/KU
- Bikes for Rent in ODP
- •Outdoor Pursuits now has bikes available to rent.
- •Mountain and Comfort bikes are available.
Sport Club FAQ
- What is a Sport Club?
- Will it cost me anything to be in a Sport Club?
- Do I have to be good at that particular sport?
- Where do the clubs travel?
- I don't see the club I'm interested in - can I start a new one?
- Where do the clubs practice and compete?
- Who coaches the clubs?
- What role does KU Recreation Services play with the clubs?
- What clubs does KU have?
- When do they practice?
- How do I find out more about Sport Clubs?
What is a Sport Club?
A University of Kansas Sport Club is a registered student organization recognized by the Sport Club council and formed by individuals with a common interest and desire to participate in a sport or recreational activity that is non-sedentary and involves rigorous physical exertion. Clubs may be competitive, recreational or instructional in nature, or may have any combination of these characteristics. Sport Clubs are administratively supported by KU Recreation Services; however, there is an emphasis on student leadership as the clubs are student-organized, student-managed, and student-operated.
Will it cost me anything to be in a Sport Club?
Yes, and it depends on the club. For those clubs that do not travel to competitions, dues are typically very low: $20-$50 per semester. For those clubs that travel extensively or have large equipment costs, they can be up to several hundred dollars per semester. Most of our clubs will try to defray costs to the individual members by doing different fundraising events throughout the year.
Do I have to be good at that particular sport?
Every club is open to any KU student, faculty or staff member regardless of skill level although some clubs may have a traveling team that consists of higher level members. With our instructional clubs, new members are encouraged to better themselves at their own pace!
Where do the clubs travel?
Most of the clubs that travel do so on a regional basis to compete against sport clubs from other universities. A few of our clubs will travel on a national level and have traveled to such places as Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Florida.
I don't see the club I'm interested in - can I start a new one?
Yes, please review the New Club Recognition section of the Sport Club Handbook and then contact the Sport Club Coordinator, Tyler Spencer, for an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-0792.
Where do the clubs practice and compete?
Most of the clubs practice on campus in the Student Recreation Fitness Center, Shenk Field Complex, or Robinson Center. We also have several clubs that practice at different facilities in and around Lawrence that are specific to their sport.
Who coaches the clubs?
For the most part, our clubs are coached by their members, but on occasion, they may have a volunteer coach and in some circumstances their coach may be partially compensated.
What role does KU Recreation Services play with the clubs?
Sport Clubs are administratively supported by KU Recreation Services; however, there is an emphasis on student leadership as the clubs are student-organized, student-managed, and student-operated.
What clubs does KU have?
Click here to see the current list of our clubs.
When do the clubs practice?
Click here to check out the practice schedule.
How do I find out more about Sport Clubs?
Get in touch with the club contact for specific information about that club or you can contact Tyler Spencer for help.