Club Organization

All active sport clubs have obtained approval for the club to begin with the Office of Recreation Programs. Active sport clubs will have a faculty or staff advisor associated with them, however, the clubs' elected membership (president, vice- president, secretary and treasurer) usually manages all aspects of the sport club. Recognized sport clubs can receive funding from the campus Activities Fund through allocations approved by the Sport club Allocation board.


Students make up the majority of those participating on Penn Sport Clubs team, however full-time faculty and staff are also eligible to participate on a club team. All sport club teams at the University of Pennsylvania are "recognized student organizations" and therefore will keep an affiliation with the Office of Student Life.

Club Systems

Competitive:These clubs are interested in scheduling and hosting tournaments, leagues or structured events. Clubs such as these operate in a manner similar to varsity teams. Club members tend to be goal orientated and enjoy the rivalry and competition of structured events. Consequently, clubs hold regular practice sessions, often have a coach and have an organized game schedule.

Instructional:These clubs concentrate on instruction, knowledge and skill development. Instructional clubs have qualified personnel to structure lessons or clinics appropriate to the group.

Recreational:These clubs have participants who are interested in and enjoy the same sporting interests. These members are interested in recreating in a social environment and sharing the camaraderie of other with similar interests.

Active Sport Clubs

Club participation may change from year to year and this affects the status of a club. Remember, a new club can be formed at any time. If you have an interest in forming a club that is not listed here, contact the Department of Recreation at 215-898-6100.

Sport Clubs

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Important Forms & Information

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