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Idaho State University

Sport Club FAQ

What is a Sport Club?

ISU Sport Clubs are student organizations focused on sports and recreational activities. Many Sport Clubs are created because the talent, dedication to the sport and interest demand an opportunity for students other than varsity athletics or because no varsity team exists.

Why should I join a Sport Club?

Sport Clubs allow students to participate in a broad spectrum of sports or activities. The ISU Sport Clubs program enriches the university experience, while promoting a balanced lifestyle of wellness and physical activity.

Student leadership and involvement is emphasized, with administration support. Some clubs represent ISU in intercollegiate competitions or conduct intra-club activities such as practice, instruction, social, and tournament play.

Who can join a Sport Club?

Fee paying part-time and full-time ISU students.

There are some provisions for non-students, (associate members) but those are rare exceptions and must be justified and approved by the Sport Clubs Director. Associate members must bring a benefit to the club that is not financial and they cannot take playing time away from students, and they cannot be supported by student fees. A full explanation of this policy can be found in the sport club handbook.

How do I join a sport club?

Please contact the club president (listed in the Sport Club directory) or Shelby Williams in the Campus Recreation office.

All members of sport clubs must have an ISU sport club waiver filled out and signed prior to participating. This includes, practice and working out with the club.

Can I start a new Club?

Yes. Please see our checklist to start a new sport club.