What are Club Sports?
A club sport is a student organization that provides a medium for people who share a common interest in a particular sport or activity.
Club sports are classified as either competitive or noncompetitive based upon the varying skill levels and interests of students at the University of Michigan-Flint. Noncompetitive clubs are instructional and recreational. These clubs enhance or teach a particular sport or activity, and provide its members with a chance for socialization and practicing of their skills. Competitive clubs regularly compete in various state, regional, and national contests and tournaments against clubs from other colleges and universities. These clubs are usually members of a nationally recognized league or association for their respective sport or activity.
The Club Sports Program at the University of Michigan-Flint, under the supervision of the Club Sports Coordinator, is comprised of Club Sport Organizations. Each club is a student-led organization composed primarily of students. Each club is formed, developed, governed, and administered by the student membership of the specific club, working with the Club Sports Coordinator. Club sport organizations are Voluntary Student Organizations (VSO’s) and enjoy the benefits afforded to all recognized student organizations. These benefits include
- Eligible for University funding
- On-campus mailing address
- Listing in university publications
- Use or rent of university equipment
- Rental of university vehicles
- Ability to reserve university rooms and distribution tables
- Catering discount
- Technological resources
- University web space
- Participation in student organization fairs
- Student organization account
- Storage space
The key to the success of this program and each club is student leadership, interest, involvement, and participation.
Furthermore, Club Sports are not varsity athletics. There will never be any scholarships, or housing offered for participation in club sports.