Here you'll find the most commonly asked questions about Cedarville University's new Club Sports program.
What are Club Sports?
A club sport is a recognized student-initiated and student-led organization that has been established to promote and develop the interests and skills of members in a particular sport or recreational activity. These clubs may be instructional, recreational and/or competitive, depending upon the sport or activity and the philosophy of the club. Participation in club sports is strictly voluntary. Club sports members may learn new athletic skills or refine existing skills, engage in healthy competition, and enjoy positive social interaction with teammates and opponents. Club Sports are also designed to create many learning and leadership opportunities for students.
What are the Club Sports Objectives?
- To encourage our students to develop useful lifelong leisure values and skills through opportunities for instruction and participation in a wide range of sport teams and recreational activities beyond the limits of our intramural sports program,
- To encourage our students to live out the gospel with team members, opponents, game officials and others,
- To encourage our students to develop godly character and leadership through many opportunities to serve, organize, administrate, cooperate and problem solve within individual clubs.
Who is eligible to join a club sport?
- Club members must be CU students (either undergraduate or graduate) currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
- Club members must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. If a member’s GPA falls below a 2.0 they will be placed on probation and will only be allowed to practice with the club for one semester until it rises above a 2.0 (no travel, no play). If a member’s GPA is below a 2.0 GPA for a second consecutive semester, the member will be dismissed from the club.
- CU faculty and staff members may apply for an affiliate club membership in some clubs, but may not hold an office within the club (except for Advisor or Coach), vote on club matters, vote in elections, or participate in collegiate competitions (unless specific club sport governing bodies allow).
- CU alumni, spouses and family members of students/faculty/staff are NOT eligible for club sports membership.
- Current varsity athletes are not eligible for membership in the same or similar sport as their intercollegiate participation.
See the Club Sport Manual for more information about membership.
How do I join a current Club Team?
Go to CU Involve and look up the contact information for the club you are interested in joining and send one of the listed officers an e-mails expressing your interest.
How do I create a new Club Sport?
- First, seek official student organization status through the Student Government Association.
- Second, demonstrate interest, support and sustainability for at least one year as an organization.
- Third, set up an interest meeting with the Director of Campus Recreation by the end of fall semester of the club’s developmental year.
- Fourth, submit a completed Club Sport New Club Application Form along with the club’s constitution by the spring break of the club’s developmental year.