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Club Sports Program
Recreational Sports Office, Half Acre Gym, Rm. 223
1000 E. University Ave, Dept. 3604
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6396

Club Sports Program


The history of the University of Wyoming Club Sports Council began with the formation of the Club Sports Program in 1981. The clubs were originally formed by the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW) from within the body of student organizations recognized by the Campus Activities Board (CAB). The program remained with ASUW until the end of the 1986-87 academic year when the program had grown to a point that the management of the program was beyond the scope and expertise available to ASUW. Beginning with the 1987-88 academic year, ASUW agreed to continue partial funding of the program and contracted the School of Physical and Health Education to administer it within the Intramural-Recreational Sports Office. In the fall of 1987, the Club Sports Council (CSC) was formed with four original member teams and two ex-officio administrative members (the Club Sports Coordinator and the Director of Intramural/Recreational Sports). In 1998, Club Sports again moved to the Department of Student Affairs in anticipation of the renovated Recreation and Wellness Center located in Half Acre Gym. In 2000, Recreation and Wellness became Campus Recreation; the department that currently houses club sports.


The following statements define sports club and its philosophy:

  • Club sports are Registered Student Organizations and must abide by all RSO policies and procedures.
  • Club sports are voluntary in nature.
  • Club sports are non-profit organizations. The members must assume much of the financial responsibilities according to their interest.
  • Club sports adhere to regulations governing travel, budget, practices, conduct, and records filed with the Club Sports Coordinator.
  • Club sports are designed to accept members of any skill level, but may determine the composition of traveling squad(s) defined by skill level.
  • Club sports are expected to engage in competition with other colleges and universities in the region.
  • The level of competition within the club framework depends on the desires of the membership.
  • Club sports are not mandated to follow intercollegiate athletic (NCAA) guidelines. A club must adhere to a national governing body (if available) and do so for the stability offered by such organizations.
  • Club sports are not affiliated with the University of Wyoming Athletic Department and do not emphasize recruiting practices, financial aids, scholarships, letters of intent, profits, or expanded road trips.
  • Emphasis is placed on student leadership and the most successful clubs are those with outstanding student leaders. The club strives and thrives only by means of active student involvement and participation.
  • The Club Sports Office provides encouragement, guidance, and supervision, but the success of the club depends on the involvement of students. The club will not maintain an active status without sufficient membership commitment.


Club Sports are offered to students. faculty, and staff who meet the eligibility requirements under the rules of each individual club's governing body. Individual clubs require a participation fee that aids in covering the cost of travel, lodging, equipment, awards, and other necessary expenses. Club fees vary depending on the nature of the club. In addition, all club participants are required to fill out a participation waiver before participating in any club activity.

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Club Sports

The purpose of the University of Wyoming Club Sports Program is to provide students the opportunity to participate in competitive sport clubs against intercollegiate teams, with an emphasis on student leadership, development, and involvement. The 21 Club Sports represent the University of Wyoming while competing regionally, and even nationally. Each club team is a Recognized Student Organizations that is affiliated with the Campus Recreation Department. The teams are administered by students under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation Programs and the Club Sports Coordinator.

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