The Sport Clubs Program is administered by the Department of University Recreation. Sport Clubs are started, organized, and managed by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students. Sport Clubs are only open to segregated fee paying UW-Milwaukee students.
Most Sport Clubs recruit new members in the beginning of fall semester, but some take new members at any point of the year. In order to join a club, check the full list of active sport clubs. With each link you will find contact information for the desired club. Contact the president and they will be able to give you all the information to join their club.
Most clubs are open to anyone who either wants to continue an activity they currently participate in or to anyone who wants to try a new sport. However, there are a few clubs that do hold try-outs due to their competitive nature, limited facilities, and roster size.
The number of weekly practices and competitions vary widely for each club. Some clubs practice up to four days of week and compete every weekend, while others practice just one day a week and compete just three times a semester. You can contact the club president of the team that you are interested in to find out specific practice and competition information.
Sport Clubs are run by the student officers in the club. A club must have a least four officers. The officers are responsible for the successful operations of the club including, but not limited to budgeting, scheduling practices and events, fundraising, policy adherence and communicating with the Sport Clubs administrative staff. Some clubs do have volunteer coaches that work with club leaders to improve the athletic skills of club members.
The cost of being a member of a sport club greatly varies depending on which club you are interested in joining. Each team has team dues either annually or by semester, but additional costs could be added depending on personal gear, equipment, travel and other club activities.
The Sport Clubs Leadership Council (SCLC) is the student advisory group of the Sport Clubs Program. The council works with the Sport Clubs Program Staff in shaping the future of the Sport Clubs program and assisting the administration, including disciplinary review and the evaluation of annual club budget request. All sport club members are eligible to run for a position on the SCLC (president, vice president, treasurer, campus relations coordinator).
The Sport Clubs Program is always growing to meet the needs of the UWM student population. Students interested in forming a new sport club must meet all criteria and follow the steps in the recognition process.
Your first step in forming a new sport club is to initiate communication with the Sport Clubs Program Professional Staff and schedule a meeting to discuss the process and potential of forming a new sport club.
Please note that the entire process may take several weeks if not months to complete depending on what type of club you are wanting to form and the time during the school year you initiate the process.
Sport Clubs Program Professional staff can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org