- Physical Education, Recreation, Athletics
A Club Sport is a recognized group of students whom are voluntarily organized for the purpose of furthering their common interests in a particular sport activity through participation and competition at an intercollegiate level.
Recognized Club Sports shall have use of College facilities, vehicles, health & safety services secondary to varsity sport teams; participation in said activity may allow students to earn physical education academic credit. This credit can be redeemed at any point during a club sport career; however, it can only be redeemed once for a maximum of two physical education course credits. Club Sports and their participants will comply with the policies and procedures listed in the Club Sports Handbook and related institutional policy. Club Sports are recognized student groups within the institution, supported through a partnership between PERA and Student Life and College Government for administration, organization and funding.
A registered Club Sport of PERA must join a national sport association to provide stability and standards for each club when such an organization exists. As a registered PERA Club Sport, emphasis is placed on student leadership and the most successful clubs are those with outstanding student leaders. The Club Sport Office provides encouragement, guidance and supervision but the success of the club depends on the involvement of the students. Officer structure breeds club success! The club will not maintain an active status without sufficient membership commitment.
PERA Club Sports are designed to accept members of any skill level and provide a welcoming environment for all. Club Sports encouraging involvement and provide students with a sense of community on campus. To maintain status and to provide a safe experience for students, clubs must also adhere to sound risk management and abide by all policies and procedures.