Club Sports

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What is a Club Sport?

A Club Sport is a student organization that has been formed by individuals motivated by a common interest, desire to participate in a favorite sport activity, and who want to enjoy a longer relationship (usually both semesters) with their sport of choice. A club sport may be oriented toward any of the following: competition, teaching, recreation, or socialization. Many clubs compete against other universities across the state and region. WCU currently has 18 active clubs with about 400 participant varying from rugby to ballroom dance.


Compete at Your Level

Club sports are offered on a four tier system and must meet certain requirements to be in each tier. See the tier system here.

Conditional Tier:  For first year clubs, clubs under probation, or did not meet recreational tier.

Recreational Tier. Recreational in nature, these clubs exist more for the simple participation in and social aspect of the activity.

Recreational Tier

Competitive 1 Tier: Competitive club with national, state or regional associations but not necessarily governed by a National Governing Body (NGB).

Competitive 2 Tier: Highly competitive clubs that compete nationally and are typically governed by a NGB.


For More Information

Read the Sports Handbook here.

To Sign Up for a Club Sport, click here



Come into the Campus Recreation Center or call/email Jonathan Johnston at (828-227-8807) or


How to Join or Start a Club Sport

Membership in all clubs is open to anyone regardless of skill level. If you are interested in joining any of these clubs, please contact the Club President.  Club President information is available by clicking on the "Active Club" link above.  If you are interested in starting a new club, please click on the "Start a Club Sport" link on the left side menu.


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