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A club sport is a student organization that is formed and led by WCU students who have a love and passion for their sport or activity, and may be looking for an opportunity to participate on a longer term (usually both semesters). A club sport may contain recreational, instructional, and socialization components, but must be competitive in nature. Some clubs are a part of national governing bodies/leagues , but all clubs compete against other universities across the state and region.

We currently have 20 active club sports varying from Ballroom Dance to Men's and Women's Rugby with over 500 club sport athletes. Don't see your sport listed? Ask about starting a club sport!

Participation in our club sports program is a valuable part of student development and can greatly enhance a student's college experience. We encourage all levels of skill and support equal opportunity to any student regardless their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

About Club Sports

Club Sports and Presidents

Club Club President Club Social Media
Ballroom Dance Diane Esters
Bass Fishing Merit Kuykendall Instagram
Cheer Soph Hammer Instagram
Climbing Alison Belcher Instagram
Cycling Dylan Bortell Instagram
Disc Golf Cade Fowler Instagram
Equestrian Lauren Moon Instagram
Jiu-Jitsu David Kovacevich Instagram
Men's Baseball Dylan Barker Instagram
Men's Lacrosse Grant Snyder Instagram
Men's Rugby Samuel Hudson Instagram
Men's Soccer Matt Salerno Instragram
Swimming Tess Candow Instagram
Tennis James Stopka Instagram
Ultimate Frisbee Tristan Stevens
Women's Basketball Miller Schachner Instagram
Women's Lacrosse Madison Coup Instagram
Women's Rugby Molly Bader Instagram
Women's Soccer Brooklyn Lester Instagram
Women's Volleyball Anna-Kate Schiebel Instagram
Men's Volleyball Cole Staggs Email

Interested in Joining a Club?

Ways to join a club:

  1. Attend a university organization tabling event. There, you can talk to the club Officers about your interest and going to a practice or interest meeting.
    1. Valley Ballyhoo - Held before the start of the fall semester on the UC Lawn.
    2. Club Sports Fair - Held at the start of the spring semester in the CRC.
  2. Show up to a practice or interest meeting. Follow the clubs on their social media accounts, and find out when they are.
  3. Talk directly to a club officer or member and find out more information about their club. You may see them in class and around campus wearing their club shirts and apparel.


All club sport participants are required to have an IMLeagues account before they participate. Participants will be required to enter their WCU username and password before being logged into IMLeagues. After the first time logging in, you will log-in with your WCU credentials every time.

  1. Go to and log in using your WCU credentials.
  2. If you don't have an account, click Create Account.
  3. Enter your information. You must use your WCU email account and submit. Students (; Faculty/Staff ( or
  4. Click the activation link in your email to login and activate your WCU IMLeagues account.
  5. Click on Club Sports and the current club sports will be displayed.
  6. You can join a club sport one of two ways:
    • Officers can invite members to their club sport by clicking the "Invite Members" link on the team page. Any invited members may accept the invitation to be joined to your team. If they've already registered on IMLeagues: search for their name, and invite them. If they haven't yet registered on IMLeagues: scroll down to the "Invite by Email Address" box, and input their email address.
    • To join a team, accept a request from the captain to join the club or click on the club sport you wish to join and then click on the green Register/Signup button.
  7. All participants must fill out the Assumption of Risk/Release, Emergency Contact Information, and Club Sport Code of Conduct before participating with a club sport.


IMLeagues offers a live support button in the bottom right corner of all page. Please use this button if you encounter any difficulties.

Being a Club Sport Athlete at WCU has many benefits, all of which will help you improve your college experience.

  • Build lifelong friendships - Meet other students who are interested in the same activities as you.
  • Represent your school - Get a chance to wear WCU jerseys and uniforms to represent us at other college campuses.
  • Stay competitive - Compete in the sport for which you've been training and playing for years.
  • Try something new - Participate in a new sport or activity that you've been interested in, but haven't had the chance to join before attending WCU.
  • De-stress and relax - Take a break from your daily grind to do something fun and active. Clear your mind of stressors during practices and competitions, so you can recharge.

The Club Sport Program reviews new club sport requests to determine if there is sufficient student interest and resources to support the activity. Students who wish to create a club must decide whether they wish to be competitive in nature.


If you wish to start a club sport, you may speak with Assistant Director of Sport Programs to ask questions and learn more about the process.

Once all documents are completed, please set up a meeting with the Assistant Director of Sport Programs by calling 828-227-7069.

Club Sports depend on the generosity of family, friends, faculty/staff, businesses, and alumni. Your financial support assists clubs with annual operating costs such as coaching services, registration fees, equipment, travel, uniforms and apparel. Donors have the option to donate directly to a specific club. Here are a few ways one can support our program and club sport teams.

Ways to Help

  1. Make check payable to WCU Campus Recreation and Wellness, write the specific club sport name on the check (ex. Women's Club Volleyball), and mail to WCU Campus Recreation and Wellness, 379 Memorial Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723, or give it directly to a club officer.
  2. Donate “gifts-in-kind” in the form of essential equipment, materials, or other items. If you are interested in donating equipment or other materials, please contact Campus Recreation and Wellness by calling 828.227.7069 or emailing at

Note: Monetary donations to a club sport are not tax deductible donations. "Gift-in-kind" donations may be considered tax deductible. 


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