The club sports program at West Virginia University provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of the university community to shape their own recreational experience through competitive/instructional sports. This program will enhance the collegiate experience by allowing those who participate to develop skills and knowledge of a particular sport, build character, display sportsmanship, foster diversity, and develop leadership skills for future pursuits and a lifetime appreciation for physical activity.
There are currently over 50 Club Sports administered by the West Virginia University Campus Recreation Department. Each club is comprised of enthusiastic, hardworking, and dedicated student-athletes who organize, fund and promote their clubs with the ultimate goal of competing with colleges and universities on both a regional and national level. Club sports are also involved in a variety of community service projects throughout the year.
Each club is formed, developed, governed, and administered by student members of that particular club in conjunction with the Intramural/Club Sports Manager. Each club also has an advisor, which can be a faculty/staff member, or a member of the community, to provide guidance. The key to success of this program is student leadership, interest, involvement, and participation.