About Clubs Sports
The Sports Club Department at Rutgers University consists of 57 student-led organizations for over 3,000 participants on all 5 New Brunswick campuses of the State University of New Jersey. The professional staff is responsible for the implementation of the program with the student officers of each Club Sport.
Develop high-level interscholastic sports organizations for students seeking the challenge of competition or an outlet to experience new sport through developing physical, social, and mental well-being.
Definition of a Club Sport
As of July 1, 2021, the definition of a Club Sport is a:
A non-Academic student organization that competes two or more times inter-collegiately sanctioned by a governing body or association excluding regional or national competitions.
All full-time enrolled students (under-graduate, graduate, professional and doctoral) on the Rutgers New Brunswick-Piscataway Campus paying the University Recreation Fee are eligible to participate in Club Sports. All faculty & staff with a recreation membership are eligible to participate.
All students must complete and be approved on Do Sports Easy to practice or compete. Do Sports Easy is the Club Sports departments administrative website to assist with risk management for Clubs and members.
Individual leagues and governing bodies may have different requirements for competing.
Satellite Campus Eligibility
Students at Rutgers- Camden or Rutgers- Newark are eligible to participate if the campus they attend classes on does not have an active Club Sport organization in their desired Sport.
- Start a Club Sport
New Club Sport Application Process
New Club Criteria
Students that wish to create a new Club Sports must apply to the Sport Club Office and should be aware of the below timelines and requirements. For an application to be considered a Club must meet the below criteria:
- Meet Definition- Non-Academic student organization that competes two or more times inter-collegiately sanctioned by a governing body or association excluding regional or national competitions.
- Student Interest- Have at least 15 interested students submitted on the application
- Cannot be the same activity as an existing organization within Sport Clubs
For a more detailed outline of the New Sport Club Application process please consult the Club Sport Manual.
- Meeting with Club Sport Staff Member
- Application on Smartsheet
- Review Application
- Vote by Club Sport Staff and Club Sport Advisory Board
Decisions will be based on if the Club meets all criteria, the availability of resources by the Club Sport Department, the quality of the application and based on an assessment of the risk of the activity.
- Officer Resources
- Rutgers Crew
Interested in joining Rutgers Crew?
More information can be found by visiting their website at rucrew.com.