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Looking to get involved in a student-run physical activity? Club Sports offers one of the most diverse selection of sports on campus. From aikido to yoga, we've got you covered.

About Club Sports

The Penn State Club Sports Program oversees student organizations whose primary mission is to further sport and physical activity on campus. These organizations are student-run and give students the opportunity to develop leadership skills in budget, organization, and time management. All club sport organizations compete under the purview of a national governing body with an emphasis on intercollegiate competition and incorporate the learning of sport-specific skills through instruction. Club sport organizations may select members through a tryout process.


All undergraduate and graduate students registered for at least one credit hour at the University Park campus are eligible to join a club.

  • Intercollegiate athletes are not eligible to participate in Club Sports. Please contact the senior assistant director of Competitive Sports with any specific questions.
  • Students enrolled at the World Campus are not considered University Park students unless they are also enrolled in at least one credit hour at the University Park campus.
  • Faculty/Staff and Community members are not eligible to participate in Club Sports.
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Club Sports Manual

The Penn State Club Sports Officer Manual serves as the complete guide to all of the policies and procedures required of any Penn State Club Sport.

Participation Agreement & Waiver Instructions

Each member of a club must complete a PA/Waiver prior to participation in any club activities. This includes faculty/staff recreational members. The Club Sports PA/Waiver is an online submission through Penn State Campus Recreation’s FUSION portal. Detailed instructions on accessing and completing the waiver are found on this form.

Safety Officer Form

Any club member serving as a Safety Officer for their club must complete this form and provide copies of current and valid CPR, AED and First Aid Certifications. Only certifications from the following organizations are accepted: American Red Cross (ARC), American Heart Association (AHA), and Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) and must be obtained from taking an in-person or blended learning course (online-only certs are not accepted).

Absence Memo Request

For clubs that are traveling and have members who will miss class, a Club Officer must complete an Absence Memo Request – remember, absence memos are NOT university-issued excuses.

Incident Form

For any incident or injury that occurs during a club event, a Club Officer must complete an Incident Form and submit it to the Competitive Sports Office within 48 hours of the incident.

Vehicle Authorization Form

This form must be completed by the driver, printed out, and turned in with copies of: the primary driver’s license, the car’s registration, and proof of insurance. Any additional drivers must also provide a copy of their license. NOTE: The owner of the vehicle is required to sign this form.

Coach/Instructor Application Form

This for should be completed, printed and signed by any individual who is looking to coach/instructor a Club Sport. Remember, there is additional paperwork required for becoming a Club Sport Coach, and all Coaches must be approved by a Competitive Sport Coordinator.

Championship Funding Request Form

This form should be completed by a club officer at least two weeks prior to the clubs regional or national championship event in order to request funding for the travel/registration expense.

Post-Community Service Form

For ACP Points, this form must be completed by a club officer no later than five (5) business days after the event. In order to receive credit towards classification, this form must be completed before the conclusion of the Spring Semester.

Visiting Club Guide

Are you a club or spectator traveling to University Park? Here is a guide to our campus, places to eat, stay, and so much more.