The University of Denver and the Division of Athletics and Recreation has several sport-oriented student organizations offering everything from casual games to competitive athletics. Staying active is a big and important part of the DU lifestyle, and students are encouraged to try out new activities. Intramural sports, club sports and the Alpine Club are great ways to meet new people, hang out with friends and join a close, active campus community. With dozens of activities groups to try, there’s something for everyone.
Intramural sports are the most personalized student sports organization on campus. IM sports offer a chance for you and your friends to play against other groups on the campus without the dedication of club sports. It’s a great opportunity to stay active, play with friends and meet new people in a way that works around your class schedule.
Intramural ports is the ultimate on campus experience. Not only do you play against your fellow students, but your classmates are the referees! Skill levels range from former NCAA athletes to beginners, and there is a league for everyone. No need to be a pro, because IM Sports has something for everyone. From soccer to broomball, IM Sports knows that you plan to go pro in something other than sports, but for one hour every week you don’t have to think so.
For a complete list of sports visit www.imleagues.com/du, and relive your glory days with intramural sports. Winter registration starts January 7, 2013!
Club sports are student-run organizations for students who want to continue playing sports at a competitive level or are looking to find their new passion. The largest student organization at DU with more than 700 participants in 2011-12, club sports features 30 different clubs to choose from, such as basketball, curling, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, and both men and women’s rugby.
Clubs are open to all DU students and welcome everyone to come out and join. Some clubs have tryouts and compete regionally and nationally, while others compete locally. Five teams have already qualified for national competitions this fall, and many more are working towards competing in national events.
They are a great way to meet new students as well as travel to other parts of the state and country while being involved in something you are passionate about. For more information about an individual club, visit the club sports website. Students can register for club sports all year. Don’t wait to join!
Alpine Club is the largest club on campus. It is entirely dedicated to anything and everything outdoors. Each week, Alpine Club offers a chance to visit the great outdoors for rock climbing, hiking, fishing, skiing and much more. You can put your body to the test or just enjoy the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountain region.
Whether you’re looking to shred the gnar, hike a 14er, camp underneath the stars, ice climb, or learn to ski, the DU Alpine Club has something for everyone. Alpine Club provides the experience of a lifetime at half the cost. Alpine Club provides all the gear you need–all you have to bring are your clothes for the trip. So if you are Bear Grylls or a newbie looking to get out into the great outdoors, Alpine Club has something for everyone!
For upcoming trip and meeting information visit www.dualpineclub.com. Be ready for an experience you will never forget!