Stay active & compete locally, regionally & nationally

Club Sports teams bring together groups of students with similar interests to organize and participate in a specific sport and/or recreational sporting activity. We are a dynamic organization on the DU campus, committed to developing students as active members of the University community.

We have 32 active sport clubs that compete in local, regional and intercollegiate competitions. Whether you have been playing a sport for years or want to try something new, we encourage you to join a team and stay active throughout your time at DU!



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Officer Information

Office Hours

Club Sports office hours are held during the fall, winter and spring quarters. During breaks, office hours are available by appointment only.

Club officers must contact their club’s intern in advance to set up an appointment (even if the meeting will be held during office hours).

Crimson Clubs Office Hours

Mondays: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Gold Clubs Office Hours

Mondays: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

About Our Teams

2017-18 Total Participants

2017-18 National Championships Appearances

2017-18 Regional Championships Appearances

National Champions

2017 – Club Women’s Lacrosse (WCLA Division II)
2016 – Club Women’s Lacrosse (WCLA Division II)
2015 – Club Climbing (Tristan Chen – USA Climbing Collegiate Men’s Sport)
2014 – Club Cycling (Brad Neagos – USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals Individual Omnium Men’s Division II)
2013 – Club Cycling (Michael Burleigh – USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals Individual Time Trial Men’s Division II)
2012 – Club Cycling (Rebecca Gross – USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Women’s Division II)
2011 – Club Cycling (Matt Lyons – USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Men’s Division II)
2011 – Club Cycling (Rebecca Gross – USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Women’s Division II)

Recent Accomplishments

Basketball (W)
2nd place at the NIRSA Region V Championships at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Sportsmanship Award winners at the NIRSA Region VI Championships at Sacramento State University in 2018

Top 15 team finishes and Top 3 individual finishes at the USA Climbing Collegiate National Championships in 2015, 2016, and 2017

Top 25 USA Curling Collegiate final team ranking in 5 of previous 6 seasons (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Top 15 individual finishes at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals in the Division I women’s division in the Criterium, Road, and Time Trial races in 2017

Figure Skating
Hosted and qualified for the US Intercollegiate Team Skating National Championships and placed 8th at the event in 2018

Won the Red Bull Bracket Reel National Video Competition in 2017

Won the NCCGA Mountain Region championship in Spring 2016

8th place individual finish in the All-Around at the NAIGC National Championships (Level 8) in 2018

Ice Hockey (M)
Competed in the ACHA D2 National Championships (top 16 teams out of over 200 D2 teams qualify) in 2018

Lacrosse (M)
Won the Colorado United Lacrosse League (CULL) Elite League Championship in 2018

Lacrosse (W)
Hosted the DI and DII WCLA RMWLL Regional Championships, won the DII Regional Championship, and finished 2nd in the nation at the DII WCLA National Championships in 2018

Inline Hockey
Crowned the NCRHA’s RMCRHA Regional Champions for the 4th straight year (2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018)

Rugby (M)
Finished the 2017-18 season ranked 11th in the NSCRO Men’s 15s National Ranking

The Women’s team won the 2018 USCSA Rocky Mountain conference title (Ladies Alpine)

Soccer (W)
Sportsmanship Award winners at the NIRSA National Soccer Championships in 2016

Qualified five athletes for the Collegiate Club Swimming & Diving National Championships in 2018

Ultimate (W)
Tournament champions of the Illinois Invite (2017, 2018), Dust Bowl (2016) and Kokopelli (2016), including USA Ultimate South Central Regional appearances in first three years of team’s existence (2016, 2017, 2018)

Volleyball (W)
9th place finish at the NCVF National Championships (Division II) in 2018

Pioneers Across the Country

DU Club Sports teams traveled all across the country in 2017-18 to represent the University of Denver!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Club Sports?

A Club Sport is a group of individuals brought together by similar interests in order to organize, participate and compete or perform in a specific sport. Each Club Sport has a leadership structure within its club and is led by at least two club officers. Club Sports, while unique and separate entities, are responsible for following policies and guidelines set forth by the Club Sports Manual and the Division of Athletics & Recreation.

While it is not required of all clubs, many have coaches to facilitate practices and coach at competitions. Our clubs compete against clubs from other universities and against local, regional, and national competition, but are not affiliated with the NCAA. The strength of Club Sports depends greatly on the degree of dedication of the student officers and club members. Members can expect to learn leadership and organizational skills through their participation.

Who can join a Club Sport?

Club Sports participation is open to all University of Denver students (undergraduate and graduate), as well as full-time faculty & staff. Eligibility for competition may have separate guidelines, as determined by each club’s governing body. Faculty/staff are typically not eligible for competition, and most governing bodies have a credit hour requirement for each academic term.

Are there membership fees to join?

All clubs collect team dues, but the amount varies for each club. Dues typically cover the costs for uniforms, other apparel, equipment, coaching and travel.

How do I join?

Contact the officers for the club you are interested in joining to find out information on tryouts and/or a team’s next practice. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early to your first practice to complete the appropriate paperwork to participate in tryouts/practice.

Are there tryouts?

Some clubs host tryouts due to limited space and equipment, or to establish a competition/travel roster. Please email the club officers to find out more information about tryouts.

What is the time commitment?

Practice requirements vary by club. Most clubs practice two or three times a week for about one or two hours per practice. Frequency of practices and days/times of each practice are determined based on facility availability and if the club is in competition season.

How are clubs funded?

Clubs are supported by the Division of Athletics & Recreation, which receives funding from the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). The Club Sports Executive Council, consisting of officers from various Club Sports teams, determines funding for each club through budget proposals and allocation presentations.

Clubs are eligible to apply for additional funding through Club Sports to cover various risk management initiatives. Clubs are required to collect team dues and fundraise throughout conventional methods or soliciting for donations.

How can I start a new club?

If there is a competitive sport not listed that you have interest in starting, visit our Start a New Club page.