Start a New Club

If you’re interested in starting a new Club Sports team, you must follow these steps to request approval:

  1. Form an interest group of eligible Club Sports participants.
    • All officers must be University of Denver students. All participants must be current students, faculty or staff. Faculty/staff members must be full-time appointed.
  2. Complete the New Club Sport Interest Form.
    • Application includes:
      • Writing a formal Club constitution.
      • Creating a projected first year budget.
      • Determining potential governing body, leagues and opponents.
  3. Set a meeting with the Club Sports Executive Council president.
    • Review club application.
  4. Present new Club proposal to Club Sports Executive Council.
    • Board may voice concerns about the proposed club.
    • CSEC shares issues they wish for the interest group revisit.
      • The new Club will have two weeks to address any issues that the CSEC has about the Club.
        • These can be done in person at a CSEC meeting or via email.
      • Use the new Club Sports presentation guide to develop the new Club’s constitution and bylaws
      • If approved, the Club will go to the Club Sports Advisory Board for approval.
  5. Club Sports Advisory Board meetings—CSAB is an organization comprised of representatives from all Club Sports. At a CSAB meeting, the proposed new Club Sport presents its application to the CSAB. The presentation should include a description of:
    • the Club Sport and its activities
    • the leadership of the Club Sport
    • financial needs and how money will be raised
    • facility needs
    • the availability of a coach or instructor, if required


If approved by the CSAB and sanction of the department of student programs, the new Club Sport is approved as an interest group for a one-year, non-funded probationary period.

If denied, the Club must wait until the next school year before they may seek Club status again.

Additional Program Information

For additional information on starting a new club sport, please contact Amy Rask, Student Programs Manager, at