Kenyon has a myriad of clubs devoted to sports or games of all sorts, from ultimate frisbee to men's and women's rugby to ballroom dance! For a list of all club sports visit our Clubs & Organizations page.
Every club sport is required to apply or reapply for recognition each year. Club sport recognition will be determined on a rolling basis upon completion of the application form. Applicants will be required to meet with a subcommittee of the Student Life committee, which will review the information contained in the application and the actions and management of each club from the previous year, if applicable. A recommendation will be made to Student Council to either approve or deny the request for recognition.
A Club Sport is a registered student organization formed by individuals with a common interest in a sport and/or recreational activity that exists to promote and develop interest within a defined scope. Clubs are categorized by their purpose in the following manner:
Competitive Club Sport: Created because the interest demands an opportunity for students other than varsity athletes or because no varsity team exists. The team trains and is eligible to compete and actively pursue participation in registered intercollegiate, regional, national, or open tournaments and competitions. The sport may also be governed by the National Governing Body (NGB) from the Olympic family or established NGB with developed standards or participation. They must also promote a balanced lifestyle of wellness and physical activity.
Instructional Club Sport: May compete in an occasional tournament, but the main focus of the club is the introduction, qualified instruction, and advancement of specific skills and techniques. Instruction should cover the necessary physical and mental safety prerequisites for participation, as well as strategy and rules. Instruction should be provided for all levels of skill from beginner to advanced levels.
Recreational Club Sport: A group organized for sport and recreational participation on a regular basis that is not readily and feasibly available to students under informal recreation or as an intramural sport. The club should incorporate a variety of participation opportunities including regular club meetings, clinics, practices, and informal gatherings.