Leadership, teamwork, service, skill development, competition and Badger Pride.

Rec Sports supports over 40 different sport clubs, student-run organizations that practice and compete at the local, regional, national, and international level. Although each club varies in its level of competition and commitment requirements, each offers an opportunity to represent the University of Wisconsin as part of a team.

News & Updates.

Read up on all news related to our Sport Clubs.

Leadership Opportunities.

Gain valuable leadership experience and help shape the future of the Sport Clubs program.

Get Involved

Become a club officer:
  • Club officers play a vital role in the administration and success of Sport Clubs. Officers are elected to lead their club in a variety of officer positions, including president, treasurer, secretary, recruiting chair, travel coordinator and safety officer to name a few. These positions provide valuable leadership opportunities and transferable skills that participating Badgers can use not only to make their clubs successful on and off the field, but to make an impact in the world at large.
Attend Sport Clubs Council meetings: 
  • The Sport Clubs Council is a monthly meeting attended by a representative from each Sport Club. These representatives are a sounding board for club members to advocate for change and progress within the Sport Clubs program. The Council votes on club-wide issues, new club petitions and also gains valuable tips and strategies to utilize within their own clubs. The Council is an excellent way for new officers to have input and learn more about the program as a whole.
Serve on the Sport Clubs Executive Board: 
  • The Executive Board is comprised of 9 elected student representatives to serve the Sport Clubs program. Eight club representatives and one Competitive Sports representative are the voice of all clubs on important issues such as discipline, policy change, new club petitions, funding allocations and special requests. The Executive Board provides a great opportunity for student leaders to learn about governance, conflict resolution, problem solving, fiscal responsibility and budgeting. The Board plays a vital role in allowing the Sport Clubs program to be a program of the students, for the students, by the students.


Form a New Club.

Love a sport but don't see it offered? If we don’t already have it, you can start it. Use the following resources to get you started or contact our Competitive Sports staff for assistance. 

Registered Student Organization (RSO) vs. Sport Club

New Sport Club Requirements

Petition Process

Support a Club.

Sport Clubs are registered student organizations that allow students to participate and compete in sports they love. Of the 2,000+ students actively involved in the Sport Clubs program each year, many choose to continue playing a sport they enjoyed in high school, while others take the opportunity to learn a new skill or sport. Our clubs proudly represent the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the regional, national, and international level.

In addition to providing opportunities for competition, the Sport Clubs program also emphasizes leadership, teamwork, skill development, and service. On average, our clubs log over 600 services hours per year.

A gift to the Sport Clubs program allows students to continue pursuing their passions outside the classroom. Your contribution offers financial support for sport club operations, equipment, travel, lodging, competition fees, and uniforms so that team members can proudly represent the University of Wisconsin.

On behalf of our students, we thank you for considering our Sport Clubs in your giving and for improving the Wisconsin Experience for one program, one club, one Badger at a time. 

Give today.