The goal of EKU Competitive sports is to provide and safe, fun, and welcoming environment for the students, faculty, and staff of Eastern Kentucky University. Competitive Sports seeks to accomplish this through education of student employees and sport club team members in conflict management, professionalism, time management, and leadership; while also offering a wide range of inclusive sports following current state and national trends via NIRSA.
The Club Sports Program is designed to provide opportunities for students with similar interests to participate in various sports or recreational activities. Each club is organized by students and is student governed with assistance from Campus Recreation. Clubs are designed primarily for undergraduate students, but graduate students and faculty/staff can participate with the approval of the club. Club Sports are committed to providing an inclusive community. Through competition and skill development, lifelong relationships are built while emphasizing healthy lifestyles.
We currently sponsor 18 registered student organizations, that are identified by Campus Recreation as Club Sports. Our clubs are all self-governed and operate with funding from team fundraising and Student Government Association (SGA) allocations. Most clubs hold tryouts during the fall and spring semesters. For more information on a particular club, contact Douglas Ream.
|Bass Fishing||Luke Fletcher|
|Disc Golf||Zachary Smart|
|Equestrian||Makenzi Cooper / Grace Donahue|
|Ice Hockey||Santo Scillia|
|Men’s Volleyball||Garrett Lunn|
|Rock Climbing||Faith Conway|
|Table Tennis||Dalton Adkins|
|Women’s Volleyball||Nora Caudill|
Club Sports FAQs
1. How do I join a sport club? Most clubs hold tryouts at the beginning of each semester.
2. What clubs do you offer? We offer many sport clubs at EKU Campus Recreation. Check out all we have to offer on EKU’s ENGAGE page and search to see if your desired club is established.
3. How do I start a new sport club? Visit the EKU Student Life website to learn more about becoming a Registered Student Organization (RSO) on campus. After becoming an RSO, you can then apply to the Sport Club Council. For more information, email the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports, Douglas Ream.
4. How do you I get in contact with a specific club? Use our contact page to find more information regarding individual club contacts
5. When do clubs practice? Clubs practice at various times throughout the week.
6. Where do clubs practice? Many clubs use on campus facilities to practice but some do practice at locations around the Richmond/Lexington area as well as surrounding counties.
7. How are clubs funded? EKU Club Sports are entirely self-fund but are eligible for additional funding from the Student Government Association.