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Start a Club Sport

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

  1. Form an interest group.
    • Create a list of 25 or more people interested in your club.
    • Collect full names, DU ID numbers, phone numbers and email addresses.
    • Introduce yourself and any other interest group leaders.
    • Have everyone introduce themselves.
    • Explain the reason for the new club sport and its purpose.
    • Explain how attendees can be a part of the organization's development.
    • Keep notes of the discussion and decisions that take place during the meeting.
  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.
    • Both parties review new club application.
    • President voices concerns about club.
    • Interest groups can address any questions that they have.
    • Introduce club presentation to the CSEC.
    • Provide presentation guidelines.
  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.
  5. Once concerns have been addressed, the CSEC will approve or deny proposed club.
    • If approved, the club will go to the club sports advisory board for approval.
  6. Club sports advisory board meetings—CSAB is an organization comprised of representatives from all 28 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
  7. A proposed new club sport must receive a two-thirds majority vote of the CSAB to become an official club sports interest group.


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