SPORT CLUBS is an integral component of student life and one of the primary drivers of school spirit and university community. Sport Clubs provide an opportunity for students to participate in competitive sport activities, improve skill levels, and gain valuable leadership experience through participation in club administration.
Sports Clubs at DKU are student-led organizations, which are formed, organized, and governed by its members under the guidelines of Duke Kunshan Athletics. Sport Clubs Advisory Council (SCAC) is the governing body of the Sport Clubs that comprises of all club presidents and the Sport Clubs Executive Board (EB) members. The EB is the administrative leadership body of the SCAC and represents sport clubs in all relevant University regulatory structures. EB regularly meets with Athletics leadership to ensure effective communication and address issues pertaining to function of clubs and status of student-athletes.
Sport clubs provide students with multiple opportunities. For first-year students, it’s a great way to meet your peers and engage with the DKU community. For students interested in sport, clubs are an ideal opportunity to join school teams, to enhance your skills, and to represent DKU in interscholastic tournaments and local competitions. Considering clubs are led and organized by students, they also give you the opportunity to participate in club leadership, taking on various responsibilities in management, finance, and marketing.
Contact our Sport Engagmeent Coordinator to schedule a meeting. You will need to complete an application package to become an officially recognized student. This package includes:
This is followed by a hearing with the Sport Clubs Executive Board and a vote. If your club is approved, all club members will be required to submit a Participation Waiver before the first practice/event.
All undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff can join sport clubs and participate in club practice sessions and events. However, only DKU undergraduate students may compete for varsity teams and in intra-university competitions.
No. It’s entirely free to join a club.
Sport clubs with varsity teams will hold tryouts for players. Students who are not selected for varsity teams are encouraged to continue participating in practice sessions as club members – you might make the team next year!
Clubs without varsity teams can select a “travel team” to take part in official events outside the university per competition regulations.
In general, clubs cannot expel a member unless that member has failed to uphold the agreed membership criteria. Practice sessions and events should be open to all club members.
Contact individual clubs to learn more about their specific policies.