Recreation Center

Recreation and Athletics Center
569 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4REC (4732)
fax: (248) 370-4889
rec@oakland.edu

Club Sports
The Club Sports Handbook covers the policies and procedures of OU club sports. 
The Club Sports Activation Link shows if club sports are activated for the semester.

  All Club Sports Forms can be found by logging into IMLeagues using your Oakland University login

Club Sports

With 28 club sports and just over 600 athletes, Club Sports at Oakland University is one of the largest student organization groups on campus. Operated out of the University Recreation and Well-Being, we have clubs that can fulfill the interests of almost anyone.

If you are looking for a sport that is hyper-competitive and competes at the highest of levels, we have that for you. If you are interested in simply learning a new sport or a new skill without having to compete, we also have that for you. The best way to find out is to send an email to the club sport representative listed underneath each club sport name above.

The best part of Club Sports at Oakland University is that each sport is completely student ran. This allows students to gain valuable leadership and organization management skills that will stay with them long after graduation. What if you're an alumni or community member that regularly visits Oakland University? Can you join a club sport? You certainly can! You just might not be able to compete as many clubs report to national governing bodies that have strict guidelines on who can and cannot compete in sanctioned games.

Want more information about club sports? Find them on Grizzorgs, IMLeagues, or even social media sites. If you're looking to read up on some of the clubs, check out the OU Rec Well's blog, we have a dedicated section for club sports.


Ballroom and Latin Dance
The Ballroom and Latin Dance Club at Oakland University is a unique and growing community of dancers that combines social dancing, instruction and competition. Join and learn a variety of ballroom and Latin dances, including swing, waltz, salsa, tango, and more! Practices are held weekly and there are regular opportunities to compete with institutions around the nation, as well as attend social (i.e. salsa and swing!) parties around the community.  Whatever your interest is - learning, social, or competitive - we have something for you at BLDOU!
We encourage and welcome people of all skill levels -- no partner necessary! Check us out on Facebook and Instagram. Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Jean-Pierre Ortiz-Villegas
Emailballroomdanceou@gmail.com
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Baseball
OU Baseball Club competes within the NCBA Division III league. We are open to all skill levels while remaining competitive in our division. Our season is split between the fall and winter semesters. Fall games start in September and continue through October, while spring games are played throughout March and April. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information.
President Anthony Alu
Emailoubaseballclub@gmail.com
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Cheer
Oakland University Club Cheer is about creating a positive game day environment. We encourage our teammates to volunteer and be active around campus. We are working towards competing in the near future at local competitions and at NCA Nationals.
President Kaltra Gorica
Emailkgorica@oakland.edu

Women's Basketball
The Women’s Club Basketball Team gives women an opportunity to continue playing competitive basketball during their time at Oakland University. As a team we compete with several other university club teams throughout the state and Midwest, with some of our top competitors being GVSU, CMU, OSU, and the University of Wisconsin. For any information about joining, contact President Paige Spinale. For updates on our next season, follow us on Facebook and keep an eye out for us on campus in the Fall!
President Paige Spinale
Emailpaigespinale@oakland.edu
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Equestrian
OUET rides hunt seat equitation in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). The team competes both in flat classes and in over fences classes, depending on the skill and experience of the individual riders. We accept riders of all levels, and there are all levels available at our horse shows. We practice one night a week, and competitive riders are expected to be training privately with their own horses and trainers outside of team practices. Get in touch with head coach Aimee Latsch with further questions or interest at (248)808-9975.
President Madeline Schmidt
Emailmkschmidt@oakland.edu
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Fencing
The Fencing Society of Oakland University is a club sport dedicated to building the fencing community here at Oakland. We are a proud member club of the Midwestern Fencing Conference and compete in regular tournaments throughout the fencing season. Members do not need any prior experience to join and we are open to people of all skill levels. All prospective members get three free practices, so come check it out!
President Eric Seidel
Emailejseidel@oakland.edu
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Figure Skating
This competitive freestyle team skates out of the ONYX Ice Arena in Rochester, MI. Compete against other universities at three regional competitions, with potential to qualify for Nationals. During the season, practice is once a week. Read more on GrizzOrgs
President Alyssa Hankins
Emailoufigureskatingclub@gmail.com
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Football
Football at Oakland University continues its exponential pattern of growth through success on and off the field. Two-time National Champions, our tangible success has forged a tradition comprised of commitment and effort.
We utilize opportunities to support our local communities, with giving as the core of our organization-wide efforts.
Any questions regarding Football at Oakland University will be answered within 24 hours or we will personally deliver a free football t-shirt!
President Nathan Emery
Emailoufootballclub@gmail.com
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Golf
President Schuyler Werth
Emailsewerth@oakland.edu

Men's DI Ice Hockey
President 
Emailmwmacki2@oakland.edu
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Men's DIII Ice Hockey
The D III Ice Hockey team is a proud member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association representing the North Region. During the regular season the team plays in the East Division of the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference. For the past five years the team has been to the National Tournament finishing as the National Runner-Up in the 2017-2018 season and finished as the National Champions for the 2015-2016 season. Keep up with all the action by following us on Twitter @OU_DIII_Hockey or by liking us on Facebook at Oakland DIII Hockey.
President Dalton Genat
Emailddgenat@oakland.edu
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Judo
The Judo Club at OU is a co-ed club sport that offers judo and Self Defense training to both beginners and advanced students by certified black belt instructors both on campus and off.
President 
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Men's Lacrosse
Division I member of the MCLA in the UMLC conference. Competing against schools such as Indiana, Purdue, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, and more. Informational meetings begin in the Fall Semester. Players of any and all skill levels are encouraged to come out! For more information or further questions, please email ncarlson@oakland.edu with the subject line "Lax Info".
President Nicholas Carlson
Emailncarlson@oakland.edu
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Women's Lacrosse
A motivated, competitive, committed organization that works to become better both on and off the field. Dedicated to getting better everyday through practice and team unification.
President Morgan Avery
Emailmbavery@oakland.edu
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Ping Pong
A motivated, competitive, committed organization that works to become better both on and off the field. Dedicated to getting better everyday through practice and team unification.
President Ariel Charles
Emailacharles@oakland.edu
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Men's Rugby
Rugby is a full contact sport that incorporates the finesse and speed of soccer, the strength and tackling of football and the quick ball-handling of basketball. The club currently belong to the DII Great Lakes Conference and compete against teams like Calvin, Eastern Michigan and Grand Valley State. No experience necessary to join! 15s style of rugby is played
President Austin Campeau
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Women's Rugby
Learn to play rugby! No experience necessary to join. Compete with and against local teams all year round. Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Klarissa Matanos
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Running Club
Running Club is an interactive group of students who share common interests of staying fit, meeting new friends, and being involved in the OU community. All runners are welcome to join our club, whether you're just starting out or running marathons. Group workouts are laid-back, and RC turns every run into an adventure! We go through the golf courses, trails, neighborhoods, and main campus. We meet inside the Rec Center near the indoor track, by the lockers and elevator; check out GrizzOrgs or our social media for the schedule.
President Sarah Smith
Emailsmsmith8@oakland.edu
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Men's Soccer
This club offers students the opportunity to compete on a soccer team. They play in the College Club League against teams like Wayne State, SVSU, and UM-Flint. Everyone is encouraged to participate on the practice squad. Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Ray Yokoyama
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Women's Soccer
The women’s club soccer team is a great way to continue playing soccer at a competitive level after high school. We hold tryouts during the first week of fall semester. Our season runs from September to November, but we stay active as a team throughout the entire year. We practice 3 days a week and have games on weekends. For those who are unsure about committing, we offer a “practice player” option so don’t hesitate to join us at anytime of the year.
President Emily Kargetta
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Softball
Continue playing the sport you love with Club Softball! Tryouts take place the beginning of fall. We play triple headers on Sundays against CMU, MSU, GVSU, LSSU, and select other schools in the area.  Follow us on Facebook or shoot us an email. Read more about us in GrizzOrgs.
Contact Oakland University Eboard
Emailouclubsoftball1@gmail.com
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Swim
This new coed swim club provides an excellent opportunity for OU students of all skill levels to participate in a fun form of exercise and make lasting friendships. Members compete against other swim clubs in Michigan and the surrounding states, or can come and swim recreationally. The competition events are most similar to a high school lineup, with the addition of coed relays, distance events, and stroke events. Read more in GrizzOrgs. Copy and paste this link into your browser to go to our website https://swimclubou.weebly.com/.
President Amber Grier
Emailoaklanduswimclub@gmail.com
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Tennis
Stay active and interested in the sport of tennis! This co-ed organization welcomes tennis players of all levels and skills with two teams to accommodate both competitive and recreational tennis players. The competitive team travels and attends regional tournaments throughout the year. Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Olivia Nightingale
Emailoakclubtennis@gmail.com
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Ultimate Frisbee
Ultimate frisbee is an exciting non-contact team sport played with a flying disc.  All experience levels are welcomed to try out.  This club aims to compete and travel to play a variety of different teams and talents. Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Clarence Round
EmailCdround@oakland.edu
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Vitality Dance
Vitality Dance Club is a competitive dance team that works to strengthen its members as dancers, and improve their technique in many styles of dance. Vitality Dance Club strives to do well at local and national competitions, as well as be positive ambassadors in campus and throughout the community. Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Shalie Borton
Emailsaborton@oakland.edu
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Water Polo
Learn and practice the game of water polo with this co-ed club! Be conditioned to swim and provide service to the community. All experience levels are welcome to try out, with both recreational and competitive teams. Practice is during the fall and winter semesters in the pool at the Rec Center.  Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President David Krauss
Emailgrizzlieswaterpolo@gmail.com 
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Weightlifting
The OU Weightlifting Club is new on campus, but more information will be coming soon!
President Brayden Metcalf
Emailbraydenmetcalf@oakland.edu 

Winter Guard
Winter Guard is considered the Sport of the Arts combining dance and equipment (flags, rifles, sabres) in a competitive setting and accepts members of multiple skill levels. They compete in the Michigan Color Guard Circuit every year against other Michigan based teams and schools, having won multiple State Championships. Follow them on Social Media or contact the President for more information. Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Kristin Kaschalk
Emailkekaschalk@oakland.edu
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