Recreation Center

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

Club Sports
The Club Sports Handbook covers the policies and procedures of OU club sports.

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

Club Sports

Ballroom and Latin Dance
Learn a variety of ballroom and Latin dances, including swing, waltz, salsa, tango, and more! No experience or partner is required to join. Practices are held weekly at the Rec Center and lessons are taught by qualified dance instructors. Ballroom and Latin Dance Club provides members with the opportunity to go to competitions at other universities if they wish. The club also enjoys dancing socially in the community as well as participating in campus events, such as the Meadow Brook Ball, Yule Ball, and Salsa Night. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram. Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Megan Carson
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President Gabriel Masek

Women's Basketball
This club is here to give women an opportunity to compete competitively against other women's club basketball teams across the state and throughout the Midwest. Club Basketball competes in-state and out-of-state against the country's top club teams in tournaments and weekend games. Top competitors include GVSU, CMU, University of Wisconsin, Ohio State, and many other clubs. Contact President, Lindsey Pleiness, for information on how to join.
President Lindsey Pleiness
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This club is the newly founded Bowling Club at Oakland University. This club welcomes all skill levels, and is for anyone who is willing to come once or twice a week to bowl for fun and social means or to practice alongside an experienced coach/captain.
President Taylor Richards

President Prasad Patil

Dagorhir combines live action role-playing with safe fast-paced combat simulation that combines elements of both medieval history and Lord of the Rings fantasy. No previous experience needed! The best way to understand Dagohir is to come out to a practice and check it out.
President Nick Reed
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If you love horses, you can represent Oakland University at horse shows, whether you choose to ride or not. Riding members take weekly lessons with the team and have the option to compete at horse shows, while non-riding members assist at shows and attend team functions. The team practices at Bayside Equestrian Center in Fair Haven, MI, with head coach Aimee Latsch. You may request for more information by contacting Aimee at (248)808-9975, or President Samantha Buckert at
President Samantha Buckert
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This club is open to students of all skill levels and is suitable for both competitive and recreational fencers. We fence competitively against other universities in the Midwestern Fencing Conference and our club is an affiliate member of the United States Fencing Association. Our experienced coaches and club gear make it easy for beginners to learn the sport and they allow returning fencers to expand upon their skills. Read more in GrizzOrgs or on our website.
President Anastacia Maurer
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Figure Skating
This competitive freestyle team skates out of the ONYX Ice Arena in Rochester, MI. Compete against other universities and skate at intermission for the hockey clubs. During the season, practice is once a week and performances are once a month. Read more in GrizzOrgs or on our website.
President Alyssa Hankins
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This full-contact football club is committed to providing opportunities for participation in football and related activities, while also encouraging academic excellence, community involvement and healthy lifestyles among the greater community surrounding Oakland University. We compete in the Great Lakes Conference against teams such as UM-Flint, Wright State and Miami (OH). Read more in GrizzOrgs or on our website.
President Chris Polite
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President Schuyler Werth

GrizzFit allows students affordable access to a CrossFit program while building a strong community of lifelong friendships. CrossFit is a revolutionary strength and conditioning program that incorporates functional movements into a high-intensity workout. The first class is free! Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Amy Landa
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Men's DI Ice Hockey
The ACHA Division I Hockey Club competes within the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League. The competitive hockey program strives to uphold the values of the University, the coaching staff and the game of hockey: be competitive, admired and respected throughout the nation. Holding prospect camps each spring, support the team at ONYX Ice Arena for home games. Read more on our website.
President Michael MacKinnon
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Men's DIII Ice Hockey
The ACHA Division III Ice Hockey Clubs competes in the North region and prides itself on only playing the most elite competition. The DIII Hockey club finished the 2015-2016 with the National Championship. Home games are at the Detroit Skating Club. Read more in GrizzOrgs or on our website.
President Zac Massa
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Judo is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport. A co-ed team that welcomes both recreational and competitive players, the club has five black belt instructors to help both novice and seasoned judokas. Practice both on and off-campus, host clinics and compete across Michigan throughout the year. Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Christina Rose
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Men's Lacrosse
Division I member of the MCLA, Lacrosse Club competes against teams including Central Michigan, Davenport, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Toledo and Western Michigan. Players of all skill levels are welcome! Informational meetings begin fall semester. It’s a chance to play a great sport and make some great friends! Read more in GrizzOrgs or on our website.
President Tyler Steinhauer
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Women's Lacrosse
The Women’s Lacrosse Club is a DII club that competes in the North Division of the WCLL against teams like Grand Valley, Eastern Michigan and UM-Flint. They won six consecutive conference championships and have five National Championship appearances. Players with all skill levels are welcomed! Read more in GrizzOrgs or on our website.
President Koty Coats
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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 in the fall and 7s style in the spring/summer.  Read more in GrizzOrgs or on our website.
President Paul Mondalek
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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 or on our website.
President Rana Issa
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Running Club
Share common interests of staying fit and meeting new friends with fellow runners. All levels are welcome to join whether you’re just starting out or running marathons. Reach your running goals in a supportive group! . Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Sarah Smith
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Ski & Snowboard
President Matthew Venturini

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 Samuel Forthofer
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Women's Soccer
The women's soccer club here at OU is a great way for girls to play competitive soccer at the college level. We are currently in the CCL league where we play against Wayne State, University of Michigan-Flint, and Washtenaw Community College. We set up scrimmages with other colleges across Michigan as well. Tryouts are held in early September when Fall classes start. As a team, we host fundraising events, community service opportunities, and community involvement events. Like and follow us on Facebook for information about tryouts and upcoming events! Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Victoria Lloyd
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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.
President Maddie Williams
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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.
President Amber Grier
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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 Jaclyn Nasir
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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 Tom Baranski
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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
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Women's Volleyball
This organization is meant to bring together women from Oakland University to play and compete in club volleyball. It is a great program that lets students continue their volleyball career a little further.  Read more in GrizzOrgs.
President Mackenzie McClellan
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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 
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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
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With 31 club sports and just over 500 members, Club Sports at Oakland University is one of the largest student organization groups on campus. Operated out of the University Recreation and Well-Being Department, 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 clubs are required to sustain a 80% student majority at competitions. 

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