Sport Clubs are registered student organizations that exist to promote and develop interest in a particular sport or physical activity. The Sport Club program at Dickinson College offers opportunities that may be recreational, instructional, competitive, or a combination of these types of activities based on each club's constitution. All clubs are based on student interest and designed to enhance the Dickinson experience by creating an environment where students can unite in diverse groups to achieve common goals and objectives while encouraging healthy lifestyles. Sport Clubs provide a valuable learning experience through student involvement in fundraising, public relations, organization, administration, budgeting, scheduling, teaching, and leadership development.
The Sport Clubs Council (SCC) is the primary, student-lead oversight committee responsible for advising, advocating, and unifying all organizations within the Sport Clubs Program at Dickinson and ensuring that participants are aware of their rights and responsibilities as Dickinson College Sport Club student-athletes. The SCC will serve as the link between Sport Clubs and the college administration.
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Current Sport Clubs
The Club Basketball team provides a space for all members of the community to practice and compete during the fall and spring semester. The members encourage students with a passion for basketball to join.
Cycling - Email
The Dickinson Cycling Club is to promote all aspects of cycling and provide an opportunity for students to pursue their own personal goals within the sport; collegiate competition, lifetime fitness, or recreation. The Cycling Club welcomes cyclists of all levels and will assist with training plans, bicycle maintenance and organized rides. The Club strives to foster an environment for cycling education and appreciation, not simply the technical aspects of how to ride, but also the culture and satisfaction of cycling as a lifetime wellness hobby.
The Dickinson Equestrian Club is a rapidly growing program on campus. Our team consists of about 35 riders from different levels of experience. Our club runs throughout the academic year, with one team meeting per week, one lesson per week, and about four to five horse shows each semester. Our lessons are held ten minutes from campus at Hollyhurst Farm in Carlisle, where we have a great selection of lesson horses to meet all riders' skills and abilities. Horse shows range from locally in Pennsylvania to overnight stays in New Jersey. We belong to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and compete against other teams from PA that belong to our region. The shows consist of various divisions beginning at Walk-Trot levels through the Open division, in which riders jump courses ranging from 2'9" to 3'3". We are a close-knit team that supports one another, both in competition and on campus. We welcome all skill levels and encourage prospective students to contact us and join the team!
Fencing - Email
The Dickinson Fencing Club is an organization that provides an opportunity for beginner students to learn the basics of fencing and for experienced students to continue fencing as a hobby. Participants will learn the basics of three fencing weapons: foil, epee, and sabre.
Ice Hockey - Email
The Club Ice hockey program is a competitive, intercollegiate program that welcomes players of all skill levels. We practice twice weekly and play at least one game per week, averaging 12-15 games per season from September to February. Players provide their own gear. Practices and home games are at Twin Ponds East in Harrisburg.
The Martial arts club welcomes all skill levels: offering beginner to advanced classes. The club focuses on Chidokan Karate, which is a blended style of karate that seamlessly combines traditional and more modern training methods. We also learn Boxing, and Judo as well as practical street oriented self-defense. Classes are held in the basement of Goodyear about three times a week. Practice is an hour a day, two times a week with time for extra instruction on Saturdays.
Lacrosse - Men's - Email
Whether you won states in high school or are new to the sport, there’s a spot on Men’s Club Lacrosse for you. We pride ourselves on being a no-cut team that still takes playing the game seriously. We meet for team events and practice 1-3 times a week and generally play one game in the fall and 5-8 in the spring. We are a member of the National College Lacrosse League and play in the Division II Central League of the Keystone Conference.
Lacrosse - Women's - Email
The Women's Lacrosse Club is made up of female students who range in skill level and are committed to play lacrosse. Our self-governed club gives students the opportunity to continue playing lacrosse competitively in college at a non-varsity level. We will be traveling and competing against other teams in the area. Practices will be twice a week and games will be almost every weekend.
The Dickinson College Outing Club aims to foster a respect and love of nature within the student body, the faculty, and the staff through providing the leadership and resources needed to explore the outdoors. The club holds weekly meetings (Monday at 8:15 in Tome 115) and leads a trip at least once a week. Trips include day hikes, backpacking, top roping/bouldering rock climbing adventures, kayaking excursions, and camping. The Outing Club is open to everyone in the Dickinson community and will work to help meet your gear and transportation needs for any trip you come on with us. We can't wait to get outdoors with you!
Paintball - Email
The Paintball club is a fun recreational club that welcomes everyone from first-timers to seasoned paintball veterans. The club has outings every other Saturday at Wanna Play Paintball in Dillsburg, PA. Paintball Club is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon at Dickinson!
Quidditch (Dirigible Plums) - Email
Both fans and non-fans of the Harry Potter series at Dickinson come together to play Quidditch, a fast-paced “real world” adaptation of the magical sport featured in the books and films. Three Chasers, two Beaters, a Keeper and a Seeker run around the Quidditch pitch on brooms attempting to score points, avoid Bludgers, and catch the elusive Snitch. Our club practices once a week and compete against other colleges and universities as part of the International Quidditch Association (IQA).
Ski and Snowboard - Email
The Dickinson Ski and Snowboard Club gives any skiers and/or snowboarders of all skill levels a chance to unite and participate in regular affordable group trips to a variety of different slopes/resorts.
Dickinson College men’s club soccer seeks to provide a competitive environment for students who wish to continue with their soccer careers. We compete in fall and spring leagues against other Pennsylvania schools, in addition to participating in tournaments and friendlies. There are approximately nine league games each season, with at least half of the games being away trips. The team practices two to three times a week on Belvedere Field (the field behind Biddle). When we're not playing soccer, you can find us also watching soccer, playing FIFA, or just hanging out.
Dickinson College Women's Football Club (DCWFC) welcomes all soccer players, whether you have played since you were 4 or 14. We play for the love and enjoyment of soccer and we work to incorporate that into our team both on and off the pitch. We practice 2-3 times a week (weather permitting) and we compete in both a Fall and Spring league, meaning games most weekends during league sessions. DCWFC is an amazing group of ladies that love to play and watch soccer, but are also academically minded and socially conscious.
Red Devil Swim Club
The swimming club practices multiple times a week and participated in swim meets throughout the semester. The Swim Club encouraged students with interest in swimming to get involved!
Ultimate Frisbee (Jive Turkeys) - Email
The Jive Turkeys are the club Ultimate Frisbee team at Dickinson. We are an all-inclusive team that welcomes players of all experience levels. All of our players are friends off the field as well as on it, and our community is always expanding. This makes a unique environment perfect for making new friends and competition. We hold practices from 4:30-6:30, Monday through Thursday. We also attend many tournaments throughout the Ohio Valley region during both our fall and spring seasons. These competitive tournaments are at the heart of our club, and provide us with a great opportunity to meet other people in the Ultimate community!
All clubs are coed unless noted otherwise.