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
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.
For more information about sport clubs contacts us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Sport Clubs
Cheerleading - Email
The Dickinson Cheerleading Club is dedicated to building unity and support throughout the Dickinson community. The Dickinson Cheerleading Club focuses on extensive and ever-present attention to safety and using proper technique.
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 2014-2015 Dickinson Club Hockey Team looks to avenge last year’s overtime loss to foe Shippensburg College in the first round of the DVCHC playoffs. With more than 12 seniors graduating, and only three rising, this year’s team knows it won’t be easy but will expect everyone to take a bigger role on and off the ice. With two practices and at least one game a week, the Red Devils will certainly have the on-ice time they need to create their identity as they push towards another championship run. The Devils are put in competitive and experienced hands as senior Captains Will Beuerlein and Alex Gitlin, and Assistants Davis Brown and Andrew Babbidge look to not only win games but also legitimize the program as a serious threat in the ACHA. Coach Graham has opted in and will whole heartedly come back for his second season after gaining the trust and respect he attained from his players in his inaugural year. For the first time in four years Dickinson will play rival Gettysburg College in a much anticipated and hopefully well attended event. Improvements in unity have already been made as the Red Devils will be arriving to the arena in their brand new Bauer warm up jackets and taking the ice wearing their red shells and red Bauer helmets with “Red Devils” scripted on both sides. With conditioning being a necessity amongst the team this offseason, there is no doubt that the love for this sport and the will to win is among each and every player on this team. Labeled as the “dark horse” in the league, the Devils will give 100% on every shift and will surely skate with a chip on their shoulder. This team is out to prove something.
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!
CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. It is not a specialized program but purposefully attempts to build competence in each of these ten fitness domains: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy. Red Devils CrossFit (RDCF) athletes come from varying backgrounds and circumstances but all train to become successful at varying physical, mental, and emotional obstacles. RDCF meets three days per week at CrossFit Perseverance (CFP), located in Carlisle. However, becoming a consistent member of RDCF will also enable you to gain free, unlimited membership at CFP. What this means is that by becoming a RDCF athlete, you will be able to attend any additional CrossFit classes at CFP for FREE. RDCF is committed to developing the health and fitness of Dickinson College students, faculty, and staff through CrossFit's unique, universal scalability, making it the perfect fitness platform for any committed individual, regardless of previous experience!
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.
Tennis - Email
The Dickinson College’s Club Tennis provides opportunities for all students interested in playing competitive and recreational intercollegiate tennis at the collegiate club level and to have fun, promotes health, leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and sportsmanship. The Dickinson College Club Tennis provides a competitive arena for enjoyment of one of the most exciting and most loved sports in the world. While bringing the members together for serious regular workouts and friendly games against many local and regional teams the club shall also attend regional conferences and tennis championships through USTA Tennis On-Campus.
Ultimate Frisbee (Jive Turkeys) - Email
The Jive Turkeys are the club Ultimate Frisbee team here at Dickinson. We are an all-inclusive team, and our practices are open to the entire student body. We welcome players of all experience levels who want to try something new and play an active, rewarding sport. What makes our team special is that we are all friends off the field as well as on it. This makes a unique environment perfect for making new friends and competition. We are flexible about attendance, but we hold practice from 4:30-6:30, Monday through Thursday, and throughout the semester we will travel to roughly four weekend tournaments at other colleges. 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