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.
Women's Basketball - Email
The Women’s Basketball Club is an organization that gives female students of any skill level an opportunity to practice during both the fall and spring semesters. Practice is held 1-3 times a week and we will be traveling and competing against other teams throughout the year
Dickinson College Cheerleading (DCC) is a club cheerleading team made up of members of the student body. We abide by the safety guidelines of the United Cheerleading Association to reduce the amount of injuries. The purpose of club cheerleading is to provide a place for students to express their interest in stunting, dancing and cheering. Our club is all inclusive meaning we strive to make our team as diverse as possible. This year we will be practicing Monday and Thursday from 7:30-9:00pm in the racket ball courts upstairs in the Kline. No experience is necessary! We hope you decide to join club cheer and if you have, any questions please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's go Devils!
The Dickinson Climbing Team was created to introducing rock climbing to the Dickinson community. There are many people who show interest but do not know how to get into the sport by themselves. We want to provide a safe and fun environment where anyone can come and try climbing with a group of people who also share an interest in it and want to see each other succeed. The Climbing Team is open to anyone even if you've never climbed a day in your life or if you've been climbing since you could walk. We hold practices during the week at the Kline climbing wall and on Fridays at Climbnasium, the local rock climbing gym. Practices consist of training different techniques and skills, and projecting on bouldering and top rope walls. As we are a competitive team we do attend competitions at other colleges and climbing gyms throughout the academic year, but members of the team are not required to compete, nor are they required to attend every practice (although we encourage attendance at at least one practice each week). Each semester we try to schedule at least one outdoor climbing trip that is open to all members of the team.
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.
Equestrian - Email - Webpage
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.
Martial Arts - Email - Webpage
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.
Men's Lacrosse - 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.
Women's Lacrosse - 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.
Outing - Email - Webpage
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!
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.
Men's Soccer - Email - Webpage
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 Cricket Club allows the Dickinson community to engage recreationally in the very global and popular sport of cricket. Anyone curious or familiar with the game is encouraged to attend our practices which promote fellowship, sport, and the coming together of different cultures.
Women's Soccer - Email
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.
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.