The purpose of club sports at OBU is to provide students with the opportunity to represent Oklahoma Baptist University through competition in intercollegiate athletics which is an alternative to varsity athletic competition.
In addition, club sports provide students unique leadership opportunities in managing and leading an athletic team. OBU recognizes that club sports offer co-curricular learning experiences for participants through involvement in fundraising, organization, administration, budgeting, scheduling, and skill development.
Membership in a club sport is open to all full-time undergraduate students of OBU. Students involved in club sports are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0, and are to remain in good standing with the University. Failure to meet these requirements may result in temporary or permanent removal from the club sport team.
|Sport||Roster Size (2014-15)|
|Basketball (Men and Women)||10|
|Volleyball (Men and Women)||12|
|Soccer (Men and Women)||15|
|Rock Climbing Team*||12|
|Bison Shooting Club (Co-ed)*||30|
*in process for 2014-15
A club may choose to establish a membership due that all members must pay. Clubs set the membership due amount and are to cover association memberships, additional apparel, some travel costs, and some officiating costs. Each club may choose to increase membership dues to cover additional cost for their specific sport. Club teams will be responsible for their individual travel to competitions and tournaments. In addition to club dues, clubs raise funds through fundraising events, sponsorships, and requests to the Student Government Association.
Competition and practices vary between clubs. Student leadership and the team coach/sponsor are responsible for developing the competition and practices schedule for their club, and are to submit their proposed schedule to the Office of Intramural and Club Sports no later the end of the spring semester. Time commitments vary between 2-10 hours per week which may include practice, games, tournaments, meetings, and leadership development opportunities.
There will be open try-outs at the beginning of the fall semester. See the club sport tables at Un Cuerpo (club/organization fair) during Welcome Week.
For more information about a specific club, or if you’re interested in starting a new club sport, please contact the Office of Intramural and Club Sports at email@example.com or 405.585.5227.