Student Life

Campus Recreation

Frequently Asked Questions

The following questions are set up to assist prospective students, current players, and current club officers. If you have further questions, please contact Angie at anagle@sju.edu or 610-660-2583.


Why are certain clubs offered at SJU?

Clubs are entirely student driven, thus student interest and leadership are required for a club to exist. Students recruit members, coordinate practice times, organize games, and sometimes coach the team themselves. During any given year, clubs vary in levels of activity may vary based on the committment of its members and leaders.


What are the steps for establishing a new club?

Students interested in starting a new club should begin with the following steps:
1) Create a contact list of students on campus who are interested in the activity
2) If you want to be a competitive club, search for existing clubs at other schools in the area. Create a list of schools and contact information for their club leaders.

3) Set up a time to come speak to Angie in the Club Sport Office                                                                                                                                        

4) Each new club sport is required to complete a New Club Proposal and a Club Constitution. A sample constitution is available through the Campus Recreation Office.

Do I need insurance to play on a club sport team?

Yes. Each club member is required to have health insurance. There are three (3) forms that must be downloaded and submitted to the Club Sport Office for each participant. They are located on the Forms page. Each member needs to make an appointment through Student Health to complete a physical or have a signed copy from his/her family physican faxed to the Campus Recreation (610-660-1715).



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What does my club have to hand in before traveling for a game?

The Travel Authorization form must be completed and submitted at least 5 business days before a club travels. For example, if your team travels on Saturday or Sunday, the request must be turned in by the Monday prior.

The Travel Roster form must be turned in before you leave campus. This ensures that the Campus Recreation Office knows exactly who is traveling for each away game.
Both of these forms can be found on the website under the Forms page.


How should my club pay a referee or a trainer who works at the game?

Please download and have each referee or trainer fill out the 'Referee Form / Trainer's Form'. This can be found on the Forms page.

If a referee is expecting to receive payment at the time of the game, cash will need to be collected from players on the team.


What safety requirements does my team need to be aware of?

Each club is required to have at least two (2) members certified in CPR/AED. A copy of these cards must be on file in the Club Sport Office. Failure to have them on file could jeopordize the team's ability to practice and play games.

Additionally, each club must have a medical kit on site at all times. This includes both practices and games. A medical kit will be provided to your team from the Club Sport Office. Med kits must be returned at the end of every academic year.


If someone on my team gets hurt, what should I do?

Following the intital treatment, have him/her fill out the 'Injury Report' form, found on the Forms page. Hand this into the Campus Recreation Office the following day. If the person needs to follow up with a trainer for further treatment, have the player come into the Campus Recreation Office to retrieve his/her medical paperwork. Only then, may he/she make an appointment to see the trainer.


How do I reserve facility time for practices and/or games?

Facility reservations may be made through the Club Sport Office in collaboration with the Athletic Department. Come in the Club Sport Office to determine what arrangements can be made.