Western's club skating team performing on the ice.

Club Sports

Get in on the action

Club sports are a place for fun physical activity, to improve your athletic and leadership skills and find fast friends.

What's even better is that all of our club sports are managed by students. Whatever commitment level you're looking for or if you want to get involved in organizing activities, you'll be able to work alongside like-minded peers and create great memories.

Students who participate in club sports gain:

  • Leadership and mentorship skills.
  • Knowledge of organizational networks and risk management.
  • Communication and nonverbal cues as well as emotional development skills.
  • Personal involvement and pride for Western Michigan University.

Pride points

  • 32 club sports available on campus

  • 875 Western students participate in club sports

  • 1 of 2 collegiate esports arenas in Michigan with practice, tournament play and professional production

Countless clubs where you can make friends—and break a sweat

WMU men’s rugby club practices near Heritage Hall. The team won its very first MAC title and earned a bid to the USA Rugby College Sevens National Championship.


We’ve got just about every sport you can imagine at WMU. From social to highly competitive, our club sports teams welcome your participation and enthusiasm.

Here are just some of the teams available for you to join:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball (men's and women's)
  • Cycling
  • Dodgeball
  • Ice hockey (D1 and D3)
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Sailing
  • Skating
  • Track and field
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
  • Students playing esports in the theatre.

Plug into your next challenge

You can call our state-of-the-art gaming space home by joining Western's esports teams! Our student-run program competes at both the club and varsity levels. So, whether you're looking for fun with friends or to compete nationally, there's a team for you.

Student quote

  • We love the game and we have so much fun playing at practice. Everyone is very welcoming and open to accepting and teaching our new players.

    Peter Broe, Dodgeball Club

Sports Club Council advocates for all club sports

The Sports Club Council at WMU provides resources and support to help ensure the growth of club teams. To be an active member, clubs must be registered with the Office of Student Engagement, have a constitution on file, participate in fundraisers and attend the bimonthly council meetings.


Other student resources

  • The drum major leading the band with packed stands behind her.

Find community in Bronco Marching Band

Offering first-class entertainment and student involvement, the Bronco Marching Band is known for its excellence in musical performance, fast-paced drill movements and high-energy entertainment. The band is comprised of students from virtually every academic discipline, so you can join the fun no matter what!

Explore Bronco Marching Band   

  • Engineering students working together at a white board.

Take steps toward leadership

Build your leadership skills at your own pace with programs designed to enhance your skills and give you enriching experiences outside the classroom, including events and seminars.

Explore leadership programs and events   

  • Students dancing in rehearsal.

Discover opportunities in student engagement

With hundreds of student organizations and thousands of student-centered events every year, our Office of Student Engagement strives to empower you to engage on campus, share your passions and talents with others and access your leadership potential.

Explore student engagement