Club Sports are only open to MIT affiliates with a valid MIT Athletic Card. All Clubs must have 50% or more students at all times with at least 5 students.
Club Sports Council
The Club Sports Council (CSC) comprises MIT students (Officers) elected by the student leaders of all club sports. The purpose of the CSC is to represent all club sports in all administrative matters, including but not limited to representation within the MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) and the MIT Association of Student Activities (ASA). Among other things, the CSC distributes and oversees club sports budgets, approves club sports space allocations, approves club sports instructors, and generally advocates for student interests as they relate to club sports.
The operations of the CSC are governed by the CSC Constitution. CSC officers are student members of the Club Sports Community who are elected once a year by the leadership of all the clubs. The officer with the highest number of votes serves for two consecutive years on the Council to ensure continuity.
MIT's club sports program consists of over 30 sports, all of which are run by students, for students. The Club Sports Council provides funding and other support for clubs. The money goes to pay for:
- Athletic equipment, such as balls, nets, and protective gear
- Subsidies to help students travel to tournaments and games, including national championships
- Honoraria of up to $1000/year for coaches and instructors who volunteer their time to train club athletes
- Many other important initiatives, such as referees and emergency medical technicians for games
The club sports program runs on a limited budget, with the student athletes themselves paying many of the costs themselves. Clubs rely on the generous support of alumni, local businesses, and other donors to ensure that participation is affordable for all MIT students. Even a small donation can make a huge difference by funding the purchase of new equipment, or sending a team to a game.
Donors may choose to give to a particular sport, or to make a donation to the club sports council, which allocates money to all club sports at MIT.
Donate to the club sports program — Select "Club Sports Council Operating"
Donate to a specific club — Choose the club you wish to donate to from the list