Pride and Passion
The popularity of college sports in New York State and across the country is not limited to NCAA varsity programs. Club sport programs have been a hidden gem on college and university campuses, and have proven they can establish rich traditions and elicit the same excitement and emotion from players, fans and alumni alike.
With more than 2,000 student-athletes registered, Binghamton University offers 40+ club sport teams that compete on and off campus or simply come together to recreate. Club Sports are growing every year — now can be your time to join!
Participating in a club sport is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills or improve existing ones, become more educated about fitness and health, compete against others and enjoy social time with friends. There are no cuts or tryouts for club sports — everyone is welcome to play!
Meet our clubs today and decide for yourself where to bring your pride and passion.
Joining a club
- Attending a GIM (or general interest meeting) is the first step to joining a club. These meetings are typically 30 minutes to an hour long and provide you with a chance to talk with team leaders about practices, time commitment and schedules.
- Next, register through B-Engaged. Each club member must have completed all required registration forms prior to participating.
- Current and future members log into B-Engaged with your BU login id and password.
- Once logged in, search "Campus Recreation"
- At the top right of the page, select the "Resources" dropdown menu and click on "Surveys & Forms"
- Complete and submit the online registration.
- Once submitted, approval will be sent back to the member via email. If denied, the member will receive an email.
Vaccination Requirement to Participate
Due to the concerning trend of positive COVID-19 cases nationally and across New York State, Binghamton University will now be requiring all Club Sports participants to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus for the 2021-2022 academic year. The University is adopting this requirement in order to increase the safety and protection of our participants who spend many hours in close contact with teammates, coaches, and others. For similar reasons, the university is also requiring vaccination of all students living on campus.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Club Sports participants must be fully vaccinated and have provided proof of vaccination to the University prior to being approved to meet, practice, travel, or compete in any sanctioned Club Sport activity. For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 more than two weeks after the date they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna), or more than two weeks after the date they have received the single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).
- Students who have applied for and received an official medical or religious exemption from vaccination by the University will be allowed to participate, but must adhere to the additional safety precautions as outlined by the University. The vaccination status of all Club Sports participants will be verified through the University before approved to play.
- In response to an increase in positive cases due to the Delta variant, Binghamton University will join many Club Sports participants in protecting the health and safety of our participants. Our daily activities in training, competing, and traveling, result in our student-ahtletes coming in close proximity with one another and intersecting with others outside our 'circles'.
- Our primary concern is to minimize health risks for our student-athletes and provide a path for safe athletic participation. The University will continue to monitor the data and communicate with health officials at the local, state, and national levels. Thank you for your continued perserverance and commitment to the well-being of our Binghamton University community. Together we can stay safe and enjoy meaningful competitions in 2021-2022.
The University is currently not requiring all students to be vaccinated, why are Club
Sports participants being required to get vaccinated?
- There is an elevated risk of transmission for athletes given the nature of athletic activity. Similarly, the University is requiring vaccination of all students living on campus because there is an elevated risk associated with living in high-density environments.
What are the vaccination requirements for off-campus students?
- All Binghamton students who access campus facilities in person are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination beginning before the start of the Fall 2021 term, with limited exceptions. While this requirement will not take full effect until at least one COVID-19 vaccination receives full FDA approval, all students are advised that Binghamton will require full compliance with this general policy requiring student vaccinations at the earliest possible date following full FDA approval. Pending FDA full approval, the following guidelines shall apply to all off-campus students having any on-campus presence.
- Students are strongly encouraged to submit proof of vaccination in accordance with Decker Student Health Services to the secure health services online portal prior to arriving on campus for the Fall 2021 academic term. Any club member who lives off campus must follow vaccination requirements to participate in club sports.
What if I would like to pursue a medical or religious exemption?
- The exemption process had a deadline of July 23, 2021 and is no longer available.
If I am having difficulty scheduling my COVID-19 vaccination, who can assist?
- Questions about how and where to schedule a vaccine dose can be directed to https://www.binghamton.edu/health/covid-19/vaccinations/index.html or contact Decker Student Health Services Center staff at 607-777-2221
If I have already been vaccinated, how do I submit my proof to the University?
Submit your proof of vaccination now by following these instructions:
- Go to the patient portal at https://binghamton.medicatconnect.com/
- Indicate you are from Binghamton University.
- Sign in using your PODS username and password.
- Click on Upload.
- Choose COVID Immunizations.
- Browse to the document proving you have received COVID-19 vacines.
- Go to the patient portal at https://binghamton.medicatconnect.com/
Competitive clubs meet as often as two or three times a week to every day of the week. These clubs compete against other colleges and universities in both leagues and tournaments. Some of the more competitive clubs compete in postseason play and regional and national championships.
Most of these clubs have an instructor who assists in supervision, strategy and skill development.
Recreational with limited competition clubs meet on an average of three times per week and compete against other colleges and universities on a limited basis.
Recreational clubs meet on an average of once a week and participate with other members of the club.