Meet the Clubs

Meet the Clubs

Get to know the clubs in these fun, short videos created by club members. Connect with the club on social media or B-Engaged to learn more about upcoming general interest meetings, practices and other ways to get involved.  

  • Aikido

    Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba; its name means "The Way of Harmonious Spirit." It is a non-competitive art that uses fluid motion to protect both the practitioner and the attacker from harm. It is different from other martial arts in that it does not rely on physical strength and brute force to achieve its ends.

    Aikido is a purely self-defense martial art that focuses on peaceful redirection of an opponent's energy into a variety of wrist/elbow/shoulder locks and pins as well as different kinds of throws. It's all about smooth circular movements following the path of least resistance and going with your opponent's movement rather than trying to stop or fight against it. In this way it is technique, not physical strength that matters and so is applicable to everyone.

    In our practices, which we treat just like any class you would find in a dojo outside the college, we start with a large amount of active and stationary stretching, followed by exercises and other warmups, before moving on to techniques from a multitude of attacks/grabs. We generally start off slow especially since almost every person who comes in has never done Aikido before, and only a few have done some kind of martial art at one time or another in their life. We also take the time to make sure you can fall properly and go through any and all explanations until we're satisfied you understand.

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  • Badminton

    More information to come soon.

  • Baseball

    A member of the Division II of the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA). The club is mostly comprised of players who have had high school and/or some college baseball experience. The club allows these students to continue playing baseball at a competitive level, while still engaging in other activities. There is an 11 to 15 game schedule that is split between the fall and spring semesters (weather permitting), with playoffs to follow. All players of all levels and abilities are welcome.

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  • Basketball (Men's)

    We are a competitive club that practices 3 times a week, with games and tournaments on weekends. All levels of skill are welcome.

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  • Basketball (Women's)
  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

    The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club meets several times a week to practice, with club members teaching both sport and self-defense aspects of this martial art. Unlike traditional striking martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a submission grappling art that focuses on using the power of your opponent to your own advantage and emphasizes using technique over strength. All are welcome to join.

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  • CrossFit

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  • Equestrian

    The Binghamton University Equestrian Club is a club sport based off campus that competes in Zone 2, Region 1 of the IHSA. Our coach, Mimi Penfield, has over 20 years of experience competing in and at various hunter, jumper, and equitation shows.

    Lessons, shows, fundraising, and club participation are integral to being a team member. Riders who are interested are more than welcome to come try out in the beginning of the fall or spring semester.

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  • Fencing

    The Binghamton University Fencing Club is part of the Club Sports program at Binghamton University. Focusing on instruction and competition, our club hosts practices in foil, épée, and sabre several nights a week. We host 2 home tournaments every semester as well as attendinng 2-4 away tournaments hosted by other local Fencing Clubs such as Geneseo, Twin Tiers, Rochester and more!

    No experience necessary! Members of all skill levels, from beginning to advanced, are welcome. All equipment is provided.

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  • Field Hockey

    The Field Hockey Club is a competitive team open to all students. The team is generally comprised of approximately 25-30 players but is always looking for new members to join. The club is led by current students who are voted into executive board positions. Both practices and games are held by captains, who are current students that have been voted into the position. 

    We are a member of the New York State Club Field Hockey League. During the fall season, we play a total of 10-12 games against other universities within New York. In the spring, the team will schedule indoor turf practices and tournaments. We encourage both experienced and inexperienced players to join! 

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  • Golf

    Binghamton University's Club Golf provides an organization where golfers of all skill levels can improve their golf game, meet fellow Binghamton University golfers, and have the opportunity to test their skills in competitive matches. The club reformed in Fall of 2012 after a period of inactivity, and since then, it has established a practice facility and gained membership into the CNYCGL (Central New York Club Golf League).

    The club's official practice facility is Legends Year Round Golf Center, located at 130 Dimmock Hill Road in Binghamton, NY, where heated outdoor matts and indoor golf simulators allow members to practice year round. The club hosts practices mainly during the weekend, plays several matches in the CNYCGL's Fall and Spring seasons, and plays in a championship at the end of each season.

    Other colleges enrolled in the CNYCGL include SUNY Cortland, SUNY Delhi, SUNY Brockport, Syracuse University, and Ithaca College. Inter-club tournaments amongst members are also held on occasion at various venues.

    Beginners will have a chance to be taught the game of golf, including the swing, rules, and etiquette, while advanced golfers will be able to perfect their skills through continued practice and matchplay. Golfers of all skill levels are welcome to join.

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  • Gymnastics

    The Gymnastics Club promotes the well being of individuals through social and physical activities. We aim to share our common love and interest for gymnastics and spread our knowledge of the sport to whoever is curious and willing to learn. The club educates members in the sport of gymnastics and provides an opportunity for members of all levels to work together and learn from each other. The club meets several times a week and carpools to a local gym (Head Over Heels located on Vestal Parkway).

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  • Ice Hockey (Men's)

    We welcome any student interested in the game of ice hockey. The team typically consists of a combination of fifteen to thirty undergraduate and graduate students. Generally, there is a qualified volunteer coach with collegiate hockey experience. At times, however, the oversight of this club is handled by team captains and executive board members. There are also opportunities for participation as score keepers and statisticians. 

    The team practices two times per week throughout the academic year, beginning in September. There are three ice arenas within fifteen minutes of campus where the team practices. The team typically plays a ten to twenty game season, and most of these take place on the weekend. All games are officiated by USA Hockey sanctioned referees. 

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  • Ice Hockey (Women's)

    More information to come soon.

  • Kickline

    The Binghamton Kickline is open to all interested in continuing to dance or to learn as a beginner. The 30-member squad performs at all home men's and women's basketball, soccer and lacrosse games. Kickline provides entertainment by performing a number of different dance routines ranging in styles from jazz to hip hop and kicks (Rockettes-style). Additionally, Kickline performs at other various events around campus and in the community and is a member group of the BU Athletic Spirit Squad.

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  • Kung Fu

    Kung Fu describes all martial arts of Chinese origin. There are hundreds of martial arts under the umbrella of Kung Fu, ranging from internal styles such as Tai Chi and Baguazhang, to externals styles like Hung Ga and Wing Chun. BU Kung Fu is a student run club at Binghamton University which teaches, practices, performs, and celebrates the culture of Kung Fu. The styles practiced in the club range from Hung Ga, a strong and rooted martial art with body conditioning, to Shaolin, a more stylistic and traditional martial art originating from the Shaolin temples. Kung Fu styles are some of the oldest martial arts; therefore you will often learn more tradition and culture than other martial arts.

    All students and faculty are welcome to participate in the club. Most people who join are beginners, often with no experience whatsoever. We highly encourage beginners to join, as they can learn and grow the most. At the same time, the club is always looking for more experienced members. Often, there are opportunities for leadership roles in the club for those who are experienced, as well as those who are inexperienced and dedicate to the club. Feel free to come by any of our practices or email us with any questions!

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  • Lacrosse (Men's)

    The Men's Lacrosse club is a very competitive club. With a roster of about 30-50 members, the team is comprised of players of all skill, former Division I and II varsity players, former high school players, and beginners.

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  • Lacrosse (Women's)

    The Women's Lacrosse Club consists of about 40 women who are dedicated to the sport and to their studies. As a competitive club, our team plays hard, and studies harder. We compete in the WCLA-2, New England Women's Lacrosse League, in which we play other club teams such as Cornell, Cortland, Ithaca, Syracuse, and William-Smith. We also have traveled to Vermont, Long Island, and Pennsylvania to play UVM, Stony Brook, Hofstra, Sacred Heart University, and Villanova.

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  • Outdoors

    We help students with common recreational interests get together and spend time outside. We want to expose members to new outdoor opportunities while teaching safety and responsibility for the environment. The club practices Leave No Trace, which is an environmental ethic that is geared towards preserving natural areas. At each of their weekly meetings, trip planning, backcountry skills, and responsibilities are discussed. People of every background are encouraged to join, regardless of experience.

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  • Rowing

    Rowing is a sport that defines teamwork. Every day, our club goes out and works together to row as eight people sharing one technique. If your heart is into it, and you feel like you are ready to meet the challenge, then crew's coaches can take you, experienced and non-rowers, and make you competitive in a field of high competition. There is no greater feeling than taking home a medal after a semester of hard work and dedication. All are welcome, from novice to the experienced men, women and non-binary people.

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  • Rugby (Men's)

    This highly competitive and well-organized sport club competes at the Division I level. Our primary season is in the fall from September through late October. We practice five days a week in the fall. In the spring, our club competes in various tournaments both away and at home. Generally, the practice schedule in the early spring is between 2-3 times per week. In the latter part of the spring semester, our club practices five days a week as we vie to compete in the Upstate Championship Tournament held every year in Geneva, NY. All men are welcome to participate in this club.

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  • Rugby (Women's)

    The growing nation-wide interest in the sport of women's rugby makes this one of the most exciting and popular sports on the Binghamton University campus. Women's rugby is a highly aggressive sport and is played the same way as men's rugby. Many women who play rugby usually achieve a high level of self-confidence and accomplishment. Experience is not necessary. Excitement about the sport is all that is required. 

    There are both A and B teams that compete regularly, thus guaranteeing that everyone on the team will be afforded the opportunity to play in a game. The sport of rugby requires players of all different shapes, sizes and abilities — there will be a place on the team for you. The women's rugby club welcomes any student to come and practice with us.

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  • Running

    The Binghamton University Running Club is composed of students of varying levels of fitness and ability. We can help you train for races from sprints to the marathon or to stay in shape. 

    The club is a great way to get to know the Binghamton campus and surrounding neighborhoods, as well as meet a diverse group of students who all enjoy running. All members are encouraged to enter local road races as well as on campus events.

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  • Skiing

    We compete against schools throughout New York, including Syracuse University, Cornell University, Ithaca College, University of Rochester, Buffalo and many more. Races are held on weekends in January and February. Races follow the format of Giant Slalom on Saturday and Slalom competitions on Sunday.

    In addition to races on the weekend, we practice on the snow Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at Labrador Mountain. All skiers who are interested in racing at the intercollegiate level and improving their skiing abilities are welcome. Common destinations for races include Swain Mountain, Song Mountain, and Toggenburg Mountain. Men, women and non-binary people are welcome.

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  • Soccer (Men's)

    The main season is in the fall, yet play continues year round due to participation in indoor soccer league and the ability to use the schools gym. Anyone is welcome to join the club, however prior soccer experience is recommended. Most players have high school or college experience. 

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  • Soccer (Women's)

    We compete in a regular schedule of games during the fall and participate in tournaments throughout the spring. We play both at home and on the road, facing other club teams at Colgate University, SUNY Cortland, Cornell University, Syracuse University, RPI, The University of Rochester, and The University of Vermont. 

    During the fall, practices take place Monday through Friday on the fields behind the East Gym. Spring practices are held three days a week in either the East or West Gym. We welcome committed, competitive and experienced players. If you played on your high school team or a travel team, this may be the club for you.

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  • Softball

    Founded in 2005 as a club sport at Binghamton University, club softball has established itself as a co-ed team. As a co-ed team, students both male and female are encouraged to join, and the lineup card will always consist 50/50 of both genders.

    Practices are held three times a week based on majority of the team’s schedule. During cold weather, practices are held indoors once a week, with transportation provided by carpool of team members. Games are played on Sunday nights against local teams from a dome league in the Binghamton area. Team jerseys are worn during games, and additional apparel can be acquired through fundraising or personal contribution.

    As a part of the club, you will meet many other students from all class levels, and develop new friendships through team activities. We enjoy friendly competition at this level, and each contributing as club members for the overall success of our season.

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  • Swimming

    The Binghamton University Swim Club has been a great opportunity for swimmers to come together for practice, competitions, and a lot of fun since 2005. We are currently working towards becoming a more competitive club, but we encourage swimmers of all skill levels to join us. At each practice, our coaches offer different workout variations and can work with swimmers individually to improve skills and gain confidence. Competitions are not mandatory, but are strongly encouraged for both seasoned and novice swimmers. They are an opportunity to bond with swimmers not only in our club, but in other clubs from colleges in the area.

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  • Table Tennis

    We are a semi competitive club sport practicing twice a week. We provide a unique opportunity for you to play against other students within the club and at intercollegiate tournaments. We welcome people of all skill levels and would be more than willing to help you improve your game. We hope to see you at practice!

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  • Tae Kwon Do

    Binghamton Tae Kwon Do is a club dedicated to the study and practice of Tae Kwon Do. We meet twice a week to practice all aspects of the sport and the art. We are open to all Binghamton students and welcome people of all belt levels.

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  • Tennis

    The goal of this club is to give players of all skill levels the opportunity to play tennis in a social setting. The club will meets 2-3 times each week. At the meetings, players can choose who to play with or will be matched up with players of similar skill levels. If the members so desire, tournaments will be organized within the club. 

    This club is ideal for Binghamton students who like to play tennis but have a problem finding people of similar skill level to play with. Men, women and non-binary people are welcome. 

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  • Triathlon

    Club Triathlon encourages everyone to participate, ranging from complete beginners to potential Olympic athletes. We are a recreational and competitive club with the purpose of supporting our member's goals to complete a triathlon. The triathlon club trains between 5/6 days a week, approximately 2 days per each discipline (swim, bike, run). A bike is not necessary for immediate participation in the club. The club will assist all members who wish to obtain a bike by using its resources in the local triathlon community. In the club, you will learn proper bike handling skills, open water swimming skills, as well as running skills in order to become successful in the sport.

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  • Ultimate Frisbee (Men's)

    Do you want to participate in one of America's fastest growing sports? Ultimate combines aspects of soccer, basketball and football for a fun, past-faced experience. Our club is open to any interested Binghamton University student, regardless of experience. Practices generally take place daily during September and October, as well as March and April. These are also the months in which the club competes in the majority of its tournaments. The club is affiliated with the Ultimate Player's Association in the collegiate division where virtually every large college/university is represented. Come out and play!

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  • Ultimate Frisbee (Women's)

    Do you want to participate in one of America's fastest growing sports? Ultimate combines aspects of soccer, basketball and football for a fun, past-faced experience. Our club is open to any interested Binghamton University student, regardless of experience. Practices generally take place daily during September and October, as well as March and April. These are also the months in which the club competes in the majority of its tournaments. The club is affiliated with the Ultimate Player's Association in the collegiate division where virtually every large college/university is represented. Come out and play!

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  • Volleyball (Men's)

    This club plays at one of the highest levels of competition in the area. They practice two to three times per week with daylong tournaments on six to seven weekends within a semester. The tournaments are held through the EIVA Conference at colleges and universities throughout the Northeast. The team has traveled and competed at various locations, including schools such as Syracuse University, Cornell University, the United States Military Academy (West Point), Rutgers University, and The University of Buffalo.

    Men with all levels of volleyball ability are welcome to join.

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  • Volleyball (Women's)

    Our club has become popular over the past few years, so it has been divided into two teams. One team participates in the majority of travel to tournaments and competitions, and the other team travels when feasible. Both teams practice together as one club, usually twice or three times per week. This club is a member of the Northeast Women's Volleyball Club League, founded in 2000, and currently includes nineteen women's collegiate club teams from Delaware to New England. The club also competes in the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Championships. So far, the club has traveled to Kansas City, MO, Reno, NV, Dallas, TX and Columbus, OH to vie for a national championship.

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  • Water Polo

    Founded in 2004, Binghamton Water Polo is a co-ed competitive club team. We travel to three tournaments every fall for our regular season and a couple additional tournaments in the spring. Our practices typically consist of everything from teaching new members the basics to training returning members for competitive games to scrimmages. Want to know more? Check out our resources page for a link to the CWPA website with a more in depth explanation on the rules of the game or contact our E-Board with any questions!

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