Recreational Sports & Fitness

Club Sports

Do you love athletics? Looking for an organization to keep you involved and physically fit? If you want a step-up in terms of competition, join a student-run sports club that practices, competes, and performs. Hillsdale College offers a wide variety of club sport teams that are looking for new teammates,.

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Cheerleading Club

The Hillsdale College Cheerleading Club is an organization that has grown immensely over the past few years and provides the football and basketball teams with the loud, enthusiastic crowd that they deserve. The team performs sideline chants and dances, halftime routines, as well as stunts at every home football and basketball games. Girls who have been involved with cheer and/or dance in the past are encouraged to try-out!    

Equestrian Club

The Hillsdale College Equestrian Team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). Equestrian Club members learn about riding and compete against other IHSA recognized Universities and Colleges at a Regional, Zone, and National level. Members ride a variety of horses at the level for which they are qualified in the following disciplines: Huntseat Equitation, Huntseat Equitation over fences, Western Horsemanship, and Reining. This is a team sport, and members are expected to practice and compete professionally while supporting teammates and competitors with good sportsmanship.

Golf Club

The Hillsdale College Golf Club provides an opportunity for students who enjoy the game of golf to practice and play together. Students of all skill levels are welcome to participate in the club, whether their goal is to hone their skills or simply to enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the golf course with friends. The Golf Club is a member of the NCCGA (National Collegiate Club Golf Association), which provides the opportunity to play a variety of courses and to compete with clubs from other schools throughout the Midwest. Tournaments are conducted on weekends, with the players playing 18 holes each day.

Men's Soccer Club

The Hillsdale College Men's Soccer Club is an associate member of the central division of the Midwest Alliance Soccer Conference (MASC), which is the premiere competitive club soccer conference in the Midwest. The men’s team had its first full season of play in the fall of 2010 and has expanded since. Hillsdale College Men's Soccer Club has the bulk of its competitive events in the fall with some pick-up and exhibition games in the spring.

Women's Soccer Club

The Hillsdale College Women's Soccer Team was founded in Spring of 2011 and competes with collegiate club teams across Michigan. They intend to join the W-MASC in Fall of 2013.

Men's Rugby Club

The Hillsdale College Rugby Football Club provides male students the opportunity to learn, play and compete in the game of rugby football as full members of the Michigan Rugby Football Union and USA Rugby. The group plays Rugby Union football with union-sanctioned referees during both the spring and fall semesters.

Men's Volleyball Club

The Hillsdale Men’s Volleyball Club provides the men of Hillsdale College with an opportunity for competitive intercollegiate volleyball and skill development. Students of all levels of skill and experience participate in the club to improve their game and have a great time. The club is divided into a competitive travel team and a practice team with a lighter commitment. This club seeks to cultivate the virtues outlined in the Hillsdale College Honor Code through the development of student-athletes in a competitive team-building environment.

Firearms Club

The Hillsdale College Firearms Club exists for students to learn and enjoy the sport of firearms. Two open shoots are typically held each week at the Hillsdale College Shooting Sports Center. The club's focus is currently on trap shooting, but as construction on College facilities expands, so, too, will the club's offerings. Current plans include outdoor ranges for pistol, rifle and archery.

Men's Swim Club

The Hillsdale College Swim Club offers the men of Hillsdale an opportunity to train, compete, and improve as swimmers, setting goals achieved through consistent practice, breathing and stroke technique drills, and workouts outside of the pool. The group holds one another accountable both in and out of the water, aspiring to academic and athletic achievement, as well as excellence of character in accordance with the Hillsdale College Honor Code.