Whether you’ve been a varsity athlete all of your life or never participated in a sport, there’s a place for you to join in the fun here at Grove City College. Our nationally recognized intramural program offers students an opportunity to compete against their peers in a variety of sports. Students also participate in our club sport program and appreciate the opportunity to compete inter-collegiately, often at the national level. Intramurals serve as a great way to combat stress while providing leadership development opportunities, personal enrichment, physical fitness, and social interaction.
Contact Brett Heckathorn '19, Director of Student Recreation, with any questions or if you would like to speak with the student leadership of any organization.
Clubs sports are a great option for students who don’t wish to compete at the varsity level, but are seeking an opportunity to compete inter-collegiately. Grove City College teams participate in a variety of leagues and associations, and many regularly compete for regional and national championships.
Those interested in fencing can exercise their enthusiasm for foil through the student president of the fencing club.
The martial arts club is dedicated to providing exposure to various martial arts including traditional karate, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and kickboxing. Classes are oriented to students of all skill levels and athletic ability. Students are taught the basics of martial arts history, ground defense, stand-up striking, and personal conditioning/health.
The men's ice hockey team is a non-varsity, competitive hockey team. Tryouts are held in September and the season runs from October to March. Games are played locally in either New Castle (Hess Ice Rink) or Cranberry (UPMC Lemieux/Baierl Ice Complex).
Rugby combines great sportsmanship with strong camaraderie to deliver an outstanding team experience. The team strives to be a self-sufficient model of a collegiate rugby club that promotes the positive aspects of the sport while upholding the values and ideals of Grove City College.
The purpose of the ultimate frisbee club is to glorify God within the context of friendly competition against other colleges and universities. Most tournaments offer three types of competition: all male, all female, and co-ed competitions. Our team participates in all and even hosts its own tournament.
The men’s volleyball team is a highly competitive club sport. The team competes in the Penn-Ohio Volleyball League against teams such as Slippery Rock, IUP, Edinboro, Youngstown State, Gannon, John Carroll, and Case Western. The team regularly qualifies as one of 48 DII teams accepted in the NCVF National Collegiate Club Volleyball Championships.
Grove City College's women's field hockey club is open to all women on campus. The team is made up of a strong, competitive core of female field hockey enthusiasts who enjoy being a member of an athletic team.
The women's rugby club personifies sportsmanship and strong camaraderie to develop an outstanding athletic experience. The club strives to be self-sufficient and models other collegiate rugby clubs that promotes the positive aspects of the sport while upholding the values and ideals of Grove City College.
The Princeton Review has regularly acknowledged the Grove City College intramural program as one of the top programs in the country. In addition to offering the wide variety of sports listed below, the intramural program is well-known for hosting a league for every skill level and for its flexibility.
Our student clubs and organizations emphasize the value of athletics and the diversity of interests that exist within our community.
The equestrian club is for horse lovers with a passion for equestrian-related interests. Club members take lessons and compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.
Orchesis is the student-run dance troupe. The organization plans, produces, and presents a show in December that highlights many dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, and modern. Dancer tryouts occur in September, open to all students. Each of the student-choreographed dances rehearses each week during the fall semester leading up to the December performance. During Spring , Orchesis dancers and choreographers worship God through dance with performance in Harbison Chapel.
The outing club sponsors a variety of weekly outdoor activities including camping, biking, a pig roast, and trips to the alumni cabin in Clear Creek State Forest, 15 miles north of the College, to name a few.
The ski and snowboard club provides a fun-filled, Christian atmosphere for skiers and snowboarders of the College. The club’s goal is to provide affordable ski trip opportunities. Regular trips take place on Saturdays at Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania and at Holiday Valley Resort in New York. Special overnight trips are also available if there is interest generated by club members.