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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is eligible to participate in Club Sports and Recreation?

    The Club Sports and Recreation program is open to CSULB Students, faculty and staff members. Community members are also eligible to participate in the various fitness programs, selected club teams and open reaction program.

  2. Is there a fee involved?

    Nominal fees are charged for participation in fitness classes and to join one of the club teams.

  3. What is the difference between "physical education classes" and "fitness classes?"
    Physical Education Classes

    The Department of Kinesiology offers 50 to 60 general activity physical education classes related to fitness. These classes are credit-related and require members of the class to be CSULB students. Instructors hired to teach physical education classes pay special attention to skills and rules related to the activity.

    Fitness Classes

    Fitness classes offered by Club Sports and Recreation and Intramural Sports and Wellness programs are fee-based and not available for university credit. Students as well as community members are eligible to take recreation classes; however, all must pay a nominal fee.

  4. Can my family and friends join me in participating in the fitness classes?

    Yes. All of the fitness classes are open to family and friends. Some classes are open to adult participants.

    There are several martial arts clubs and summer camps that are open to children. For additional information, contact the Club Sports and Recreation Office (562) 985-2570.

  5. How can I get a locker, and where can I change clothes?

    The locker rooms are open Monday through Friday, from 5:30 AM through 10:00 PM and on Saturdays from 7:30 AM through 4:00 PM. Faculty and staff may obtain a locker by bringing their current school ID to their respective locker rooms. An attendant will issue a locker free of charge. If you choose to use towel service there will be a $10 fee. Enrolled students are only issued lockers if they are registered for a KPE Activity Class.

  6. Where is the West Gym Located?

    The West Gym, also known as the "Gold Mine Gym," is located in the PE building near the North Campus Center. View west gym.

  7. What's the difference between club sports and intercollegiate athletics?

    Intercollegiate athletics involve scholarships, recruited athletes and NCAA regulations.

  8. Can anyone start a new club sport team?

    Yes, as long as the club sport team does not already exist on campus. View current club sport teams. View the guidelines on "How to Form a New Club Sport."

  9. What if I want to start a club sport team but don’t want to be president of it?

    You can begin the paperwork process for forming a new club sport , and get people involved that would want to take on the leadership roles.

  10. Do I need to find my own teammates to make up a club sport team?

    No, you may sign up as a free agent. Read details about becoming a free agent.

  11. How do I get the word around school about it?

    All marketing tools and materials must be pre-approved by the Director of Club Sports and Recreation. Different media have different protocol, so it imperative all materials are reviewed before placing anything on campus.

  12. What’s a competitive club versus a recreational club versus a special interest club?
    1. Recreational: This social aspect incorporates a variety of participation opportunities including regular club meetings, clinics, practices, informal gatherings and philanthropic functions.
    2. Competitive: The intensity of participation will vary depending in the interest and desires of its members. Clubs may have competition as their main purpose. The level of intensity should be controlled by the club members. Sound tournament structure will be taught to the leaders of the clubs. Guidance in the role and use of coaches is provided.
    3. Special Interest Clubs

      View all campus organization categories.