Officer FAQ

Officer FAQ

This is a great start! Use this website as a resource for your club leaders and participants. If you have any questions or issues please contact the club sports office at club.sports@gvsu.edu.

Important names and contacts for your club:

General Club Sports E-mail: club.sports@gvsu.edu and Department Phone: 616-331-1732

Michael Przydzial, Associate Director of Recreation & Wellness, 616-331-3212, garveler@gvsu.edu

Mitch Eastlick, Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness, 616-331-3818, eastlicm@gvsu.edu

Bri Slager, Club Sports & Student Development Coordinator, 616-331-9397, slagerbr@gvsu.edu

(Club Name) - Recreation & Wellness

Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Dr.

Allendale, MI  49401

All checks should be sent to the Recreation & Wellness office:

(Club Name) - Recreation & Wellness

Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Dr.

Allendale, MI  49401

Checks must be made out to Grand Valley State University with the club name in the memo line. Please let the office know to look for the check and then it will be deposited in the club’s on-campus bank account.

Yes! Every club sport has a mailbox in the Recreation & Wellness office. It is recommended to change mailing addresses on off-campus accounts to this address, so your Financial Officer doesn't have to submit paper statement copies each month. 

All GVSU students can participate in club sports organizations but depending on the nature of the club and league guidelines, eligibility rules may vary. Many of our competitive clubs require students to be enrolled full-time.

Please check your sport’s governing body, league, conference for eligibility rules and if you still have questions please contact our office.

Club Sports are registered student organizations (RSO). Each new prospective clubs must first complete the process through the Office of Student Life before being eligible to join the Club Sport Program. For more information visit www.gvsu.edu/studentlife/

The requesting organization must have goals and objectives that align with the Club Sports mission and meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a registered student organization in good standing with the Office of Student Life.
  2. Must be endorsed by Recreation & Wellness 
    • The following factors are considered by the Recreation & Wellness Department when reviewing new Club Sport applications:
      • No prior/similar club or program currently exists?
      • Need of GV athletic & rec facilities to participate in the activity?
      • Does the club require travel? How much per academic year?
      • Is there a demonstrated desire from the student body to join and support this program?
      • Is the goal of the club to compete against other collegiate programs?
      • Does the new organization have a plan to create a sustainable program?

Note: The organization must not create a demand for resources (i.e. staffing, facilities or monetary) greater than that which can be met by Recreation & Wellness.

All club equipment purchased by the university is stored in one of the club sport storage facilities. Club presidents and coaches are given access to equipment whenever staff is available. If your club needs storage on campus, please contact our office so we can help you.

To purchase equipment with donations please contact club.sports@gvsu.edu to set up a meeting.

You will be asked to bring the following to the meeting:

  • Options for purchasing - online, catalog, etc.
  • Storage plan
  • Equipment examples - pictures, web-links, etc. 

Fill out the necessary travel request form and have all drivers register two (2) weeks prior to the trip. 

If class release letters are needed please e-mail club.sports@gvsu.edu with a list of students attending, date of departure, date of return, date of event, location, and name of event. These can take 2-3 days to complete, please plan accordingly.

The student driver is responsible for paying for the ticket. 

If a vehicle is damaged please contact our office IMMEDIATELY! The more we are aware of a situation the better we can help you.

First, do your homework. Contact multiple places in the area you are headed for the best rate. Make sure you are using discounts from the tournament/league and following their policies. Make the reservation with the hotel and then pay with your club credit card.

Plane tickets may be purchased individually by members or we can have you make the payment for everyone with our club sport purchasing card. If your club does use the method of paying with the purchasing card you must bring in a check to GVSU for the amount.

The on-campus bank account is your clubs account that has all donations, allocations, and campus partnerships deposited into it. It is to be used to pay large invoices and viewed as a savings account. You can access that amount by e-mailing club.sports@gvsu.edu and we can then provide the numbers.

Any individual or business needing to be paid by this account will need to have an invoice and a W-9 on file with the University.

Checks from this account can take up to four weeks to be processed and mailed. Online payments from this account can be made by appointment with the club sports staff.

Injured athletes can go to the Injury Care Clinic for no cost. All hours of operation and services can be found at gvsu.edu/icc.

If an injury is serious please seek emergency care by calling 911 or going to the emergency room as soon as possible.

If the injury is done during a practice on campus please contact the desk staff at either the Kelly Family Sports Center or the Recreation Center to have an injury report filed.

Please notify Bri Slager at 616-331-9397 or by email at slagerbr@gvsu.edu as soon as possible. 

To reserve regular practice space dates and times please e-mail Mitch Eastlick at eastlicm@gvsu.edu with your club name, # of participants, specific time requests (clubs are allocated up to 2 hours of practices time a day depending on the facility), desired start date for practices and desired end date for practices.

To reserve event and game space dates please e-mail Mitch Eastlick at eastlicm@gvsu.edu with your club name, type of event (competition, fundraising event, clinic, etc.), participants (another university, GVSU students, high school students, etc.), and date specifics including time(s).

Please have these reservations made as soon as possible so we can adequately staff the event.

As an official club sport, your club is eligible to take advantage of wholesale pricing on a variety of Adidas items.  Most items are 50% off the MSRP catalog price (40% off shoes and accessories). To place your order through the GVSU Athletic Department or for questions regarding Adidas items, please contact Samantha Hayden at haydesam@gvsu.edu. You must copy club sports administrative staff on the email with your order. 

View the most recent Adidas catalogs by clicking here. 

Be sure to include the following information on your order:

Item Name

Style #

Color Code

Sizes & Quantity of Each Item

Adidas orders will be charged to your team's on-campus bank account. It will be the responsibility of the club team to reimburse Campus Recreation for the total amount of the order. Orders will be shipped to the Campus Recreation office for pickup by team leadership. All items will be blank and it is the responsibility of the club team leadership to take items to a club sport program approved/licensed vendor for printing or embroidery.

GVSU Club Sports organizations are required to use one of the following licensed vendors unless given special permission from Club Sports Administration.

Competitive Edge 

Stitchtime Corporate Apparel & Products