Club sports teams are entirely led by students and range from competitive to recreational to instructional. Between 2005 and 2015, club sports teams at Cal Poly have brought home 18 National Championships.
Each team is student-run and led by club officers. A membership fee is required for each, though the fee varies depending on the team. All students carrying at least twelve credit hours at Cal Poly can participate and compete against other sport clubs throughout the nation.
27 club sports are offered yearly. While some of the teams require tryouts, most of them are open to athletes of any skill level.