Student Life

Participate, Spectate, Recreate

Bear Athletics

Your student ID is your ticket to UNC athletics, and with 19 NCAA Division I teams to root for, you’ll have a lot of chances to wear your Bear pride.

Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field (Indoor and Outdoor) and Wrestling.

Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field (Indoor and Outdoor) and Volleyball.


No matter what your passion is—from yoga to weight lifting—you’ll have access to an incredible recreation facility, as well as resources and trainers who can help you reach your wellness goals.

  • Make an appointment with a nutrition consultant
  • Schedule time with a personal trainer
  • Stay healthy with a therapeutic massage


The Campus Recreation Center on West Campus serves more than 250,000 student and faculty/staff visits annually.

More than 10,000 square feet

More than 10,000 square feet of strength and conditioning spaces, featuring weight machines, free weights, treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, upright and recumbent bikes, an upper-body cycle, and rowing machines.


Enroll in cardio classes that include spinning, kickboxing, and Zumba; a variety of Strength & Sculpt classes; Mixed Format Classes like Aqua Fit, Belly Dance Core, Tabata and Self Defense; and Mind/Body classes from yoga basics to Power Vinyasa Yoga.


Three multi-purpose gymnasiums feature a total of five hardwood basketball courts.

Indoor track

Bring your running or walking workout inside with our 1/10th-mile banked track.

Two Racquetball courts

Make reservations at the front desk for one of two racquetball/wallyball courts.

Indoor climbing wall

With climbing heights of 31-feet, and more than 800 different handholds and eight belaying stations, the climbing wall is designed for all abilities. Skills classes are offered and the area is staffed for safety, technical hints and belaying.


A 25-yard, six-lane lap swim pool with a diving well, Butler-Hancock is available for student use and accessible via the Campus Recreation Center.


There’s a lot to do at UNC, from intramural sports to Frisbee golf, and with our unique Outdoor Pursuits program, you'll have easy access to Colorado's amazing outdoor adventures with trips, skills workshops, free gear rental and knowledgeable advice for planning and preparation.

Outdoor Pursuit Workshops

Learn Leave-No-Trace Principles, camp kitchen set-up, snowshoeing, bike maintenance, s’more making, hiking, rock climbing and more.

The Outdoor Gear Shop

Free check-out of items like tents, backpacks, snowboards, sleeping bags, cooking gear, kayaks and more! 
Staff can also give you ideas for great places to explore.

Adventure Trips

Plan your next outdoor adventure with Campus Recreation! Semesterly trips include white water rafting, camping, hiking, rock climbing, skiing and more.

Extended Orientation Adventure
and Service Trips

Get to know other new students, student leaders, and staff or faculty before the first semester begins! A sample trip might include camping, rafting and horseback riding with an outdoor service project.

Blue Cruisers Bike Share Program

This program strives to provide an alternative to driving and promote bear pride on campus. Our fleet of 100 cruiser bicycles and 20 Mountain Bikes are available to check out free of charge. Each bike comes with a helmet and lock, as well as the option to use a front-mounted basket.

Climbing Wall and Ropes Course

No matter your skill level, try out UNC’s climbing wall. And to deepen and test your skills, you’ll find annual climbing competitions, patron setting days and beginners' and ladies' climb nights.


With more than 100 clubs and organizations at UNC, you’ll find great opportunities to connect and find your niche.


  • Anthropology Club
  • Athletic Training Society, UNC
  • BARE Graphics
  • Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership (HESAL) Student Organization
  • History Club/ Phi Alpha Theta
  • Management Society
  • Marketing Association
  • Math Club
  • Mexican American Studies Club
  • Modern Economics of UNCO
  • Mortar Board
  • National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
  • Non-Traditional Student Association
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Club
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA)
  • School Psychology Student Organization (SPSO)
  • Sigma Alpha Lambda
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Social Justice Organization Club
  • Student Academy of Audiology
  • Student Athlete Advisory Comm.

College Student Council

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences Student Council
  • Monfort College of Business Student Council
  • Natural & Health Sciences Student Council
  • Performing & Visual Arts Student Council


  • African Culture Club
  • Chinese Cultural Club
  • French Club
  • German Club
  • Hawaii Club
  • Hula Club
  • Japanese Culture Anime Club
  • Japanese Language Club
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority
  • Saudi Student Club
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Spectrum
  • United Black Government


  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Sigma Delta Pi
  • Tri-Beta


  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • American String Teachers Association
  • Behind the Lens
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • CIS Technology Club
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Financial Management Association (FMA)
  • Future Secondary Educators Alliance
  • Gamma Eta Rho (HOSA)
  • Law Club
  • Open Theater Society
  • Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
  • Physical Education (P.E.) Club
  • Pre-Health Professionals Club
  • Runaway Artists Exhibition
  • Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)
  • SOAPbox Productions
  • Student Dietetic Association
  • Student Public Relations Network


  • Bear Catholic
  • Christian Challenge
  • Cru
  • Disciples Today
  • Impact
  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry
  • The Navigator
  • Pagan Open Circle, UNC
  • The Rock
  • Young Life at UNC


  • Bears Give Back
  • Best Buddies
  • Colleges Against Cancer (Relay For Life)
  • Pro-Life Guards
  • Sigma Tau Sigma
  • Student United Way
  • Taiwanese Student Association


  • Chess Club, UNC
  • Dance Alliance
  • The Illuminerdy
  • Korean Students Association
  • Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc.
  • Student Honors Council
  • Taekwondo
  • Youth of the Environment & Sustainability


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Climbing
  • Club Dance
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Figure Skating
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Men’s Lacrosse
  • Women’s Lacrosse
  • Quidditch
  • Men’s Rugby
  • Women’s Rugby
  • Running
  • Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Women’s Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? At UNC, there are 23 Fraternity and Sorority organizations, each focused on forging friendships, enriching the community, exemplifying academic success and encouraging personal development—and creating great memories along the way.

UNCs Greek Organizations belong to the following governing councils:

Interfraternity Council Recruitment (traditional social fraternities)

  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Nu Alpha Kappa
  • Sigma Chi

Multicultural Greek Council (multicultural fraternities and sororities)

  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Nu Alpha Kappa
  • Pi Lambda Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma

National Pan-Hellenic Council (historically Black fraternities and sororities)

  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Omega Psi Phi

Panhellenic Council Recruitment (traditional social sororities)

  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Delta Zeta
  • Sigma Kappa


Students often comment on how connected they feel to Greeley. There’s a lot to do here, and you’ll feel welcomed into this eclectic, energized community. You’ll find miles of bike trails, Frisbee golf courses, skate parks, festivals, art and music—and big city amenities are fused with a college-town vibe.


Wondering what there is to do nearby? Check out “Experience Greeley” for more detailed information about performances and entertainment in Greeley. With UNC’s outstanding Performing and Visual Arts program, it’s not surprising that you’ll find a huge selection of music, theater and arts both on campus and in Greeley.

Gotta love Colorado!

Planning a weekend ski trip to the mountains? Winter Park, Keystone and Breckenridge are just a few of the Colorado ski resorts within about two hours from Greeley. Check out some of these great resources:

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Planning a weekend ski trip to the mountains?

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