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Sports and Recreation

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Intercollegiate Athletics

Nickname: Mustangs
Colours: Purple, White & Silver
Leagues: Primarily Ontario University Athletics (OUA)/Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)

Sport and Recreation Services at Western University encompasses both Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation. We offer a variety of competitive sport and recreational activities to enhance your student experience.

Varsity Teams & Clubs

Western has a proud tradition of athletic excellence that extends from the field of play to the classroom. Western student athletes compete at the highest athletic and academic levels and they have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills by being part of a varsity team.

22 Varsity High Performance Sports
24 Varsity Clubs

Student Employment Opportunities

Mustangs Athletics employs more than 200 students each year to support our varsity teams. Students can work part-time in communications, marketing, events, and on our Mustangs TV webcasts.

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Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation offers students a wide range of programs and activities geared to all levels and abilities.

Western Student Recreation Centre (WSRC)

This $35 million state-of-the-art facility was made possible by the largest student donation in history at a Canadian university. Features include:

Registered students receive a WSRC membership, funded through a small recreation fee within their activity fees. Membership includes access to:

Intramural Sports

With more than 1,200 different teams and 15,000 participating students, Western has one of the largest intramural sports programs in Canada.

Sports Clubs

Western's Recreational Sport Clubs are sanctioned organizations, established by students who share a common interest in a particular sport or physical activity. We offer 19 clubs covering a wide range of activities from judo to equestrian to outdoors club. At Western, there is something for everyone.

Student Employment Opportunities

Campus Recreation employs nearly 400 students each year to provide leadership in our many recreation programs. Students can work part-time in a variety of positions, including intramural sport officials, lifeguards, camp leaders and fitness instructors.