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Intercollegiate Athletics

Nickname: Mustangs
Colours: Purple, White & Silver
Leagues: Primarily Ontario University Athletics (OUA)/U SPORTS

Sports 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 sstudent-athletescompete 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 broadcasts.

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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:

  • 20,000-square-foot fitness centre with more than 200 pieces of weight and cardio equipment
  • Eight-lane, 50-metre pool
  • Squash/racquetball courts
  • Five gymnasiums

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

  • Drop-in group fitness classes
  • Fitness centre
  • Drop-in gym activities, such as basketball and badminton

Intramural Sports

With more than 1,000 different teams and 14,000 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 also offer 19 clubs covering a wide range of activities from badminton to karate to triathlon. 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.