Part of balancing the demands of life at the U.S. Air Force Academy is finding time for hobbies and interests. About 75% of cadets are involved in at least one of the Academy’s 90+ active clubs.
Clubs are a great opportunity for cadets to enhance their professional development by taking on additional leadership roles, opportunities to manage personnel and financial resources, and learn administrative and logistics skills. The participation in club programs can take cadets on a journey they never expected before. Many cadets become involved with clubs to find and foster new friendships while pursuing an area of interest.
Clubs are run by cadets, for cadets, with oversight from an Air Force officer, senior enlisted member, or civilian on staff at the Academy. Leaders organize meetings, practices, competitions, and serve as role models for club participants.
MISSION SUPPORT CLUBS
Battlefield Airmen – Supports the screening, preparation and execution for Battlefield Airmen Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs).
Broadcast Club – Immerses cadets in the media industry with state-of-the-art studios and soundstages that offer opportunities to act as music DJs, voice artists, actors, news anchors, and reporters.
Cadet Chorale – Enhances the Academy’s image by learning, preparing and performing vocal music.
Cadet First Responder Team – Develops cadet leaders as nationally certified First Responders supporting installation and training events coordinated with 10th Medical Group medics.
Combat Shooting – Teaches proficiency in small arms to qualify as an expert on Air Force rifle and pistol standards and reach instructor level status.
Drum & Bugle Corps – Performs musical marching for ceremonies and athletic events including Falcon football, basketball and hockey games.
Falconry – Specializes in the caring, training and showcasing of multiple falcon mascots for public performances at local and national events.
Honor Guard – Conducts requested military details honoring fellow cadets and graduates with pride, dignity and respect.
In The Stairwell – Allows male cadets to perform in an a cappella music group at local and national public events.
Orchestra – Provides opportunities to perform classical music in a concert group setting and supports Academy events.
Sabre Drill Team – Demonstrates professional military skills and discipline through the performance of intricate sabre drills.
Sandhurst – Prepares and competes in the world’s premiere international academy military skills completion that inspires excellence through rigorous physical and mental challenges that reflect the tempo, uncertainty and tasks of combat operations.
Security Club – Provides security for cadet area events such as football games, formations and institutional events.
AFFINITY AND CULTURE CLUBS
Hispanic/Latino Club – Promotes the language, culture and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries.
Korean-American Relations Seminar – Promotes awareness of Korean culture by focusing on cultural education, alumni relations, and knowledge of United States / Republic of Korea policies and issues.
Native American Heritage – Creates a supportive and educational outlet promoting Native American cultures and heritage.
Pacific Rim – Supports the education on Asian and Pacific cultures by providing diverse experiences through community service, cultural activities and the expression of cultural customs.
Portuguese Club – Provides opportunities to expand understanding, knowledge and skills in the Portuguese language.
Schulte Assembly – Prepares female cadets to integrate and lead as Air Force officers by fostering a safe, voluntary environment of mentoring, education and empowerment. Schulte members present and discuss gender-specific issues with USAFA and the military.
Secular Cadet Alliance – Facilitates discussion among non-religious and questioning cadets of ideas and perspectives about the world through the lens of science, reason and naturalism.
Slavic Studies – Promotes scholarship and awareness, interest and excitement in Eurasian studies.
Spectrum – Provides a support network for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Questioning (GLBQ) cadets and allies, and creates an educational experience for all cadets dedicated to the retention, development and commissioning of culturally and socially competent junior officers.
Way of Life– Promotes and preserves cultural consciousness by striving to improve the social climate and encouraging mutual support among all cadets.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL CLUBS
Arnold Air Society – Fosters relationships between USAFA and ROTC to increase understanding between commissioning sources.
Astronomy & Physics – Provides opportunities to immerse in science related topics through science fairs, observatory tours and planetarium shows.
Business Leaders – Provides opportunities to compete in intercollegiate business competitions and earn professional certificates.
Cyber Warfare – Inspires cyber domain knowledge and experiences critical to understanding and dominating future cyber conflicts.
Forensics – Practices and competes in intercollegiate forensics, debate and multiple forms of personal speech.
History – Provides opportunities to interact with historical artifacts and visit battlefields of the past.
Medical Professionals Preparedness Club – Prepares cadets to be successful in applying to their military health profession.
Mock Trial Team – Develops and improves oral communication, critical thinking and teamwork through law and legal process based competitions.
Moot Court Team – Two person teams appeal complex issues during a fictional case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Operation SAFE – Provides awareness and service opportunities to combat child sex trafficking.
Peer Tutoring – Provides opportunities to tutor peers on academics with the oversight of a formal, governing body.
Prior Enlisted Cadet Assembly – Fosters a smooth transition from enlisted to cadet life, as well as develops a positive image of the enlisted corps within the cadet wing.
Robotics – Provides opportunities to learn about robotics and participate in competitions.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) – Facilitates opportunities to engage with local community and schools to promote STEM education.
Aikido – Increases awareness, unarmed combat skills and coordination to face uncertain situations with confidence and agility.
Archery – Provides opportunities to learn discipline through range safety and recreational or competitive archery.
Aviation – Uses cadet operated flight simulators to improve understanding of military aviation and promote interest in flying as a skill and profession.
Baseball – Competes in the National Club Baseball Association against collegiate clubs in Colorado and surrounding states.
Bluebards – Provides opportunities to produce and perform in large theater productions.
Cadet Concerts – Provides opportunities to be involved with the logistics and execution of cultural events, festivals and musical shows.
Cadet for a Day – Collaborates with Make a Wish Foundation to allow children ages 6-18 with severe illnesses to experience aspects of cadet life.
Cadet Outfitters – Provides a safe environment to learn the laws and rules for local fishing, hiking, camping and hunting.
Chess – Promotes the game of chess and participates in tournaments at local, national and international levels.
Combat Conditioning – Provides opportunities to apply a strict military fitness regimen.
Eagle’s Club – Provides opportunities to serve in scout leadership roles and execute events.
Equestrian – Encourages leadership and discipline through national horse riding competitions.
Falcon Club – Collaborates with Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide opportunities to mentor and coach disadvantaged youth in the community.
German Proficiency Badge Club – Tests cadets mentally and physically to meet German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge requirements.
Golf, Women’s – Provides a competitive environment for female cadets to engage and hone skills in golf.
Ice Hockey, Men’s – Allows male cadets to compete in the American Collegiate Hockey Association in Division III play.
Ice Hockey, Women’s – Develops non-intercollegiate female cadets in maximum physical potential, fostering appropriate competitive skill levels on the ice.
Model Engineering – Provides opportunities to safely construct and successfully fly model planes and helicopters.
Mountaineering – Teaches proper participation in rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, camping and backcountry skiing activities.
Paintball – Develops the ability to think logically and calmly in high stress situations while leading a small unit of individuals in the game of paintball.
Ski Club – Provides information on transportation and utilization of Colorado ski resorts and gear rentals.
Soccer, Men’s – Allows male cadets to compete in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Soccer League.
Social Dance Club – Facilitates opportunities to get together on weekend nights to dance to various styles of music.
Sports Climbing – Trains climbers for competitions in bouldering, speed climbing and sport climbing in USA Climbing’s collegiate series.
Tactical Simulation (TACSIM) / Airsoft – Helps develop officers to think calmly through high stress situations while leading small groups.
Trap and Skeet – Provides a safe environment to hone the shooting skills necessary to compete in local competitions.
Volleyball, Women’s – Provides opportunities to engage in the game of Volleyball and compete in tournaments.
Wargaming and eSports – Provides opportunities to engage in various types of board and video games during the weekends.
Boxing, Women’s – Allows female cadets to hone boxing skills and participate in national competitions.
Cycling – Provides opportunities to hone cycling skills and compete in national cycling events.
Fast Pitch Softball, Women’s – Allows female cadets to hone softball skills and participate in national competitions.
Judo – Teaches the martial arts of Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to participate in national competitions.
Lacrosse, Women’s – Allows female cadets to hone lacross skills and participate in national competitions.
Marathon – Facilitates participation in national and international competitive marathons, including qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
Rodeo – Competes in five rodeos each semester in the bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, calf roping and steer wrestling events.
Rugby, Men’s – Allows male cadets to hone rugby skills and participate in national competitions.
Rugby, Women’s – Allows female cadets to hone rugby skills and participate in national competitions.
Ski Alpine – Participates in regional and national college ski racing competitions.
Ski Nordic– Competes in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association.
Ski, Freestyle/Snowboard – Facilitates a safe environment to hone skills and participates in competitive freestyle events.
Team Handball – Participates in national handball competitions.
Triathlon – Cultivates knowledge of the sport and self-discipline through triathlons competitions.
Ultimate Frisbee, Men’s – Allows male cadets to train and compete in the Ultimate Players Association.
Ultimate Frisbee, Women’s – Allows female cadets to train and compete in the Ultimate Players Association.
Volleyball, Men’s – Allows male cadets to hone volleyball skills and participate in national competitions.
Water Polo, Women’s – Allows female cadets to hone water polo skills and participate in national competitions.