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UMBC knows that the college experience is so much more than what happens in the classroom. Students can engage in hundreds of student organizations including those grouped together as “intellectual sports”: student organizations that test students’ academic mettle in off-campus competitions and conferences. Most of these intellectual sports organizations are open to any UMBC undergraduate student regardless of their major.

This site will assist you in learning how to participate in intellectual sports, access the latest team news and updates, or make a donation to help keep our teams funded and thriving.


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Learn about the variety of student organizations that fall under our intellectual sports umbrella.

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The university community takes pride in its intellectual sports teams and their accomplishments, and is grateful to the generous donors who make these opportunities possible.