Recreational Organizations

Badminton Club

The club is a student organization dedicated to promoting the sport of badminton, developing members' skills, and providing a competitive and fun playing environment. We welcome students, faculty, and staff players of all skill levels. The goal of the club is to bring together all badminton players at UT Southwestern Medical Center by offering a healthy environment for competitive badminton and to clear the misconception of badminton as a typical "American backyard game." Our club meets on Saturday at the Student Center from 4 – 8 p.m.

Miao Wang miao.wang@utsouthwestern.edu

Bike Club

The club organizes bicycle rides around Dallas for students, staff, and faculty members who are interested in biking. All types of riders are welcome. Members will be encouraged to participate in local rides (e.g. Tour de Dallas). The club promotes biking as a means to exercise, stay active, and even as a mode of transportation.

Elise Burger elise.burger@utsouthwestern.edu
Ying Ling ying.ling@utsouthwestern.edu

Dartos Soccer Club

Dartos is the UT Southwestern men’s soccer team. In the fall and spring, we play in the 3rd division of the North Texas Premier Soccer Association. Commitment is limited to weekly games on Sunday mornings and afternoons. In the off season we play indoor (sometimes). The team comprises fun-loving and competitive students. Tryouts are hosted in the first week of classes.

Nathaniel Schaffer nathaniel.schaffer@utsouthwestern.edu
Michael Torre michael.torre@utsouthwestern.edu

Running Club

Established to create a social organization for UT Southwestern students with a shared interest in running. The Running Club serves to coordinate group runs, training programs, and social activities for UT Southwestern runners.

Tina Jeon tina.jeon@utsouthwestern.edu
Joseph Kilianski joseph.kilianski@utsouthwestern.edu

Taekwondo

Taekwondo, which can be translated to mean the “way of foot and fist,” is widely considered to be the most popular martial art in the world, spanning more than 100 countries and 30 million practitioners. At UT Southwestern, classes are held every week in the Bryan Williams, M.D. Student Center’s multipurpose room, and beginners are more than encouraged to join! No prior martial arts experience needed. Not only will you get a good workout, but also it’s a great way to meet new people! Safety will always take priority, and you are always welcome to just come and watch.

Karl Kmiecik karl.kmiecik@utsouthwestern.edu
Jason Pai jason.pai@utsouthwestern.edu

Ultimate Frisbee™ Organization (UFO)

Established in 2011 to promote the development/awareness of Ultimate Frisbee™ as a sport. We also encourage fair game and good sportsmanship and engage in the spirit of fun to win!

Jeffrey Chen jeffrey.chen@utsouthwestern.edu
Samuel Parnell samuel.parnell@utsouthwestern.edu