Student Organizations and Athletics

Student Groups and Clubs

Keio University has a rich community that revolves around over 470 offcial students organizations – 68 of which are specific to SFC – across its six campuses. The Keio Arts and Culture Federation complements these with 90 organizations that encourage students to expand their cultural literacy and social awareness. With clubs encompassing countless interests, from contemporary and traditional dance and music, religion and Japanese cultural arts, to debate and philanthropy, students are guaranteed to find a community where they can make lifelong friends.

Sports at Keio University

The Keio University Athletics Association organizes the university’s intercollegiate athletic teams, and provides them with coaching staff, medical aids and training facilities. The league includes 40 groups:

  • Aikido
  • American Football
  • Automotive
  • Aviation (glider)
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Japanese Archery
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Kendo
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountaineering
  • Nippon Kempo
  • Riflery
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Semi-hardball
  • Shorinji Kempo
  • Skating
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Soft Tennis
  • Sumo
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Western Archery
  • Wrestling

The Waseda-Keio Games

Keio University and Waseda University have long been friendly yet fierce rivals in academic and athletic pursuits, mirroring the Oxbridge rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge. The Waseda-Keio Games, during which students from the two universities compete against each other in sports like baseball, rowing, rugby and soccer, are recognized throughout Japan. The baseball games in spring and fall are so popular with students, alumni and the wider public that they are broadcast on TV.