Intercollegiate Athletic Program

The Cypress College Chargers are members of the Orange Empire Conference composed of Cypress, Fullerton, Golden West, Irvine Valley, Orange Coast, Norco, Riverside, Saddleback, Santa Ana, and Santiago Canyon Community Colleges.

The Chargers compete in conference competition in the following men’s sports:

  • baseball
  • basketball
  • golf
  • soccer
  • swimming
  • diving
  • tennis
  • water polo

Women’s intercollegiate sports include:

  • basketball
  • soccer
  • softball
  • swimming
  • diving
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • sand volleyball
  • water polo

Cypress students may participate in football, cross-country and track at Fullerton College.

Athletic eligibility rules and regulations adopted by the conference and the California Community College Athletic Association are rigidly enforced at Cypress College. In general, eligibility rules require an athlete be enrolled in 12 units or more at the time of competition. To compete a second season in a sport, an athlete must complete and pass 24 units with a 2.0 GPA between seasons of competition. These must be completed prior to the beginning of the second season of the sport. Transfers who have participated in athletics at another California community college must complete 12 units at Cypress College before becoming eligible. Since this is only a general guideline and athletic eligibility rules are rather complex, questions regarding eligibility should be referred to the athletic director for clarification.