About Us

The Office of Athletics offers quality athletic activities and learning opportunities to all students. Its programs promote a healthy lifestyle, discipline, teamwork and leadership development, as well as high standards of ethical conduct and sportsmanship. The sports program emphasizes health and enjoyment through recreation, fitness, competitions and sound physical habits. 

Sports facilities at AUC New Cairo are extensive and cater to a wide cross-section of activities and programs. We hope our sports center meets your needs for exercise and recreational activities and provides a competitive outlet for interested students.

Sports equipment is available for every kind of sport for checkout free of charge at the control desk near the locker rooms.

The Office of Athletics provides aerobics classes for everyone (nine different types of classes plus fitness and healthy lifestyle).

We supervise the gym and provide special programs focusing on weight loss, bodybuilding, fitness, endurance, and fitness therapy for injuries, which are accessible to students, staff and faculty members.

We organize activities for students and staff including mini-marathons, the chest press competition, the rowing machine competition, and the transformation challenge program. We also host a physical fitness test for all students to test their fitness progress. These tests take place twice each semester, and the three highest scoring students are honored in the annual awards ceremony.

We arrange student tournaments and competitions between teams or schools.

We organize and manage sports days for the different University constituencies (AUC Alumni, Student Union,  Office of the Associate Vice President for Human Resources, School of Business, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Career Center, Office of Safety and Security, and the Office of Facilities and Operations).

We also organize and manage staff soccer tournaments. 

We host and organize events, sports days and tournaments for the Egyptian Universities Sports Federation (local and international) and for organizations including the Special Olympics and Hospital 57357.

The Office of Athletics aims to enrich the life of the person. We are invested in competitive excellence as we challenge both students and student-athletes alike to develop their best selves as athletes, teammates, students, and ultimately citizens of the world. As athletes, they embody physical strength and learn the value of movement in incorporating healthy activities and habits in their lives.

Through sport, we are committed to teaching how to work collaboratively to reach performance goals, how to embrace the diversity of thought and culture, how to persevere through failure with resiliency and how to compete with integrity. 

We strive to engage our community through fitness and recreation to encourage holistic and healthy living, to build confidence, and to confront challenges both physically and mentally.

The Office of Athletics is committed to excellence in athletics as part of a larger commitment to excellence in education. Enhancing AUC's mission, we seek to promote a culture of lifelong fitness and well-being among students, faculty, staff and the greater AUC community. 

Excellence: With academic and athletic excellence as the guiding principles, the following values are integrated into the philosophical approach of AUC's Office of Athletics

Diversity: Along with AUC's core values, we seek to treat all individuals with dignity and fairness, and to promote understanding and respect for diversity of all perspectives, traditions, and experiences

Integrity: Reflected as a core component of everything we do

Wellness: We believe in educating the whole being, encouraging a balanced experience and teaching lifelong habits

Leadership: We believe in the mentoring of the next generation of parents, educators, professionals, and leaders while fostering and empowering a diverse community of learners

Community: We believe in the emphasis placed on learning that takes place outside the classroom to inspire, support, and strengthen the campus, local, national and global population

The Office of Athletics offers quality athletic activities and learning opportunities to all students. Its programs promote a healthy lifestyle, discipline, teamwork and leadership development, as well as high standards of ethical conduct and sportsmanship. The sports program emphasizes health and enjoyment through recreation, fitness, competitions and sound physical habits. 

Students athletes who are representing AUC in different tournaments and championships will have the opportunity to be rewarded with one of the following according to his or her achievements.   

  • Sports Scholarship: This is given to students who have participated in the annual Shahid El Refaii national universities tournament and achieved an outstanding record. For more information regarding eligibility for a sports scholarship, click here.

  • Sports Merit Award: To be eligible you must:

    • Represent the University in the national universities tournament

    • Achieve a rank of not less than third place (i.e. bronze medal)

    • Maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in the year of granting the award

Students who receive the sports scholarship could also be granted the sports merit award if they achieved high ranks in the sports they participate in and meet the sports merit award eligibility requirements.

  • International Trips: Outstanding athletes and sports teams who represent AUC in different sporting events and achieved an overall record and demonstrated good sportsmanship and commitment in training will have the opportunity to represent AUC in an international tournament and sports trips.