Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen and the University of Groningen have joint sports facilities for their students and staff.
ACLO is the student sports association, managed entirely by students, operating under the auspices of both Hanze UAS and the University of Groningen. ACLO offers the students and staff of both institutions a wide range of extra-curricular sports activities. Students and staff can obtain an ACLO-card, which is a kind of passport to the various sports facilities. They can also join one of the 53 sports clubs or simply drop by at the Sports Centre.
Hanze UAS and the University of Groningen run a joint Sports Centre, with approximately 75 trainers and instructors and 20 staff members. The Sports Centre wants to help increase the mental and physical welfare of the students and employees of the institutions through sport. The Sports Centre provides ACLO with professional advice and facilitates the ACLO sports programme. The Sports Centre wants to provide excellent sports facilities, 7 days a week, 340 days a year, from 08.00 to 23.00 hours. On week days the focus is on exercising and training under the supervision of professional trainers and instructors (in over 450 lessons a week); on weekends the emphasis is on competitions, tournaments and events.