Recreation and Sports

Cheerleading Team

The North Park University Vikings Cheerleading team is a co-ed, athletic cheer-performance program. It is designed around the student athlete, enhancing both academic and athletic presence on- and off-campus. We welcome all skill levels, from beginners to experts on the mat. Be ready to work hard and have fun.

Vikings Cheerleaders support Viking athletes at all home football and basketball games in the fall and winter, and also compete at cheer events during the spring semester. Come cheer with us this year.


  • Mondays and Thursdays: 5:30–8:00 pm
  • Sundays: 2:30–5:30 pm

For more information on the Vikings Cheerleading team, please contact Coach Charley Schaffner.

Cheer Scholarships

Promising new student leaders who are committed to participating in North Park University’s recreational cheer, dance, and step teams are invited to audition for annually renewable scholarships of up to $1,000. Women and men in these three groups bolster the University’s team spirit at athletic competitions and perform at community events and competitions throughout the year. (Please note that these groups are not intercollegiate athletic teams; as an NCAA Division III university, North Park is not able to offer athletic scholarships.) Learn more.