The Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) was formed in 1966 by University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The first GUSA President was Mr. Blankson, then Registrar of the University of Cape Coast. The first secretary general was Coach E. T. Kodzi also from University of Cape Coast. The aims of GUSA are as follows:
- To uphold and promote its founding principles through organisational structures as may evolve through the continuing interaction of its members.
- To facilitate and co-ordinate the development of sports, physical recreational activities and organise sports competition among member institutions at all levels.
- To implement government policy on sports and recreation at the university level.
- To make representations to the macro sports bodies and relevant government departments with respect to sports development on University campuses.
- To affiliate to the appropriate international, continental and national sports organisation(s), and to participate in international, continental and national sporting events, endorsed by the above mentioned organisations.
- To co-operate with the international university sports organisations in fulfilment of their objectives and accept to respect the statutes and regulations of the West Africa University Games (WAUG), Federation of African University Sports (FASU) and Federation of International University Sports (FISU).
- To consolidate all student sports associations under one student sports organisation.
- To raise and administer funds Of GUSA in such a manner as GUSA may deem advisable, and in particular, by means of subscription, donations and sponsorships.
- To establish rules and regulations to ensure that all members abide by the Constitution of GUSA.
GUSA games are organized every 2 academic years at a selected University. Mini GUSA Games are also organized in view of selecting potential athletes to represent GUSA at any pending Federation of African Sports games (FASU Games) and/or International University Sports Federation games (FISU Games). GUSA Cross Country is also organized every academic year at a selected university. The next edition of the GUSA games will be hosted by the University of Education, Winneba in 2016.