Intramural and Recreational Activities
Intramural and Recreational Activities provide the University community with opportunities for physical, social and educational development through participation in intramural, fitness/wellness, sport club and outdoor recreation programs. Intramurals provide competition on organized teams and individual sports at various skill levels. More than 25 leagues, tournaments and special events are offered annually with men’s, women’s and coed divisions of play.
A wide variety of fitness and wellness opportunities is offered. Please visit www.southwestern.edu/offices/sira for more information about each of these programs, including personal training, aerobics, Pilates, Tango, yoga classes and more.
Sport clubs are student organizations focused on a specific sport or physical activity. A club may be instructional, recreational and/or competitively oriented depending upon the interest of the club members. Current sport clubs include women’s lacrosse, handball, SU Dancers and Cheerleaders.
Outdoor recreation offers students a wide variety of camping equipment that can be checked out for weekend use. Workshops give novices the opportunity to learn about equipment and basic skills necessary before planning an outing. In addition, outdoor trips are offered each semester. A nominal registration fee is required for each trip.
Finally, more than 40 students are employed annually in several important positions within the Intramural and Recreational Activities Department. Each of these positions allows for personal growth, a sense of accomplishment and contribution to the University community.
Is any experience necessary to participate in intramural and recreational activities?
No experience is necessary, and the majority of activities can accommodate students of all ability levels.
Is there any cost to participate?
Most activities are free to current students. However, some sport clubs charge annual dues and all fitness classes and outdoor trips do have a subsidized participation fee.
Director of Intramural & Recreational Activities
Assistant Director of Intramural & Recreational Activities