While you may be in college to expand your mind, keeping your body in tip-top shape is equally important. Studies have shown that the brains of young adults can benefit from regular aerobic exercise. Not only does it help reduce stress and anxiety, exercise has also been shown to boost brain power by increasing blood flow to the brain, which may come in handy when you're mulling the differences between id, ego and superego, or debating game theory versus multiple agents.
Student Recreation Center
An invigorating workout can give you more energy to power through the day than caffeine. Fortunately, the Student Recreation Center (SRC) can help make fitness an integral part of campus life.
The 100,000 square-foot SRC boasts a gymnasium and multi-activity courts, weight and fitness spaces, and rooms for aerobics, martial arts, spinning and dance classes. The facility also features a rock climbing wall and boxing studio in addition to an indoor track, outdoor pool and field complex. The SRC houses the offices for intramural sports, sport clubs, outdoor adventures and Open Recreation, as well as new fitness and aquatics centers.
Student Recreation Center
East of University Student Union between Vincennes Street and Prairie Street
Intramural sports are fun, competitive and interactive programs for students of all skill levels. There are a number of different sports to choose from, such as water polo, floor hockey, softball, indoor soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, volleyball and flag football. But teams fill up fast, so don't wait to sign up!
If you want to join or form your own intramural league, register online. You must purchase an intramural sticker ($5 students, $10 faculty or staff) in person from the Pro Shop, located behind the Student Recreation Center front desk, in order to participate in any of the intramural events.
Intramural Sports Office
Student Recreation Center administration office
Associated Students Sport Clubs
Associated Students Sport Clubs are great for developing not only athletic but also academic and interpersonal skills. Sport clubs on campus include dance, karate, soccer, tennis, water sports, boxing, grappling, paintball, basketball, outdoor adventures and archery.
However, before you or your team can play, make sure to fill out the necessary forms at the Sports Clubs office located across from the Student Recreation Center rock wall (on the left). Remember to bring your student ID as well as another form of identification (for example: your driver’s license).
Across from the Student Recreation Center rock wall