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Our offices are located at:
Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC)
1601 Law Lane, Bloomington, IN 47405
Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building
1025 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
E-mail [email protected]
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RECREATIONAL SPORTS OVERVIEW
We connect, inform and inspire people to lead active, healthy lifestyles.
To be the leading recreational sports program in the country, offering the most comprehensive, inclusive and progressive programs and facilities that exceed participant expectations.
Campus Recreational Sports(RS) celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2010. The origins of the Division can be traced back to 1918, when the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) formed an intramural program as part of the men's and women's physical education program. Between 1972 and 1973, the school of HPER took preliminary steps to establish a comprehensive recreational sports program. This included a long-range plan to increase student involvement, establishing a university committee on campus recreational needs, and forming the Student Recreational Sports Association to represent the student body and guide the division's efforts.
The following year, the IU Board of Trustees and the State Budget Office made available $1.2 million to renovate the HPER Wildermuth facility, including handball and tennis courts, and to develop the North Fee Lane field complex. By 1975, Campus Recreational Sports was established and formally aligned within the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER). In 1995, following a 20-year master planning effort, the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC) was opened in July 1995 to meet increasing demand for additional and improved recreational sports facilities. The SRSC was completely student-funded at a cost of $22.5 million, except for the Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center, which was partially funded by the IU Athletic Department.
The Universal Recreational Sports program encourages participants who have disabilities to take part in all programs, services and activities available through the Campus Recreational Sports. Call 812-855-7772 (voice and TTY) for more information.
Through the Partners in Recreational Sports (PAIRS), people who have disabilities are paired with volunteers to assist them in achieving greater participation in recreational sports activities. Contact the Universal Recreational Sports program at 812-855-7772 (voice and TTY).
- Open lap swimming – 56,336 participations annually
- Deep water exercise sessions
- Private and group swim lessons from certified American Red Cross instructors
- Youth diving lessons available
- American Red Cross Water Safety instruction and lifeguard training
- Swim to summer aquatic incentive program
44 student-run club sports from aikido to water skiing with 1,867 members
Nearly 90 group exercise sessions offered each week in step, dance, indoor cycling, sports conditioning, strength/flexibility/balance, and trekking representing 72,659 annual facility visits
Over 14,000 square-feet of strength and conditioning room space representing 938,902 annual participations (167,977 at HPER and 770,925 at SRSC)
- SRSC Cardio and Strength Circuit rooms
- CycleFit studio
- Yoga & Pilates sessions available for an additional fee
- Certified personal trainers available for an additional fee
- Facilities open 362 days/year with 1.7 million annual facility visits (492,836 at HPER and 1,227,814 at SRSC)
- Free court reservations for volleyball, indoor soccer, tennis and racquetball
- Women's Priority Courts available for basketball
- Equipment check-out stations
- Locker rental with complimentary towel service
- Priority time for badminton and indoor soccer
- 20+ intramural sports and events each year; most open to male, female and co-intramural teams
- 14,000 students participate each year
- Participants select when they play
- Competitive and Recreational leauge options for players with different participation goals
RS one of the largest employers on the IUB campus, with over 800 part-time student employees. Applications are accepted at regularly scheduled Job Opportunity Sessions at the SRSC.
RS offers educational avenues for student development and leadership with over 500 volunteer opportunities:
Student Recreational Sports Association (SRSA)
SRSA has a voice in campus recreational sport decisions through a board of directors, program area advisory councils and committees.
Jill Behrman Run 5K Run/Walk
Held annually in October, this event is recognized by Runner's World as one of the top area races not to miss. Students can serve on planning sub-committees and assist on event day.
Volunteers assist in programming and supervising the more than 300 children and family members who attend each month.
- All IUB students receive Campus Recreational Sports memberships through their student activity fee, requiring only their IU student I.D. to access programs and services in two key indoor facilities: HPER Wildermuth and the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC).
- Campus Recreational Sports (RS) is one of the largest employers on the IUB campus, with over 800 part-time hourly staff.
- 84% of IUB students (over 42,000) use RS programs and services - 63% do so on a weekly basis.
- 80% of IUB students believe participation in RS is important to their IU experience.
- RS has one of the largest intramural basketball programs in the country with over 400 teams competing annually.
- In the 2005-06 academic year RS commemorated its 30th year of operation and the SRSC's 10-year anniversary.
- RS was acknowledged as "perhaps the nation's top recreational sports program" by Sports Illustrated On Campus in their inaugural issue.
- RS has received Creative Excellence Awards from the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) every year since 2003 for its integrated marketing campaign and individual marketing media, including the RS Mag.
- Campus Recreational Sports was also given a Reader's Choice Award by the Herald Times for the Jill Behrman 5K Run/Walk, and was named the "best place to work out" in the Indiana Daily Student's "Best of Bloomington" issue.
RS provides sport and fitness services for IU students, faculty, staff and the public. It is recognized as one of the leading campus recreational sports programs in the country, serving over 42,000 people. Its programs and facilities draw over one million facility visits per year.
Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC) at 1601 Law Lane and the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building at 1025 East 7th Street offering:
- 2 Strength & Conditioning areas
- CycleFit Studio
- Cardio Studio
- Strength Circuit
- 17 Racquetball/Wallyball courts
- 15 Basketball/Volleyball courts
- 3 pools (1 Olympic-sized) and 2 diving wells
- 2 Running tracks
- 6 Multipurpose gyms
- 2 Squash courts
- Table tennis
- Showers & locker rooms
Recreational Sports Field Complex at North Fee Lane Woodlawn Tennis Courts and North Jordan Tennis Courts Woodlawn Field.
136 groups use RS facilities to host a variety of events and tournaments annually, including 40 IUB student organizations, 34 IUB academic and non-academic units, 28 public organizations, 27 club sports and 7 IU Athletics camps.
The SRSC is accessible to participants with disabilities. Detailed accessibility information available at www.recsports.indiana.edu.
Statement of Civility
As members of an institution of higher education, we have dedicated ourselves to creating an environment where each individual is important and can succeed. Our institutional ethic compels us to foster the best possible environment for doing our work as educators, learners and supporters of the educational process. When anyone of our members is prevented from doing her or his best, the entire community is diminished. As members of an institution of higher learning, we must periodically reaffirm the fundamental ethics and values that form the framework for our university.
Among those values is fostering a climate of civility and mutual respect. Because the university is so complex and diverse, we will not always agree with one another. Nevertheless, we expect everyone to speak and act with respect for one another. This civility and respect should be extended to all persons regardless of their role at Indiana University, and regardless of arbitrary considerations of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
If we are to be true to our commitment to diversity and welcoming all, everyone must do his or her part. While no set of rules or policies can wholly govern human conduct, it is important to state that civility is a fragile construct that each of us must cherish and preserve.
Campus Recreational Sports staff may videotape or take photos of participants at Recreational Sports facilities and participating in programs and special events. These photos are for use only by Indiana University for marketing publications, promotions and advertisements.
To take pictures at our facilities and programs, please refer to the photo/video policy.