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Recreational Sports Programs


Intramural Sports

Includes a variety of team and individual/dual sports. These are structured activities for which there is a formal sign-up procedure, a schedule to follow, supervision/officiating, and a declared champion at the conclusion of competition. In order to meet the needs of all students, some sports are offered as single or double elimination tournaments, while many others are offered in a league format. When possible, teams/individuals are scheduled for at least five league games whether they win or lose. In most cases, all teams advance to a playoff tournament if they do not forfeit twice in league play. Competition in most sports is offered at highly competitive (All School) and recreational (just for fun) levels for men and women, as well as co-recreational activities. 

Sport Clubs

Sport Clubs are student and faculty/staff interest groups in a particular activity. Current Sport Clubs include Baseball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Cheerleading, Cortland Dance Company, DanceWorks, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Men's Ice Hockey, Women's Ice Hockey, Kickline, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Outdoor Adventure, Quidditch, Roller Hockey, Men's Rugby, Women's Rugby, Running/Triathlon, Ski/Snowboard, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Softball, Swim, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Men's Ultimate Frisbee, Women's Ultimate Frisbee, Men's Volleyball, Women's Volleyball, and Wrestling. All Sport Clubs are funded by the Mandatory Student Activity Fee but operate under the auspices of the Recreational Sports Department. Contact the Assistant Director of Recreational Sports for information on active clubs or possibly starting a new one. 

Club Recreation

A special program that allows alumni and non-SUNY Cortland community members the opportunity to use certain recreational facilities for a fee.  

Informal (Open) Recreation

Involves unstructured, informal use of the recreational facilities. Activities include basketball, racquetball, swimming, jogging/running/walking, working out in the fitness facilities, wallyball, squash, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, and badminton.  

Equipment Checkout Service 

Available during Open Recreation hours in Park Center. Equipment may be checked out before 4 p.m. at the Recreational Sports Office in Room 1120 Park Center.  

Racquetball Court Reservation Service

Allows patrons to reserve a racquetball court. This service is provided through the Equipment Checkout Office at no charge.  

Tomik/Woods Fitness Facilities

These facilities offer the latest equipment and a staff trained to develop fitness programs, teach proper use of equipment, and maintain a safe, sanitary, cooperative, and efficient atmosphere for exercise. The Fitness Facilities are available to students, faculty/staff, and their spouses/dependents. Any questions or concerns about these facilities should be directed to the Assistant Director of Recreational Sports for Fitness or the Director of Recreational Sports.  

Non-Credit Instruction Program

Offers instruction and participation in sports and fitness-related activities for students, faculty/staff and community members. We currently offer instruction in beginning and advanced yoga and Washin-Ryu Karate.  

Group Exercise

This program is managed though the fitness component of our Recreational Sports Program. A variety of classes (currently 10 classes) are offered in our new aerobics studio in the Tomik Fitness Facility. The program is free to students as part of the Mandatory Student Activity Fee, which is dedicated to the Recreational Sports Program. Faculty/staff may participate by purchasing a membership to the fitness facilities or a specific group exercise membership.  

Student Employment

Approximately 175 students work as sport supervisors, officials, fitness and aerobics instructors, recreation facility supervisors, office workers, and lifeguards. Apply at the Recreational Sports Office. No previous experience is necessary, and there are opportunities for students on College Work Study and temporary service.