Rec Sports and Intramurals

About rec sports at EMU

Rec sports, or intramurals, are a HUGE part of life on campus at EMU. Our recreation sports director is dedicated to providing a modern program of sports for students and faculty, and participants enjoy positive recreational activities that appeal to a wide variety of people.

Rec sports allow students to relax, disconnect from strenuous academic schedules, and develop skills that can be used after their university experience. They also build a sense of teamwork while making new friends and establishing social contacts.

What can you do?

Come join us in the game room, on an intramural sports team, working out or taking a class in the Fitness Center, or making it to the top of the rock climbing wall!

Open recreation and general use of the gymnasium is open to EMU students, faculty, staff, their dependents, and fitness center members. (Dependents under the age of 14 must be directly supervised by their parent/legal guardian.)

Fitness Center

Call the front desk at 540-432-4341 or contact Jeff Tyson, fitness center operations coordinator, at 540-432-4331.

Rec and Intramural Sports

Email or call Phil Tieszen, recreation sports director, at 540-432-4644.

Game Room

Call the front desk at 540-432-4375 or contact game room coordinator, Phil Tieszen, at or 540-432-4644. The game room is closed during the summer, except for special events.

Rock Climbing Wall

Contact physical education instructor Lester Zook at 540-432-4439 or .