Welcome to Xavier University Recreational Sports! We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about the many exciting areas of our department! Our department is composed of many areas: the O'Connor Sports Intramurals, Club Sports, Recreational Leagues, Fitness Training and Facilities, and Outdoor Adventures. To get you started, below are some important points of information regarding our various Recreational Sport offerings.
Our goal is to provide the Xavier community with the finest programs, services, facilities, and equipment in an effort to enhance the co-curricular learning opportunity and to foster a lifetime appreciation of individual growth for the whole person; (body-mind-spirit).
The Xavier University Intramural Sports program (XUIM) exists to provide the Xavier community with structured, on-campus recreational competitions in a fun and safe environment. The Intramural Sports program employees 20 undergraduate students as well as one Graduate Intern. These students work as Scorekeepers, Officials, Sport Coordinators, and Managers.
Throughout the year, the XUIM program focuses on several primary sports:
Additionally, XUIM will host various special events:
The Xavier University Recreational Sports Department is responsible for all sport, recreational, and athletic venues on campus (excluding only the Cintas Center). The Recreational Sports Department schedules over 11,000 hours of programming each year. The facilities are utilized by club sports, intramural sports, fitness, student groups, XU Athletics, and rental groups. Recreational Sports is also responsible for facility operations of over 40 soccer matches, 25 baseball games, and several special events each year.
The Xavier Fitness program incorporates group exercise classes and Personal Training. The group exercise program is open to all students and runs throughout the academic year. Students are offered various class options that cover a wide range of fitness trends and popular programs. These classes are assisting the students with stress relief, as well as creating healthy life habits. Body, Mind and Spirit equal Total Development.
Class options vary from year to year and include classes like the following:
The Personal Training program was developed two years ago in conjunction with the Student Government Association to provide Xavier University students with certified personal trainers at an affordable rate. The personal trainers are students in our Sports Management program that are participating in an internship. They are certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
The Club Sports program is designed to serve the interests of Xavier University by providing opportunities for Xavier University students, faculty and staff to continue participating or learn a new sport/recreational activity. While Club Sports fall on a competitive level between intramurals and intercollegiate athletics, the member's involvement in the Clubs is structured to be a learning experience for the members through their involvement in the organization and administration of club activities as well as the development of sports skills.