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?
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.)
Be an official! Our department recruits officials to supervise the various sports. Officials must attend training sessions and the captains’ meeting for the sports they wish to officiate. You do not have to be work-study eligible.
Guidelines and procedures
Download the EMU rec sports guidelines and procedures (PDF)
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.
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 .