Recreation Overview

The Center for Recreational Sports is here to help you develop an active, healthy and balanced student lifestyle during your time as a Tiger and beyond.

Get Involved

If you’re interested in playing your favorite sport, trying out a new activity, or making friends with similar interests, check out the variety of recreation opportunities available to RIT students. With activities offered at every experience level, you are sure to find a way to get involved that’s best for you.

  Varsity Club Sports Intramurals Open Rec
Competency Development Teamwork
Organization Skills
Problem Solving
Decision Making
Entry Requirements Must be recruited/try out Tryouts vary by club No tryouts, just sign up! No tryouts, just show up during hours of operation!
Social Atmosphere Professional
Travel   Three solid plane icons indicating heavy travel requirements.   Two solid plane icons and one outlined plane icon indicating moderate travel requirements.   Three outlined plane icons indicating no travel requirements.   Three outlined plane icons indicating no travel requirements.
Competition Four solid signal bars representing very high levels of competition. Four signal bars (three solid, one faded) representing high levels of competition. Four signal bars (two solid, two faded) representing moderate levels of competition. Four signal bars (one solid, 3 faded) representing a lower level of competition.
Team Practice 6 days per week 2 hours per week Not scheduled None
Quick Facts
  • Over 24 athletic teams
  • Over 600 student athletes
  • Over 30 competitive clubs
  • Over 25 recreational sports/dance clubs and over 1,600 participants
  • Over 30 sport/recreational offerings
  • 2,000 participants each semester with over 600 teams
  • Equipment for over 25 activities available for free
  • Nearly 13,000 students recreate every year!


Take advantage of the unlimited recreational opportunities here at RIT and establish a habit of lifetime fitness.

Three people watching another person climb at the Red Barn.


Square feet of recreation

indoor track and field house, studios, rock climbing, and much more

Students playing table tennis in the Student Life Center gym with "Tigers" on an orange wall in the background


Multi-purpose courts

basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, and more

A person about getting ready to hit a punching bag.


Private boxing room

take your training to the next level

Mission, Vision, and Goals

The mission of the Center for Recreational Sports is to promote and develop healthy lifestyles, social interaction, leadership skills and sportsmanship by providing innovative recreational programs, services, facilities and employment opportunities that are outcomes based, comprehensive, inclusive and of the highest quality.

The Center for Recreational Sports will create the nation’s most engaged campus community through meaningful established and innovative recreational activities.

  • Promote a culture of healthy lifestyles for the campus community through the delivery of quality recreational equipment, facilities, programs and services.
  • Provide a highly qualified and trained staff to effectively manage recreational facilities to ensure a safe and productive environment for all participants through attention to details and effective utilization of resources.
  • Provide punctual, innovative and quality customer service to internal and external clientele to earn their confidence and loyalty.
  • Foster relationships and serve as ambassadors of the Division of Student Affairs by partnering with students and other campus departments and organizations to develop, administer and support campus wide wellness initiatives and programs.
  • Provide participants and student employees’ opportunities for holistic learning, self-discovery, social interaction and leadership skill development through our programs and services.
  • Utilize social media and paperless initiatives to distribute information, promote the recreation, interactive adventures and intramural programs and respond to the ever changing interests and needs of our customers.
  • Provide welcoming and accessible environments and programs for a diverse campus community.
  • Recruit and encourage students who do not currently participate in recreation activities to become active through innovative marketing strategies.


  • August 8, 2022

    Student swinging glof club into virtual scene

    Golf simulator comes to RIT

    A new state-of-the-art golf simulator has been installed in the RIT Student Life Center and will enable students, faculty, staff, and alumni to experience virtual golfing on more than 170 courses around the world.

  • December 2, 2021

    three people working on setting up an outdoor ice rink.

    Outdoor ice rink will help RIT embrace winter

    Now that the first snowflakes have graced the region, colder temperatures will enable the RIT community to enjoy outdoor ice skating as weather permits at the start of the spring semester in January.

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