The Campus Recreation Department operates under the premise that, in order to excel
academically, students need to have opportunities outside the classroom where they
can meet other students, socialize, develop leadership skills, and have the opportunity
for fun competition at the non-intercollegiate sport level. Intramural Sports is the
co-curricular program that complements the formal academic curriculum. We offer opportunities
to currently enrolled McKendree students, faculty, staff and their spouses/partners
in a number of competitive and structured activities each year. Participants have
fun, learn new sports, meet people from other cultures, test their physical ability,
and take a break from the everyday academic routine. Team sports generally take on
a league structure with a post-season tournament to determine champions.
Campus Recreation is housed within the Campus Activties Office, a department of the Office of Student Affairs. Most activities are conducted at the Intramural (IM) Gym located on the north end of the Melvin Price Convocation Center (MPCC). Students are welcome to participate in intramural activities, take the initiative and organize an event or league on their own, or simply use their ID to check out some of the equipment we have if you prefer to play some kickball, wiffleball, or volleyball elsewhere on campus.
If Federal Work Study is included in your financial aid package, a limited number of positions are available through Campus Recreation, including general staff, officiating, coordinating Intramural events, and others. Additional positions are available through the Weight and Cardio Room at the Fitness Center. Position descriptions and applications can be found on the Campus Activities Office Work Study Employment page.