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Student Handbook

Campus Recreation


The Office of Campus Recreation provides a variety of sports and recreational opportunities in response to the interests and needs of Wright State University students, faculty, and staff.  The Office of Campus Recreation is located in 092 Student Union. For a full description or schedule of Campus Recreation programs and facilities, go to http://www.wright.edu/campus-recreation. For more information on any of the facilities or programs listed below, come by or call the Recreation Desk at (937) 775-5505.

Programs and activities enhance knowledge, interests, and behaviors that promote:

  • Healthy Activities
  • Positive human relationships
  • Productive leadership skills
  • Sportsmanship and fair play

Recreational Facilities

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation provides a variety of recreation and fitness opportunities for the active student.  Most facilities are located on the lower level of the Student Union, adjacent to the atrium.  For court reservations and general questions, please contact the Recreation Desk at (937) 775-5505.

Recreational areas include:

  • Fitness center
  • 25-yard swimming pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Locker Rooms (accessible)
  • Three racquetball/squash courts
  • Recreation Commons (Billiards/Table Tennis)
  • Climbing Wall
  • Outdoor playfields (football, soccer, softball)
  • Spinning Room
  • Outdoor Resource Center
  • Two Group Exercise Studios

Challenge Course

The Challenge Course is located on Achilles Hill, adjacent to the baseball and softball diamonds behind the Nutter Center. Operation of the Tower is through the Outdoor Resource Center. The Challenge Course currently consists of two components, the Climbing and Rappelling Tower and the Low Ropes Course.  The Challenge Course creates an environment that is supportive, productive, and enriching, that works to facilitate the development of personal and professional potential and outstanding leadership skills. The Challenge Course promotes self-discovery, the development of social skills, mutual respect, fair play, and sportsmanship while encouraging friendship and camaraderie.

Ervin J. Nutter Center

The Ervin J. Nutter Center houses offices for Nutter Center administration, WSU Athletics, the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, and evening Campus Recreation activities. The Nutter Center is home of the Wright State University Raiders and also hosts a variety of events including concerts, family shows, high school athletics, and other various events. Open recreation and intramural sports leagues are held at the Nutter Center from 7-11 p.m. on weekday evenings, and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on weekends. All facility users must show their WSU ID at the Rec Check located on the first floor (Gate Nine entrance). WSU community members are permitted pre-registered guests during open recreation for a fee.

Nutter Center recreational facilities include:

  • McLin Gymnasium (four courts)
  • Indoor running track (1/9 mile)
  • Six outdoor tennis courts
  • Locker rooms

Campus Recreation Programs

Any group of students may form an intramural team.  Intramural sports leagues and special events are held on a seasonal basis.  Registration and event information can be found online at www.imleagues.com\Wright_State. Examples of intramural sports leagues include flag football, basketball, and inner tube water polo.

Sport Clubs

Sport clubs are student organizations formed by students for the purpose of furthering their common interests in a sport or recreational activity through participation and/or competition.  These clubs offer leadership experiences for the students through their participation in activities such as budgeting, fundraising, publicity, promotion, scheduling, and team development. Contact the Office of Student Activities for a full list of current clubs. Examples of traditionally active sports clubs include: rugby, football, bowling, karate, and ice hockey.

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation trips and instructional clinics are offered on a seasonal basis. The Outdoor Resource Center is also available for your outdoor recreational equipment and information needs and is conveniently located off the Student Union Atrium in 037 Student Union.

Rec Fit

This fitness program is designed to provide incentives to WSU students, faculty and staff at all levels of fitness.  These classes are free to students.  Programming includes a variety of group exercise classes (aerobics, yoga, TRX, Tai Chi, etc.), walking, spinning, and fitness education. Personal training is also available for a nominal fee.

Adapted Recreation

The adapted recreation program provides a variety of recreational activities and competitive sports for individuals with physical and sensory impairments to learn life-long leisure skills; improve fitness; play intramural sports; or compete in local, regional, and national events.  Examples of these activities include aquatics, fitness, outdoor activities, and quad rugby.

Student Employment in Campus Recreation

Students with previous experience and/or strong interests in fitness, lifeguarding, sports, officiating, facility management and supervision are invited to inquire about employment opportunities with the Office of Campus Recreation. For more information, stop by the Recreation Desk in 092 Student Union or call (937) 775-5505.