Commemorate NIRSA's founding date, February 22, in style this year: Purchase customized Rec Day 2020 T-shirts and add custom water bottles, cozies, or shoe bags to qualifying orders.
As we close a chapter on one decade and turn the page to begin another, it feels like a good moment to reflect on where we—as an association of members—have been and where we’re aiming to go.
NIRSA President Leah Hall Dorthy explores what NIRSA members are doing, as an association of professionals, to evolve collegiate recreation to meet the needs of emerging professionals.
Paul Wilson, retired director of intramural rec sports at the University of Oklahoma, has deep roots with NIRSA and has been curating Association history as NIRSA Historian since 2003.
The 2016–2017 year marks the 100th anniversary of the Division of Recreational Sports at the University of Texas at Austin. A year-long celebration will culminate this spring .
Rec Day 2017 is fast approaching and, this year, NIRSA members are fortunate enough to be able to celebrate NIRSA’s birthday with a couple thousand family members at NIRSA 2017 in National Harbor!
In 1916, formalized intramural programming at Oregon State University started. 2016 marked 100 years of collegiate recreation for OSU.
NIRSA and Club Colors have teamed up to offer members and campuses the opportunity to purchase customized Rec Day 2017 T-shirts! T-shirts are available for order on the Rec Day page of the NIRSA website.
A lot has happened since the University of Michigan formed their department of recreational sports in 1913, and, in the past 100 years, many innovations—VHS tapes, 8-tracks, CDs, and floppy disks, to name a few—have come and gone. However, though Michigan’s Rec Sports has changed and developed in the past century, it always remained committed […]
1913 was a busy and influential year in athletics: the United States Football Association, now US Soccer, was formed; an amateur golfer won the US Open for the first time; and, more specifically to the field of recreation, The Ohio State University Department of Recreational Sports was founded on December 12, 1913, offering soccer, football, […]