Thomas G. Kirch, Director
Student fee-funded Recreational Sports programs and facilities at Oregon State University are coordinated and administered by the Board of Recreational Sports.
Registered students who have paid full incidental fees have access to Dixon Recreation Center, McAlexander Fieldhouse, and Student Legacy Park. Dixon Recreation Center includes Stevens Natatorium, the Adventure Leadership Institute, an Indoor Climbing Center, weight rooms, cardio equipment, multi-purpose rooms, an indoor track, and multiple gyms and courts. McAlexander Fieldhouse includes indoor turf, multi-sport courts, and an indoor climbing center. Student Legacy Park includes turf fields, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a track, basketball court, and outdoor pavilion. Peavy Sports Fields (grass) are commonly used for intramural play.
NOTE: Additional recreational facilities are available through the College of Public Health and Human Sciences: Langton Hall, Women’s Gym, and golf practice areas.
Recreational Sports also rents facilities for large and small groups—camps, conference activities, events, etc. Learn more about available spaces, fees, and schedules at http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/rentals.
The Stevens Natatorium includes an 8-lane, 25-yard lap pool, a deep-water pool, and a spa with an adjoining observation deck. Full-service locker rooms, equipment issue area, and a private changing room are also available. When the weather is nice there is also an outside sun deck. The natatorium accommodates recreational and fitness swimming, water fitness classes, springboard diving, and family swim times.
Sports and Special Programs provide students of all skill levels with educational, recreational, and competitive sport opportunities through student-led organizations and sport leagues and events.
Intramural sports offers over 35 individual, dual, and team sports including 5K walk/runs, badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, golf, indoor baseball, kickball, pickle ball, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, ultimate disc, volleyball, water polo, wrestling, and others.
Sport clubs are available for student intercollegiate competition in badminton, baseball, bass fishing, cycling, disc golf, dodgeball, equestrian (dressage, drill, hunter-jumper, IHSA), gymnastics, judo, karate, kendo, lacrosse, pistol, polo, racquetball, rifle, rugby, sailing, soccer, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate disc, volleyball, water polo, and wheelchair basketball.
The Adventure Leadership Institute includes a variety of facilities, classes, programs, and services that support educational and leadership experiences outside the classroom. Special ‘for-credit’ classes are offered to provide the skills needed to lead trips or facilitate groups. Professional certificates can be obtained in these areas. Call 541-737-4341 to set-up an appointment with an advisor. The Adventure Leadership Institute is also the home of the Adventure Club, offering a variety of outdoor pursuits for the OSU community to join in throughout the year.
The Challenge Course offers six acres of low and high elements designed to actively engage your mind and body. Participants develop a greater understanding of communication and problem solving skills, as well as the people they live and work with through group challenge activities. This facility is open to students, faculty, and community groups. Highly trained instructors are on hand to assist all groups.
The Dixon Climbing Center provides over 7,000 square feet of climbing surface for climbers of all abilities. This 42-foot-tall facility has three types of wall surface and is equipped with several cracks for lead climbing. It also contains the world’s only elevator-accessible rappel station. The McAlexander Climbing Center provides over 4,000 square feet of high performance climbing wall surface including a 60-foot-long bouldering wall. This wall is equipped with several instructional components such as a rappelling ledge, and a cliff-top training platform.
Fitness programs offer drop-in group fitness classes in activities such as zumba, indoor cycling, yoga, kickboxing, step, boot camp and group strength and resistance. Personal training and small-group training are available by appointment. Fitness hosts special events, presentations and workshops year-round and upon request. Appointments are available for fitness testing, personal training, and athletic training.
Safety programs are a campus resource for CPR and First Aid training, first aid kits and supplies, emergency response staffing for events, and safety awareness seminars.
For more information on recreational sports, visit the website at http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/.