Intramural sports provide fun and healthy outlet to athletes and officials alike

Intramural leagues allows students to be active and get competitive with their friends, fostering a sense of community on Elon’s campus.

Staying healthy and physically active is a goal for most college students but one that can often be put on the back burner when classes, exams and extracurricular activities pick up. Intramural sports are among the many opportunities to be active on campus.

Action shot of two students playing intramural pickleball.With intramural sports, students can play recreational sports with their peers, roommates, greek organizations or even strangers. Campus Recreation & Wellness offers 20 different sports on the intramural level, which consists of individual, dual and team sport leagues as well as one-day tournaments. Students sign up together and play against other teams at Elon.

Aside from allowing students to be active and have fun with friends, intramural sports have positively contributed to campus life at Elon. Participants and student employees feel part of a community through their involvement in intramural sports.

“I love working for intramurals because I can be a part of a place that fosters community and healthy competition between students,” said Noah Levine ‘23, intramural sports official.

Forming their own teams allows students to make the entire experience their own. Regardless of whether students have played the sport before, they are welcome to join an intramural team.

Many students reconnect with sports from their pasts through intramurals, as it is a low-stakes way to get involved without the time commitment of club sports.

After taking a break from volleyball during high school, Katie Piller ‘23 began playing again through intramural sports, participating in indoor 6s volleyball and 4s sand volleyball.

“It was great becoming closer friends with my sisters who played on the Intramural team, and I loved that other members came to games and cheered us on,” Piller said.

Intramural sports foster teamwork and communication both on the field and behind the scenes. The officials who make intramural sports possible are quite a close-knit team of their own.

Action shot of Jordan Otten '24 referring a soccer match.“Intramurals have brought me a lot of new friendships that I know I can rely on. It’s a really safe space, and we always have a lot of fun. I love spending time working with Intramural Sports but also having the ability to be social! It truly has changed my Elon Experience,” said Hunter Salzberg ‘24, intramural sports official.

Registration for Intramural Block 4 opens on Monday, March 20. Sign up on IMLeagues until March 30, and follow along with the schedule to show the teams some support.