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Student Activities

Athletics

Go Red Hawks!

Montclair State University sponsors 18 varsity athletic teams, eight for
men and ten for women, comprised of approximately 550 student athletes.
Sport offerings include baseball and softball, men’s and women’s basketball,
field hockey, football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer,
men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor
track and field, women’s cross country and women’s volleyball. MSU
competes in Division III of the NCAA, and as such, student athletes do not receive
scholarships or financial aid based on athletic ability. The University’s
primary conference affiliation is the New Jersey Athletic Conference, and students
also compete in the Metropolitan Conference for Swimming and Diving.
Montclair State hosts on average, 150 home regular athletic contests each
academic year.

The staff of the MSU Intercollegiate Athletic Department has a strong
commitment to the academic success of all our student athletes. Montclair State
University students have very demanding schedules and the department’s goal
is to ensure that they can balance the demands of practice, competition and travel
alongside the demands of college course work. The staff of the Academic
Center for Excellence coordinate study halls, workshops, advisement, and recommend
schedules for students that don’t conflict with the requirements for participation
in their particular sport. Students are asked to work with faculty
members to arrange for reasonable accommodation when scheduling conflicts
arise. Professors should always feel free to contact Academic Services for Athletes
for confirmation of schedule changes or inquiries about a student athlete at
(973) 655-5125.

How can the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics help you as a  faculty and staff member?

Faculty are encouraged to get involved in the Faculty Hawks program,
which is a campus wide initiative to bring student athletes and faculty together.
If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the department at (973)
655-5234. On-campus games and contests are great places to get together with
other staff members, students and family members. All home events are free to
faculty and staff, and offer an enjoyable outlet on weekday afternoons, evenings,
and weekends. Up to date schedules can be found on the Athletic
Department website. www.montclairathletics.com. If a department would like
to have a reception or get together at any athletic contests, the Athletic Department
would be happy to assist you in coordinating an event. Contact Stephanie
Sabaliauskas at (973) 655-6789.

 

Campus Recreation and Health Promotion

Campus Recreation

The mission of the Department of Campus Recreation and Intramural Sports is to provide activities, services and facilities that encourage personal development and learning experiences through enjoyable sport and recreational opportunities.

We strive to:

  • Be an integral part of the collegiate experience;
  • Exceed accepted national standards of quality for programs and services;
  • Be responsive to the needs and desires of an ever-changing campus population.

Campus Recreation offers fun and safe recreational opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students (commuters and residents), alumni, faculty, and staff of Montclair State University. There are a variety of collaborative recreational offerings, including fitness and group exercise, aquatics, intramural sports, special events, off-campus trips, sport clubs, and event co-sponsorships.

Health Promotion programs are also a part of the services provided through the Department of Campus Recreation and Intramural Sports.

How can Student Recreation Center and Intramural Programs help you as a faculty and staff member?

The main purpose of the Department of Campus Recreation and Intramural Sports is to enhance the academic experience of all students. By integrating faculty and professional staff into programs, students have the opportunity to get to know them and have fun outside the classroom or office setting.

Faculty and staff are eligible to participate in all Campus Recreation programs and special events and are especially encouraged to become members of the state-of-the art Student Recreation Center where they can utilize the pool, gym, all fitness equipment and participate in group exercise classes.

Health Promotion

  • Coordinator: Dr. Marie Cascarano
  • Location: Student Center Annex, Room 226
  • Telephone: 973-655-7397
  • Health Promotion Website

Health Promotion is a subset of the Department of Campus Recreation that develops prevention initiatives to address health issues that are pertinent to the Montclair State University campus community. These include, but are not limited to, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, nutrition, eating disorders, body image awareness, safer sex practices, sexuality, stress management, and mental health issues. The goal is to eliminate health disparities in student populations; increase culturally competent health promotion services; utilize best practices in public health and disease prevention; describe the relationships between health status, student retention, and academic success; while utilizing theoretical and evidence-based public health methods. Another major component of Health Promotions is the Drop-In Center that houses the Peer Advocacy Program. Specially trained student advocates provide outreach, programming, conversation, and referral services.

How can Health Promotion help you as a faculty or staff member?

  • Health Promotion is available to provide information, referrals and programs to students, faculty and staff.
  • Health Promotion serves as an on-campus site for Service Learning, Co-Operative Learning and Fieldwork experiences related to aca-demic coursework.
Center for Student Involvement

The purpose of the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is to complement the academic program and enhance the overall educational experience of the students by engaging them in civic, cultural, recreational and social initiatives. CSI provides an environment in which student can:

  • Participate in the campus and greater community.
  • Develop a sense of self, university and civic pride.
  • Engage in a campus environment conducive to growth, development and discovery.

How can the Center for Student Involvement help you as a faculty and staff member?

The goal of the Center for Student Involvement is to enhance and stimulate the overall educational experience of students through the development of, exposure to and participating in social, cultural diversity and educational programs. The CSI office is willing to work with faculty to facilitate programs, which will en-hance the co-curricular experience of the student.

Faculty members also have a unique opportunity to serve as advisors to student organizations. This is a wonderful experience for students to work with faculty outside of the classroom, gaining valuable knowledge from their expertise. CSI serves as a resource to all advisors, providing workshops on policies and procedure as well as a sounding board when tackling issues within the student organizations. This experience also allows faculty members the opportunity to connect with students in a more relaxed, informal atmosphere building relationship that last long after graduation.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend the many programs sponsored by CSI, including the various trips to Broadway. All of our events are open to faculty and staff. Faculty and staff members can opt to receive “In the Loop,” a weekly email providing information on campus programming. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to visit the CSI Web site: www.montclair.edu/csi, to receive more information about other services including Greek Life, Student Activities, Commuter Life, Voter & Civic Engagement and the Volunteer Center.