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Student Activities

Athletics

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, all free to students, faculty and staff.

The staff of the MSU Intercollegiate Athletic Department has a strong commitment to the academic success of 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 with the demands of college course work. The Academic Services for Athletes staff coordinates study halls, workshops,   advisement, and recommends 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 schedule 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

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.

The staff strives 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 of 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 and Intramural Programs 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.  The Recreation Center staff is willing to work with departments or individual faculty members on developing programs that would enhance the department’s already successful offerings.

Faculty and staff are eligible to participate in all the campus recreation programs and special events and are especially encouraged to become members of the  state-of-the art Student Recreation Center and to participate in fitness programs whenever possible.

Center for Student Involvement

The purpose for 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 initiative. 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 enhance 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 Center for Student Involvement website to receive more information about other services including Greek Life, Commuter Life, Civic & Voter Engagement and the Volunteer Resource Center.