Intramural & Club Sports

Intramural Sports Policies


Participation is restricted to active Seattle University Students, Faculty and Staff. Participants must bring their SU issued ID Card to all games. All participants must be on the team roster in order to play.

Shirts covering nipples through entire range of motion and closed-toed athletic shoes required. No jewelry is allowed to protect all participants from injury. All medical/religious medals are allowed: A religious medal must be taped and worn under the uniform. A medical alert medal must also be taped but can be visible.

Playing schedules will be set prior to the start of all leagues/tournaments. If participants need to reschedule, they can request a change of schedule by emailing the Competitive Sports staff with a minimum of 72 hours notice. Please note we cannot guarantee a schedule change.

Default: Prior communication to Competitive Sports staff that the team/player will not attend a game.

Forfeit: Failure to attend a game with no prior communication to the Competitive Sports Staff

Defaults are to be submitted to Competitive Sports staff with a minimum of 24 hours notices before the scheduled game. Failure to make a game without notification will result in your team receiving a forfeit fee of $20.00 per game. Failure to pay this fee by the end of the season will disqualify your team from participation in the playoffs.

What are Intramural Sports?

Intramural Sports are activities programmed by UREC to provide an opportunity for current students, faculty and staff to participate in organized recreational sports in a fun but somewhat competitive environment. Each quarter we offer several different league and tournament options so everyone can find a sport they are interested in participating in.  

What is the difference between a league, series and tournament?

Leagues: Each team will be scheduled to play one game on a set weekday each week for the duration of the regular season (usually 3-5 weeks in length). Teams will then have the option to end their season or participate in the post-season bracket. Bracket play may require teams to play more than once a week or even once a night and may take place on a night other than the regular season schedule. All intramural sports games typically last one hour or less.

Tournaments: Teams will play several games over a period of 1-3 days. Each tournament will consist of at least one pool play game and one tournament game for each team. Teams will need to be available for the entirety of the tournament in order to participate

Series: A series is a tournament broken into three set weekday competition days to make time commitments easier. Like tournaments, series will include pool play and at least one additional tournament game for each team. Series will span three weeks, with a champion being names at the end of the third week.

Is there a fee to play Intramural Sports?

No, all Intramural Sports leagues and tournaments are free to all students, staff and faculty.

How do I sign up a team to play Intramural Sports?

Registration for all Intramural Sports leagues and tournaments is found on the IMleagues site. To access this site visit and login with your Seattle University username and password. Then click the link to the IMleagues page. If you have registered for IMleagues in the past, you will be able to sign-up for any current sport. If you have never registered for IMleagues you will be prompted to create a profile. Once that is completed you will then be able to sign up for any current sports.

Most Intramural Sports sign-ups are done on a team basis, so you will need to make sure you have friends who are interested in playing with you. There is a minimum number of players required for each team which can be found by clicking the league name and reading the description. If you do not have enough players for a team please see the FAQ “How do I participate if I don’t have a team”.

To sign up a team click the green “Create Team” button within the league and division you wish to participate.

  1. For all leagues you will be required to pass a quiz on Intramural Sports policies and procedures as well as the basic rules of the sport you’re signing up for. You can find these answers easily by reading through the Intramural Sports Handbook and the rules for that specific sport. Both of these can be found on IMleagues under handbooks and manuals.
  2. TEAM NAMES MUST BE APPOPRIATE – inappropriate team names will be changed
  3. Invite teammates to join the team by clicking “Invite Members” on the team page

How do I participate if I don't have a team?

You are what we call a “free agent”. To join a team you can list yourself as a free agent on IMleagues and try to get picked up by a team looking to add players. You can also come out to the game sites the first week and ask teams if they need an extra player.

How many teams can I play on?

An individual may play on one co-rec team and one non co-rec team (i.e. Open, Men’s , Women’s) for each sport. Once you have played for a team you cannot switch to a different team.

When and where do games take place?

Most league games are played between 7pm-11pm on Mondays-Thursdays and on Sundays between 1pm-11pm.

Tournament game times vary but generally are scheduled between 7pm-11pm on Mondays-Thursdays, 3pm-9pm on Fridays, 9am-5pm on Saturdays, or 9am-11pm on Sundays. Specific times for each tournament can be found before signing up to participate

Games played outdoors will be located at SU Park (12th Ave and E Cherry Street) and games played indoors will be located at the Eisiminger Fitness Center/Redhawk Center (550 14th Ave)

What divisions are offered for Intramural Sports?

Four different divisions are offered for Intramural Sports (Open, Co-Rec, Men’s and Women’s). Participants may compete as whichever gender they identify with. Participation should be based on one’s self-identified gender and is done in good faith and is consistent with a player’s expressed gender identity. If a participant does not identify with a binary gender they will not be required to choose one to compete.

Open: Allows all participants to compete against each other. There are no gender restrictions, all participants are eligible.

Co-Rec: Allows male-identified and female-identified participants to compete on the same team. All participants are eligible but each team must have a minimum number of participants that identify with the binary genders.

Men’s: Allows participants who identify as males to compete against each other. All participants who identify as male are eligible.

Women’s: Allows participants who identify as females to compete against each other. All participants who identify as female are eligible.

Where can I find the rules for each sport?

Rules for each of the current sport offerings will be posted to IMleagues under “Handbooks”. It is strongly suggested each team member and especially the captain has a general understanding of the rules prior to participating.

Intramural Sports policies and procedures can be found in the Intramural Sports Handbook also found on IMleagues under “Handbooks”. 

What is the difference between Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs?

Intramural Sports are recreational in nature and do not require a large time commitment of participants. They are free to participate in and require no travel or practices. Teams compete against other Intramural Sports teams from Seattle University

Sport Clubs are student-led organizations designed to compete against other University club teams regionally and nationally. Most Sport Clubs practice 2-3 times a week year-round and travel on a regular basis. They are funded by UREC and through member dues and fundraising.

Students are allowed to participate in both Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs. However, there are roster limits for sport club members wishing to participate in an Intramural Sport that is similar to their sport club (i.e baseball club team and an intramural sports softball tournament). See sport specific rules for more details.

How do I become and Intramural Sports Official or Competitive Sports Manager?

Student officials are hired at the start of each quarter (Fall-Spring) for Intramural Sports. Officials must attend a training for each sports they are interested in working and pass a rules test and evaluation in order to be hired. It is encouraged but not required for officials to work all sports offerings for that quarter.

Competitive Sports Managers are hired internally on an annual basis. Typically, student officials who have worked at least one year for Intramural Sports are eligible candidates for the position.

All Competitive Sports employees are still eligible to participate in Intramural Sports and we often try to work around your game schedules. 

Current Intramural Offerings


Sport Clubs

The Seattle University Recreation Sport Club program provides the SU community the opportunity to participate and compete in diverse recreational activities as a means to enhance their collegiate experience. Sport Clubs provide a transformational experience through physical, social, and leadership development. 

UREC offers a number of sport clubs for students. Clubs typically practice year-round and travel periodically throughout the academic year. 

Want to create a Sport Club that we don’t currently offer? Contact for more information on how.


Current Sport Clubs