The Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports is an essential component to the overall mission for the University of Virginia. The primary emphasis is to support the total development and well-being of members of the University community and to provide appropriate educational, intramural, recreational, and social programs. As such, Intramural-Recreational Sports services the University community with a wide range of quality opportunities which foster personal, educational, ethical, and physical development. This central purpose is served by activities designed:
to be responsive in serving a diversity of needs among the entire University community;
to offer an atmosphere conducive to fellowship and meaningful interactions among students, faculty, and staff in this unique area of educational and physical activity;
to provide the highest quality programs, facilities, equipment, and personnel to maximize the effect and safety of the recreational experience; and to aid in the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff;
to offer programs and services which encourage morally and ethically responsible behavior, sportsmanship and cooperation at all times;
to educate participants in the worthy use of leisure time through development of lifetime sports skills and self awareness in a recreational context;
to offer meaningful opportunities for personal development and the acquisition of leadership, management, and technical skills;
to provide innovative leadership in the promotion of the wellness concept; and
to cooperate with, share expertise with, and provide leadership in public service for the local community, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation.
The University of Virginia was rated Hottest for Fitness in 2005 by the Kaplan Newsweek College Guide!