Intramural & Recreational Services

Intramural Sports is comprised of organized sport leagues, tournaments and other special events for the Shorter University community. All Shorter University students, as well as faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.

Leagues are offered in various sports throughout the year and all skill levels are welcome. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a rookie looking to get involved in something new, we are bound to have something for everyone. If you don’t see an activity or sport that you would like to participate in, please stop by the Office of Student Activities. We would be glad to help you get something started!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can play?

All currently enrolled Shorter University students and faculty and staff members can participate in Intramural Sports. If asked, participants must be willing to present their Shorter University ID card to Intramural Staff before participating in each Intramural contest.

Do I need to be an expert?

No, Intramural Sports are designed for participants of all skill levels to play. When possible, teams/participants will be grouped into divisions of similar skill levels. Please be aware that you participate at your own risk.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge to participate in Shorter University Intramural Sports.

When/where are intramural sports held?

Most intramural sports are held during the week in the afternoon, early evening, and late nights. Most activities take place on campus; however, we do have a few sports that are held off-campus. Intramural Softball and Flag Football are held off campus at Alto Park in West Rome. Bowling is held at Floyd Bowling and Amusement in East Rome. For competition days, times and locations, please take a look at the Intramural Sports Schedule below.

May varsity or former varsity athlete participate?

Yes, current and former varsity athletes can participate in Intramural Sports with the one exception: current varsity athletes cannot participate in the related intramural sport that they play for the university. If you are on the roster, you are NOT allowed to play. NO exceptions. Former varsity athletes are allowed to play in their related sport.

For more information on intramural events, please contact Tam Odom, Assistant Dean of Students at

Fall 2014 Schedule

Corn Hole Contest
September 3 at 5 pm

Uno Tournament
September 10 at 8 pm

IntramuralsVolleyball Tournament
September 16 at 6:30 pm

Flag Football
Roster Due September 19
Games run September 30 through October 28

Hawk Scavenger Hunt
October 1 at 8 pm

Shorter Blue Costume Run
October 15 at 8 pm

Grocery Walk
October 30 at 7 pm

Spades Tournament
November 5 at 8 pm

Musical Chairs
November 18 at 7 pm

Game Room Tournament
November 11 at 8 pm

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SU Fitness Classes

Tired of running around campus? Come enjoy a great selection of FREE group exercise classes! The schedule offers something for everyone. Classes range in length from 25 minutes to one hour. Workout at a time that is best convenient for you whether that’s early morning, a quick lunch workout, or at the end of the day. We have just the class for you! Please refer to our class descriptions and the group exercise schedule for more information. All classes will take place at the Thornwood Campus. Bring a friend!!

There is no additional charge to students to participate and no appointment necessary. Certain limitations may apply based on room size. Guests are not permitted to attend group exercise classes.

Take the Challenge!!! Register to win a $250 GRAND PRIZE! Participate in any track or mix of classes! Visit the Office of Student Life to register and for more information. All participants must register before the first class.

Fall 2014 Fitness Schedule

Coming soon!