Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation is committed to the Jesuit ideal of developing the whole person through a broad range of recreational, educational, and competitive opportunities that seek to enrich the lives of students, faculty, and staff. Informal recreation opportunities include drop-in use of the weight and cardiovascular equipment and gymnasium in the Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center, lap swimming in the Sullivan Aquatic Center, playing tennis at the Degheri Tennis Center, and throwing a football on Bellomy Field. Fitness classes are also provided for free to all registered SCU students. Pick up a fitness pass to attend all classes on a first come, first serve basis. There are over 20 different classes available per week.  Classes include yoga, kickboxing, and cycling. Organized intramural sports leagues provide competitive opportunities in flag football, tennis, volleyball, badminton, basketball, soccer, table tennis, and softball against fellow current Santa Clara students, faculty, and staff. In addition, there are a variety of Intramural Sports Tournaments each quarter for chess, dodgeball, spikeball and many other sports.

The 17 competitive club sports, open only to students, represent Santa Clara against teams from other colleges and universities. Current club sports include boxing, cycling, equestrian, men’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s rugby, men’s and women’s Ultimate Frisbee, men’s and women’s club volleyball, sailing, Shotokan karate, swimming, triathlon, and women’s field hockey. In Spring 2023, we lifted the cap on the club sports program so by Fall 2023 there may be more than 17 club sports.