The Intramural Sports Program at Iowa State is designed to provide organized competitive and recreational activities for participants of all levels and abilities. Structured leagues and tournaments are offered in a variety of team, individual and dual activities ranging from Flag Football and Volleyball to Badminton and Poker. We also offer out of the ordinary sports such as Broomball and Curling. Participants in the men’s, women’s and co-ed activities number in the thousands each year.


Iowa State Intramural Sports Eligibility

All students currently enrolled in classes  at Iowa State University,  who are assessed the current Activity, Services, Building & Recreation Fee, are issued a membership to Recreation Services automatically and can access Recreation Services facilities and programs (which includes intramural sports activities) with their ISUCard during that academic semester.

NOTE: In some instances, an enrolled student is not automatically assessed the Activity Fee.  To gain access to Recreation Services Facilities and Programs, you will need to request this fee be assessed. To request to be assessed the Activity, Services, Building & Recreation Fee to your UBill, please go to this link: http://www.registrar.iastate.edu/activityfee

DMACC/Community college students (APP), are not eligible to participate unless they choose to pay the Activity and Service Fee. (Contact the fee assessment office to inquire about the semester fee) If you want to participate, you may contact the Fee Assessment Office by email at decredit@iastate.edu and ask to be assessed the Activity Fee.  Include your ISU ID# in the email.

NON-Students  –  Rec Pass   (Annual Pass – $403; or can be purchased on a monthly basis for $40/month)

All non-students who are 18 years of age or older and have a current, valid ISUCard are eligible to purchase a membership.

The following are included in the Non-Student category:

  • Employees (Faculty, Staff, Post Doc, Visiting Prof, Retiree)
  • Student & Employee Spouses and Dependents
  • Retired Employee/Spouses
  • Alumni Association Members with a current, valid Alumni Association ISUCard. (Instructions)
  • Approved Affiliate Employees
  • Affiliate Spouses (not eligible to be issued an ISUCard however, they are eligible to purchase a membership and have a paper pass.  Please contact Recreation Services for information regarding this process.  1180 State Gym, 294-4980).

NOTE: purchasing a monthly pass allows non-students the ability to participate in the intramural program.  However, the monthly pass dates MUST cover all dates of games played in order to continue to be an eligible participant.  Daily passes will NOT be accepted as a way to participate in intramural program activities.


A magnet with the Intramural Schedule of Activities for the entire year is available at 1180 State Gym and also at the Lied Recreation/Athletic Center. For specific information, go to the Recreation Services website, or check the bulletin boards and flyer display areas at State Gym and the Lied Recreation Athletic Center.


Individuals, as well as teams, are encouraged to participate in Intramural Sports. Teams are usually formed from residence hall floors, Greek houses, student organizations, hometown affiliations and often simply groups of friends. Each residence hall, sorority, and fraternity has a Recreation Services Manager who will represent and assist their residents in signing up for activities. Independent groups and organizations should select an individual to be responsible for linking the Intramural Sports program and the group they represent. If you want to enter an individual/dual activity and you are not represented by a Recreation Services Manager, it is your responsibility to register online before the deadline. Entries will not be accepted over the phone. All entries must be submitted online.


If you want to play, but you do not have a doubles partner or know enough people to form a team, don’t fret, we can still get you involved. All you need to do is sign up as a free agent under the particular intramural sport you want to participate in.  Your name will be available to any other individual as well as team captains looking for players or partners.  Click HERE to go to the intramural calendar of activities where you can sign up as a free agent under the specific sports you choose (when registration is open).


Members of championship teams are eligible for individual awards. Individual and dual sport tournament winners also receive awards. In order to qualify, your name must have appeared on a scorecard (a minimum of two games for team sports). The number of awards given to a team is five more than the number allowed on the field/court at one time.  A maximum of two awards will be awarded to any one participant in a single sport. Awards must be picked up within one calendar year.


Intramural Coordinators:
Russ Jones: 515-294-0998, rejones@iastate.edu
Linda Marticke: 515-294-3234, lkmarti@iastate.edu
Nathan Pick: 515-294-4186, ndpick@iastate.edu
Recreation Services Office: 515-294-4980