2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin

Athletics, Recreation and Intramurals

Department of Athletics


Under the nickname “Bloodhounds,” 13 intercollegiate teams currently represent John Jay College. Fall sports include men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, and women’s tennis. Men’s and women’s varsity basketball, co-ed rifle and women’s swimming and diving comprise the winter sports. In the spring, sports include men’s volleyball, baseball, softball and men’s tennis.

The College is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), adheres to all its rules, and is dedicated to the principles of fair play in athletic competition and equitable treatment of men and women. Bloodhound teams compete in the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC), the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC).

Full-time undergraduate (and in special circumstances graduate) students wishing to participate in intercollegiate athletics must be in good academic standing as defined by the College. For further information, please visit www.johnjayathletics.com.

Recreation and Intramural Programs


The recreation and intramural activities provided by the Department of Athletics are an integral part of life at the College and are supported by student activity fees. The gymnasia, pool, racquetball court, jogging track, and outdoor tennis court are open many hours each week for free play. These facilities are also used for a variety of intramural competitions and leagues as well as bodybuilding, power lifting and triathlon contests. Programs include special clubs that are devoted to boxing, karate and judo.The recreation and intramural programs are open to all members of the John Jay College student body upon presentation of a valid college ID card. Students may call the department for additional information, event schedules, and court reservations, or online at www.johnjayathletics.com.

Cardiovascular Fitness Center


Students who wish to improve their physical fitness can avail themselves of the many programs that the Cardiovascular Fitness Center offers. Interested students follow an individually prescribed exercise program that is evaluated periodically. Medical clearance is required for participation. All forms and further information may be obtained from the Cardiovascular Fitness Center, or online at www.johnjayathletics.com.

NOTE: The Department of Health and Physical Education and the Department of Athletics strongly advise all students, faculty and staff interested in athletics, recreation, intramurals, or physical education courses to have a medical checkup prior to participation. Medical clearance is required for participation in intercollegiate athletics and the Cardiovascular Fitness Center.