Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011
Sports and Recreation
Central Connecticut State University encourages a balanced
program of sports and recreation consistent with the educational
responsibilities of the student.
Harrison J. Kaiser Hall houses the Department
of Physical Education and Human Performance and the Department of Intercollegiate
Athletics; the William H. Detrick Gymnasium, seating 3,200 spectators; the Jack
Suydam Natatorium; and special function rooms, including a modern Nautilus and
free weight training facility. Arute Field is the site of home football games,
seating over 3,000 and featuring a state-of-the-art FieldTurf playing surface,
as well as a press box. Other sports facilities include Kaiser Annex, a 37,000-sq.
ft. recreational/athletic air-supported structure that houses tennis courts and
fields for soccer, softball, baseball, and recreation.
Intercollegiate athletics are a
storied tradition at CCSU. Varsity contests are scheduled in basketball, cross
country, lacrosse, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, indoor and outdoor track,
and volleyball for women, and baseball, basketball, cross country, football,
golf, soccer, and indoor and outdoor track for men.
CCSU's Blue Devils have gained
national recognition on the playing fields. The University is a member of the
National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Eastern College Athletic
Conference, and the Northeast Conference, conducting its athletic programs
under the rules of these organizations.
Students may also take advantage of
indoor and outdoor facilities for recreational use and intramural programs.
A Title IX coordinator works with
the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to ensure Title IX compliance.
Title IX is a federal civil rights statute that prohibits gender discrimination
in education programs, including athletic programs that receive or benefit from
federal funding. The major athletic categories that are analyzed for compliance
are sports offerings, scholarships, and other program areas, including
equipment and supplies, coaching, availability, competitive facilities, and