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 tutoring.