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Want to play but don't know enough people to form a team?

Are you new on campus yet want to get involved in campus activities such as IM Sports? Do you want to play but not if it means adopting a "win at all costs" attitude? Don't waste time, get involved with the EWU Intramural Sports program and join the fun! Below are some frequently asked questions regarding the IM program. If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact the IM Sports Office at EWU and get the ball rolling.

Why should I play Intramural Sports?

It is our hope that all IM participants will achieve improved physical fitness, increased self esteem, take advantage of the opportunity to interact socially with other students away from the rigors of daily student life but most importantly, to just have fun! Participating in activities such as Intramural Sports will help make your stay at EWU a much more enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Who is eligible to participate?

The IM program is open to all currently enrolled EWU students, faculty, staff or their spouses.

How much does it cost to participate?

I.M. Sports are funded through Service and Activity fees so currently, there are no team or player fees.  There is a Forfeit Fee of $20 assessed to any team captain's Student Financial Services account if their team should forfeit any league or playoff game, but if you get your team there it's not an issue.  Also, players can join a team on any time during the regular season so if your team may come up short, recruit some new players to avoid the fee.

How competitive is the program?

Most leagues offer Comp(Competitive) and Rec(Recreational) level of competition. Teams have a choice of which level they wish to play at. 

How do I get on a team?

For all questions about individual or team registration, please go to

How much time is required to participate?

All leagues generally play one day/night each week in a 3-4 week league schedule, followed by a single-elimination championship tournament.  All teams qualify for the season-ending tournament with the exception of teams that forfeit more than once as well as any team averaging below a 2.0 on the Conduct Rating System (See Captain's Packet for the Form).

What playing format do the leagues follow?

Leagues play a regular season "Round Robin" (3-5 games) format followed by an end of the season single elimination Championship Tournament in which league champions are awarded IM Championship t-shirts to all team members. All teams, regardless of win-lost records qualify for the playoffs with then exception of those not achieving the mandatory Conduct Rating average.

Is the program safe?

Player safety is our top priority in the IM program. Given the fact that over 2000 games are played annually in the IM program, injuries are inevitable. However, the IM program always has a fully equipped, First Aid Attendant at each contest as well as game officials and Student Activity Directors to insure that all contests are safe and enjoyable for all participants.

Need a job, want to earn some "spending money" while at school?

Become an IM Sports Official by attending one of the advertised meeting/seminars that are listed each quarter in the daily student newsletter, the "Focus". Although officiating is not for everyone, if you possess basic knowledge of the rules of some sports the IM program can use you. Officiating experience is not required but is helpful. Contact the IM Office for more details.
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