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Campus Recreation and Intramural Program (CRIMP)
The Methodist University Campus Recreational & Intramural Program provides structured and unstructured leisure time for students. These activities provide students with opportunities to learn skills that will contribute to their social, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development. CRIMP also is responsible for maintaining various athletic and recreation facilities. Find us on Facebook!
Methodist University's Campus Recreation & Intramural Programs (CRIMP) department aspires to enhance the university experience through leisure activities and alternative educational programs. CRIMP is committed to cultivating a healthy social environment through student-driven programs of fitness, sports, wellness, and outdoor adventure. CRIMP strives to increase programming in cultural enrichment, leadership, and community involvement, helping to build a progressive learning society and reflect the diversity at Methodist University.
Outdoor Adventure Trips and Activities
The CRIMP Outdoor Adventure program is committed to providing students with extra-curricular activities both on and off campus. Our club offers a variety of activities and trips throughout the year. Some of our most popular trips & activities are listed below:
Additionally, trips often give students the chance to mingle with others and have amazing adventures. CRIMP sometimes offers certification courses (such as swimming, sailing, SCUBA, etc) for students. Each student should strive to be a part of this incredible program.
Nimocks Fitness Center
The Nimocks Fitness Center contains a full line of cardio equipment, such as treadmills, striders, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, and spinning bikes, along with weight machines and an indoor track. This facility has a multi-purpose gym available for basketball and volleyball. Access inside the Nimocks Fitness Center requires a current MU ID. Members are allowed one (1) guest with the age restriction of 16 years or older. Policies and practices are to ensure safety and decrease liability.
Coach Sink Field
CRIMP presents a fairly new recreational area "Coach Sink Field" located on Robert Johnson Drive (right across the street from the William F. Bethune Visual Arts Center). The multi-purpose recreational sports field is used for intramural activities and club sports. Coach Sink Field is available during the summer to other groups and agencies under certain conditions. Any reservations to use a field must be scheduled through the Campus Recreation office.
The Campus Recreation & Intramural Programs department offers a number of group exercise opportunities, such as Zumba, kickboxing, bowling, and yoga.
Intramurals and Rec Games
Intramural sports include flag football, basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, dodgeball, and ultimate frisbee. Rec Games currently include table tennis, badminton, beach volleyball, kickball and disc golf. Activities are generally open to most students, faculty and staff.
Arts and Crafts
CRIMP sponsors craft classes, such as "Paint till you faint" and "Nicks and Needles". These programs give students an opportunity to learn new hobbies while expressing creativity.
CRIMP is all about alternative educational opportunities. CRIMP offers many cultural activities and excursions throughout the year for students. Activities include (but not limited to) theater, concerts, public speakers, multicultural and diversity programs, fairs and festivals, and much more. Recommendations are highly appreciated!
Community Involvement and Leadership
Giving back to the community is very much a part of CRIMP and its employees.
If you have strong interests in sustainability, community service, and/or
volunteering then you may find opportunities to make a difference through
Clifton R. Bobbitt
Methodist University is an Institutional Member of NIRSA, the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association.