Campus Recreation provides the entire University community with the opportunity to participate in a variety of formal and informal activities.
Our activities encompass team sports, individual and dual sports, as well as competitive and noncompetitive activities. In addition to the obvious benefits of physical fitness, participants will also improve their skills, acquire new and lifelong leisure time skills, and gain social and ethical qualities (cooperation, trust, regard for others, etc.) from our programs.
Campus Rec Office:
Taffner Field House Rm. 105
718-990-5810[email protected][email protected]
* Hours are subject to change during holidays and school closings. Any change will be communicated by Campus Rec.
** An active StormCard is required to use the tennis courts. Tennis equiptment can be rented out from the Campus Rec offce (Taffner 105).
For more information, call 718-990-5810 and follow Campus Rec on Instagram and Twitter!
* Failure to present an ID card when requested by a university faculty or staff member is a violation of the code of conduct and subjects the holder to disciplinary action (suspension). Please see the Student Handbook.
Accidents and Injuries
All injuries must be reported to Campus Recreation immediately. Campus Recreation will contact the Student Health Services and Public Safety.
Lost and Found Articles
Any questions regarding lost or found articles should be brought to the attention of Campus Recreation and/or Public Safety.
All recreational facilities are under the supervision and control of building managers, Public Safety, and Campus Recreation personnel. Any person on the premises without a validated St. John’s University ID card will be removed from campus. Any person caught stealing will be prosecuted. If any other user observes stealing, looting, etc., in progress, please alert any Campus Recreation and Public Safety immediately. We need your participation to keep our facilities safe and secure. Please report all illegal or criminal activities to Public Safety immediately.
The development of sportsman-like behavior is one of the goals of Campus Recreation. Individual or team competitors must be able to accept defeat without blaming others. Officials, intramural event supervisors or representatives, teammates and opponents all deserve each other’s respect and courteous behavior.
Participants must realize that these are not varsity sports and there are no professional coaches or officials. The following rules regarding sportsmanship will be enforced:
All students, faculty, staff, and administrators currently enrolled or employed at St. John’s University and presenting a validated ID card may use any recreational facility during recreation hours or participate in any of the intramural events or activities. Any individual who is currently a varsity athlete shall be ineligible to take part in the sport or related sport in which he or she is currently competing. Each student participating is responsible for his or her own eligibility. Any player using an assumed name or another individual’s ID card shall be barred from participating in any event offered by the Campus Recreation for that school year.
Please note Campus Recreation event requests must be submitted at least two (2) weeks in advance of the event.
If you have any questions about a Campus Recreation event request, please contact Mark Stevenson at 718-990-6120 or [email protected].
Taffner Field House has a primary function of open recreation and intramural programming through the Campus Recreation department.
This space can be reserved for recreational programming as well as events, inside and outside the University. Each request will be reviewed and approved/denied on a case by case basis.
The following are policies that must be followed when reserving and utilizing Taffner Field House:
Capacities for events in Taffner are as follows:
I have been at St. John’s since Fall 2005 in which I received my undergrad degree in Communications with a minor in Sports Management and then went on to get my Masters in Sociology. I started off as a student worker for Campus Recreation, and then had the honor of becoming a GA, and eventually a full-time employee. I have a passion for sports, fitness, and health; and the thing I enjoy most about working for Campus Recreation is the family environment it always provides!
I have worked in the department for 5 years and the fitness industry for 17 years. I previously managed corporate fitness centers before coming to St. John’s. Joining the Campus Recreation team at St. John’s has been extremely rewarding and I always enjoy coming to work and working with our students. I have always been very passionate about fitness, health and helping people and feel so fortunate I get to come to work every day doing what I love. My favorite exercise is running and lifting weights.