The NEIU Intramural Sports program offers team leagues and team tournaments in men’s, women’s and co-rec format. All NEIU students, faculty and staff are eligible to participate in intramural sports. Faculty and staff must adhere to the specific entrance policies if they are not Campus Recreation facility members. Individuals in any event or league must have a current NEIU ID in possession to be eligible to participate. You are allowed to play on one team based on gender and a co-recreational team. Intramurals are free to play.

For more information, please contact Campus Recreation at or (773) 442-4135.


Intramural Sports REGISTRAtion and Scheduling



Players shall not commit acts of unsportsmanlike conduct. This includes, but is not limited to, arguments with officials and staff by any player, coach, manager, or spectator (the captain is the only player permitted to talk with the officials), flagrant fouling, fighting, etc. before, during or after a contest. At the completion of each game the game officials and the intramural staff present will evaluate your team and assign a sportsmanship grade. The grading scale will be: A, B, C, D and F. Outstanding sportsmanship will earn a team an A grade for that contest. Poor sportsmanship will result in a grade of C, D or F depending on the level of sportsmanship. Playoff eligibility is based on sportsmanship rating. Teams must maintain a sportsmanship average of 2.0 (C) in order to qualify for playoffs.

Free Agents

An individual that would like to participate, but does not have a team may register to the free agent list. The Intramural Sports program does not place individuals on a team, but will assist them in finding a team. All free agents will be encouraged to contact team captains by sending a message or a team join request. There is no charge to join the free agent list. Contact the Intramural Sports Office if interested.

Forfeits and Defaults

If you fail to show without notice, it will be considered a forfeit and the team captain will be charged $25. The team will receive a loss on the record and a sportsmanship rating of zero. Any individual who was not present at the time of the forfeit will be suspended from intramural activity until the penalty is paid for the team. If you know you are unable to make the scheduled contest, call the Intramural Office by noon to default. Defaults will not result in any fine, but the team will receive a loss on the record for the week; the sportsmanship rating will not be affected. Two forfeits or defaults at any time during the regular season will remove the team from the schedule and they will not be placed into the playoffs. League games will not be rescheduled.

Leagues, Tournaments and Events

Intramural sports are first divided into three different leagues: men’s, women’s, and co-rec. The co-rec league is designed for men and women who choose to play together. Women will be allowed to participate in the men’s league if there are not enough participants for a co-rec league.

Team Leagues

Each league will have a four- to six-week regular season followed by a single elimination playoff. Leagues typically offered include basketball, flag football, soccer, futsal, volleyball, dodgeball and arena football.

Intramural Registration

All NEIU students, faculty or staff must register and create an account online via IM Leagues to be eligible for intramural sports. Participants must join a roster if they wish to partake in a team contest. After creating an account, update your player card to show off your interests and talent and to connect with friends.

Team Tournaments

All team tournaments are single or double elimination. Team tournaments offered include bags, dodgeball, kickball, 3v3 basketball, floor hockey, softball and tennis.

Individual Tournaments

All individual tournaments are single or double elimination. Individual tournaments offered include foosball, tennis, table tennis, racquetball and a variety of video games.

People needing special assistance or accommodations should contact Student Disability Services at (773) 442-4595, by email at, or visit the SDS office:

Student Disability Services D 104
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Ill. 60625
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.