The university encourages intercollegiate athletics and intramural sports. Intercollegiate athletics and intramural sports are integral parts of the university program which attempts to carry out the overall aims and purposes of the university.


The Vision of the Athletic Department is to be the premier athletic department in the Southland Conference. The mission of Southeastern Athletics is: committed to excellence in the CLASSROOM, in the COMMUNITY, and in COMPETITION with the Core Values of: Discipline, Honesty, Integrity, Respect, and Loyalty as foundational pillars of the department.


Further information about Southeastern Athletics can be found at the following social media locations:, ​Instagram@southeastern_athletics, Twitter@sluathletics, Facebook-sluathletics​.


Intercollegiate Sports: Policies governing the intercollegiate athletic program are established by the Athletic Committee. The university is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and competes at the Division I level as a member of the Southland Conference. The purpose of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in competitive activities that aid in the development of skills, good sportsmanship, leadership, self-discipline and improved community relations. Therefore, the mission of Southeastern Athletics is to develop and maintain an Athletics program that emphasizes academic and competitive excellence and promotes the holistic development of the student-athlete and image of Southeastern Louisiana University within the NCAA guidelines.


Recreational Sports and Wellness: The Recreational Sports and Wellness Department provides a comprehensive recreation, wellness and intramural sports program and safe facilities for the students, faculty, staff and guests. The Claude B. Pennington Jr. Student Activity Center, located on the corner of General Pershing and University Avenue, houses four full basketball courts, two aerobic dance rooms, a large meeting room with demonstration kitchen, and a 1/8 mile indoor jogging track.


A variety of fitness and health programs are offered by the department, providing you the opportunity to follow a healthier lifestyle. Come improve your health by participating in one of our group fitness classes such as: Tai Chi, spin, core, etc., or by working with one of our exceptional personal trainers or our nutritionist.


Sports offered through the Intramural Sports program provide "something fun for everyone." You can join the fun by signing up for one of our competitive leagues or by just enjoying the leisure side of things. Attending Late Night Southeastern, playing pick-up games or relaxing in the sauna are some of the many leisure activities the facility has to offer.


North Oak Park, located just north of the Student Activity Center, is 32 acres with a beautiful pond, one- mile paved, walking track, fitness stations, four multi-purpose fields, three lit fields, a concession area, picnic huts and a playground. The park is home to Recreational Sports and Wellness' intramural program and the Lady Lions Softball team.


In order to provide all of its services and programs, the department hires more than 50 student employees each semester. We invite all interested, elite students who have a positive attitude and enjoy people to apply for employment with the department. RSW student employees are the key guest relations managers and help the department provide fun programming, efficient services and most importantly, quality customer service.


For more information about student worker positions, programs, services and facilities go to their website or stop by the Pennington Center control desk.