Monmouth University is all about student opportunity. There are dozens of clubs to join, along with innumerable activities and events. Our outstanding athletic programs play a big part in the life of the campus.
How many clubs and organizations are there on campus?
There are more than 100 active clubs and organizations on campus, including the Student Activities Board, fraternities and sororities, the newspaper, radio station, yearbook, special interest organizations, sports clubs, honor societies, and, of course, a strong Student Government Association. Clubs and organizations are student-run, and all students are encouraged to get involved on campus. Students are encouraged to start new groups if there are none that interest them. The Office of Student Activities is available to help students get a new group started.
What are the various activities that take place on campus?
There are movies, novelty programs , trips, sporting events, popular and classical concerts, comedians, dinners, dances, fraternity and sorority activities, theater events, recreational activities, and intramurals. A semester calendar of events can be found at the Student Activities web site. All events are subject to change and others are added during the semester.
Should my student become involved in campus activities?
Yes. Research shows retention is higher among students who tie into an activity at college. Activities also help students demonstrate leadership abilities that enhance a job résumé. By participating in these activities, students learn to plan events and activities, budget their time, lead others, and work with peers and administrators.
How can my student get involved?
The Student Government Association, the Student Activities Board, and most clubs and organizations meet weekly to discuss and plan the wide variety of activities and events offered throughout the year. The Involvement Fair gives all students the chance to talk to the officers of clubs and organizations on campus and to get involved immediately. Also, the Office of Student Activities is available at any time to help students get involved in activities and campus life in general. Weekly e-mails are sent announcing events and meetings.
Does Monmouth have fraternities and sororities?
Yes. There are currently eight fraternities, eight sororities, and one co-ed professional fraternity recognized on campus. All have national affiliations. Students should contact the Office of Student Activities for information.
What types of cultural programs are offered at the University?
Aside from the many exceptional plays offered during the year, there is also a Performing Arts Series. The Awareness Committee of the Student Activities Board sponsors a wide variety of performances. Additionally, an International Festival is sponsored each spring.
What sports and activities are offered through the Intramurals and Recreation Program?
The Intramurals and Recreation Program offers a wide variety of sports and activities open to all men and women. Activities include flag football, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball, basketball, and softball. Open gym with times for pick-up basketball and volleyball is also available for all students. Several fitness classes are offered to all students. Classes include Zumba, Yoga, Boot Camp, cardio-kickboxing, and Pilates. The Fitness Center has extended hours for students and offers a full range of equipment for both cardiovascular and strength-training workouts. Specific advice and programs are available from our knowledgeable staff. Intramurals and Recreation also oversees many club sports on campus. Some of the club sports that are currently active are ice hockey, dance, sailing, men’s and women’s lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball and field hockey.
What varsity sports are offered?
Monmouth University, a member of NCAA Division I, fields men’s varsity teams in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Women’s varsity offerings include basketball, bowling, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Monmouth is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). The football team is part of the Big South Conference. The bowling team is a member of the Southland Bowling League.
What athletic facilities are available for student use?
The University opened The OceanFirst Bank Center in Fall 2009. A state-of-the-art fitness center, a 200-meter indoor track, and a performance arena are available to all students.
Additional facilities include the William T. Boylan Gymnasium, with three full-size basketball courts, a swimming pool, fitness area, a four lane state of the art bowling center, and locker and shower areas. The outdoor areas include an eight-lane, all-weather track, six tennis courts, a soccer field, a baseball field, a softball field, and a large intramural area. The facilities have day, evening, and weekend hours for student use.