Built in 2000, the 26,000-square-foot Student Activities Center (SAC) invigorates the quality of student life on campus. Home to approximately 40 offerings per week, the SAC houses a full-size gymnasium, two racquetball/squash courts, a bike loan shop with an on-staff mechanic, a dojo, and an extensive exercise and free-weight training room. Equipment for tennis, racquetball, squash, pool, table tennis and outdoor adventure activities are available to check out at the front desk. All skill levels welcome and instruction provided.
The Center’s director, Mary Anne Burke, develops new course offerings based on student input, and has recently funded new classes like ballet and hand tool woodshop, complete with transportation options to off-campus locations. Long-standing classes include aikido, karate, archery, intramural soccer, pottery, yoga, and a slate of outdoor adventure options like skiing, snowboarding, and backpacking. In addition, a healthy competition has arisen been tutor Krishnan Venkatesh’s Iron Bookworm and Burke’s Warrior Women workouts.
However, just as in the classroom, the real point of the Student Activities Center is not competition, but a greater understanding of the text, of the self, and of others.
See the activities calendar.