Black History Month

Black History Month


Group portrait of Nirsa Founders

University recreation as you know it was originally organized nationally by black leaders. NIRSA, formerly known as the National Intramural – Recreational Sports Association, was founded in 1950 at Dillard University in New Orleans when 20 intramural directors gathered to share skills and wisdom to advance the good work of their profession. NIRSA is the national association that helps produce excellence and leaders in collegiate recreation across the country.


Special Events

Rec Sports & Fitness Day Logo.

Black History and NIRSA Rec Sports & Fitness Day

Monday, February 22

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

February 22 kicks off the 3 day celebration of Black History and the founding of NIRSA with Recreational Sports and Fitness Day. The history of Black athletes in history will be on display throughout the building and quick, small activities are available to see how well you stack up against some outstanding accomplishments of athletes in history.

Man rock climbing outside.

Black Em-TOWER-ment

Tuesday, February 23

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Black em-TOWER-ment challenges you to achieve new heights at the UREC Climbing Tower. Join us in the Climbing Area to complete different routes on our 35 ft. climbing tower while enjoying camaraderie and music. Routes are set at different skill levels and designed for everyone to be able to accomplish. No experience is required. Throughout the wall, golden tickets will be randomly placed and black history month prizes will be given to those that find them.

Group taking part in Yoga class.

Black Students Matter

Wednesday, February 24

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a jam packed final day of programs as UREC celebrates LSU Black students! Multiple student organizations and departments will join in the celebration and students will be able to share why ‘My Black is AWESOME’. Come join the festivities and then join in on Trap Yoga and Trap Cycle. No registration is required.