NIRSA Member Benefits

As a member of NIRSA, you'll not only have a myriad professional and educational opportunities right at your fingertips, but you also have access to great avenues to save, even make, your department money.

Our most popular member benefits include the following:

Discounts & Rewards

NIRSA has partnered with a variety of companies and organizations to offer discounts & rewards to NIRSA Members.

Annual Conference

The NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo is the premier event for collegiate recreation professionals, students, and vendors. Four days of educational sessions, networking, career-building, and the industry-leading exposition make this annual event an unparalleled resource for students and professionals.

Professional development opportunities

In addition to the Annual Conference, a wide variety of specialty institutes as well as online learning opportunities are available to our members.


NIRSA research and assessment are go-to resources for up-to-date information on current collegiate recreation and wellness trends on college campuses nationwide. In addition to survey and research data, our members also have access to the NIRSA Institutional Data Set (IDS), a powerful benchmarking tool that provides current information on the facilities, programs, and services offered by other NIRSA Institutional Members.

Online discussions

NIRSA online discussions provide a forum for members to connect and dialogue at any time with colleagues, gather opinions, access the latest industry news, and find archived data. NIRSA honors our members' rich array of interests and expertise through the more than 150 user-created discussion communities.

Passport Program

NIRSA's Passport Program allows faculty and staff of participating NIRSA Member Institutions to use, at no cost, the recreational facilities at other participating institutions.


Looking for sponsors to build the excitement and offset the costs of your campus recreational sports programs? NIRSA can help connect you with sponsorships to provide apparel, equipment, and other products and information to benefit your participants, as well as stipends to augment your department budget.

NIRSA Education & Publication Center

The NIRSA Education & Publication Center offers a variety of publications, online courses, DVDs, and software resources for the collegiate recreational sports profession. NIRSA Members will find resources for intramural official's training, facility space planning guidelines, facility construction, implementing and managing sports programs, and more.

Recreational Sports Journal

The Recreational Sports Journal (RSJ) is the scholarly publication of NIRSA. Its purpose is to provide a source of empirical, theoretical, and applied research to the field of recreational sports. Professional and Student Members receive a complimentary subscription to the printed RSJ, as well as online access to back issues. NIRSA members are also encouraged to submit scholarly articles for publication to the RSJ.

Benefits by membership category


Contact the NIRSA Membership Coordinator, Kendra Hall, and let us know how we can help.