2024 - 2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2024 - 2025 Catalog and Student Handbook


Athletic Events

LIT students are encouraged to attend Lamar University athletic events. Lamar University competes at the NCAA Division One level and is a member of the Southland Conference.

Fine Arts

LIT students are able to enjoy visual and performing arts on the Lamar University campus. Students can visit the Dishman Art Museum or attend one of many performances of the Lamar Theatre, Dance Company, and various bands.

Recreational Sports

LIT faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students with a valid student identification card have access to the recreational facilities and may participate in the wide variety of activities. The Recreation Sports Office is responsible for organizing the activities, which are arranged into three levels of involvement and competition.

The Recreation Program offers the use of Lamar University's facilities for free-time recreation for LIT students. Published schedules and reservations allow the student, faculty or staff member to exercise and enjoy competition with friends at a leisurely pace. Sports equipment is available to be checked out for overnight and weekend excursions or club activities.

The Intramural Program provides an opportunity to participate in supervised, competitive sports. Persons not involved in varsity athletics are given further opportunity to develop skills learned at the high school level. Organizations may place teams in the All-Sports Division, which consists of competition in 22 different sports, or choose the independent division in which specialization in one or more sports may be chosen. The stated purpose of the Intramural Program is to promote human understanding, fair play, and behavioral control through the interrelationships occurring in athletic competition.

Sports clubs are made up of individuals who are interested in a specific sport and who seek off-campus competition. Further information on any facet of the Recreational Sports Program may be obtained from the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center.

Setzer Student Center

The Richard W. Setzer Student Center is the center of student life on the Lamar University campus. The Setzer Center includes a Food Court that provides varied food services. The Setzer Student Center is also home to LU student organizations, entertainment options, and the University Bookstore.