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Co-Curricular definition: RU Athletics / Global Student Life

We used the American Heritage Dictionary definition of Co-curricular (in relation to global citizen): provide opportunities outside the formal academic setting to develop life skills as part of the total education of the student: leadership, social and recreational; those activities that extend the learning in the core curriculum; preparing individuals for lives of purpose

We then reviewed what we currently have in place on the Fayette campus. We received input from the Office of International Programs, Athletics, Student Development and EU Academic Advisors.

RU Athletic Teams: accomplished through the Department of Athletics

Fayette Campus students only—restricted by NCAA Division II rules and regulations, as well as Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) rules and regulations.

Limited capability to involve students on a global scale, but students do gain experience through playing diverse competition in multiple locations in several different states. RU Athletic Department has tried to connect with extended university students by providing schedules / other information about teams to the centers.

The athletic department will be working with Dr. Frazier in regard to recruiting globally for athletics. The department currently is global with audio and video streaming via computer of athletic events during the year. There is also a plan to play an exhibition basketball game overseas close to one of our centers in the near future.

No additional staff or services are currently needed to accomplish these tasks.

However, facility improvements will still need to occur to keep us competitive with our peer institutions. These improvements would include, but are not limited to:

Area and Project

Estimated Costs


Baseball Field Additional seating


Press box, Concession stand and restrooms Security fencing for gate admission

$100,000 $30,000

3-5 years 1-3 years 1-3 years


1 year



1-3 years

Winterize restrooms and concession stands for early season contests

1-3 years

Softball Field Additional Seating


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