Sport & Recreation

Institutional Mission

The College of Micronesia-FSM is a learner-centered institution of higher education that is committed to the success of the Federated States of Micronesia by providing academic, career and technical educational programs characterized by continuous improvement and best practices.

Department’s Mission Statement

The Department of Student Services' mission is to support student development by providing learner-centered programs and services that fulfill the diverse educational, recreational, social, and cultural needs of student population and the College’s community.

Unit or Program’s Mission Statement

To enrich the educational experiences of the college community through sports competitions and recreational activities.

Strategic Directions (6)

  1. Focus on student success
  2. Emphasize academic offerings in service to national needs.
  3. Be financially sound, fiscally responsible, and build resources in anticipation of future needs
  4. Invest in and build a strong capacity in human capital.
  5. Become a learning institution through development of a learning culture guided by learning leaders.
  6. Evoke an image of quality

Sports and Recreation Center

The Sports and Recreation Center enriches the educational experiences of the college community through sports competitions and recreational activities. The Sports Division enhances the quality of life for the college community by encouraging participation in activities that promotes physical fitness and social activities that compliments the diversity of cultures.

The Sports and Recreation Center organizes sports competitions, train students to become sports administrators, coaches and officials, provide pathways for elite students to become Olympians, provide opportunities for students to compete in different levels of competitions at the state, national, regional and international, provide equal opportunity, protect an individual’s rights and create an enjoyable atmosphere for the college community.

The Sports and Recreation Center also serves as a meeting venue for government offices, non-government organizations, other stakeholders and all other college sponsored programs and activities.

Active Team Sports

The Team sports are actively played by both genders, and in fall semesters, the Sports and Recreation Center organizes the College Intramural Games, registration is open to any teams from the students, faculty/staff and the community. In spring semesters registration of teams is limited to students from the Four Respective FSM States. Team Sports are inclusive of:

  • Basketball (indoor)
  • Volleyball (indoor)
  • Softball (outdoor)
  • Football (Soccer) (outdoor)
  • Beach Volleyball (outdoor)

Active Individual Sports

Individual Sports are also actively played by both genders and are organized mainly during summer sessions. Individual Sports are inclusive of:

  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Billiard
  • Wrestling
  • Resistance Training
  • Athletics

Summer Slam tournaments are organized during summer to help promote awareness of living a healthy life style at the College through basketball tournament. Such tournaments are inclusive of

  1. Substance Abuse Prevention Tournament
  2. Sexual Transmitted Diseases Prevention Tournament
  3. World Cancer Week Tournament

Services

Services are provided daily on a two shifts rotation from Monday to Friday. Early shift from 8:00am to 5:00pm and late shift from 2:00pm to 10:00pm to assist all patrons utilizing the Sports and Recreation Center to enhance skills and knowledge as they engaged in the various recreational activities to foster support for access and satisfaction.

Services are provided on Saturdays and Sundays depending on facility reservations by the college community or other stakeholders to hold programs, sports or social activities.

Services are provided daily to ensure its operation is supporting the Unit’s, the Student Services Departments and the Institutional mission.

Custodial Services are provided daily to upkeep and maintain cleanness and a safe environment for all facility users.

Open Sports and Recreation Center

The Sports and Recreation Center staff is dedicated to maintaining open recreation for the college community to engage in various recreational activities without prior reservations. Students are encouraged to utilize these services during open recreation hours.

Closing of Sports and Recreation Center

All areas including locker rooms should be vacated by closing time each night. Staff on duty will do reminders at thirty minutes and fifteen minutes prior to closing, and at the actual closing time of the building.

Closures (facility)

Facilities may be closed and/or reservations canceled when warranted (i.e. special events, maintenance projects, and inclement weather). The Management of the Sports and Recreation Center will post any scheduled changes at the discretion of the immediate supervisor.

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct is enforced at the Sports and Recreation Center at all times. The use of sports facilities is a privilege with all members and participants are expected to be good citizens and respect the rights of others.

Individuals who engage in unacceptable or irresponsible behavior may have their access to the sports facilities revoked as determined by the Management. Students may be subject to further institution disciplinary action as outlined in the Code of Student Responsibilities. To ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment, the Sports and Recreation Staff will enforce the usage guidelines and other posted regulations. Failure to abide by these rules and regulations may result in access privileges revoked.

Liability Waiver

All members participating in any sports competitions organized by the Sports and Recreation Center must sign a Liability Waiver prior to participating in the competition. Liability Waiver recognizing the potential for serious injury while participating in the competition on or off campus. All who access the sports competitions hereby agrees to release, discharge and waive any law suit against COM-FSM, its officers, employees, and agents for any liability, loss or damage resulting from injury to person or property while participating in the sports competitions organized by the Sports and Recreation Center.

Special Need Access

The Sports and Recreation Center is designed to accommodate patrons of varying abilities. Sports and Recreation staff is available to provide special assistance to members with disabilities. Members are encouraged to provide as much advance notice as possible to the facility prior to a visit to help ensure that their request for special assistance may be met.

Posted Rules

Specific policies and room regulations are posted on site and must be observed. Verbal instructions issued by all staff must strictly be followed.

Equipment Issue Rules

Equipment (balls, racquets, nets, etc) is available for borrowing from the Equipment Room. A Valid College Identification Card is required to be issued the equipment for use.

  1. Equipment must be returned at least 15 minutes prior to closing time.
  2. Individuals will be charged a fee for damaged or lost equipment. Fee will be determined based on fair market value/replacement cost of the item.
  3. Faculties and Staff may check out equipment for their guest, but assume full responsibility for equipment issued.
  4. Equipment may be barrowed by instructors for educational purposes, but assume full responsibility for equipment issued.
  5. Equipment failures should be reported immediately to Sports and Recreation Center staff at the Service Window

Locker Room Policies

The East Wing Locker room is designated to male students and the West Wing is designated to the female students. At certain occasions when hosting major basketball competitions where teams are required to be in their locker rooms, only the rooms are available but not the lockers unless athletes are members of COM-FSM and have access to the lockers.

  1. The Sports and Recreation Center is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal property.
  2. If suspicious individuals wandering through the locker rooms at any time they must be reported immediately to a staff at the Service Window.
  3. If opposite sex are found in the wrong locker room, they must be reported immediately to the staff at the Service Window.
  4. Individuals using the lockers must clear all personal belongings and turn in the key to staff in charged at the end of the semester.

Lost and Found

Personal hygiene items such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc. will be disposed of each day at closing time. Other items of value will be sent immediately to the Management office for reporting.

  1. Lost College ID’s will be held at the Service Window for retrieval.
  2. Wallets, cell phones, MP3 players, and other items deemed to be of high value will be sent to the Management office for security purposes.
  3. The Sports and Recreation Center is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property.

Footwear

Proper athletic footwear must be worn while participating in the college sponsored sports competitions at the Sports and Recreation Center.

  1. Non-marking sports shoes are required on the courts and other areas when engaged in physical activity.
  2. Sandals, Flip Flops, and Dress Shoes, Safety Shoes or any hard heels foot wear are prohibited and must not wear on the competition court.

Smoking, use of Tobacco and Chewing Betel Nut

  1. Smoking and use of other tobacco products are prohibited in the facility and at active entrances.
  2. Chewing of betel nut is prohibited in the facility and on the porch area

Alcohol and Drugs

Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs may not be consumed prior to or while using the facility. Individuals may not use the facility while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The Sports and Recreation Center staff reserves the right to question any individual and ask them to leave and/or deny entrance if suspecting someone under the influence.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8:00am-10:00pm

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