ORSA History


It All Began at Dayton...

The first Ohio Intramural Sports State Workshop was held in May of 1976 at the University of Dayton, Physical Activities Center, and was hosted by the NIRSA State Director, Patti Holmes and Billy Mayo. The UD Director welcomed approximately 25 participants. Dr. Jim Peterson, US Military Academy and NIRSA Regional Vice-President, gave the keynote address. The one day program was highlighted by a tour of UD’s Physical Activities Center and a commitment to begin a tradition of annual state workshops was agreed upon by all attendees. The conference program was very general in nature and consisted primarily of a variety of buzz sessions. Approximately 12 schools from Ohio were represented.

The tradition continues...

The annual conference continues to bring together students, professionals, and sponsors from around the state of Ohio with over 200 attendees per year.

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