Skip to main content

Accessibility menu

Skip to main content Skip to footer

Mission, Vision, Values & Reports

A page within Rec Sports


Rec Sports Student Staff

The Rec Sports Department

Vision
A thriving community enjoying active and healthy lives

Mission
The Rec Sports Department enhances the UW-La Crosse experience by offering diverse programs, innovative services, growth opportunities and welcoming facilities.

Core Values
Fun, Wellness, Inclusion, Integrity, Collaboration, Customer Service and Leadership Development

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Everyone deserves a chance to play and belong. We recognize that significant disparities exist for historically marginalized people in every aspect of society, including within our facilities, programs and services This is why we are dedicated to creating a space that celebrates, supports, and affirms, everyone from all backgrounds, abilities, and fitness levels. We are focused on eliminating barriers that prevent the full participation of historically excluded populations. We believe in treating everyone with respect and strive to provide recreational facilities, programs and services which are welcoming, accessible and equitable.

Programs
The department consists of 10 programs:  1) indoor climbing; 2) sport clubs; 3) fitness programs;  4) informal recreation; 5) instructional programs; 6) intramural sports; 7) Outdoor Connection gear rental and trips; 8) special events and 9) Fitness Center & personal training; 10) EZONE Esports & Gaming.  We are one of the most popular programs on campus and consistently have over 84% of the student body participate in one or more of our program areas yearly.  We are also one of the largest student employers on campus with over 200 employees serving in a variety of positions including customer service representatives, intramural sports supervisors, promotions, events supervisors, building managers, climbing wall staff, outdoor connection staff, lifeguards, intramural officials and intramural score keepers.

Annual Reports
2023-2024
2022-2023
2021-2022

Professional Association Memberships
NIRSA, the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports.  

AORE , the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education is an organization developed by and for outdoor recreation and education professionals and students.

Recreational Eagle Center (REC) Hours

Regular Summer Hours

Monday - Friday:  8am-8pm
Saturday: 12pm-6pm
Sunday: Closed

The REC will be closing at 5:30pm on the following days:
Tuesday, July 16
Thursday, July 18

Contact Us
608.785.5225
recoffice@uwlax.edu

Outdoor Connection (OC) Hours

Regular Summer Hours

Monday - Friday:  10am-4pm
Saturday:  12pm-6pm
Sunday:  Closed

The REC will be closing at 5:30pm on the following days:
Tuesday, July 16
Thursday, July 18

Contact Us
608.785.8860
outdoorcnt@uwlax.edu

Fitness Center Hours

Regular Summer Hours

Monday - Friday:  8am-8pm
Saturday: 12pm-6pm
Sunday: Closed

The REC will be closing at 5:30pm on the following days:
Tuesday, July 16
Thursday, July 18

Live Facility Counts

Contact Us
608.785.5210
recoffice@uwlax.edu

Climbing Wall Hours

CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

Contact Us
608.785.5225
recoffice@uwlax.edu

EZONE Esports & Gaming Hours

Regular Summer Hours

Monday - Friday:  12pm-8pm
Saturday: 12pm-6pm
Sunday: Closed

The EZONE will be closed on the following days:
Tuesday, July 9: 5-7pm

The REC will be closing at 5:30pm on the following days:
Tuesday, July 16
Thursday, July 18

Contact Us
608.785.8921
recsportsesports@uwlax.edu

Mitchell Hall Pool Hours

CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER

Contact Us
608.785.8698
recoffice@uwlax.edu

Fieldhouse Hours

Access to the Fieldhouse during open rec hours is restricted to those who have a current REC membership (student, faculty/staff, alumni).

Open Rec Hours 
Closed for the summer

Second Floor Track Hours
Managed by the Athletic Department
Monday-Friday:  11am-1pm

There will be no summer open walking. Open walking will begin again on the first day of classes on Sept. 3, 2024

Contact Us
608.785.5225
recoffice@uwlax.edu