Mission, Vision, Values, & Goals

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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

Inclusion is one of the fundamental values of UWL's Recreational Sports Department. We are committed to equal access to our facility and programs regardless of ability, age, citizenship, economic status, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

The department consists of 9 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 and personal training.  We are one of the most popular programs on campus and consistently have over 90% 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 250 employees serving in a variety of positions including customer service representatives, intramural supervisors, promotions, events supervisors, building managers, climbing wall staff, outdoor connection staff, life guards, intramural officials and intramural score keepers.

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.  
WIRSA Wisconsin Intramural-Recreational Sports Association


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

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