Mission, Vision, Values & Reports

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The Rec Sports Department

A thriving community enjoying active and healthy lives

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 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.

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 85% 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 150 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.

Annual Reports

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.

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