Mission, Vision, Values, & Goals
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
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) Strength 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.
AORE The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education is an organization developed by and for outdoor recreation and education professionals and students.
The Recreational Sports Department is committed toward improving the physical, social, educational and recreational needs of the UW-La Crosse Community by providing positive recreational experiences and modern facilities which nurture appreciation of and participation in lifetime activities!