Utah State University’s Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) was featured as Rec of the Month by Campus Rec magazine for December.
In 2012, USU students began to create and secure funding for the state-of-the-art 105,000-square-foot ARC building that opened in November 2015. The building includes hardwood gym courts, an elevated indoor track, a multi-activity court, a 4,600-square-foot fitness center, group fitness studios and student lounges. It also include USU’s outdoor programs featuring a climbing wall, repelling ledge and an outdoor recreation rental shop.
“The honor of being featured as Rec of the Month is a testament to all that went into this building and a nod to the facts that we are staying current with industry trends and that we are a leader in collegiate recreation,” said Daniel Lawrence, director of campus recreation.
Campus Recreation and the ARC aim to be an outlet for the entire USU community and is an inclusive, inviting, welcoming environment for people of all abilities.
“The Aggie Recreation Center addresses the recreational needs of USU’s Logan students, as well as enhances their sense of community and engagement on campus,” said James Morales, vice president for student services.
As part of its efforts, USU Campus Recreation not only focuses on the physical aspects of living a healthy life, but also focuses on mental health and wellbeing. The department works closely with the Aggies Think, Care, Act initiative, as well as with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Student Affairs to provide a welcoming place for stress relief. During finals week the ARC gave students a respite from finals with friendly dogs, coloring pages and snacks.
“No matter who you are, you are welcome here – we want to help you find your fit,” Lawrence said.
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