Campus Recreation provides opportunities for personal growth through play, wellness and adventure.
Campus Recreation will provide diverse recreational programs and services to engage the campus community.
- Play: We strive to create spaces where recreation can be enjoyed as co-curricular experiences that strengthen and broaden student learning outside the classroom.
- Wellness: We value a community that encourages a balanced life, healthy choices and an environment that facilitates a sense of belonging for every student.
- Adventure: We create experiential learning opportunities for the development of each student and the USU community through a safe and supportive environment.
- Community: We value opportunities in which every individual is welcomed and affirmed and where we seek to understand, respect, and celebrate our diversity.
- Development: We expand the capacity of students to develop life-long skills to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle for the benefit of themselves and others.
Commitment to Inclusion
Campus Recreation is dedicated to inclusive programs, services, and facilities through our commitment to education, outreach, and collaboration. We seek opportunities to create space where all people are welcome and gain a sense of belonging.
- Provide experiential learning and leadership opportunities through recreational programs and services that enhance the collegiate experience.
- Create a cohesive community and welcoming environment which embraces diversity and collaboration through social engagement.
- Offer programs and services that build a foundation of Play, Wellness, and Adventure.
- Partner and collaborate with all university departments, programs, and services to provide communication, training, and expertise that support student learning and development in and out of class.
By participating in Campus Recreation programs and services, students will …
- develop lifelong skills to improve overall health and wellbeing.
- recognize their connection to the campus community and build relationships that contribute to their sense of belonging.
- contribute to a welcoming and respectful environment for all people.
- understand that skills needed for successful recreation overlap with those needed for success in their academic, personal and professional life.
- understand the importance of teamwork, leadership and healthy social interactions in sports competition and beyond.
- experience leadership opportunities that result in improved communication, listening, time management skills, and more self-confidence.
(CAS Domains Met: Knowledge, Acquisition, Integration, Construction, and Application., Cognitive Complexity, Intrapersonal Development, Interpersonal Competence, Humanitarianism and Civic Engagement, and Practical Competence)
The Department of Campus Recreation serves the recreational and fitness needs of students and employees at Utah State University. The program strives to provide facilities, activities and services for persons of all ability levels with varied interest, as well as create a supportive environment to ensure every participant has a positive and successful experience. In addition to the Aggie Recreation Center facility, the department encompasses Aquatic Programming, Fitness and Wellness Education programs, Nutrition Services, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Outdoor Programs, and Student Staff and Leadership.
|CAMPUS RECREATION ASSESSMENT PLAN|
(Objectives and Learning Outcomes)
|Provide experiential learning and leadership opportunities through recreational programs and services that enhance the collegiate experience.||Program Surveys||Student Participants||Each Semester||Associate Director/ Program Directors||Goals 2 and 8|
|Create a cohesive community and welcoming environment which embraces diversity and collaboration through social engagement.||Surveys and Focus Groups||Student Participants||Annually||Associate Director||Goals 1 and 3|
|Offer programs and services that build a foundation of Play, Wellness and Adventure.||Focus Groups||Student Participants||Spring Semester||Associate Director||Goals 5 and 6|
|Partner and collaborate with all university departments, programs, and services to provide communication, training, and expertise that support student learning and development in and out of class.||Self-Assessment||University Departments and Student Participants||Annually||Associate Director||Goals 2 and 7|
The Aggie Recreation Center opened November 19, 2015. As a department, we are committed to continued assessment of the overall department and individual programs and services. Our goal is to ensure that, as a department, Campus Recreation offers the programming and services that our students desire while contributing to the success of the overall goals and success of the Division of Student Affairs. We utilize data to ensure that we are in-line with best practices regionally and nationally and are operating sustainable programs. Some performance reports are available through this website, others are available upon request through Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
- 21/22 Bi-Annual Dashboards
- Fall Semester 2021 Highlights
- 21/22 End of The Year Report
- Recreational Facility Civitas Report
National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Core Competencies: Professional Competencies for Leaders in Collegiate Recreation- Business Management, Facility Management/Planning & Design, Human Resources Management, Legal Liabilities & Risk Management, Personal & Professional Qualities, Philosophy & Theory, Programming, and Research & Evaluation.
Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education: NIRSA- Leaders in Collegiate Recreation is a proud member of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). CAS promotes standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs in order to maximize the quality and effectiveness of higher education services.
National Recognition Documents
Department of Campus Recreation Awards and Recognition