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Campus Recreation

  • Informal Recreation - The Aggie Recreation Center, HPER Building and Fieldhouse are multipurpose facilities with several activity spaces, including: weight rooms for strength training and cardiovascular conditioning, multi-purpose gymnasiums, two indoor jogging tracks, six racquetball courts, an indoor climbing wall and bouldering wall, group fitness rooms, locker rooms, administrative offices and meeting spaces, and two pools.
  • Aquatic Programs provide a safe and inviting environment supported by educated, enthusiastic, and professional American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors. Aquatics provides a place for physical activity and leisure to individuals with different needs and goals as well as educate participants on water safety practices. 
  • Fitness Programs provide integrated programs, resources and services, in order to promote healthy lifestyles, create opportunities for positive behavior modification and enhance student academic success. Programs and services include group fitness classes, personal training services, weight management and nutrition consulting, workshops, incentive programs and special events.
  • Intramural Sports offer participants the opportunity play organized sports in a recreational but competitive atmosphere, learn new sports skills, and have fun with fellow friends and students. The Intramural Sports program offers a wide variety of team sports, team and individual tournaments, and special events.
  • Club Sports provide opportunities to participate in competitive and recreational sports and also learn valuable life skills in organization, communication and leadership. Club Sports have been established to promote and develop the interests and skills of their members in a particular sport or recreational activity.
  • Outdoor Programs provides opportunities for outdoor education and leadership experiences through the climbing and bouldering walls, adventure trips and workshops. Outdoor gear can also be checked out at the Aggie Recreation Center Rental Shop.
  • Student Staff and Leadership program includes training and supervising both undergraduate students (200+) and volunteers in facility and game management, teaching and educational sessions, program execution and evaluation, and risk management administration.

Mission Statement

Campus Recreation provides wellness and healthy lifestyle oriented programs, events, and services to Utah State University students and employees via five program areas: Aquatics, Fitness, Club Sports, Intramurals, Outdoor Recreation. Facility operations supplement the program area functions and provide seamless customer service to USU students, employees, and the community. Campus Recreation creates opportunities for student to enhance the college experience through play, wellness, and adventure!

Vision Statement

Campus Recreation is committed to being recognized as a leader on campus and in recreation within higher education across the country. We will continue to provide dynamic and diverse recreational experiences to engage students in a positive manner through learning and leadership opportunities. Campus Recreation is dedicated to creating excellent student and professional development.

Commitment to Inclusion

Campus Recreation provides a diverse and intentional recreational program in a safe, inclusive, and accessible environment which enhances the social, mental, and physical well-being of the entire University Community. We are dedicated to inclusive programs, services, and facilities through our commitment to education, outreach, and collaboration.

Goals

  1. Provide experiential learning and leadership opportunities through recreational programs and services that enhance the collegiate experience.
  2. Create a cohesive community and welcoming environment which embraces diversity and collaboration through social engagement.
  3. Offer programs and services that build a foundation of Play, Wellness and Adventure. 
  4. 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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. By participating in Campus Recreation programs and services, students will understand how physical activity will improve health.
  2. By competing in Intramural and Club Sport programs, students will learn to work cooperatively as a team and resolve conflicts among team members.
  3. Campus Recreation student leaders will experience leadership opportunities that result in improved communication, listening, time management skills, and more self-confidence.
  4. By participating in Outdoor Programs, students will develop a greater understanding of sustainability and environmental issues.
  5. By participating in Campus Recreation programs and services, students will recognize their connection to the campus community and build relationships with peers.
  6. Through participation in Campus Recreation fitness activities, students will discover ways to achieve fitness goals and develop skills to manage weight and stress.
  7. Campus Recreation student participants will establish respect for differences through diverse interactions.
  8. Through participation in Campus Recreation programs and services, students will integrate knowledge and skills to improve personally and academically.

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.


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, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Outdoor Programs, and Student Staff and Leadership.   

CAMPUS RECREATION ASSESSMENT PLAN/MATRIX, 2017-2018
Goals
(Objectives and Learning Outcomes)
Assessment Tool
(Criteria)
Data Source
Documentation
Timeline Responsible
Persons
Map to
Division Goals
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.  In an effort to fully create a valuable assessment process, we allowed one full academic year to collect data. As a department, we are now creating the assessment plan to begin assessing the overall department and programs.  As we continue to collect data, we will begin to create our feasibility study to be confident that the department is feasible and that we can realistically work within the parameters that are set forth.