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Value of Campus Recreation

University Recreation programs and services enhance the student experience in many different ways and evidence continues to demonstrate the degree to which various forms of recreation influence multiple, student-related outcomes.

Academic Success

University recreation is an integral component of the student experience that develops and reinforces the personal characteristics which lead to academic success.

Campus recreation participation strengthens student engagement and results in positive academic outcomes.

Professional & Leadership Development

Participation and employment in university recreation serve as a potent vehicle through which transferable job skills are developed and prepare students for success in the campus rec profession and other fields.

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Diversity & Inclusion

University recreation provides inclusive spaces and programs that facilitate exposure to people of different backgrounds and the building of connections within and between underrepresented populations.

Diversity & Inclusion

Recruitment & Retention

Participation in university recreation, as well as the availability of recreation programs and facilities, are factors that influence student matriculation and graduation.

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Engagement & Belonging

University recreation provides individuals with the opportunity to build and belong to a community and engage with others.

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Physical Health

University recreation participation leads to the development of lifelong, physically active habits and improved health outcomes for participants.

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Mental Wellbeing

University recreation provides opportunities to engage in activities that support and enhance the mental and emotional wellbeing of participants.

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