The mission of University Recreation (UREC) is to inspire, empower, and educate the university community by providing comprehensive, high-quality, student-focused programs, facilities, and services that create community, connectivity, and develop exceptional leaders who value and embody healthy lifestyles.
The department is responsible for the following programmatic areas: Club Sports, Event Management, Fitness/Wellness, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Recreation, and also operates and manages the state-of-the-art Campus Center. The Campus Center is a 131,000 sq. ft. facility which was opened in 2006 and contains the following amenities: 13,000 sq. ft. fitness center, four basketball courts, 50 ft. tall and 25 ft. tall climbing walls, two group exercise studios, indoor track, game room, 9,000 sq. ft. ballroom, meeting spaces, locker rooms, and an equipment rental center.
Throughout the course of the year, approximately 300,000 swipes are recorded at the Campus Center turnstiles and roughly 1300 meetings and events are hosted in the ballroom and meeting spaces. In the area of Fitness/Wellness, the department offers 70 group exercise classes a week including: step aerobics, Spinning, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and boot camp to name a few; over 200 personal training sessions are conducted; and specialized programs such as UWG's Biggest Loser are coordinated. 125 Intramural Sports teams participate in sports such as: flag football, soccer, basketball, softball, tennis, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee, with the on-campus champions of many of those sports moving on to compete at the state, regional, or national level. The Outdoor Recreation program leads approximately 18 local and regional trips per year including: backpacking, caving, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, rock-climbing and hiking. UREC also operates a Rental Center where members of the Campus Center can check out canoes, bikes, kayaks, etc. to utilize in conjunction with our programs or on their own.
One of the largest employers of students on-campus, UREC employs roughly 150 students to manage and operate its facilities, programs and services.