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Mission & Values

Play Hard. Get Fit. Live Well.

The mission of the Division of Recreational Sports is to enhance the UW-Madison experience by providing excellent programs, services, and facilities that promote and inspire the social, mental, and physical wellbeing of the campus community.

Department Values


Innovation & Excellence
We are committed to providing innovative, diverse and high-quality programs, services, and facilities that support and enhance the mission of the University.

Student Development
We are committed to providing students with developmental opportunities including, but not limited to, leadership, supervision, and conflict resolution.

We are committed to fostering relationships by partnering with students, campus departments, and community organizations to support projects and events.

Resource Stewardship 
We are committed to using our financial, human, and physical resources in a responsible manner.

Diversity & Inclusion
We are committed to providing rich and unique opportunities for all employees, members, and participants. Through similarities and differences we find in race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, religion, experiences, backgrounds, and national origin, we believe that diversity enriches and empowers all of our members and staff.

Health & Wellness
We are committed to serving the campus as the recreational health and wellness leader.

Benefits of Campus Recreation

Benefits of Campus Rec

Annual Reports