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 well-being of the campus community.


Innovation and 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 and 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 and wellness:
We are committed to serving the campus as the recreational health and wellness leader.

Benefits of Campus Recreation.

Benefits of campus rec infographic