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UWL Rec Sports

Rec Sports is one of the most popular programs on campus, consistently having 85% of the student body participate in one or more of our programs, compared to the national average of 70%.  


Our department consists of 10 programs:  1) indoor climbing; 2) sport clubs; 3) fitness programs;  4) informal recreation; 5) instructional programs; 6) intramural sports; 7) Outdoor Connection gear rental and trips; 8) special events and 9) Fitness Center and 10) EZONE Esports & Gaming.  


Rec Sports is the largest student employer on campus with over 150 student employees serving in a variety of positions including customer service representatives, intramural supervisors, promotions, events supervisors, building managers, climbing wall staff, outdoor connection staff, lifeguards, intramural officials and intramural score keepers.


Giving supports the mission, vision and values of the department including, but not limited to, the Mo McAlpine Student Employee Development Scholarship and the Rec Sports Participation Grant.


See below to see how your donations could make a big difference:

  • $20 – Help support Student Employee Appreciation Week at Rec Sports
  • $35 – Send a student with financial need on a day trip rock climbing or canoeing with Outdoor Connection
  • $40 – Allow a student with financial need to participate in a full semester of group fitness classes
  • $50 – Send a Rec Sports Student Employee to a NIRSA Region III Lead On professional development conference
  • $65 - Send a student with financial need on a weekend trip with Outdoor Connection
  • $100 – Send a Rec Sports employee to a WIRSA professional development conference 
  • $200+ – Help a Rec Sports student employee obtain a wilderness medicine, group fitness or personal trainer certification


Rec Sports Challenge:

Mo McAlpine, Sue White and an anonymous Rec Sports supporter will match the first $1,000 donated to the Rec Sports Development Fund!


When we raise $3,000, and each $1,000 milestone after that, the Director of Rec Sports will receive a whip cream pie in the face in the REC lobby, live streamed on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.


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Graduates of the Last Decade (GoLD) Challenge
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4 Diversity & Inclusion 13
5 Administration & Finance 6
Faculty & Staff Participation Challenge
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Graduates of the Last Decade (GoLD) Match
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