Who we are:
Rec Sports is one of the most popular programs on campus, consistently having 80% 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:
- Indoor climbing
- Sport clubs
- Fitness programs
- Informal recreation
- Instructional programs
- Intramural sports
- Outdoor Connection gear rental and trips
- Special events
- Fitness Center
- 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.
Mo McAlpine Student Employee Development Scholarship
Rec Sports Participation Grant
Your gift will support:
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
2023 ONE DAY FOR UWL Rec Sports Challenge: When we reach $2500, and each $1k after that the Director of Rec sports will take a whip cream pie in the face in the Rec lobby, live streamed on social media!