The Division of Recreational Sports has served the campus community since 1916, making it one of the oldest and largest collegiate recreational programs in the country. What began as a men's intramural program has grown and evolved to become one of the most popular programs on campus. A total of 90 percent of the student population, or more than 45,000 young men and women, participate in RecSports programs and activities, accruing more than 3.6 million hours of participation annually. The Division is composed of Intramural Sports, Fitness/Wellness, Outdoor Recreation, Sport Clubs, the Instructional Program and Informal Recreation. Facilities managed by RecSports include over 500,000 square feet of indoor and 40 acres of outdoor space. To serve its patrons, RecSports employs 45 full-time staff members and approximately 1,000 part-time student employees.
The Division of Recreational Sports is committed to being the very best of its kind, an organization that continually advances the industry standard and leads the transformation of recreational sports programs nationwide. We envision a dynamic program that positively engages every student and member of The University of Texas community by offering diverse opportunities for the development and growth of the whole person.
As a Student Affairs agency, Recreational Sports meets the ever-changing needs and interests of students and the campus community by providing programs, services and facilities that are comprehensive, inclusive and unsurpassed in quality. Through participation, we enhance the sociological, physiological and psychological well-being of each individual.
We create environments and opportunities that foster community, form lasting memories and instill a sense of belonging. We promote physical fitness, healthy habits and balanced behaviors, improving the overall wellness of participants. We teach students meaningful life skills, encourage personal achievement, and develop involved and responsible citizens.
In fulfilling this mission, we support and complement the institution’s academic and public service objectives, and make significant contributions to The University’s disciplined culture of excellence.
We adhere to the highest standards, attend to every detail, utilize resources effectively and strive to exceed expectations in all that we do.
We work diligently to earn the confidence and loyalty of our customers by providing a diverse, innovative and responsive program that focuses on participant satisfaction.
We foster relationships and serve as good citizens of The University by partnering with students, campus agencies and the greater community to support projects and events.
We facilitate opportunities for learning, self-discovery, and leadership development through experiential education, teambuilding and role modeling.
We provide secure, accessible environments and diverse experiences that assist students in forging friendships, realizing a sense of belonging and improving self-esteem.
We believe in honesty, fairness, and high ethical standards, embracing trust and respect as the foundation of our organization’s culture.
We employ a knowledgeable and conscientious staff, and encourage professional development, staff achievement and a superior quality of work.
We honor our commitments, and recognize that accountability and professionalism are essential components of an effective and interdependent team.
We promote an interactive and inclusive work environment that is dedicated to courteous behavior, consideration of others, mutual respect and the free exchange of ideas.
We embrace innovation, creativity and imagination, resulting in a visionary approach to positive change and continuous improvement.