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Welcome to the Rec Center

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the CU-Boulder Student Recreation Center.  At Recreation Services, we strive to create a friendly, safe and fun environment for the campus community.  We invite you to come over, bring a friend or make a friend, and participate in a fitness class, shoot hoops, skate at the ice rink, or take a trip into the great Colorado outdoors. Challenge yourself physically, learn something new, gain valuable leadership experience, or simply relax when you visit the Rec.  Being involved pays great dividends, as studies have found that those who participate in collegiate recreation programs have less stress, develop a sense of community, maintain a higher GPA, and maintain a higher level of fitness throughout their lives. CU at the Rec!

Visit us at, call us at 303-492-6051, or stop by our administrative office in room 118. 
Cheryl L. Kent, Director

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Recreation Services Mission

The mission of Recreation Services (RS) is to promote overall student wellness.
We accomplish our mission by providing organized and informal programs designed to engage the body and mind for the purposes of fun, fitness, social interaction, competition, skill acquisition, and adventure.

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Vision Statement

Recreation Services will continue to offer premier recreation, education, and wellness programs, and we will invest in new and improved facilities to meet the needs of our highly active campus community.

Core Values & Goals:

  •   Build Campus Community
  •   Provide Safe, Healthy Programs and Facilities
  •   Emphasize Sportsmanship & Buff Pride
  •   Promote Fun, Fitness & Competition
  •   Build a Climate of Respect & Trust
  •   Serve with Honor, Integrity & Accountability

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The governance of Recreation Services is a combined effort between a staff of 35 employees and the CUSG Joint Board on Recreation Services (known as the Rec Board). Rec Board is composed primarily of students, with representation from faculty/staff. The Rec Board operates under the authority of the University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG) and the Regents of the University of Colorado.

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Health & Wellness Team/Student Affairs

The Rec Center is a member of the Health and Wellness Team located within the Division of Student Affairs. Other Health and Wellness Team members are: Wardenburg Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, The Office of Victim Assistance, and Alcohol and Other Drugs. Recreation Services works closely with these and other programs within the Division to plan programs, events, facilities and services for students, faculty, and staff.

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Student Recreation Services Privacy Statement

Student Recreation Services supports the protection of individual privacy, and is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of personally identifiable information provided by its employees and customers. It is the policy and practice of Student Recreation Services to collect the least amount of personally identifiable information necessary to fulfill its required duties and responsibilities, complete a particular transaction, or deliver services. Student Recreation Services may share such identifiable information with other individuals or organizations that provide services to the Student Recreation Department. The Student Recreation Services requires these third parties to protect the information they receive pursuant to this policy, the University’s policy, and applicable law.

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