Our Mission

University Recreation serves students and the greater University of Alabama community by providing opportunities to foster health and well-being, learning, leadership, and inclusion.

University Recreation Values

Excellence: transcending expectations in facilities, programs, services, and patron experiences
Well-Being: positively contributing to the dimensions of wellness
Responsibility: embracing leadership for the provision of the highest quality campus recreation opportunities
Development: contributing to the overall growth and progress of the student body
Civility: providing a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment for all patrons
Service: diverse and extensive advancement and reinforcement through servant leadership Engagement: intentional opportunities for personal empowerment and collaboration
Innovation: remaining relevant in a dynamic field

University Recreation 2015-16 Operational Outcomes

As a result of access to programs, services and facility offerings through University Recreation and the addition of the new Student Activity Center at Presidential Village, overall participation will increase by 5% at non-aquatic featured facilities (i.e. Student Recreation Center and the Student Activity Center at Presidential Village).

As a result of access to programs, services and facility offerings through University Recreation, the number and frequency of participation at the Aquatic Center will increase by 2%.

As a result of the unique living proximity to the Student Activity Center at Presidential Village (SACPV) during the past academic year as freshmen, sophomore class participation will be monitored by facility to assess SACPV patron retention rates.

In order to improve patron experience, fitness equipment repair time will be monitored so as to assess equipment failure patterns, access to repair parts, and ability to repair in a timely fashion.

As a result of online continuing education opportunities, fitness staff (both personal training and group exercise) will complete the three levels of training in each semester of the academic year.

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the fall All-Staff Training, employee success will be monitored based on continuation of employment.

University Recreation will conduct research to examine the differences in perceived stress level of participants and non-participants.