UMKC Campus Recreation isn't just about fun and games - although we do enjoy those. We're dedicated to helping develop the whole student and teaching students how to care for their health and well-being far beyond their time with us.


The mission of Campus Recreation is to promote and advance healthy lifestyles by providing programs, services and facilities to meet the physical, social, recreational and educational needs of the campus community.


Our vision is to drive a culture of well-being on campus while providing a professional student employment experience centered on growth and development.


Student-Centered: Including students in the decision-making process

Personal Growth: Investing in yourself so you’re able to contribute more to others

Resourceful: Finding ways to get the job done with limited resources

Collaborative: Seeking connections and treating others with cooperation and respect

Excellence: Driven to produce outstanding results while taking measured risks

Strategic Goals

  • Deliver recreational programs and services that enhance campus life and create a vibrant student experience.
  • Develop a professional student employment experience that encourages growth, development and success in future careers.
  • Enhance brand awareness and marketing strategies for the department.
  • Research and implement best practices in collegiate recreation and NIRSA.
  • Play a major role in driving a culture of well-being on campus.