A major responsibility of Campus Recreation is to equip students to not just pursue better jobs but to successfully pursue better lives.

Well-being at UMKC

The NIRSA, collegiate rec’s governing body breaks well-being into seven dimensions: intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, environmental, financial, occupational and psychological.

The Great Jobs Great Lives: The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report, a study of more than 30,000 college graduates noted, “The odds of thriving in all areas of well-being more than double for college graduates when they feel their college prepared them well for life outside of it.”

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Campus Partners Contributing to Student Well-being

Volunteer Opportunities

Campus Recreation also offers the following volunteer opportunities to drive the culture of well-being on campus at UMKC.

A major responsibility of Campus Recreation is to equip students to not just pursue better jobs but to successfully pursue better lives. NIRSA breaks well-being into seven dimensions: intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, environmental, financial, occupational, and psychological.

The Great Jobs Great Lives: The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report, a study of more than 30,000 college graduates noted, “The odds of thriving in all areas of well-being more than double for college graduates when they feel their college prepared them well for life outside of it.

The essential role of a Well-being Ambassador is to contribute to student well-being, including:

  • Program development and assessment (e.g. fun run, humans vs. zombies, health promotion campaign, etc.)
  • Engage with students at events and contribute to campus well-being initiatives
  • Support marketing campaigns for Campus Recreation and campus partners contributing to well-being.

Requirements

Participation is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members.

  • Students must be in good standing with the university and have a 2.5 GPA or higher to serve.
  • Ambassadors should be active and consistent members of the Campus Recreation.

Time commitment

The team will a few times during the academic year. Sub-committees will meet as needed (2-3 times per semester) to complete the tasks necessary to reach group goals.

Is it paid?

No, these are volunteer positions.

Be a Well-being Ambassador

The Campus Recreation Advisory Board is a recommending body which serves to represent the recreational interest and needs of the students and the campus community.  The primary function of the board is to advise the department in matters relating to the administration of programs, facility operations and strategic direction within Campus Recreation. 

It shall serve as a liaison between department staff and program participants, providing a means for input from the students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The Advisory Board will review, advise, support and offer recommendations on:

  • Program development and expansion
  • Program assessment
  • Facility scheduling and operating hours
  • Program and facility use eligibility
  • Capital projects and improvements
  • Major equipment purchases

Requirements

  • Participation is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • Students must be in good standing with the university and have a 2.5 GPA or higher to serve.
  • Board members must be active and consistent members of the Swinney Recreation Center.

Time commitment

The Board will meet 3-4 times a year or on an as-needed basis.

Is it paid?

No, these are volunteer positions.

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