Mission: We move Badgers to play hard, get fit, and live well.

Vision: To build a movement of healthy habits through inclusion, education, innovation, and connection.

We put students first.
We celebrate what makes us different and use it to make us stronger.
We believe recreation is a gateway to wellbeing.
We remove barriers, build community, and push limits.
We strive to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
We practice what we preach.
We lean yes.


We are movers. We are motivators.
We are beginners. We are hardcore. We are everyday athletes.
We are more than a building. We are building a movement.
We are active. We are Badgers.

We believe playing hard is more about giving our all than it is about winning.
We believe getting fit is about being more confident in how we feel than in how we look.
We believe living well is not a destination but a journey to do what is best for our body, our mind, and our world.

We believe in the power of a team and the strength of a community.  We lift each other up with our words, our actions, and our attitudes.  We celebrate who we are, where we’re from, what we believe, and why we’re here. We root for every body.

We believe no matter what our goals are, we all have the right to chase them. Our learning goes beyond textbooks and exams, and our education is never over. Outside the classroom, we continue to find our passions, realize our purpose, and flex our potential. That’s where our ideas take shape and our dreams run free.

We believe our choices today become our habits tomorrow. We believe we have to push past our comfort zones to keep moving forward. We believe practice makes progress. And we believe in you.

We are University Recreation & Wellbeing.

Inclusion & Diversity Statement

We offer opportunities for all people to exchange ideas, share experiences, and achieve personal fulfillment. This pursuit of wellness is a right afforded to everyone, regardless of identity or ability. We have a collective responsibility to foster a culture of mutual respect, courteous interactions, and equal opportunities. Through our programs, services, facilities, and staff, we are committed to cultivating and upholding an inclusive environment in which we celebrate the differences of every member of our community.

Human Capital Values

Communication: We are committed to face-to-face, sincere, consistent, clear, concise, and direct interactions with one another.

Ideas: We are committed to collaborative and innovative idea generation with a focus on providing context, following through, and executing.

Recognition: We are committed to the timely and meaningful acknowledgement of each other’s achievements. We are fully aware of an individual’s contribution to the bigger picture.

Environment: We are committed to providing a workplace that is built on mutual respect, understanding, and spirit of collaboration and community. We expect an environment that is focused on inclusion and achievement with an emphasis on doing it right.