About Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation enhances well-being and the educational experience in the UC Davis community through personal development and involvement in our dynamic programs, services and facilities.



Campus Recreation enhances student well-being and the educational experience in the UC Davis community through personal development and involvement in our dynamic programs, services, and facilities.


We create an inclusive and engaging environment that inspires passion, excellence and a healthy quality of life.     


Inclusion – Dedicated to creating welcoming recreational programs and safe spaces that reflect the diversity and ever-changing population of our participants.

Integrity – Fully embracing the principles of community; we listen, respect, encourage and celebrate.

Fiscal Responsibility – Ethical stewards of resources using funds in the most efficient, transparent and effective manner.

Well-being – A personal journey to be healthy and happy through the incorporation of all dimensions of wellness.

Student Focus – Decision-making and allocation of resources that serve and support student success through the delivery of our programs, services and facilities.

Sustainability – Operates in an environmentally friendly manner and work to ensure longevity of our investments.

Innovation – Creativity and forward thinking to develop new solutions to improve and enhance our programs, services and facilities.

Collaboration  Work cohesively with our partners to achieve goals and find solutions in a meaningful way.

Student Development – Support opportunities for both students and staff to grow personally and professionally to help reach their potential throughout college and beyond.

Risk Management – A proactive community to minimize risk for all participants of our programs, services and facilities.

Inclusion Guidelines

The UC Davis Department of Campus Recreation has partnered with campus experts to design and launch formal department guidelines and best practices in support of equal access to our programs, facilities and services for all campus communities, including transgender, intersex and gender-non-conforming individuals. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.

In keeping with the University's policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression, Campus Recreation and Unions supports and values an individual's right to access facilities, restrooms, locker rooms, programs and services in accordance with an individual's gender identity and gender expression. –UC Davis Campus Recreation inclusion guidelines

Why Were These Guidelines Created?

Campus Recreation values diversity and seeks to create a safe and fun environment that is accessible to all members of the UC Davis Community. Our inclusion guidelines support the University’s policy of nondiscrimination. The policy states:

The University of California, Davis in accordance with applicable Federal and State Law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth and medical conditions related thereto, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. –University of California Policy of Nondiscrimination

Want More Information?

UC Davis LGBTQIA Resource Center
Department of Campus Recreation

Advisory Boards

ARC Member Services Advisory Council

ARC Member Services within Campus Recreation is seeking up to five UC Davis students and up to five UC Davis alumni, faculty, staff or members of the Davis community to serve on the board/committee of this new council. We encourage any student to apply, whether or not you use the ARC facility. For more information about your role on the council and to apply, please visit this form.

Campus Recreation Advisory Council

The charge of the Campus Recreation Advisory Council is to review the operational, programmatic and fiscal operations of recreation and to recommend steps to be taken to enhance the health, fitness and well being of students, faculty, staff and the campus community. This process will include, but will not be limited to, the current practices, programs, facility usage priorities, policies and strategic planning for capital projects.

The council will provide recommendations to the director of recreation with its assessment of the effectiveness of recreation in meeting the needs of the campus community and its recommendations for the future.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Campus Recreation Advisory Council. 

The department also engages the following advisory councils:

Equestrian Center Advisory Council
IM Sports Advisory Council
Sport Clubs Advisory Council


Recreation Advisory Council Application


NIRSA (National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association) comprises and supports leaders in collegiate recreation. As college and university students develop into future leaders, NIRSA members support their learning and growth by fostering lifelong habits of wellbeing.

Learn more at NIRSA's website.