Mission & Vision

About Us

Campus Recreation is part of the Division of Student Services at GVSU. Our offices are located in the Recreation Center on the Allendale campus. Our staff consists of four full-time professionals, two graduate assistants, and approximately 150 undergraduate staff members. 


Enhance and engage the GVSU community by providing inclusive and diverse recreational opportunities that inspire participation, promote health and wellbeing, and encourage student development and success.


Campus Recreation aspires to be a leader who integrally contributes to student success through comprehensive and quality recreational services and programs that further wellbeing and community.



We believe in building positive and mutual relationships with the university and surrounding community, including campus organizations, and departments.

Diversity & Inclusion 

We aim to be committed and welcoming to a culture of inclusion, in which we provide recreational programs and services that are accessible and adaptive to the community. We strive to share a diverse array of ideas, opportunities, and experiences.

Healthy Lifestyle 

We aim to offer opportunities for students and the university community to be actively engaged and educated to lead a balanced lifestyle that will enhance their wellbeing.


We believe in offering quality and innovative recreational and competitive programs and services that are inclusive, support health, wellbeing and have a positive impact on the University and surrounding community. 

Student Learning & Development

We believe in providing opportunities that complement the co-curricular learning experience in order to assist in the students' intellectual, personal, and professional development.  We believe individuals learn best and engage most when having fun in a safe environment.


We believe in promoting awareness and being responsible through sustainable efforts in our environment, ourselves, and our resources.

Accessibility Information

Campus Recreation strives to make its programs and services accessible to all participants. If you have questions or would like to or receive additional information about accessibility, please contact us.  

For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation, please call us at 331-3659 or email at rec@gvsu.edu at least 2 days in advance so arrangements can be made in a timely manner. 
Campus Recreation schedules, programs and services are subject to change due to academic classes, special events, maintenance projects, staff availability, attendance, and University breaks. 

Affirmative Action Statement

Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the university

Page last modified January 15, 2018