About Recreation & Wellness

OUr Mission

We inspire the USF Community to Achieve Wellness and Success through Recreation Programs and Services.

Our Values

  1. Student Development and Success 
    • We serve and support student success through experiential learning opportunities and recreational programs that enrich the student experience.
    • We cultivate a work environment that supports the growth of student and staff employees in a professional setting.
    • We create and strengthen a student’s sense of belonging on campus.
  2. Inclusion, Diversity, and Respect

    • We are dedicated to creating a welcoming environment that reflects the diversity and dynamic needs of the USF and surrounding community.
    • We embrace people who have different ideas than our own, and will listen without prejudice, bias, or judgement.
    • We recognize that individuals have different barriers to recreation and accept our role in eliminating those barriers.
  3. Wellness
    • We empower ownership of holistic well-being through cultivating healthy habits toward personal and lifelong health.
  4. Excellence & Innovation
    • We strive to achieve and surpass national standards by benchmarking our practices.
    • We create a culture that fosters the development of new and diverse programs and services that exceed our perceived potential.
  5. Intentional Collaboration
    • We will create and sustain relationships within #OneUSF, the surrounding communities, and global partners.
      We enhance and support other USF departments by sharing resources and educational opportunities.

Code Of Conduct

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Assumption of Risk

All individuals who participate in Recreation & Wellness activities will be doing so at their own risk. These risks could include, but are not limited to, muscle cramps, nausea, fainting, abnormal blood pressure, chest discomfort, and even death. The University of South Florida and its Board of Trustees are not responsible for any injury that may occur to individuals participating in any Recreation & Wellness activity. Participation in any Recreation & Wellness activity is on a purely voluntary basis. Individuals are encouraged to have a physical examination and obtain adequate health and accident insurance prior to participation in all Recreation & Wellness activities.