One of this Association’s strategic values is equity, diversity, and inclusion and NIRSA has long supported campus rec departments in their efforts to promote inclusive environments.
Love Yourself Week—an initiative which promotes self-love, self-care, and self-empowerment on campus—was celebrated on the University of Arkansas campus from February 13-17.
Two years ago, Campus Rec at Portland State University took a critical look at its brand; Marketing and Outreach Coordinator Erin Merz shares what they've learned in the years since.
The 2016–2017 year marks the 100th anniversary of the Division of Recreational Sports at the University of Texas at Austin. A year-long celebration will culminate this spring .
In 1916, formalized intramural programming at Oregon State University started. 2016 marked 100 years of collegiate recreation for OSU.
No matter how many NBA games or internationally-acclaimed tournaments Steve Anderson officiates, he can be found at the University of Central Florida at the start of every fall.
When the climate of the country is tense, it can often be tempting to see the rec center as an escape. Campus recreation professionals are in a unique position to affect students' lives with traditional and non-traditional programs.
NIRSA institutional member Georgia Tech believes the integration of physical activity programs with work on mental health, physical health, etc. is important to the development of today’s college student’s lifelong goals related to wellbeing.
Jessica Whitt, Assistant Director of Fitness Services and Instruction at Washington State University’s University Recreation, will follow her passion for teaching fitness by coaching at the first Pink Gloves Boxing training camp in Dubai this coming December.
South Dakota State University is at the forefront of integrated wellness, an emerging trend in collegiate recreation
NIRSA institutional member South Dakota State University believes the integration of physical activity programs with work on mental health, physical health, etc. is important to developing today’s college student’s lifelong goals related to wellbeing.
Longtime NIRSA member Stan Campbell has been honored with the inaugural Student Affairs Student Advocate Award from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
California State University-Northridge is at the forefront of integrated wellness, an emerging trend in collegiate recreation
California State University-Northridge is one of the schools at the forefront of integrated wellness centers, an emerging trend on college campuses.
Earl Cabellon started his career in collegiate recreation as a student at the University of Rhode Island where he first became invested in the field. Learn how he leveraged that investment by maintaining his status in the Registry of Collegiate Recreation Sports Professionals.
Several years ago, University Recreation identified sustainability as one of its primary values. See how that investment is paying off.
RJ Canning worked as a camp counselor during his summers off from high school, and it was actually one of his supervisors there who set him off on a path in collegiate recreation.
By Chantell Cosner, Publications Coordinator for Washington State University’s Administrative Services
As Washington State University students in the Eastern Washington community of Pullman entered the Student Recreation Center on a cold February day, they were met with a large bulletin board filled with colorful, blank post-it notes and the question at the top of the board: […]
Update, May 20: This article has be updated with information regarding Steve Young’s memorial service.
It is with incredible sadness that NIRSA shares the news that Steve Young passed away on Wednesday, May 18 after a five-year battle with brain cancer. He was 59. Steve—known as “SY” to many students and colleagues—had a 32-year storied […]
Member Spotlight: Virginia Tech is at the forefront of integrated wellness, an emerging trend in collegiate recreation
Wellness centers are emerging on college campuses both as a new concept and as a re-imagining of traditional recreation offerings. They encompass preventative as well as reactive services including student health, counseling centers, and programming designed to appeal to historically-underserved populations. It’s a trend that extends beyond facility usage and marks a positive, health-conscious change […]
By Nazifa Islam
When Yvette Kell began working in collegiate recreation her freshman year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she’d already worked for the local park district in her home town, so the Intramural Physical Education (IMPE) building seemed like a logical place for her to look for an on-campus job. It was […]
Jeff Vessely—former president of NIRSA, recipient of the Honor Award, and beloved member for more than 40 years—has passed away
By Pam Watts, NIRSA Executive Director
It is with profound sadness that NIRSA shares the news that Dr. Jeffrey S. Vessely passed away on Monday, February 1. Jeff, affectionately known as “Dr. V.” to many of his students, retired in September 2010 after a 36-year career with Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis’ (IUPUI) School of Physical Education […]