You rely on the research and peer-review literature supported by NIRSA Foundation donors. In the last two years, there have been more than 37,800 downloads of full-text articles from the Recreational Sports Journal–articles that serve to advance the understanding of the role of campus rec within higher education.
Since 2016, the NIRSA Foundation has awarded $105,000 in support of research projects in the field of campus rec through the NIRSA Research Grant Program. These projects have made indelible contributions to the field and, with them, the profession and professionals can build on the knowledge and research supported by donors.
The Institutional Data Set continues to be the go-to resource for professionals needing benchmarking data. To date, nearly 400 institutions have contributed information on campus rec programs, services, and facilities. With the addition of the Salary Survey, members’ access to benchmarking data continues to grow.