The UCSB Department of Recreation provides programs, services, and facilities which promote an active, balanced lifestyle that contributes to the development of social, emotional, and physical health essential to long-term wellbeing.
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The University of California community and the Department of Recreation values diversity, embraces inclusion, and honors excellence. Teaching, scholarship, research, creativity, innovation, and service flourish when all members of the community are welcomed, supported, and respected. Our work continues to fulfill these values. We are committed to removing barriers preventing full expression of our potential and to reflecting the population of California in our staff, especially those who have been systematically and historically underrepresented. Learn More.
The UCSB Recreation Center opened in 1995 with 100,000 sq. ft. and has been one of the most popular spots on campus ever since. The original Rec Cen has two swimming pools, two gymnasia, two weight rooms, two squash courts, and five racquetball courts. The Rec Cen Expansion (Rec Cen II) was approved by students in Spring 2000, opened in the Spring of 2005, and added 56,000 sq. ft. to the Rec Cen Complex. The expansion includes an additional weight room, multi-activity court (MAC), climbing center, spa, pottery studio, classroom, and additional locker facilities.
The Recreation Center Governance Board addresses policies governing the Recreation Center's purpose and image, facilities, services, programs, activities, scheduling, access and establishes user fees. It reviews and has full authority over the operation and development of the Recreation Center with respect to any matters involving policy, and has authority for approval of the annual Recreation Center budget. The Board is involved only in policy-making; implementation of the policy is a function of Recreation Center management. The Board is not involved in daily management matters. Any decisions made by the Board are ultimately subject to review and a possible veto by the Chancellor.
The Board consists of 10 voting members:
2 Intramurals Representatives
1 Sport Clubs Representative
1 Exercise & Sport Studies Representative
1 Graduate Student Representative
1 Faculty Representative
1 Staff Representative
1 Alumnus Representative
Contact Emily Boone for more information at Emily_Boone@ucsb.edu.
The Department of Recreation works to foster community while promoting and inspiring a fun, active, and healthy lifestyle. Students, faculty, and staff come to our Department daily to utilize our state-of-the-art facilities, participate in engaging activities, socialize, and find their fit. With over 150,000 square feet of space and an abundance of special events throughout the year, partnering with Recreation is a great way to promote your message and gain exposure in a number of different ways.
We thank our sponsors for helping our programs succeed and continuing to support Recreation!
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