Baylor > Campus Recreation > Mission & Vision
Campus Recreation engages students and the Baylor community in experiential learning, recreational and leisure activities that equip individuals to live balanced, holistic, and healthy lifestyles.
The Department of Campus Recreation at Baylor University is committed to being the very best at programming with distinctive purpose. We will reach beyond the traditional industry standards to enhance the total development of students through each aspect of the recreational programming. We envision a dynamic array of programs that positively engage students and develop community between students as well as a long-term commitment to Baylor University.
The Department of Campus Recreation at Baylor University is charged with intentionally engaging the campus community in experiential learning activities focused on developing the whole person and equipping individuals with the skills necessary for balanced and healthy living and lifelong learning and leisure.
Through deliberate programming, Campus Recreation inherently creates a practical lab where students are challenged to live out their faith, develop character and understand the implication of their actions having the potential to lead and influence others and contribute to the community and outcomes of their diverse recreational experiences. Students working within the Department are guided in their growth and understanding of personal accountability, respect for others, service, commitment and ethical decision-making allowing them to leave the university equipped as servant leaders.
To fulfill our mission, the Department of Campus Recreation guides students to live in balance with self, others and God by nurturing the physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness of students. We help students:
-Create patterns of physical activity that are congruent with healthy lifestyles.
-Develop social relationships built on trust and accountability.
-Discover emotional balance through physical activity and experiences.
-Relate physical activity and experiences to spiritual development.
A brief look at our programs will show that participation already reflect the diversity of the Baylor student body. It is our belief that we should continue to be intentional and creative in the way we meet student needs based on differences and interests and improve the overall opportunities offered to all students. We want to be outstanding at supporting and encouraging non-traditional recreation while highlighting the more traditional recreational programs.
Commitment to Students
Quality – We will adhere to the highest standards of safety and efficiency. We will strive to exceed expectations and do so in a timely manner.
Service – We will work diligently to earn the confidence and loyalty of our students by providing a diverse array of programs that focuses on student satisfaction and interest.
Student Development – We will facilitate opportunities for learning, self-discovery, faith development, and leadership development through experiential education, team-building and role modeling.
Community – We strive to provide secure accessible environments along with diverse experiences that assist students in forging life-long friendships, realizing a sense of belonging and improving self-esteem. Student participation reflects the diverse Baylor community and is inclusive of all students who enjoy the traditional recreational programs.
Commitment to one another
Integrity – We believe in honesty, fairness and Biblical standards; primarily those that embrace and enhance trust as the foundation of our department.
Excellence – We will exemplify lives that are above reproach while maintaining a high level of effectiveness. We employ and train students who are knowledgeable and consistent while encouraging development, innovation, and quality of work.
Responsibility – We honor our commitments within and beyond the department and recognize that accountability and professionalism are essential components of an interdependent team.
Communication – We promote timely and honest communication among staff as well as with our constituents. We seek feedback and "speak the truth in love."
Growth – We embrace creativity and vision resulting in growth for the student worker as well as the student participant. The results of collaboration and communication will create positive synergy and change along with continuous improvement of staff and programs.
Collegiality – We will strive to work toward divisional goals and commit to support other departments in spirit, word and deed.
Commitment to the University
Collaboration – We actively seek partnerships that will encourage collaboration and strengthen ties among departments and divisions of the university to enhance the total experience of the students.
Stewardship – We commit to being responsible stewards of the fiscal resources entrusted to us by the university.
Recruitment – We promote healthy lifestyles and engaging activities that serve as a highlight of recruiting trips as well as campus tours and visits. We strive to maintain facilities above industry standards to underscore the university's commitment to the total development of students.
Retention – We provide significant and meaningful opportunities where students are encouraged to engage themselves in a diverse community and share common experiences, thereby developing a deeper connection and increased loyalty to the university.