University Wellness and Recreation Mission Statement

University Wellness and Recreation is committed to fostering a culture of wellness that enhances the educational experience and promotes lifelong wellness through programs, services and facilities to the University of Minnesota Crookston community. 

University Wellness and Recreation Vision Statement

To be the leader in collegiate recreation and be a vital part of university life by building a culture of health and well-being that connects with individuals and strengthens community. 

University Wellness and Recreation Values

Student Engagement

As our number one priority, create a collaborative environment that provides exceptional recreation, education and leadership. 

Campus Life

Enrich the quality of life by aggressively promoting the benefits of physical activity, leadership development and social interactions in healthy surroundings. 


Deliver innovative co-curricular opportunities that serve to provide a connecting link between students, the University and the community, thus advancing the institution's recruitment, retention and outreach efforts. 


Provide an outstanding experience to meet the individual needs of our participants regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or disability. 


Develop ideas and creative solutions implemented through collaborative efforts to ensure up-to-date offerings in an ever changing environment. 


Provide training and facilities that ensure a safe and welcoming environment.

Healthy Behaviors 

Model a balanced lifestyle in our personal and professional lives and promote balance between students, the University and community. 


Adhere to the highest principles of ethical behavior in all relationships and interactions with our students, the University and community


Enhance our members' physical, social, emotional, spiritual, environment, intellectual and occupational (financial) well-being by developing a lifelong commitment to health and physical activity.