Impact and Outcomes

UREC Mission Statement

The mission of University Recreation is to engage and enhance the University of Arkansas community through diverse recreational, social, and wellness opportunities. 

UREC Impact

The following images show the positive correlation found between the 2016-2017 freshman's UREC usage and their success.


UREC Impact, Freshman Cohort 2016-2017UREC Impact, Freshman Cohort 2016-2017UREC Impact, Freshman Cohort 2016-2017

UREC looked at participation frequency and various success measures including grade point average (GPA) and fall-to-fall re-enrollment of the 2016-2017 freshman cohort. The findings indicated that students who used UREC more frequently also had higher levels of these success measures. Similar results were found with the 2012-2013 freshman cohort.  Read that report below:

UREC Participation and GPA

UREC participated in a national benchmark study conducted by NASPA: "Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education." This survey measures participation trends, perceptions, and satisfaction levels with UREC services. Results are summarized below: 

2016 NASPA Consortium Results Survey

UREC Department Goals

Building upon University Recreation's mission and the university's guiding priorities, UREC has established five holistic departmental goals:

  1. Demonstrate the value of collegiate recreation
  2. Provide quality facilities and programs
  3. Cultivate meaningful campus partnerships
  4. Be responsible stewards of departmental resources
  5. Enrich student development opportunities