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Rec Facts That Matter

Campus Recreation Services, an institutional member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) for over 40 years, wanted to share this information with you.

  • Participation in rec sports programs and activities is correlated with overall college satisfaction and success.
  • Heavy users of campus rec sports programs and activities are happier than light users and non users.
  • Rec sports programs and activities was the fifth (out of 21) most significant determinant of college satisfaction and success for heavy users, ranking higher than internships, student clubs, and entertainment.
  • Students who participated heavily in college rec sports are more socially oriented than other students.

Source:
The Value of Recreational Sports in Higher Education, 2004, The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association.

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