Vision, Mission, & Values


We envision a dynamic department that engages every student and member of the Western Carolina University community by offering diverse opportunities for the development and growth of the whole person.  In doing so, we will become a national leader in the field of recreation and wellness education.


The mission of the Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness is to create a campus-wide culture of wellness by providing programs, services, and facilities for individuals to engage and sustain the active process of healthy living.



Campus Recreation & Wellness recognizes high quality programs and services, as well as positive customer service, can beneficially impact individual experiences. CRW is committed to providing the best quality possible, and upholds the attitude of being an "opportunistic" problem solver while maintaining policies and procedures pertaining to safety, security, and the well being of each individual.


Campus Recreation & Wellness strives to be as inclusive as possible by taking a universal approach that is student-oriented and focuses on providing a diverse array of programs and services. CRW is cognizant of the importance of diversity and aware of our role as a leader in co-curricular learning.

Personal Development

Campus Recreation & Wellness staff believes in their responsibility of developing the whole person, including such characteristics of integrity, leadership, respect, and responsibility. CRW strives to create opportunities to teach the seven dimensions of wellness and the value of a balanced lifestyle.


Campus Recreation & Wellness understands building a sense of community can lead to student retention and satisfaction. CRW commits to building community through collaboration with campus partners, team building within staff, creating a welcoming environment, and providing socialization opportunities through programming efforts.


Campus Recreation & Wellness believes individuals learn best and engage most when having fun in a safe environment. CRW creates opportunities for play for the sake of play.


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