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How do you define a quality life? Recreational Sports helps each individual pursue that answer by providing a wide variety of fitness and wellness programs. Supporting this larger mission requires a focus on daily activities, consistent values, and the continual pursuit of a long-term vision. We’re committed to providing an atmosphere and an environment that is accessible, accommodating, and inclusive for a wide range of people and a wide range of abilities.

The Department of Recreational Sports offers members of the UC Berkeley community an extraordinary experience to live active and meaningful lives while on campus.

Programs and services range from group fitness, aquatics, adventure trips, drop-in fitness and recreation, intramural sports, sport clubs, personal training, WorkFit, and many other activities. Recreational Sports is enhanced by its indoor and outdoor facilities, including three indoor locations, four pools, five tennis courts, and an outdoor adventure center at the Berkeley Marina.

Our Purpose

Inspiring healthy futures together – one step, one experience, one journey at a time.

Our Vision

To be the benchmark for collegiate recreation and campus well-being.

Our Mission

Recreational Sports is a campus leader in proactively advancing the well-being of the Berkeley community.

We provide facilities and dynamic, innovative programs that inspire engagement, enrich student well-being, and bolster retention through experiential learning and leadership development.

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture contributes to the shared campus priority of a thriving, socially conscious global community.

Our Guiding Principles

Empower Growth

We encourage self-discovery and a lifelong pursuit of excellence. 

Challenge Convention

We innovate by taking informed risks and embracing failure in pursuit of excellence. 

Positive Intent

We treat each other with civility and respect. We encourage diverse opinions and welcome meaningful feedback. 

Amplify Connections

We celebrate the individual and embrace the collective in an inclusive, diverse community. 

Selfless Leaders

We foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate community, oftentimes putting greater interests above our own.

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