University of Toledo

Toledo

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio


MISSION STATEMENT

UT Recreational Services (UTREC) strives to enhance the human condition with a focus on health and well-being by providing impactful programs and services that enrich student learning as well as The University of Toledo community.

Vision: We are the premier service provider to the UT community for healthy lifestyle options and development opportunities for student success.

Values:

  • We are your UTREC — A community for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and guests that takes pride in celebrating what it means to be a Rocket.
  • We are your Health — To support a state of physical fitness.
  • We are your Well-Being — To provide an outlet to pursue a holistic lifestyle.
  • We are your Development — To grow, improve, enhance, be educated and advance.
  • We are your Inclusion — To celebrate an environment that is welcoming to all.
  • We are your Diversity — To embrace the unique variety of others.
  • We are your Community — To serve, engage and connect.

FACILITY AMENITIES

UTREC has four facilities — three are located on the main campus of the University of Toledo and one is located at on the Health Science Campus of the University of Toledo.

  • Student Recreation Center — Main Campus
    • Weight and cardio equipment
    • Indoor track — three lanes, six laps per mile
    • Climb wall — 30 feet high
    • Five basketball courts
    • 2 outdoor sand volleyball courts with patio
    • Auxiliary gym
    • Two racquetball courts
    • Aquatic center with three pools
    • 11-lane competition pool
    • Dive well
    • Leisure pool
  • Morse Fitness Center — Health Science Campus
    • Weight and cardio equipment
    • Indoor track
    • Basketball court
    • Fitness studio
  • Carter Field — Main Campus
    • Nine acres of land used for intramural sports, sport clubs, band practice, varsity football practice, campus events and external events
  • Health Education Building — Main Campus
    • Four basketball courts
    • Five-lane therapy pool
    • Indoor track

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aquatics
    • Private swim lessons
    • UT swim school
  • Challenge
    • Climb wall
    • Open kayaking
  • Competitive Sports
    • Intramural sports
    • Sports clubs
  • FitWell
    • Fitness assessment
    • Personal training
    • RocketEx – group exercise
  • Safety
    • First aid
    • Basic life support
    • Lifeguarding
    • Basic water rescue
    • Water safety instructor
  • UTREC Kids Camp (summer only)
  • Rentals
    • Campus and community events and meetings
    • Birthday parties
    • Field trips
    • After proms
  • Events
    • Night at the Rec
    • Toledo Unity Bowl
    • UT Bouldering Competition
    • UT Bench Press Competition
    • UTri Indoor Triathlon
    • Member Appreciation Week

FUN FACTS

  • The first university recreation center in the nation to have a waterslide.
  • Hosts Student Leadership Academy (SLA) a two-day course with presentations from UT staff, faculty, Board of Trustees and community professionals to help build stronger student leaders in the recreational services department and the University of Toledo.
  • The Office of Recreational Services partners with Metroparks Toledo, Lucas County Special Olympics and Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities to bring unified sport opportunities including the Toledo Unity Bowl and March Madness.
  • The Student Recreation Center and Morse Fitness Center see nearly 400,000 visits annually.
  • A nine-member professional staff in the department.
Bobby Dyer
Bobby is a staff writer at Peake Media. Reach him at bobby@peakemedia.com.

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