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UCLA Recreation

UCLA Recreation is committed to providing high-quality recreational experiences that benefit the campus community.

Reflecting the varied leisure and wellness needs of the University community, UCLA Recreation provides extensive access to a broad range of recreational activities and services. The Department offers programming which encompasses the competitive, passive, social, cultural, and instructional aspects of recreational activity. In addition, UCLA Recreation manages 14 of the University's recreational and athletic facilities offering recreation, sport, and numerous multi-use options for student and university events.

UCLA students, faculty, staff, and eligible alumni affiliates (and their family members) can access our many programs and facilities. UCLA students, through their tuition and fees, have access to recreation facilities and may purchase additional services. UCLA faculty, staff, emeriti and alumni affiliates (and their family members) are eligible to purchase a membership for access to our many programs and facilities.

Institutional studies indicate that over 80% of UCLA students utilize recreational facilities or services during their tenure at the University.

Department Mission Statement

CRA Timeline - View UCLA Recreation's Historical Timeline and Overview of Cultural and Recreational Affairs.

UCLA Community's Demand for Recreational Space - UCLA Recreational Space Master Plan.

Advisory Board - John Wooden Center Board of Governors

The John Wooden Center Board of Governors is a student majority committee that is involved in decisions regarding the design and use of as well as policy and operational issues regarding the John Wooden Center, UCLA’s recreation facility.

The John Wooden Center is a multi-faceted facility. Here's an overview of the facility and an in-depth history of the Wooden Center.

Have a question regarding board meeting protocol? Here's a summary of Robert's Rules of Order.

Related Links:

2017- 18 Roster

Meeting Minutes and Charter

JWC BOG Resolutions

UCLA Community's Demand for Recreational Space - UCLA Recreational Space Master Plan.

 

Advisory Board - Student Activities Center Board of Governors

The Student Activities Center Board of Governors oversees the Student Activities Center. The SAC Board of Governors is a majority student run board whose membership is composed of tenants of the SAC, with four graduate representatives and four undergraduate representatives. The SAC Board of Governors is responsible for the review, recommendation and oversight of all budgetary operations of the SAC and acts in an advisory role to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.

Student Activities Center Board of Governors 2017-18 Roster

Student Activities Center Charter

Student Activities Center Meeting Minutes

SAC BOG Annual Reports

Have a question regarding board meeting protocol? Check out this summary of Robert’s Rules of Order.

Advisory Board - Student Leadership Employee Advisory Council

The Student Leadership Employee Advisory Council is made up of a minimum of 12 students appointed from the program, facility, or service they represent (i.e., Intramurals, FIT, Aquatics, MAC, etc.) within UCLA Recreation. Each of the at large members must have prior participation and involvement in the programs and services of UCLA Recreation. At large members are appointed by a Manager, Assistant Director, or Director with UCLA Recreation.

The purpose of the Student Leadership Employee Advisory Council is to provide an opportunity for student involvement with Recreation related business in an advisory role, interaction with professional staff, and to promote student employee leadership development. The Council is charged with the responsibility to:

  1. Advise the Recreation staff as to changes in the interpretation of rules and policies governing specific Recreation programs;
  2. Serve as a sounding board for all Recreation programs and services;
  3. Advise the Recreation staff of needed additions/improvements to Recreation facilities;
  4. Promote and participate in student leadership development opportunities for Recreation student staff;
  5. Promote and organize special events to recognize student employee service and achievement; and
  6. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Recreation.

Constitution

The Rec It Program

The Rec It Program aims to reward the UCLA Recreation student employees who are going above and beyond in their jobs. Professional staff can reward student employees Rec Its for:

  1. Customer Care - For example, a student employee goes outside to help orient a patron to a map of campus to help them find what they're looking for.
  2. Teachable Moments - For example, if a student is seen helping a student on the job to complete a task.
  3. Shift Cover/Shift Pick Up - For example, if a student from a different unit can help man a desk so that unit can have a staff meeting, the student would be rewarded.
  4. Overall Improvement for the Unit/Program - For example, a staff member decorated the entire JWC front desk on his/her own time.
  5. Initiative Taking - For example, a student asks what they can do to help.
  6. Creative Problem-Solving - For example, if marketing needs a dolly and the front desk is out - the staff member calls around to find one to help marketing.
  7. Students can earn 3 Rec-Its for attending a professional development workshop.

The Rec It Rules

  1. You may exchange your Rec Its for a prize on the 2nd-floor desk of JWC between 9am - 5pm
  2. You must present your Bruin card when you exchange your Rec Its for a prize
  3. Rec Its do not expire at the end of a quarter, but raffle drawings happen once a quarter
  4. You may not share or pool your Rec Its with a co-worker

The Rec It Shop*

1 Rec-It

If a student earns 1 Rec-It, they can trade it in for a Rec-It raffle ticket (drawing for professional sports tickets), a drawstring backpack, or a canvas tote.

2 Rec-Its

If a student earns 2 Rec-Its, they can choose between a plastic UCLA Tumbler, UCLA mug, or UCLA teddy bear.

3 Rec-Its

If a student earns 3 Rec-Its, they can choose between a UCLA reusable water bottle, or a T-shirt (Variety).

4 Rec-Its


If a student earns 4 Rec-Its, they can choose between a UCLA pint glass, UCLA sporting equipment, Adidas Gift Card 50% off Outdoor Gear, an Adidas duffel bag, or a private tour of Pauley Pavilion.

5 Rec-Its

If a student earns 5 Rec-Its, they can choose between Apples to Apples prize pack, or 4 Jersey Mike's Sandwiches, Lunch with a Pro staff, or time to jump on the Tumbling Trampoline.

6 Rec-Its

If a student earns 6 Rec-Its, they can choose between a UCLA rug, or waive an IM registration fee, or a Pulse Pen Prize Pack.

Variety of spirit rugs thanks to Collegiate Concepts: https://www.collegiateconcepts.net/21/index.html

7 Rec-Its

If a student earns 7 Rec-Its, they can choose between a group ex fit pass or tickets to a UCLA event.

Inclusion

UCLA Recreation Inclusion Policies

UCLA Recreation values all of our patrons and strives to ensure that all members of our UCLA community have equal access to health and wellness opportunities.

UCLA Recreation Transgender Inclusion Guidelines

In keeping with the University’s policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression, UCLA Recreation supports and values an individual’s right to access and utilize recreation facilities, restrooms, locker rooms, programs, and services in accordance with an individual’s gender identity and gender expression. Participation in club sports may have policies related to player eligibility that are stipulated by the national governing body of each sport. While the department does not have control over governing body policies, we support and advocate for the inclusion of all players, regardless of gender identity and gender expression.

UCLA Recreation is a proud partner of the UCLA Committee on Sports Equity

The UCLA Committee on Sports Equity utilizes the power of sport to help create social change and a movement towards celebrating all people and communities in and around the sports culture. Our mission is to explore policies and guidelines, program offerings, and opportunities to advocate for a diverse and inclusive sports community. The UCLA Committee on Sports Equity is a collaborative initiative between the Campus Life Office of Sports Equity, UCLA Recreation, UCLA Athletics, and the Office of Residential Life. The committee is comprised of full-time staff, student athletes, coaches, and student employees.