In alliance with the educational mission of NIU and the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Campus Recreation engages students in achieving a lifelong appreciation for pursuing healthy lifestyles by providing comprehensive programs, leadership development, and employment opportunities.
Campus Recreation strives to be a leader in the recreation industry and an integral component of the campus community by providing excellence in recreation, student learning, and diverse opportunities. Facilities include the Student Recreation Center (SRC) and Chick Evans Field House (FH), plus an Adventure Center, outdoor recreation fields, and two swimming pools. Open Recreation, Fitness and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, and Huskie Pup Summer Camp programs occur in these facilities, enabling patrons to engage in activities and learning opportunities that enhance personal health and well-being.
A portion of the student facility bond fees pays for utilities, maintenance, and cleaning of the Student Recreation Center and Chick Evans Field House.
A portion of Student Activity Fees is allocated to Campus Recreation from the NIU Student Association. The Student Association plays a critical role in the university’s system of shared governance. Campus Recreation consistently works with all Student Association representatives in an effort discuss concerns and develop solutions that further advance recreational opportunities for NIU students. More specifically, the President, the Vice-President, the Director of Athletics & Recreation, and the Speaker of the Senate play a critical role in providing leadership and direction by serving as the voice of the student body regarding students’ recreational needs.
Most programs have associated user fees that pay for the planning, implementation and assessment of these activities.