Mission Statement & Values
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Vision Statement :

To provide the best possible recreational learning opportunities every day through excellent facilities, programs, services, and experiences.


Mission Statement :

To lead and engage the diverse University community in learning and adopting healthy lifetime behaviors by providing quality programs, facilities, equipment, and services through participatory recreational experiences.


Values :

Leadership Development : The Department of Recreational Sports facilities and programs are concerned with the overall education of students. As such, our priorities are to primarily serve the students with educational opportunities throughout the department, while concurrently offering educational opportunities to the entire university community.

Passion : The Department of Recreational Sports believes that having fun and being creative is how people learn best.

Excellence : The Department of Recreational Sports is committed to continually strive to provide the best possible customer service. The primary focus in executing service is maintaining health, safety, and security.

Professionalism :
The Department of Recreational Sports staff believes that honesty, integrity, and ethical decision making develops the leaders and leadership we desire.

Inclusion : The Department of Recreational Sports believes strongly that every person should be treated with civility and dignity while paying special attention to ensuring its facilities evidence an appreciation for physical accessibility.

Outreach : The Department of Recreational Sports believes in being proactive rather than reactive.  As such, the department seeks out opportunities to engage the diverse University community and promote participation of underrepresented student populations, thus fostering individual as well as community growth.

Adaptability : The Department of Recreational Sports staff understands and commits to the fact that we live in an ever changing world. As such, flexibility in thought and processes is necessary to bring the best possible recreation opportunities to the greatest number of individuals.

Accountability : The Department of Recreational Sports staff agree that assessment and accountability are keys to success. As such, assessment is to be used as a tool to further educational aims while fiscal responsibility demands that we are responsible stewards of resources and consistently operate in compliance with state and university rules and regulations.

Wellness : The Department of Recreational Sports staff believes in its role as educators and understands that fostering action and assisting others in their achievement of positive wellness goals is important work.

Relationships : The Department of Recreational Sports staff believes its work is about developing and maintaining relationships. As such, the department is guided by a collaborative spirit that strives to be excellent teammates through respect, appreciation of others, effective communications, mentorship, and an understanding of the entire university community.


Department of Recreational Sports Ethical Statements:

Employees:

As employees of the Department of Recreational Sports, we pledge to uphold the University System of Georgia Ethics Policy and to foster an environment committed to helping students and patrons meet or exceed the standards of The University System of Georgia, The University of Georgia Code of Conduct and the Department of Recreational Sports values.

Participants:

In addition to upholding the standards of The University System of Georgia , The University of Georgia Code of Conduct , and the Department of Recreational Sports values , participants are expected to commit to practicing good sportsmanship, integrity, fair play, safety, and good judgment. Participants are expected to educate themselves on the standards and in doing so, make choices reflecting an open mind that respects people, community, facilities and equipment.