Campus Recreation Services strives to empower the Western community to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and develop leadership abilities by providing the highest quality of recreational and co-curricular programs and services in an environmentally sustainable facility.
- Through the fitness and wellness classes, personal training services, dietitian and rehab/injury prevention services we offer our students the opportunities to achieve and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle while at Western Washington University.
- External partnerships with Extended Education, Prevention Wellness Services and Dining Services. Internal partnerships between fitness, nutrition counseling and injury prevention services.
- Students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through involvement with the Campus Recreation Advisory Council, Sport Club Council, and the Intramural and Sport Club programs, and active engagement in other employment areas.
- We also offer advanced levels of student employment in areas such as; Personal Trainers, Building and Intramural supervisors, Youth Camp Counselors, Fitness and Swim Instructors.
- Continue to maintain sustainable practices to insure compliance with our LEED certification.
Student Recreation Fee
The Western Washington University Wade King Student Recreation Center (the Recreation Center) is a self-supporting, auxiliary enterprise of Western Washington University (WWU). The Recreation Center is an open recreation fitness and wellness facility for the benefit of eligible students and associated members of WWU. The facility includes a lap/leisure pool and a whirlpool, a three-court gym with elevated running track, a multi-activity court, a rock climbing wall, weight and cardio areas, two group exercise/aerobic rooms, locker rooms, an injury rehabilitation room, a retail food service and lounge area, a conference room, and administrative offices for Campus Recreation Services. The Recreation Center is located on WWU campus and is supported by a service and activity fee assessed to students quarterly. In addition, memberships are available for purchase by faculty/staff, alumni, and others closely associated with WWU.
Western Washington University’s Wade King Student Recreation Center is a state of the art facility that has been created and shaped by the vision and support of Western Washington University students. The Recreation Center was one of the nation’s first recreation centers designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
The Student Recreation Fee recommendation is developed through an inclusive process of the Recreation Center Advisory Committee (RCAC) and follows the Washington State RCW prescribed process for Services & Activities Fees. The RCAC is made up of (9) University representatives from the following areas:
- Associated Students (AS) President or designee
- At large student representative appointed by the AS Board
- Residential Hall student representative
- Student Athletics representative
- Sport Club Council President or designee
- Student representative at large appointed by Campus Recreation Services
- Three faculty/staff representatives
This committee meets throughout the spring to discuss matters relating to the Recreation Center and its operations. As spring progresses the committee discusses the Recreation Center budget and any fee proposals. Representatives from the committee take the information back to their respective areas for further discussion. Information is then brought back to the committee where further discussion is exchanged and formal motions for fee recommendations are made. This particular meeting is an open forum where guests are also encouraged to attend and offer discussion on Recreation Center matters. For this particular meeting, the various student representatives brought back great discussion points from their groups citing a need to increase the Student Recreation Fee by 4.0% in order to combat the rising cost of minimum wage. The constituents were delighted to know that the majority of their proposed fee increase was to be targeted for increased student employment expenses. The RCAC ultimately decided on a proposed rate increase of $4.21 per quarter, the maximum percentage allowed.
Wade King Student Recreation Center FY19:
- The Student Recreation Fee generated approximately $4.4 million in 2018-19.
- The fee funds annual bond payments, operations and long-term maintenance of the Wade King Student Recreation Center. Note: Additional revenues (e.g. voluntary memberships, rentals, course fees) of approximately $560,000 assist in funding operations (not shown below).
Recreation Center Advisory Committee
The Recreation Center Advisory Committee (RCAC) provides an opportunity for student, faculty and staff involvement in the future direction of Campus Recreation at WWU. The committee meets throughout the academic year and consists of nine voting members and one non-voting member. For more information about the committee, please see the Committee Charge.
Students interested in applying to be a part of this committee may click here for more information.
View meeting minutes from previous RCAC meetings:
Statement of Inclusion of Transgender Students
Campus Recreation Services strives to support transgender students at WWU. We encourage students to participate in all recreational programs, including intramurals and sport clubs, based on their expressed gender identity.
If you are a transgender student who has questions regarding competing for WWU Sport Clubs during intercollegiate competition, please contact the Caitlin Sommers listed on the Campus Recreation Services staff contact page.