About us

Recreation is for Everyone

We aspire to create an environment where we celebrate the spectrum of human diversity.  Inclusivity is vital to an individual’s wellbeing and is the social fabric of the university.  We are committed to creating an inclusive recreation environment through hiring and developing culturally aware staff members and providing facilities and programs that support all members of the A&M-Commerce community.  Our expectation of the A&M-Commerce community is to embrace an open-minded and respectful attitude toward individual differences.

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Three A&M-Commerce students wearing mask making the lion sign.

Campus Rec :: Student Employment

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

Working for Campus Recreation is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to grow and learn valuable career-ready skills. Our student staff gain experience in critical thinking, work ethic, communication, problem-solving, and many more skills that will prepare them for success in the workplace. Join our staff of 130 student employees and help the TAMUC community stay active!

Campus Recreation employees sitting on a table smiling.

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Mission, Vision, Values, Division

MISSION

We connect, educate and inspire people to lifelong activity and wellbeing.

Vision

We aspire to be leaders in student development and collegiate recreation through programming, services, and facilities that reflect the highest industry standards.

Values

  • Integrity: We are committed to the highest level of ethical and professional behavior and actions.
  • Continuous Improvement: We are committed to safe and creative programs, services, and facilities that invite feedback, promote fun, and consistently seek opportunities for growth and innovation.
  • Service: We are committed to the effective and efficient use of student resources while providing exceptional service that is passionate, proactive, friendly and professional.
  • Teamwork: We strive to develop a strong appreciation for the benefit of working mutually as a group toward a common goal; together we can achieve more.
  • Student Development: We are committed to engaging students with experiences and skill development opportunities that empower personal growth and enhance transferable skills.
  • Inclusion: We recognize and appreciate diverse cultures, experiences and traditions and strive to provide inclusive programs and services.
  • Community: We promote and celebrate campus and community partnerships to enhance the quality of life.
  • Wellbeing: We strive to provide the tools for others to develop positive habits that create a balance in mind, body, and spirit. 

OUR ORGANIZATion CHART

Learn more about our team structure.

University Division

We are a department within the Division of Student Affairs.

Student Advisory Board

The Campus Recreation Student Advisory Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Department of Campus Recreation. Its purpose is to receive student feedback and advice in the planning, organization, and administration of recreation programs, services, and facilities. Learn more about the advisory board.

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Wellbeing Event Funding Request

Our mission is to connect, educate, and inspire people to lifelong activity and wellbeing. We realize that you may need financial assistance to support your wellbeing initiatives and events. Fill out this form if you would like to be considered for wellbeing funding for your student organization or department. All funding requests will be reviewed by our leadership team for alignment with department goals, impact, and funding availability. Requests should be submitted at least 3 weeks in advance of the event or initiative. 

Campus Rec Team

Meet our team

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Annual Report

ANNUAL REPORT

Take a moment to look over our Annual Reports, which include department and program area highlights, participation numbers, facility enhancements, and more.

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Strategic Plan

2022-2025 Strategic Plan

In the summer of 2022, Campus Recreation created a three-year (2022-2025) strategic plan to guide and direct our priorities. This strategic plan is in alignment with the A&M-Commerce Strategic Plan and the Division of Student Affairs.

Overall Strategic Objectives

  • Expand Our Influence
  • Offer Quality Engagement

Pillars

  • Operational Excellence – Commit to continuous improvement through efficient, accessible, and transparent operations.
  • Incorporate Wellbeing – Cultivate an environment that promotes overall health and wellbeing.
  • Sense of Belonging – Create opportunities for students to feel welcomed, included, and connected
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Marketing and media

Marketing and media

Bulletin Board and Fliers

We encourage divisions, departments, and student organizations to post on our “Community Bulletin Board” or flier holder located in the hallway of the MRC. Please only post one flier/poster on the board.

The community bulletin board in the Morris Campus Recreation building.

A photo of a photo camera.

Class Projects and Media Requests

We welcome students and media members to cover stories, photograph, or film in our facilities, programs, or services when it is consistent with the protection and security of patrons, employees, facilities, and equipment; and avoids conflict with normal use and enjoyment of the facilities, programs, and services by members.

Seeking Approval

Individuals who seek to film (photograph/video), interview, or conduct class projects in any Campus Recreation facility must be approved prior to accessing our facilities.

STEPS FOR APPROVAL

We ask that you fill out a media request form 72 hours prior to the requested arrival date. Allow 1-2 business days for a response with directions on how to proceed.

Fill out a Media Request form

  • To request permission to interview ANY Campus Recreation staff, participants or patrons.
  • To request permission for filming ANY Campus Recreation facility or programs.
  • For ANY class projects, news stories or personal projects.

Upon Approval

Upon approval of the request, individuals should come to the Morris Recreation Center front desk at the time of the approved filming. A media pass will be given for the duration of the filming, and should be returned to the front desk upon the completion of filming. A media pass grants press access to Campus Rec facilities to photograph and interview members. We can also assist and arrange interviews with Campus Rec staff and experts on recreational topics.

Guidelines

  • Taking photos via cameras, video cameras and cell phones is strictly prohibited in the pool, men’s and women’s locker rooms and restrooms.
  • Photographs and film may not be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.
  • All photography and filming must be conducted during operating hours and without disrupting Campus Recreation operations and service to its members or limiting access to equipment, stairwells, entrances/exits or high traffic locations within Campus Recreation facilities.
  • Prior permission by all photographic subjects must be secured via a signed photo release.
  • If a picture/video or interview request is made after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, approval may not occur until the next business day. Weekend requests will be handled on the first business day of the week.

The Department of Campus Recreation reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of its facilities, members and staff.

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ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications typically open October 1 and awards are for the subsequent academic year. The priority deadline for 2022-2023 is January 15, 2022.

First-Time Applicants

  • Log in to myLEO and click on the APPS tab.
  • Click on Scholarships.
  • Click the “Sign-Up” button located on the upper right corner of the page.
  • Your LeoMail university email address and a user-created password are required to set up the account.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to your LeoMail account, and you will need to click the link in the email in order to access the portal for the first time.

Returning Users

  • Log in to myLEO and click on the APPS tab.
  • Click on Scholarships.
  • Click the “Sign-In” button located on the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  • Use your LeoMail university email address and your previously created password to sign in.
    • Should you forget your password, click “Trouble Signing In” to enter your LeoMail email address, and then click “Recover Password”. A password reset email will be sent to you.

Find out more about the application process.

Charles and Willa Goodall Endowment

Description

Mr. Goodall was on the 1972 National Champion football team and also the first African American coach at A&M-Commerce. The recipient is a student who actively participates in Intramural Sports.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate: a minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • Graduate: a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a full-time student, as classified by the university.
  • Actively participating in Intramural Sports.

Past Recipients

  • 2021-2022: Benjamin Huynh
  • 2020-2021: Jacee Bucannan & Seth Benn
  • 2019-2020: Dhimant Sahi and Samantha Valladares
  • 2018-2019: Dylan Nors & Mariah Seely
  • 2017-2018: Cheyenne Hunter & Dillon Schroeder

Dr. James Stahl Endowment

Description

Dr. Stahl was director of the Zeppa for many years and was also instrumental in the design of Morris Rec Center. The recipient shall be a student who most exemplifies Dr. Stahl in scholarship, leadership, and dedication to the field of recreation and/or wellness.

Amount

The endowment will provide two students with $1,000 ($500/per semester) scholarship.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate: a minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • Graduate: a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a full-time student, as classified by the university.
  • The recipient shall have a keen interest in the field of recreation and/or wellness.

Past Recipients

  • 2021-2022: Shelby Gerner, Justin Montgomery, Mehrdad Asadi, Jacob Campbell, Breeanna Kirk, Bharath Simha R Gunamgari
  • 2020-2021: Emma Shasteen & Shelby Gerner
  • 2019-2020: Emma Shasteen & Taylor Looney
  • 2018-2019: Savannah Turney & Dakota Wright
  • 2017-2018: Dhimant Sahi & Quanah Wright

Robin Sullivan Memorial Endowment

Description

Ms. Sullivan was a long-time staff member of Campus Recreation and wholeheartedly exemplified customer service. The recipient is a Campus Rec student employee who best exemplifies customer service and dedication to Campus Recreation.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate: minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • Graduate: a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a full-time student, as classified by the university.
  • Must be a Campus Recreation Student Staff Member.

Past Recipients

  • 2021-2022: Brittany Laird
  • 2020-2021: Sarah Carpio
  • 2019-2020: Dhimant Sahi
  • 2018-2019: Tiffany Barnes

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Campus Recreation: Give

Support our Efforts

Private gifts sustain and enhance our mission to connect, educate and inspire people to lifelong activity and wellbeing. Recreation participation significantly impacts student success and achievement by increasing retention rates, improving focus and concentration, enhancing social connections/interactions, and providing for a well-rounded and engaging educational experience. Our students benefit directly from the programs, services and facilities we offer.

Your support provides valuable resources to our students and Lion community by helping to:

  • Expand our recreational programming
  • Provide scholarships and advanced learning opportunities
  • Recognize student success and achievements
  • Elevate student staff development and career training
  • Build upon the student experience in our student-run club sports programs

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to one of several Campus Recreation programs and initiatives.

Step 1: Decide what fund you would like to give to

  • Campus Rec Excellence Fund: Funds will be used to support Campus Rec. If you would like your gift to go towards a particular area in Campus Rec, specify this in the comment section.
  • Club Fishing Fund: Funds will be used to support the Club Fishing Teams.

Step 2: Make a gift by searching for the fund

  • Under Designation select Other
  • Type in Campus Rec Excellence Fund or Club Fishing Fund
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CampusRecreation: Start your Journey

START YOUR ACTIVE JOURNEY!

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Campus Recreation Contact Us

Contact Us

  • 2600 W. Neal St.
  • Commerce, TX 75428
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