About Us

Facility Notices:

Areas of the Kaplan Center will be closed for cleaning and maintenance July 9th – 25th. Visit the Hours of Operations page for details.

Recreation & Wellness Mission Statement

We believe a balance of social, mental and physical wellness creates a foundation for successful, healthy individuals.  

The Department of Recreation and Wellness fosters comprehensive wellness by engaging students and the UNCG community in experiential and educational opportunities. We promote lifelong success through meaningful and inclusive programs and resources.

Recreation & Wellness Vision Statement

Our vision is to:

  • Cultivate a lasting passion for recreation, physical activity, health and wellness.
  • Empower individuals for lifelong engagement in their wellness journey, leading to healthier, more vibrant communities.
  • Challenge and support students as they develop into professionals through educational employment.
  • Excel as leaders in recreation and wellness and set the standard for programs and operations.
  • Enrich the student experience through fun, unique and inclusive opportunities.

Recreation & Wellness Values

The following list of values represents what is truly important to us as an organization. These core beliefs guide every decision we make, every conversation we have, and every interaction. These are not values that change from time to time, situation to situation, or person to person, but rather they are the underpinning of our organizational culture.

  • We provide opportunities and resources for professional development.
  • We challenge ourselves to continuously learn and develop.
  • We are lifelong learners, educators, and mentors.
  • We strive for ongoing intentional improvements (always improving).


  • We bring our best selves, every day.
  • We do the right thing for the right reasons.
  • We are good role models for the UNC Greensboro community.
  • We demonstrate personal excellence and accountability.


  • We value light heartedness and humor in daily interactions.
  • We enjoy camaraderie in the workplace.
  • We all have a passion for recreation.
  • We believe that positive energy is gained through work/life balance.

  • We find strength in diversity and value all individuals.
  • We value an environment where everyone has a voice.
  • We strive to offer programming and facilities that can be enjoyed by all.
  • We are stronger as a team.


  • Questions are free.
  • We communicate positively and effectively.
  • We foster a culture of open dialogue.


  • We seek collaborative opportunities.
  • We are evolving.
  • We support and encourage forward thinking and new ideas.


UNCG seeks to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please contact our Administrative Office at 336.334.5924 or recwell@uncg.edu. at least one week prior to any event to request disability accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations. Please note that services or equipment considered to be of a personal nature are the responsibility of the guest. Please contact the Department of Recreation & Wellness with any questions.

You may view the Policy for Accomodations at University Events policy on-line.

Assumption of Risk

Recreational activities within Recreation & Wellness at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC Greensboro) present inherent known and unknown risks including, but not limited to, serious personal injury or death. Although UNC Greensboro has taken reasonable measures to ensure the safety of Recreation & Wellness equipment and facilities, participants voluntarily assume any and all risks associated with the their participation in recreational activities. UNC Greensboro does not carry health or accident insurance to cover injuries and medical care for participants. Accordingly, participants are strongly encouraged to acquire their own insurance.