From its founding in 1891, Stanford University’s leaders have believed that physical activity is valuable for its own sake and that vigorous exercise is complementary to the educational purposes of the university. Within this context for human development, it is the mission of Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation to offer a wide range of high quality programs which will encourage and facilitate all participants to realize opportunities for championship athletic participation, physical fitness, health and well being.
Stanford Recreation Mission
To provide a balanced and integrated holistic approach to the growth and wellness of our students, faculty and staff by delivering best in class co-curricular programs and resources.
Vision Through 2020 – Leading the Stanford experience by…
… Being the preeminent force behind the positive health and well-being of all students, faculty and staff.
… Providing intentional integrated experiential opportunities that engage the whole person.
… Developing employees that maximize creative opportunities for interaction and connectivity within the entire Stanford community.
… Judiciously forecasting the campus needs for co-curricular programming and facilities through an endorsed master plan.
Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. Visionary.