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Student Leadership Opportunities

Campus Rec values providing significant learning opportunities through participation and employment.  We encourage students to get involved with Campus Rec where we provide a wide variety of leadership and professional development opportunities in a fun, healthy and diverse environment.

General CREC Student Leader Benefits

  • Develop as a student leader
  • Be a part of a fun, healthy and diverse community
  • Develop your professional skills
  • Build your resume and network

Student Professional Development Scholarships:

"Campus Rec is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of Student Development Grants to its
student employees, Campus Rec Advisory Board student members, and Rec Clubs Council members."

These scholarships are developed for students to continue their professional competencies in relations to recreation and health professions.

Student Grant Funding Applications Information

Student Scholarship Application

Leadership Positions:

 

Campus Rec Employment

Campus Rec has over 150 student employees in a variety of positions.  Student employees receive mentorship by their supervisor, receive paid trainings that focus on developing skills such as conflict resolution, customer service, diversity and risk management.   The breadth of positions available provide an opportunity to gain experience in specialized areas that can be translated to future academic and professional goals.

Pre-requisites:

  1. Maintain minimum enrollment (6 credits for undergraduates, 5 credits for graduates) for three out of four terms in the year
  2. Minimum 2.0 grade point average (3.0 for graduate students) and maintain good academic standing throughout employment

For complete details see the employee resources section of the website.

For more information:
Check out the employment opportunities section of the Campus Rec website.

 

Campus Rec Employment – Student Leaders

Campus Rec offers student leadership positions in each of our program and operations areas.  In addition to the benefits provided for all student employees, student leaders often have the opportunity to supervise peers and participate in hiring, training and evaluating peers, creating schedules and coordinating special events, projects and/or groups.

Pre-requisites:

  1. Maintain minimum enrollment (6 credits for undergraduates, 5 credits for graduates) for three out of four terms in the year
  2. Minimum 2.0 grade point average (3.0 for graduate students) and maintain good academic standing throughout employment
  3. Though not a requirement, many student leaders begin in other positions in Campus Rec.

For complete details see the employee resources section of the website.

For more information:
Check out the employment opportunities section of the Campus Rec website.

 

Campus Rec Internships

Campus Rec has internships for students interested in gaining experience in areas of recreation such as health promotions, accounting, marketing, programming or operations.  Students will have the opportunity to apply course work and integrate theory with practical learning while receiving mentorship and supervision from a professional staff person.

Pre-requisites:

  1. Minimum 2.0 grade point average (3.0 for graduate students) and maintain good academic standing throughout employment.
  2. If internship is done in conjunction with academic requirements, other pre-requisites may exist.

For more information:
Check out the internship section of the Campus Rec website.

 

Outdoor Program Volunteers

 The Volunteer Program can also be viewed in the light of an outdoor guide apprentice program.  Volunteers are recruited to the program to not just be able to go on hikes, but to become leaders in the outdoor community, to gain technical and leadership skills, and to take these skills into the future in any endeavor that they so choose.

For more information:
Check out the volunteer page of the Outdoor Program website.

 

Outdoor Program Trip Leaders

More Info Coming Soon

 

Rec Club leaders/officers

Students interested in leading a Rec Club should first join one of the 25 clubs for which they have a passion or interest.  After gaining experience as a member, students can work with current club leaders to find out how to best serve the club in a leadership capacity.  Most club leader/officer positions are chosen at the end of winter quarter or beginning of spring quarter.

Pre-requisites:

  1. Maintain minimum enrollment (6 credits for undergraduates, 5 credits for graduates) for three out of four terms in the year
  2. Minimum 2.0 grade point average (3.0 for graduate students) and maintain good academic standing throughout the position
  3. Be involved in the club and be invested in the future of the club.

For more information:
Visit the Rec Clubs Office in the Academic and Student Rec Center (ASRC) Room 236 or check out the Rec Clubs website.

 

Rec Clubs Council Officers

The Rec Club Council consists of five students that are elected by the Rec Club leaders into a year long position every spring.  The Council helps shape policies and procedures related to the Rec Club program as well as seek funding on behalf of the Rec Clubs from the University Student Fee Committee.  The Council allocates approximately $200,000 per year to the Rec Clubs.  Council officers receive mentorship and training from the Rec Clubs Coordinator and receive a monetary service award for their leadership.

Pre-requisites:

  1. Be a Rec Club leader for one year in order to run for election to the RCC.
  2. Rec Clubs Council officers are elected by the Rec Clubs during spring term elections.
  3. Maintain minimum enrollment (6 credits for undergraduates, 5 credits for graduates) for three out of four terms in the year
  4. Minimum 2.5 grade point average (3.0 for graduate students) and maintain good academic standing throughout the position

For more information:
Visit the Rec Clubs Office in the Academic and Student Rec Center (ASRC) Room 236 or check out the Rec Clubs Council website.

 

Student Advisory Board

The purpose of the Board to advise the Department of Campus Rec on the long-term operation of the Student Recreation Center and the programs housed under Campus Rec.  Board members will ensure department goals and objectives are aligned with the University’s strategic plan as well as meeting the needs of Portland State students and other users of Campus Rec resources. The Advisory Board meets the first Wednesday of everymonth from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. It is comprised of students and faculty, staff, alumni, or administrators who are Student Rec Center members.

The Advisory Board will review, advise, support and offer recommendations on:

  1. Annual budget for submission to and approval by the ASPSU and University President
  2. Program development and expansion
  3. Program assessment
  4. Facility scheduling and operating hours
  5. Program and facility use eligibility
  6. Capital projects and improvements
  7. Major equipment purchases

Prerequisites:

Any undergraduate or graduate student may apply to be an Advisory Board member if you meet the following requirements:  you must complete (receive a passing grade) in six undergraduate credit hours or five graduate credits per term, maintain a PSU cumulative GPA of 2.0 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate) and be in good academic standing with the University. You are allowed one term per every consecutive 12 months in which you may be on the Board but do not need to meet the minimum enrollment requirement (this is not granted retroactively). 

 

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