About Us

Campus Rec is the playful beating heart of Portland State University, where quality recreation and wellness programs inspire, empower and educate. 

We are nationally recognized for accessible and innovative programs and facilities that are available to Portland State students, faculty, staff, alumni and community affiliates. Good health, memorable experiences and learning are at your fingertips. Come play with us! 


Campus Rec provides an inclusive environment where recreation and wellness opportunities inspire, empower and educate people to be positive contributors to the global community.


A healthy, happy, engaged Portland State community.

Statement of Dignity

Campus Rec recognizes and celebrates the human differences that surround us. Join us in embracing this philosophy by treating everyone with respect and kindness.


  • Community: Cultivate healthy and supportive relationships.
  • Inclusion: Create environments and experiences that support everyone’s right to participate.
  • Innovation: Achieve excellence in collegiate recreation through new and more effective methods.
  • Integrity: Operate with responsibility, honesty and transparency.
  • Sustainability: Champion sound social, environmental and economic practices.
  • Wellbeing: Promote the holistic success, safety and vitality of the Portland State community.

History & Milestones

Campus Rec has come a long way since a new facility was proposed in 1987. Explore Campus Rec's history and milestones throughout the years─from the demolition of the former Portland Center for Advanced Technology (PCAT) building in 2007, to the grand opening of the Academic & Student Recreation Center (ASRC) in 2010, to our 10-year anniversary celebration in 2020.

Commitment to Racial Justice 

Shared on June 4, 2020

The recent loss of life, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade, and the reillumination of historical injustices have filled us with a sadness, fear, and anger that is overwhelming at times. In spite of this and because of this─we want to be clear that, whether on campus or across the country, Portland State Campus Rec stands in support of Black and Brown People and their communities. Knowing that our staff and Rec Center members experience injustice and racism deepens our resolve. 

Campus Rec has long recognized our responsibility to bring about social change at a place where students, faculty, and staff from all of our communities come together to move, play, work, and build community. In order to truly promote equity and wellbeing for all, we remain, as a department and as individuals, committed to identifying and eliminating barriers to support all individuals in our community. This summer we will partner with colleagues across the PSU campus in developing an action plan to engage in anti-racism work. We encourage you to join our staff members who are protesting, amplifying, speaking out, listening, and seeking resources to better educate themselves. Any and every action toward racial justice contributes to a better world for all.

Strategic Plan

Guided by Portland State's 2016 - 2020 strategic plan, Campus Rec created a new strategic plan to guide our efforts over the next five years. View Campus Rec's 2017 - 2021 strategic plan (PDF), last updated on October 13, 2017.

Accessible Strategic Plan (DOC)

Data & Reports 

Hearing from our members is critical to our success. In spring 2017, we conducted a member survey to help set a baseline for our work over the next five years. We’re pleased to share our 2016-2019 survey results (PDF) so everyone understands our strengths and where we strive to improve.


Campus Rec 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 typically meets monthly on Fridays from 9-11 with additional meetings in Fall Quarter for budget preparation. 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

To apply, submit an application to the Campus Rec Advisory Board. 


Advisory Board Agenda

Advisory Board Minutes


When do you meet?

We meet monthly on a Friday morning for two hours, from 9:00 a.m. - 11 a.m. During Fall term there are usually one or two extra meetings regarding our budget.

2020-2021 Scheduled Meetings

  • TBD

What is the time commitment?

Beyond the regular meetings there is time to read materials before-hand (usually 15-30 minutes) and on occasion sub-committee work. There is also a fall on-boarding, usually before school starts, that is four hours.

Is it paid?

No, these are volunteer positions. But we do supply coffee and bagels for regular meetings.