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MISSION

The Department of Campus Recreation enriches student life and promotes wellness for the University and community by providing diverse recreational opportunities, facilities, and educational programs.

VISION

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

CORE 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 quality of life.

Well-being – We strive to provide the tools for others to develop positive habits that create a balance in mind, body and spirit.

As a department within Campus Life and Student Development, Campus Recreation strives to Engage, Educate, and Empower the students of Texas A&M University – Commerce

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WE WELCOME ALL

Campus Rec aspires to create an environment where we celebrate the differences we share across the spectrum of human diversity. Inclusivity is vital to an individual’s holistic development and the social fabric of the university. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment through hiring and developing culturally competent staff members, outreaching to under-served populations, 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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RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

The Campus Recreation Advisory Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Director and staff of Campus Recreation. Its purpose is to involve and provide students, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to provide feedback in the planning, organization, and administration of recreation programs, services, and facility operations. It will meet at least four times during the academic year and will serve as a means of communication between Campus Recreation administration and the patrons that utilize Campus Recreation facilities, programs, and services.

The Campus Recreation Advisory Board will consist of nine members chosen by the Director of Campus Recreation and a member of SGA (Student Government Association) appointed by the President of SGA. Each Board member must have a current membership; be a consistent user of Campus Recreation facilities, programs, and services; and be in good standing with the University.

BOARD CONSISTS OF:

  • 5 Student Members
  • 1 Faculty Member
  • 1 Staff Member
  • 1 Administrator from Campus Life and Student Development
  • 1 Community Member

BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a sounding board for all Campus Recreation programs and services
  • Advise Campus Recreation as to changes in the interpretation of rules and policies governing programs and services.
  • Advise Campus Recreation concerning guidelines/procedures relevant to facility utilization and eligibility
  • Advise Campus Recreation of needed additions/improvements to recreational facilities
  • Advise Campus Recreation of particular user concerns.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Campus Recreation.
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STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

NOW HIRING

Campus Recreation employs 130 student employees every year and is one of the largest student employers on campus. We utilize a hiring process that resembles what students will face after they graduate from A&M Commerce. We hope students learn how to prepare their professional documents (cover letter and resume), how to interview in various forums, and how to represent themselves in a professional setting. This hiring process happens in October/November for spring semester and March/April for fall and summer semesters.

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH CAMPUS RECREATION

  • Flexible hours around your class schedule
  • Get paid to do what you and we love
  • Represent Campus Rec with an awesome dri tech work shirt
  • Promotion and/or cross-training opportunities
  • Paid trainings and ongoing evaluations
  • Students will develop:
    • Marketable, career ready, and transferable job skills that employers are seeking.
    • Awareness of your personal strengths and opportunities for growth within a professional setting.
    • Greater confidence in your skills
    • Ability to assume more complex responsibility in the future.
    • An increased ability to communicate with others.
    • An increased ability to understand group dynamics and work in teams to complete tasks.
    • An increased understanding of cultural differences and the ability to work with diverse communities.

HIRING INFORMATION

  • Application close March 25 on Hire a Lion
  • We have Summer Only, Summer and Fall, and Fall only employment available.
  • We have 10 positions available
  • Resumes and cover letters are required when applying.
  • Applicants can only apply for max of 2 positions.
  • We highly recommend visiting Career Development for help with your resume and cover letter as well as interviewing skills.
  • All candidates are contacted via e-mail concerning the status of their applications and if they advance through the process to interviews. Please do not email regarding the status of your application.
  • If you advance to group interviews, you will need to attend one of these interview times. You will be contacted if you get an interview.
    • April 8, 4-7:45pm, MRC
    • April 9, 5-8:45pm, MRC
    • April 10, 6-9:15pm, MRC
  • If you advance to the program area skill interview, you will need to attend an interview during the week of April 15-18. You will be contacted if you get an interview.
  • If hired for summer, you must attend
    • CPR/AED/First Aid certification course: May 1, 7:30-10:00pm
    • Mandatory new hire training: May 2, 7:30pm-10:00pm
    • Mandatory program area training: May 12-14
    • Mandatory all staff training: Thursday, August 22-Saturday 8/24, 2019
  • If hired for fall, you must attend
    • CPR/AED/First Aid certification course: Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • Mandatory new hire training: Friday, August 23, 2019
    • Mandatory all staff training: Thursday, August 22-Saturday 8/24, 2019
  • You can only work in one position within your 1st semester with Campus Rec.
  • You can only work up to 19 hours per week between all TAMUC on-campus jobs during fall/spring semesters.
  • You’ll have to submit identification documents from this list. We recommend locating these documents.
  • If you have questions regarding the application process please contact Jonathan Johnston, 903-468-3175 or [email protected]

Thank you for your interest in working with Campus Recreation! The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Note: Any job offer from the University is contingent upon (1) proof of United States citizenship or citizenship eligibility or authorization to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis; and (3) a completed and signed non-disclosure statement authorizing the university to conduct a criminal history background check.

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CLASS PROJECTS AND MEDIA REQUESTS

Campus Recreation welcomes students and media members to cover stories, photograph, or film Campus Recreation facilities, programs, or services. We ask that you fill out a media request form prior to your arrival.

Please fill out this 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.
  • Allow 2-3 business days for a response with directions on how to proceed.

Media passes are needed for anyone who wants to cover a story or complete a class project about Campus Recreation facilities, programs or services. The media request form should be completed by students, TAMUC Media outlets or members of outside press organizations who are looking to interview, video or photograph Campus Rec members or staff for any project. 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.

BULLETIN BOARD

Campus Recreation encourages divisions, departments, and student organizations to post on our “Community Bulletin Board” located in the lobby area of the MRC. Please only post one flyer.

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ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Campus Recreation is proud to offer three Endowed Scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please click here for information on how to apply and the process. Applications are due October 31, 2018.

CHARLES AND WILLA GOODALL ENDOWMENT

  • Undergraduate and graduate students actively participating in Intramural Sports.
  • GPA of 2.5 for undergrad & 3.0 for graduate students
  • The recipient must send a thank you note to the founder.
  • Thank you Addressee: Ms. Goodall
  • Additional steps required of Applicant to apply:
    • Did you participate in a TAMUC Campus Recreation Intramural Sports in the current academic year?
    • Please list all intramural sports you are currently participating in, any previous year’s participation, and any teams served as captain.

DR. JAMES STAHL ENDOWMENT

  • The endowment shall provide 2 students with $1,000 ($500/per semester) scholarship.
  • Recipient shall have a keen interest in the field of recreation and/or wellness.
  • The recipient shall be a student who most exemplifies Dr. Stahl in scholarship, leadership, and dedication to the field of recreation and/or wellness.
  • Recipient may be either an undergraduate or graduate student, with the following GPA requirements:
    • Undergraduate — minimum of 2.5 GPA
    • Graduate — minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a full-time student, as classified by the university.
  • Thank you Addressee: Dr. Jimmy Stahl
  • Additional steps required of Applicant to apply:
    • Please submit a paragraph and state what leadership means to you and how your involvement in recreations and/or wellness impacted your overall experience at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
    • Please list your undergraduate or graduate program.

ROBIN SULLIVAN MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT

  • Campus Recreation Student Staff Member.
  • GPA of 2.5 for Undergraduate & 3.0 Graduate Students.
  • Thank you Addressee: Campus Recreation
  • Additional steps required of Applicant to apply:
    • Please submit an essay describing what great customer service looks like and why it is a critical transferable skill for students to learn.

PAST RECIPIENTS

GoodallStahlSullivan
2018-2019Dhimant Sahi and Samantha Valladares
2017-2018Dylan Nors and Mariah Seely
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