Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

The mission of the Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center is to encourage healthy living across the campus community by championing all facets of holistic well-being.

Our Vision

A campus community that is healthy, balanced and thriving.

Our Values

  • We all have responsibility in making this department the best that it can be.
  • We each must take responsibility for our actions and words, and full accountability for our mistakes.
  • Protecting the health and safety of patrons and staff is a top priority, and we must do our best to minimize potential dangers inherent in recreational activities through diligence and planning.
  • We are guided by our commitment to honesty and doing what’s right, for each other, for our patrons and for the University.
  • We prioritize decency and fairness in all we do.
  • We strive for authenticity in our interactions. In doing so, we build a foundation of trust that unites and supports us through all things.
  • Maintaining integrity includes holding boundaries and enforcing policies that we believe are in the big picture best interest of the department.
  • This word reflects perhaps our greatest strength. Our relationships with each other, and with this campus, demonstrate our deep capacity for compassion, care and loyalty, and showcase our desire to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
  • We extend ourselves and our skills to those in the department and outside of it, and make a concerted effort to collaborate with as many individuals/groups across campus as possible.
  • We are committed to meeting the interests and needs of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and strive to make our programs and services widely available and affordable to all.
  • We are focused on inclusion and on creating environments where all people feel valued.
  • As individuals and as a department, we are committed to a high standard of excellence. This includes world-class customer service, neat and clean facility spaces, state of the art fitness/sports equipment, and innovative, effective programs.
  • We strive to put our best foot forward at all times, and see tasks through to completion.
  • We are motivated and dependable, and we care about the quality of our work.
  • When challenges arise, we are able to find quick and clever solutions.
  • We are committed to evolving and are willing to adapt, flex and bend when warranted.
  • Putting aside our fears and egos, we dare to ask for what we need.
  • We are determined to make the best of all situations, and work within the confines we are given without complaint.
  • We aspire to make all those we come in contact with more confident and capable.
  • We support our staff to experiment, stretch and take risks in order to help them achieve their potential.
  • We understand that setbacks have the ability to teach us great lessons, and thus that failure offers an opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.
  • We are committed to developing self-awareness. By shining a spotlight on our habits, mental filters and strengths/weaknesses, we become more capable of making positive change.
  • We are committed to “walking the walk”, and do our best to lead healthy, balanced lives.
  • We are committed to innovation, to perceiving the world in new ways, to finding hidden patterns, and to generating fresh solutions.
  • We proactively seek out methods and modalities that allow us to create new programs and services for a changing university community.
  • We are aware of trends and patterns that impact our field, and strive to stay ahead of the curve.
  • We utilize cutting edge technology for the purposes of marketing, promotion and tracking.