Core goals are seen as "the reasons we exist," answering the question, "What is the purpose of Campus Recreation and Unions at UC Davis?"

Our core goals include:


Wellness will remain a core foundational value for our department in all that we do. While our organization has a diverse set of offerings, we are committed to keeping Wellness at the center of our mission. In the future, we need to define and diversify Wellness for a broad audience, and we will continue to collaborate with and support key Wellness partners in addressing all aspects of it.

Student and Staff Development

We are committed to promoting student success and developing students in a broad sense to facilitate and foster their educational success, life-long learning, and engagement. We are also dedicated to supporting the professional success of staff by promoting certifications and continuing education within areas of expertise and encouraging staff to be leaders in national organizations.

Community and Inclusivity

The demographics of the campus and community are expected to change considerably. We will likely see changes in the age range of users, the number of international students, and increasing numbers of students from diverse cultural backgrounds and socio-economic statuses. We also anticipate an increased number of people with disabilities, people with sedentary lifestyles, veterans, transfer students, and distance learners. This will provide us with the opporutnity to expand our offerings to accommodate the increased diversity and needs of our users.


Partnerships allow for the sharing of resources and increased efficiency, while being mutually beneficial. They are supportive of the vision and mission of the division and campus, and enable us to be seen as ever central to the academic mission. Partnerships will include on-campus, divisional and academic partners, as well as off-campus organizations. It is anticipated that increasing numbers of students, staff and facultly may live at a distance from campus. Therefore, the potential for remote programs, facilities, and services, and the partnerships that would support such endeavors, would emerge.