The Recreation fee was implemented in 1990 as a component of the Athletics fee. In 2016/17, the recreation fee was split out from athletic fee to create a separate Recreation fee. The Recreation fee supports the Recreation programs and services. A wide variety of programs and activities can be found on both campuses under the headings informal recreation, structured recreation, intramural sports, recreational instruction, group fitness and aquatics.
A well-run Recreational program enhances student recruitment and is a focal point for many student related activities.