The Athletic Fee was implemented in 1990 and included an Intercollegiate Athletics component and a Recreation and Intramurals component. In 2016/17, the Recreation portion of the Athletics fee will be split out from the Athletic fee to create a separate Recreation fee. The Recreation fee supports the Recreation programs. 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.