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Recreational Services

Recreational Services
Kansas State University
101 Peters Rec Complex
1831 Olympic Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506


About us

Welcome to Recreational Services

North entrance of Peters Recreation ComplexRecreational Services' mission is to develop, promote, and manage the administration of recreational and fitness facilities, services, and programs for the campus community at Kansas State University. Active and healthy lifestyles enhance opportunities for the continuance of personal and professional maintenance and growth. These lifestyles are positively affected by the quality and quantity of the services, programs, and facilities we provide. Recreational Services promotes student development and provides leadership opportunities in a diverse setting for its participants and employees.

Recreational Services administers intramural/recreational sports, fitness programs, and sport clubs for the campus.

Participation numbers include 88 percent of the student enrollment and more than one-third of the faculty/staff. K-State alums and retired faculty/staff also participate.

Rec Services is rated "number one" by students, both as an auxiliary department after academic programs and in retention of students.

Students are the primary source of revenue for the department, paying $35.25 per semester which provides $20 toward retirement of the debt on the Rec Complex, $15 for the operational budget, and 25¢ for the repair/replacement reserve.

Recreational Services' facilities are housed in the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex and the Ahearn Natatorium (swimming pools). Recreational Services administrative offices are located in the Recreation Complex.