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Recreational Services

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

785-532-6980
recservices@k-state.edu

About us

Welcome to Recreational Services

Recreational 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 and wellness 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 $85 per semester which provides $48 toward retirement of bonds on the Rec Complex and facilities, $37 for the operational budget. 

Recreational Services' programs are housed in the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex and shared access in the Ahearn Natatorium (swimming pools).