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 and fitness and wellness programs 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.
Recreational Services Past Leaders
|Directors||Intramural Directors||Women's Intramural Directors|
|1973-2007: Raydon Robel||1921-1925: E.A. Knoth||1924-1928: Geneva Watson|
|2007-2021: Steve Martini||1925-1950: Louis P. Washburn||1928-1947: Katherine Geyer|
|Present: Clint Hafliger||1950-1963: Frank L. Myers||1947-1963: Katheryn McKinney|
|1965-1968: Elton E. Green||1963-1968: Willa Mason|
|1968-1972: Don Rose||1968-1969: Sandra Hick|
|1973: Lynn Engle &
|1969-1973: Barbara Hintz|
|1974-1980: Bill Harms||1973: Jane Schroeder|
|1980-2001: Steve Martini||1974: Combined with men's program|
|2001-2008: John Wondra|
|2008-Present: Armando Espinoza|