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About Us

Mission Statement

The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness creates educationally purposeful experiences through outstanding facilities, programs and services that inspire University of Houston-Clear Lake students and community towards lifelong healthy habits to improve their overall wellbeing.

Vision Statement

Engaged Hawks soaring in health and happiness.

Service Value Statement

We create an inclusive and safe community through engagement, education and empowerment.

Departmental Core Values

  • Promote safety through good stewardship and sound risk management practices
  • Embrace diversity through inclusion and respect
  • Foster leadership development through experiential opportunities and transformative learning
  • Encourage excellence through high standards and personal accountability
  • Instill integrity through teamwork and building trust
  • Build community through meaningful relationships and positivity
  • Encourage holistic wellbeing through education and engagement

Campus Impact

Largest Student Employer at UHCL

Our department employees 45+ student employees who gain valuable experience operating the RWC and expand their marketable skills for their future careers.

Join Our Team

The Recreation and Wellness Center is run on a daily basis by UHCL student staff. Our department takes great pride in our student staff and their ability to foster a safe and welcoming environment for all Hawks.

All enrolled UHCL students and anyone who will be attending UHCL in the next semester are welcome to apply for any posted student positions. Many positions do not require experience, as we provide training and development.

Jobs include: operations assistant, fitness assistant, member services assistant, marketing assistant, intramural sports officials, group fitness instructor (certification required) and personal trainer (certification required). We host job fairs each semester and accept applications through Jobs4Hawks.

If you are a currently certified personal trainer or group fitness instructor, please email us at about possible job opportunities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading group fitness classes
  • Managing recreational sports
  • Conducting personal training sessions
  • Engaging our patrons through special events
  • Designing marketing materials
  • Developing internal and external marketing campaigns
  • Serving in leadership positions for the department as voices for UHCL students

Special Events Hub

Rows of busy tables at an event in the Multi-Activity Court, or MAC Gym.


Our Story

History of UHCL Campus Recreation

The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness was established in October 2016 by student referendum. The referendum was a student-driven initiative to create a dedicated student fee to support the creation and construction of a new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The fee also funded new positions to lead the department and provide programming and experiential opportunities for the UHCL community.

Construction of the new facility began April 2017 and was completed August 2018.

The Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) opened on August 25, 2018 and has quickly become the hub of student activity and engagement on campus. Providing spaces beyond just fitness and recreation, students utilize the study rooms, lobby area, classrooms and balconies for studying, meeting up with friends, or just taking some time for themselves.

The RWC has won multiple awards for design and functionality, including being named one of the Athletic Business's 2019 Facilities of Merit and one of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association 2019 Outstanding Facilities.

Upcoming Construction Projects and Renovations

Rec Field Complex

Located behind the Recreation and Wellness Center and STEM Classroom Building.


  • ~140 x 60 yard natural grass playable surface suitable for soccer, flag football, softball, ultimate frisbee, and other sports
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Lights
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Water fountains
  • Seating areas
  • Irrigation


  • Construction slated to begin April 2022 and finish November 2022.
  • Grass growing period from July 2022 through November 2022.
  • Expected to come online Spring 2023.

Campus Recreation Advisory Board

The Advisory Board serves as a sounding board for new ideas or initiatives. The board helps drive the mission and vision of the department. The board consists of up to 13 students (eight undergraduate and five graduate students), one faculty, one staff, and one alumni member. See CRAB Constitution and By-Laws (PDF, 160KB).

Meeting Schedule Fall 2021

All meetings will be held virtually. Any UHCL student or RWC member may request to participate in the meeting. Email to make the request.

  • All meetings TBA

Advisory Board Members 2021-2022

Student Members

CRAB Student Members 21-22
Member Classification Major
Lance Berrones Senior History
Jeff Schmitz Masters Exercise Physiology
Emre Tichelaar - Chair Masters MBA
Karmen Wood Junior Marketing
Julie Baker Senior Fitness and Human Performance
Anahi Aguirre Junior Fitness and Human Performance/Physical Therapy
Shubham Rana Masters Exercise Physiology
Swetha Deena Dayalan - Chair Masters Biotechnology
Suhail Arfaath Masters Data Science
Sivanand Chandra Masters Computer Science
Sunny Rodrigues Junior Mechanical Engineering

Non-Student Members


  • Member Login
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    Campus Recreation and Wellness 

    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 245
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Welcome Desk: 281-283-2330
    Member Services: 281-283-2331

    Rec Center Hours

    7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Noon - 6 p.m.