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Mission Statement

The mission of Campus Recreation at Carleton College is to provide programs of sport, recreation, fitness, special events and wellness for students, faculty, and staff. We aim to enhance their personal lifestyle and improve the quality of life on the Carleton campus in a safe and welcoming environment.

Our Vision

Campus Recreation promotes and encourages students, faculty, and staff to seek and maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle. We ensure that the environment, activities, and programs are stimulating, challenging, and inviting. Recreation and leisure activities at Carleton focus on integrating mind, body, and spirit through quality innovative programs, activities, and services.

Principles and Core Values

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Carleton College and the Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation (PEAR) Department value athletics and recreation as a vital part of our students’ campus and liberal arts experience. We also embrace and affirm our campus diversity statement which states: “A Carleton education recognizes that the world’s people differ in their race and ethnicity, culture, political and social worldviews, religious and spiritual understandings, language and geographic characteristics, gender, gender identities and sexual orientations, learning and physical abilities, age, and social and economic classes. It is essential to our high academic standards that we be committed to creating a diverse campus community.” (
  • Exceptional Customer Service - We listen, we care, we are here to serve.  Our staff expects the best of themselves and their co-workers. Honesty, integrity, and respect are values embraced by all staff. 
  • Fun and Rewarding Experience - We provide a safe, open, and inviting atmosphere where everyone is welcome.  We are the place to be for social outlets and study breaks!
  • Collaboration - We find ways to partner with others to offer quality comprehensive programs, activities, facilities, and equipment.