Colleges and Universities have invested a great deal of resources in constructing and renovating recreational facilities over the course of time. These facilities serve as a location for health, fitness, and socialization, and provide many other wellness benefits. This study examines the impact of new/renovated collegiate recreational facilities on three different campuses and the return on investment (ROI). The ROI is measured through student participation, impact on recruitment, and retention. Additionally, this study intends to provide other institutions with examples on how they can provide data to reflect the collegiate recreation facility
Kamph, Stephen; Haines, Scott G.; and Gambino, Stephen, "The Impact of New or Renovated Collegiate Recreation Centers on Recruitment and Retention" (2018). Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications. 127.
The Recreational Sports Journal (RSJ) is a scholarly journal that serves to advance the understanding of the role of collegiate recreation within higher education. The RSJ publishes peer-reviewed manuscripts relevant to the holistic impact of collegiate recreation and the critical areas outlined by the NIRSA Research Agenda. The RSJ encourages empirical, theoretical, and applied submissions for publication and is produced by the NIRSA Foundation.