Welcome to UGA Recreational Sports

We’d like to welcome you to UGA Recreational Sports which provides a wide range of physical activities, designed specifically for the UGA community, to help fight the stress of school and life. We encourage everyone to take a break, be active and have fun with one of our many program offerings.

Housed within the Ramsey Student Center our staff consists of 500 part-time student workers and 28 full time staff, and as a team, we seek to fulfill our mission by serving the fitness needs of the UGA community and providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty, staff and UGA affiliates.

The Department of Recreational Sports fosters the well-being of UGA students and the UGA community through diverse recreation experiences.

The Department of Recreational Sports in the Division of Student Affairs promotes healthy lifestyle choices by providing development, growth, and education for the University of Georgia through the spirit of recreation. 

Cultural Values
Ram Fam: Everyone is welcome. Come play! 

Excellence: Be the best. Exceed expectations.

Customer Service: We want to know who you are. Everyone matters. 

Spirit of Recreation: Providing activities for enjoyment: there is something for everyone.

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In 2014, the departmental leadership decided to make a plan to support our student staff. The scholarship fund was started in 2015 through an annual golf tournament held at the UGA Golf Course. Each year the proceeds from the event support the fund as it continues to grow. The first recipients of the scholarship were recognized in 2019. These students display an exceptional degree of leadership and ongoing commitment to the Ram Fam.  

We want to thank all of our donors! 

Total Scholarships Awarded: $11,875

Scholarship Recipients
2023-Meredith Wessel
2023-Lanni Poythress
2023-Grace Threadgill

2022-Abigail Chapman
2022-Audrey Smith
2022-Parvin “Bobby” Buxani

2021-Emily Rogers
2021-Devin Logan
2021-Meghan Pike

2020-Laurel Kostka
2020-Adar Horowitz
2020-Emily Lazazzara

2019-Alexa Taylor
2019-Alyssa Jones

Apply for the Scholarship
This scholarship is for undergraduate Rec Sports student employees only. The application link will be sent to all Rec Sports student employees each Fall, and after review by the selection committee, the scholarship winner(s) are announced during each End of the Year Banquet in April. Beginning in 2022, scholarships will typically be $1000, awarded to three or more student employees.

Students who are currently working at Rec Sports are eligible to apply if they will be returning to UGA in the Fall as a degree-seeking undergraduate student enrolled and maintain Rec Sports employment through the Fall.

Selection criteria includes:

  • demonstrated application our values: Ram Fam, Excellence, Customer Service, and Spirit of Recreation 
  • a history of working at Rec Sports that demonstrates above average leadership
  • a proven history of self-development while working for Rec Sports

If you are interested in applying or have questions, please contact the associate director for programs.