Our Vision

We advance individual, community, and environmental health through education, research, and action informed by the preventive, developmental, and rehabilitative powers of parks, recreation, and tourism.

Our Mission

We create, share, and apply knowledge about parks, recreation, and tourism to inspire students, inform policy, serve social needs, encourage sustainability and economic vitality, and advocate for the health of people, communities, and the environment of which we are part.

Our Values
•Student centeredness
•Student involvement
•Community connections
•Informed and engaged citizenship
•Excellence in and integration of scholarship, teaching, and service
•Outdoor, experiential, and traditional instruction
•Speculative as well as applied knowledge
•Ecological literacy
•Diversity and inclusion
•Career development and professional advancement of our graduates
•Independent and lifelong learning