The mission of the Campus Recreation Advisory Committee is to be a resource for the Carleton College community and to serve as a voice for campus recreation users to express ideas and concerns involving campus recreation facilities and operations. Its principal objectives are:

  • To be open to suggestions;
  • To encourage participation; and
  • To collaborate with the Carleton community.

The committee will assist the campus recreation management in reviewing and/or evaluating facilities, services, programs, and equipment while supporting the missions and goals of campus recreation throughout all of its locations on campus.


Faculty: Three faculty members serve this committee. The Athletic Director serves in an ex officio capacity. The remaining two faculty members are appointed by the Faculty Affairs Committee and each will serve a two-year term.

Staff: Four staff members serve this committee. The Director and Assistant Director of the Recreation Center serve in an ex officio capacity. The remaining two staff members represent the External Relations and Student Life Divisions and are appointed by the President’s Office.

Students: Two students serve on this committee and are appointed by the Carleton Student Association, one as a senate liaison and one as a student-at-large. Students are appointed to the committee each spring to serve during the upcoming academic year.

Preferred Skills or Experience for Committee Members

The committee would enjoy a mix of members who are regular and non-regular users of the facilities.

Committee Work

The committee meets once each academic term unless there is a need for additional meetings. Most meetings take place over a lunch hour and typically last an hour.

Meeting agendas are determined by the co-chairs (Director and Assistant Director of Campus Recreation). The committee reports to the P.E.A.R. department, and does some cross-reporting with Divisions of Student Life and External Relations. They also share information to the college community through the recreation center website.