Fun Facts!

  • The first O.U. Recreation Conference was in 2007, organized in just a few months’ time after a sudden inspiration of a group of Recreation Studies graduate students.
  • Ohio University was established in 1804, making it the oldest public institution of higher learning in Ohio, and first in the Northwest Territory.
  • Ohio University houses more than 250 undergraduate programs.
  • The School of Recreation and Sport Sciences has the largest undergraduate major enrollment on campus, and 6 graduate programs.
  • The School’s Sports Administration and Facility Management program was created in 1966 as the first graduate program of its kind; it is widely known as the best in the nation.
  • The School of Recreation and Sport Sciences offers adventure courses that include WEA (Wilderness Education Association) certification.
  • Ohio’s Intramural Sports program has provided opportunities for competition since 1890.
  • The Outdoor Pursuits sector of Campus Recreation at Ohio includes outdoor trips, clinics, gear rental and sales, indoor and outdoor climbing venues, and low and high challenge courses.
  • 75% of all undergraduate students use Campus Recreation facilities or participate in programs.
  • Campus Recreation provides 1 million recreational experiences each year.