Points of Pride

  • The Student Recreation Center at Western Michigan University is 240,000 square feet of activity space (largest in the Mid-American Conference) that accommodates a series of rentals and special events.
  • At the beginning of the fall 2017 semester, the SRC opened the first college campus F45 Functional Training studio in Michigan, and the sixth in the nation.
  • During 2017, more than 340,000 accesses were recorded through the turnstiles.
  • Students using the SRC have noted the top three areas of growth and improvement: self-confidence, interpersonal skills, and academic performance. Students also indicated that their use of the SRC assisted them with healthy choices/habits, communication skills, appreciation of diversity, and time management.
  • Students that visit the SRC at least 15 times per semester are more likely to return each semester to WMU and carry a higher GPA.
  • Intramural sports offered 30 different leagues and tournaments from flag football to badminton, with nearly 4,500 participants.
  • Over 12,000 participants were tracked in more than 1,200 fitness classes during 2017.
  • During the 2016-17 academic year, the rec center hosted 2,306 tours with 27,156 visitors.
  • On average, the Student Recreation Center is in operation 102 hours per week in the fall and 108 hours per week during the spring.
  • The Seelye Center is open 25 hours per week for club and intramural sports.
  • The Student Recreation Center is the host site for Kalamazoo/Portage Youth Futsal, Special Olympics, Science Olympiad, Relay for Life, club sports, high school grad bashes, post proms and many other community events.