Recreation and Leisure Studies Undergraduate Student Society

Mission Statement:
"The purpose of the Recreation and Leisure Studies (RCLS) Undergraduate Student Society shall be to promote professional development; enhance relationships between faculty and students; and provide service to the ECU communities and the surrounding communities."

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RCLS educates tomorrow's leaders in recreation, parks, tourism, and recreational therapy as well as provides scholarship and leadership to the region, state, and nation.


To be the model professional education and training program of the nation through scholarship, innovation, technical assistance, and outreach thereby helping learners to develop the necessary competencies, interpersonal skills, and critical thinking to lead the professions in the coming decades.


RCLS holds the following core values, which serve as the foundation for where we place our priorities in terms of teaching, scholarship, and service.