Stanford Recreation, Leading the Stanford Experience.

From its founding in 1891, Stanford University’s leaders have believed that physical activity is valuable for its own sake and that vigorous exercise is complimentary to the educational purposes of the university. Within this context for human development, it is the mission of Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation to offer a wide range of high quality programs which will encourage and facilitate all participants to realize opportunities for championship athletic participation, physical fitness, health and well being.