Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration

Student Organizations

Horn Environmental Learning Project (H.E.L.P.)

The Horn Environmental Learning Project's mission is to advance regional community and environmental sustainability through experiential education and leisure services.

Contact: Jeremy Naberhaus
Meets: Thursdays @ 7:00 @ Horn Field Campus Lodge

Advisor: Mindy Pheiffer



Graduate Recreation Society (GRS)

The Graduate Recreation Society brings together graduate students pursuing careers in the recreation, parks and leisure services profession.  The GRS sponsors academic and social activities that provide opportunities for graduate students to pursue personal and professional growth and development.

Contact: Dr. Mike McGowan
Meets: Regular meeting dates to be determined.

Meets: Mondays at 5:15 p.m. in Currens Hall, Room 408 


Student Commercial Recreation and Tourism Society (SCRTS)

Join S C R T S to network with students, faculty, and alumni and gain your passport to recreation and tourism!

Contact: Allison StaleyRecreation Passport
Meets: Every other Thursday at 5:00 p.m., Currens Hall 408

Meets: Thursdays @ 5:00 p.m. in Currens Hall, Room 408


Advisor: Dr. Minsun Doh
Meets: Every other Thursday at 4:30 in Currens Hall 408

Student Recreation Society (SRS)

The Student Recreation Society's mission is to stimulate interest in the prospects, experiences, and services within the field of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration through various learning opportunities.  The SRS offers scholarship support to members interested in attending a Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration related conference.

Meets: Tuesdays @ 4:00 p.m. in Currens Hall, Room 408

Contact: Jessica Fish  Email:

Advisor: Dr. Michael Lukkarinen

  Student Therapeutic Recreation Society (STRS)

The Student Therapeutic Recreation Society enhances the unique field of therapeutic recreation through a variety leadership roles, community volunteer efforts, collective social interests, and educational enlightenment.  The STRS also sponsors an annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament with proceeds going to Special Olympics.

Contact: DeAnna Beachy, Co-President

Meets: The Second and Fourth Wednesdays of Each Month in Currens Hall 408 at 4:00 p.m.

Advisor: Rachel Smith