Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

RPTA Student Resources
Student Organizations

Student organizations are ways that students can connect with like-minded students on campus and gain valuable leadership experience. Through involvement with organizations students are able to learn networking skills that will be vital as they begin their careers.

For a full list of student organizations, please visit http://www.wiu.edu/purplepost.

In addition, there are two departmental student organizations to which students may choose to belong:

Environmental Service Club 

The mission of this club is to, "Provide members with a fun, social, physical outlet to assist in the development and conservation of Horn Field Campus, as well as to provide an opportunity for members to assist other organizations in the environmental well-being of Macomb and WIU communities, through direct experience". Meetings are typically held at 6 pm on Wednesdays.

For more information, please contact Mindy Pheiffer, Director of Horn Field Campus, at mj-pheiffer@wiu.edu.  

Student Recreation Association

The purpose of the Student Recreation Association is to assist with the creation of recreation experiences and events for the students, staff, and faculty at the Quad Cities campus. The organization also engages in activities that help promote the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students in the Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration program at WIU. The SRA meets on a regular basis throughout the school year, and it has organized events such as the children's Halloween party; a Mallards Night at the TaxSlayer Center for students, faculty, and staff; and an Annual Spring Conference at the Quad Cities campus that is attended by faculty and students from both campuses.

For more information, please contact Katherine Broughton, Assistant Professor, at ka-broughton@wiu.edu.