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OU Fit+Rec Mission Statement

Fitness and Recreation provides diverse programs, services, and educational opportunities to enhance the lifelong health and wellness of the university community. This mission is guided by three goals:


  1. Provide opportunities and support to promote a healthy university community,
  2. Benefit the university community through health education, and
  3. Develop university relations through health and wellness activities.

OU Fit+Rec Overview

The Sarkeys Fitness Center (SFC) at the S. J. Sarkeys Complex opened in the summer of 1981 to give students a home for intramural sports and fitness. In 2003, the SFC received an addition and renovation to create a 150,000 square-foot indoor facility for a variety of programs, services, and equipment to meet the recreational and fitness needs of the OU community.

The Sarkeys Fitness Center features: eight basketball/volleyball/badminton courts, four racquetball courts, a squash court, 1/6th mile indoor track, two large multi-purpose activity rooms, two weight room areas, a large cardio room with mounted flat-screen TVs, a climbing wall, a personal training room, and a massage therapy room. Membership includes use of the facilities including the Murray Case Sells Swim Complex (MCSSC), FIT classes, a locker, towel use at the SFC, and other amenities provided to faculty and staff.

The MCSSC consists of an indoor and outdoor pool. The indoor pool is an eight lane 25-yard lap pool with a 13-foot diving well with one 1-meter springboard. The outdoor facility consists of an Olympic-sized pool 50 meters by 25 yards with a 13-foot diving well and two 1-meter springboards as well as a kiddy pool. The outdoor lap pool ranges from 4’ to 5’6’’ deep and the indoor diving well ranges from 9’ to 13’. 

Recreation Fields which host outdoor events such as flag football, Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, and lacrosse are located two blocks east of Jenkins Avenue on Stinson Avenue. Tennis courts are located at the corner of Timberdell and Jenkins Avenue.



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