Recreation Center

Recreation and Athletics Center
569 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4REC (4732)
fax: (248) 370-4889

A man doing tricep dips on a machine in the recreation center.

Employee Well-Being Programs and Services

Since 2012, University Recreation and Well-Being has been a leader in providing wellness programs to all university faculty and staff. Diligently focusing on the overall health climate of university employees through aggregate data, we have been able to successfully tailor and offer programs to all staff that allow employees to improve or maintain their overall personal well-being. Wellness programs are available year-round to support an individual's nutritional needs, physical activity and mental health.

Carrot Wellness

All benefits-eligible faculty and staff are eligible to participate in Carrot Wellness - an incentive based program that tracks steps and rewards individuals financially for being active each day. Join the over 500 OU employees already using Carrot today!

For more information on the features of the Carrot app, and how to download, email Caitlyn Hennings at

Nutrition Programs

Nutrition programming for employees includes one-on-one virtual or phone in nutrition consultations with a registered dietitian and various nutrition workshops. Details on signing up for a consultation and the dates, times and topics for nutrition workshops are available on the Rec Well Portal.

Programs and Services

A variety of well-being programs and services are available for Oakland University employees. On-going, regular opportunities include a Well-Being Ambassador program, health coaching, Carrot wellness, and nutrition consultations and workshops. Additional programming is offered each semester. For a current list of opportunities visit the Rec Well Portal.

Wellbeing Ambassador Program

Passionate about Health and Wellbeing? Wanting a minimal time commitment? Join University Recreation and Well-Being's Employee Ambassador Program! Receive ambassador merchandise as well as information on new offerings with University Recreation and Well-Being. Help us achieve our goal of making a healthier campus. Ready to join? Email to get started.

One on One Health Coaching

Health coaching is a free service for employees looking for assistance making or managing healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors. Coaching sessions are confidential and led by a certified wellness coach. Four sessions are available per person. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is available through the Rec Well Portal.