Campus recreation turning to social media to promote wellness

Pedro Acevedo

Sports Editor

Using your phone has never been healthier.

The Office of Campus Recreation at Mississippi University for Women is launching a new campaign called “Stay Connected…Get Active,” which aims to increase awareness of the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle and being proactive in one’s health and wellness.

The initiative will start by connecting people to campus recreation through bigger and more accurate social media pages, using them later to push and encourage the campus community to get involved and maintain an active lifestyle.

Students will see regular updates on all campus recreation’s social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and they can follow directly by using and searching the hashtag #WRecLife. 

Campus recreation is also exploring for other venues to reach parts of the community that are not usually involved, such as online and non-traditional students.  

“We want people to see what we are doing here,” said LeAnn Alexander, interim director of campus recreation. “It’s a great thing, and it’s going to catch fire.”

For more information about campus recreation, connect with them on social media or visit They also can be reached at (662) 241-7494.