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Campus Recreation

Our Staff

Lauren Martini Olson

Title: Associate Director
Department: Department of Student Life
Campus Recreation
Phone: 803-576-9378
Office: Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center, Room 310
LinkedIn: My LinkedIn profile
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I have the honor of developing student leaders on a daily basis. Whether it is working with our student employees on their transferrable skills or helping our student leaders develop their skills and therefore improve their clubs, it is truly inspiring what I see them accomplish.

Contact for

Questions regarding organizational aspects of outdoor recreation, assessment, marketing & communications, and student employment & development.


Lauren started her career as a student official, supervisor and sport club president at Miami University of Ohio. She continued her career as a graduate assistant for intramural sports at Indiana University.


M.S. Recreation
Indiana University

B.S. Health and Sport Studies
Miami University of Ohio

Recent Publications and Presentations

Survey Says ... Common Pitfalls of Student Leaders & How to Address Them - USC Student Leadership & Diversity Conference

Considering Campus Rec? Things to Know about Pursuing This Field - SCIRSA State Workshop

Outside the Lines: Consider More Than Just the Salary - NIRSA Region II Student Pre-Conference


  • Outstanding Service to Students award, USC Division of Student Affairs & Academic Support


St. Louis, Missouri


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Lauren loves to take her dog, Rev, on walks around Columbia. She also loves to try new things, especially food!


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.