About Recreation & Wellness

Learn about who we are, why we do it and what we have done to enhance the GVSU community.

Mission, Vision, & Values

OUR MISSION: To empower and support students to pursue their overall well-being by providing impactful experiences to build community, develop life skills, discover passions, and have fun! 

OUR VISION: The GVSU community will be involved, active, and well.


WELL-BEING: We promote health, support personal development and advance a culture of well-being.

INNOVATION: We welcome new ideas and embrace changes to enhance the student experience.

IMPACTFUL EXPERIENCES: We create intentional, meaningful experiences that lead to lifelong learning. Everything we do has a purpose. 

COMMUNITY: We provide enjoyable and safe experiences that encourage connection and belonging. 

INCLUSION: We are committed to creating experiences that are accessible, adaptive and welcoming for everyone. We will celebrate and respect the diversity of every person. 

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Why Participate with Recreation & Wellness?

Academic Success

Diversity & Inclusion




Mental Well-Being

Physical Health

Recreation & Wellness vs The Recreation Center

Recreation & Wellness specializes in the programming that happens in the Recreation Center, and other recreational facilities. We do so guided by our mission, vision and values. Go to the Athletic & Recreational Facilities website for information about all recreational facilities, and to connect with facility staff who can assist you with facility related inquiries.  

Annual Report

The annual report tells our story. It provides information about our department, communicates our accomplishments from past years and recognizes the successes of our students. 


Overview  Full Report


Overview  Full Report


Overview  Full Report


Overview  Full Report


Overview  Full Report


Overview  Full Report

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