Campus Recreation named Recreation & Wellness

October 01, 2019

Campus Recreation named Recreation & Wellness

To the GVSU community,

As of September 2019, the department of Campus Recreation will be known as the department of Recreation & Wellness. This distinction better showcases the strong commitment to student wellness that the department represents, and it also reflects the ways of working that have long been true in the department. The name change is more reflective of professional standards, national practice, university plans, and previous institutional history.

Most recently, the following changes have been made to support this name change:

  • Creation of a new student wellness website (
  • Implementation of the 8 dimensions of wellness model
  • Hiring of Student Health Promotions Coordinator
  • Collective efforts to identify and implement strategies to improve student well-being

Recreation & Wellness is part of the Division of Student Affairs at GVSU, and the department’s mission is to enhance and engage the GVSU community by providing inclusive and diverse opportunities that inspire participation, promote health and well-being, and encourage student development and success.

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