Recreation & Wellness for Everybody
Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation & Wellness
Providing quality opportunities for students to enhance their wellbeing and create a sense of community is our vision and goal at Recreation & Wellness. Therefore, we believe it is imperative that every student feel welcomed and supported through our programs & services. We appreciate the individuality of our students and welcome all identities. With inclusion at the forefront, we will be highlighting the many ways in which students can participate in sports, fitness, wellness, and outdoor adventures through Recreation & Wellness. No matter who you are, there is a place for you at Recreation & Wellness.
Programs and services offered by Recreation & Wellness are created to accommodate various levels of ability and skill, and as a department, Recreation & Wellness works with many campus partners to uphold university efforts in inclusion.
If You Can Play, You Can Play
RecWell Inclusion Statement
Recreation & Wellness is committed and welcoming to a culture of inclusion, in which we provide recreational programs and services that are accessible and equitable to the community. We strive to share a diverse array of ideas, opportunities, and experiences for all students. Recreation & Wellness follows the university policy on discrimination and harassment, which protects from discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight.
In addition, we advocate for the inclusion of all individuals, including the right to access facilities, such restrooms and locker rooms, and programming on the basis of asserted gender expression.
Affirmative Action Statement
Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the university.
In both athletics and recreation, we promote inclusion and equity. GVSU Recreation & Wellness supports the If You Can Play, You Can Play Campaign to promote equality in recreation in sports, no matter the gender identity.
Questions & Concerns
If you have questions about inclusive-related policies, please contact the Recreation & Wellness office by email at [email protected] or by phone at (616) 331-1732. You may also submit a bias incident report.
For more information on university-wide efforts for inclusion and equity, check out the Division of Inclusion and Equity.