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.
Wheelchair Sporting Events
Athletics and Recreation Facilities prides itself on maintaining facilities that are not only compliant and accessible, but welcoming and inclusive to a variety of populations. Most facilities are not only ADA compliant, but also designed to accommodate a various level of skills.
In the Fieldhouse, locker rooms B025 (Women’s) and B020 (Men's) can be accessed downstairs via a ramp at Lot E. Open when the facilities are open, a nursing nest is provided for nursing mothers in B127 and can be used by students, faculty, and staff. In addition, a gender inclusive bathroom is located in the basement (B055). There are 9 single user stalls in the women’s locker room. Gendered locker rooms that lead directly to the pool are also accessible and able to be accessed via the Lot E ramp. The pool also allows for a transfer from wheelchair to water, and lifeguards are always on duty to supervise.
- Mat table
- Exercise bands
- Nu-Step bike
- Exercise bikes
- Upper body arm ergometer
- Strength training pieces
If You Can Play, You Can Play
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@example.com 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.