It's widely known that recreation has its benefits and is important to overall student success, and we'd love to know what that means to you. We want to promote, encourage, and motivate you to keep moving through participant testimonials and stories about why Campus Recreation has impacted them and how it has made a lasting impression. 

  • Why do you participate in Campus Recreation programs & services?
  • How and why do you get involved and stay active? 
  • What motivates you to live healthy? 
  • How has Campus Recreation helped you achieve your goals? 
  • Have you grown through participation in Campus Recreation? 
  • Why are you an advocate for Campus Recreation? 
  • What is your success story?


There are a few ways to let us know how you participate, why you participate, or what Campus Recreation means to you:

  • Submit your response online by clicking on the green button below
  • Share on social media using the hashtag #whyiGVrec

Weekly social media features and monthly drawings for FREE swag for those who complete the survey or share their story with us!

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Success Stories

Micah Brown

"Campus Recreation has allowed me to become the person I am today. I was the Marketing Assistant for 2 years and I loved it! My time at Campus Rec had allowed me to find my love of sports, which I am now pursuing a Master's in Sports Marketing at...

Kaitlyn Allison

"I have been working at GVSU Recreation for 2.5 years now as the senior designer, and it has been a wonderful experience. Not only have I furthered my knowledge in design and marketing, but I have also had the privilege of becoming a part of a...

Nicole Andriot

"Coming into college as a freshmen is kind of terrifying about the beginning. But with Campus Rec it allows you to try many different things that you never would have thought and allows you to find something you love and can help make the transition..

Lindsey DesArmo

"I would not be in my role as Health and Wellness Manager today if it were not for my employment and experiences with GVSU Campus Recreation. My first on campus job as a student was as an event staff position. One day, the Assistant Director at the...

Brianna Greenough

"I found my love for Zumba through the Group Ex program during my freshman year. Before that, I would have never even considered going to an exercise class alone, and now I go with or without people because it is for myself. I participate in Zumba and...

Meg Duffey

"I REC because of all the opportunities Campus Rec provides. Last year was my first year at Grand Valley as a transfer sophomore. I started off by doing a few of the group ex classes and ended up loving them. I met close friends, and it was something...

Julia Rauch

"I worked out throughout high school, but once I came to college I was suddenly terrified to go to the Rec Center. Once I finally went, I stumbled across the group exercise classes and became hooked....

David Luther

"When I brought my two-year-old daughter to her first GVSU basketball game, she immediately showed an interest in the Laker Dance Team. We sat on the end line behind the dance team, and my daughter soon began to imitate some of the actions of the dance...

Connor Montgomery

"Campus Recreation has given me the opportunity to pursue my passions as a member of Grand Valley's community and as a professional. My time as a student was improved with regular physical activity thanks to the Rec Center gym, opportunities to...

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Page last modified October 30, 2017