Why Do You RecWell?


Telling your story is powerful - to us, to others, and to you. Plus, it's widely known that recreation has its benefits and is important to student success and overall well-being, and we'd love to know what that means to you (or how we've helped you achieve that)! 

We want to promote, encourage, and motivate you to keep moving through testimonials and stories about why Recreation & Wellness has impacted them and how it has made a lasting impression. 

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Success Stories

Dominic Raona

"Each year at GVSU, I continuously learn about what recreation means to me and how Campus Rec can help me. I participate in Campus Recreation programs because it takes my mind off the hectic college environment that culminates throughout the year..."

Thomas Quaine

"I am a firm believer that when it comes to wellness keeping a sound attitude and effort will help accompany any situation life throws at you. I participate in Recreation & Wellness programs, services, and events to help establish a balance in my..."

Nicole Gustin

"Nursing is not an easy profession, staying engaged in recreational activities not only helps me maintain a healthy lifestyle, but also is a great stress reliever. As a student nurse, it is important to engage in physical activity and promote a...

Jacob Gipe

"My success story is simple. I participate in as much as I can at Grand Valley, specifically Campus Rec. I never want to wish I had done something. So I do it instead! I participate in Campus Recreation programs, like Intramural Sports, because they...

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...

Hunter Streling

"I came into college not knowing much about personal health and now after being very involved with Campus Recreation, I've learned healthier habits and also made a lot of connections along the way. I participate in Campus Recreation programs to...

Riley Burgess

"I participate in IM sports in order to stay connected with my friends from freshman year! As we've gotten older, we've all gotten more involved in other organizations or within our major, and this allows us to see each other once a week. It's...

Olivia Seaver

"I REC because it helps me stay in control of my health - something I haven't always been able to do. I have a condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (or POTS) that affects my heart rate and blood pressure, and often causes me to..."

Lori Schermers

"Campus Rec offers some type of activity for everyone! Campus rec staff cares about students mind, body and spirit! I participate in Campus Rec programs and services because feeling energetic, strong and capable motivates me to stay fit. As the Campus...

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