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Campus Recreation

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome M Respect for Others through Diverse Recreational Opportunities

Students will formulate a respect for others through diverse recreational experiences and interactions with those different from themselves.
Objective 1 Campus Recreation will improve representation of students from underrepresented minority (URM*) groups within recreation programs. *URM includes students who are classified in the following groups according to federal reporting standard for race & ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
For 2018-2019, 18.4% of recreation participants were students of color.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Recreation Opportunities that are at no additional cost for the student met our diversity goal to meet or exceed the diversity demographics of the university. For overall recreation participation, 17.4% of our participants are students of color.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The percentage of of underrepresented minority students in print material has increased from 13% to 22.5%. However, both Instagram and Twitter have decreased Instagram from 21% to 10.8% and Twitter from 12% to 10.8%.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Print Materials: 13% people of color Social Media: Instagram, 21% people of color; Twitter, 12% people of color;

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The Intentional Marketing Assessment conducted in Nov and Dec 2016 assessed 412 faces within our social media and marketing platforms. Among these, 8% were people of color, 92% were non-people of color, 44% were female identified and 55% were perceived as male.

Outcome N Sense of Belonging through Recreation

Students will enhance their sense of belonging/association through participation in recreation.
Objective 2 Campus Recreation will contribute to an Increased Sense of Belonging for GVSU Students

Measure 1

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students have indicated that Campus Recreation matters in their sense of belonging at GVSU. 76% of Student Respondents indicated that Recreation has increased or improved their Sense of Belonging/Association.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
75% of club sport athletes that responded stated that by participating in GVSU Club Sports positively impacted their connection to the GVSU community.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
With a response rate of roughly 37%, 91% of respondents indicate that club sports has positively impacted their connection to the GVSU campus community.

Objective 3 Campus Recreation will increase FY retention rates for students who participate in recreation.

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
First year retention of FTIAC students who participate in Recreation programs have a higher retention rate than non-Recreation participants, and in some areas are significantly higher (program areas reporting over 90% retention include: Rec Student Employees, Fitness & Wellness Services, Group Exercise, Club Sports and Outdoor Adventures) compared to non-Recreation participant retention rate of 71.2%.

Outcome O Culture of inclusion

Campus Recreation student employees will be committed and welcoming to a culture of inclusion.
Objective 4 Increase Campus Recreation student employees’ knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion, resulting in 50% or more students indicating a higher level of understanding of diversity and inclusive issues at the end of the training

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
75% of students indicated a higher level of understanding post-training from an initial rating of low or medium pre-training.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
37% of students indicated a higher level of understanding following the training.