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Diversity and Inclusion

  • Today's Moonlight Yoga has changed to Moonlight Pilates

    On Monday, June 18, the 7:15p group fitness class, Moonlight Yoga, will instead be Moonlight Pilates.
  • UA Campus Rec Ranked "Top 50" for 2018

    The UA has been recognized for offering extraordinary recreational facilities by College Consensus. The Rec comes in at #33.
  • Notice: Commercial Filming in Women's Locker Room on June 21

    Small film crew to be in Women's Locker Room on June 21, 8:30-11:30a. Minimal disruption expected (2 female actors in front of a mirror).

Inclusivity Statement for Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment. We believe a healthy, active and engaged lifestyle is a right afforded to everyone. To that end, we are committed to equal opportunity and inclusion for all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information. Please join us in living these values. 


Diversity & Inclusion advisory group

In 2017 & 2018, Campus Recreation worked with a group of key players/stakeholders representing many on-campus organizations to discuss how to create a welcoming and inclusive environment. Through various focus groups, we learned about the obstacles and solutions to achieve a truly welcoming environment for students, faculty/staff and visitors. Strategies discussed and implemented to date are listed below.

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives 

  • Inclusivity Statement for Campus Recreation
  • Webpage dedicated to these efforts (this page)
  • Renovated locker rooms with gender inclusive and family style spaces
  • Safe Zone training for all full-time staff and diversity and inclusion training for all student staff 
  • Use of UA's new preferred name instead of legal name in the recreation software
  • Educational programs through campus partners on healthy body image
  • Educational programs through campus partners on nutrition
  • Free weight room orientations and low cost customized fitness orientations 
  • Workout Partner sign up at weight room desk
  • Diverse facility amenities designed to reach all audiences (e.g. Table Tennis tables, Foosball Tables, Video Game stations, etc.)
  • Re-organization of 2nd floor weight room equipment into a circuit (easier to follow for beginners)
  • More hand weights in more locations and more smaller weight hand weights
  • More equipment and space dedicated to functional fitness
  • Expanded slate of health and wellness program offerings
  • More inclusive publicity photos (a work in progress!)
  • Sanitary napkin receptacles in all restroom stalls regardless of gender
  • Free "Day Use" lockers located in non-gender specific areas
  • Gender inclusive restrooms/showers located up front in the hallway by the exit turnstiles next to Smart Moves Studio
  • Family Room located on the 2nd floor to be used for nursing or mediation
  • Direct and accessible entrance to the pool deck off of the Rec Oasis lounge area