Inclusive Policies

In addition to providing inclusive facilities, Campus Recreation understands the importance of policies and programs that are welcoming to all participants. 

Asserted Gender Policy

Individuals shall be permitted to participate in Campus Recreation programs, facilities, activities, and events in accordance with that person’s asserted gender identity.

What does this mean in practice?

  • Showing up for an event, program, facility, or activity is all you have to do to establish your gender identity and participate.
  • No questions will be asked, no proof is required, come join us and play!

Asserted Gender Intramural Policy

Individuals shall be permitted to participate in Intramural Sports events in accordance with that person’s asserted gender identity.

What does this mean in practice?

  • Showing up to play for a men's, women's, or coed IM team is all you have to do to establish your gender identity and play in that division.
  • No questions will be asked, no proof is required, come join us and play!

Non-Gendered Attire Policy

In an effort to be inclusive of all personal workout attire preferences, Campus Recreation has an open attire policy.

What does this mean in practice?

  • Beyond the obvious requirements (i.e. no jeans, tennis shoes required, etc.), we do not require gender-specific attire within the Rec Center. Participants can wear sports bras, muscle tees, loose or tight-fitting clothing, and beyond.
  • Within the aquatic facility, patrons are only asked to wear attire designed specifically for swimming (no workout clothes). We also allow modesty shirts.

Spouse/Partner Membership Policy

In order for a spouse/partner to purchase a membership, the Student Rec Center member and spouse/partner must bring in a common bill or piece of mail that has both people’s names on it. 

What does this mean in practice?

  • We do not ask for anything from you beyond a single piece of mail or bill to purchase a membership for your spouse or partner.
  • You can purchase a membership for your partner in-person at the Rec Center. Both parties must be available to initially set-up the membership, but after that, your partner can gain access to the Rec Center on their own.

Personal Care Assistants

Personal Care Assistants (PCA) are eligible to access the Student Recreation Center in order to aid someone in their workout. The Personal Care Assistant will be required to sign a Campus Recreation Waiver, Information Form, and have their picture taken for a Campus Recreation Volunteer ID Card. PCAs can access the Student Recreation Center only during times with the individual needing assistance, they should remain with the individual needing assistance, and can only assist the individual needing help. PCAs can attend various events and programs offered by Campus Recreation to assist those in need. PCAs who are not affiliated with the University are ineligible for a Campus Recreation membership and are not allowed to work out or use the facility for their own benefit. Please contact Erin Patchett to get set up as a PCA!

Staff Trainings

We offer a variety of training opportunities to our staff to further our commitment to providing welcoming customer service and programs. 

What does this mean in practice?

  • Student and professional staff at Campus Recreation receive training on topics such as Everything Queer & Not - A Conversation About Inclusive Culture in Campus Recreation through the GLBTQQA Resource Center, Inclusive Language trainings, INTO & International Student training, and more. 
  • We make inclusivity a priority, yet there may be times when someone (either on our own staff or a Rec Center user) may not be fully educated or aware of our policies. We make every effort to assure that you are always welcome within our building and at our programs, but if you have a concern, please let any of the student staff on duty know, or you can contact Member Services at (970) 491-6359 (press 9 when prompted).