Commitment to Inclusion
Campus Recreation is dedicated to inclusive programs, services, and facilities through our commitment to education, outreach, and collaboration. We seek opportunities to create space where all people are welcome and gain a sense of belonging.
Campus Recreation firmly believes that racism and unequal treatment in every form are not simply problems for our communities of color, but are deep-rooted, systemic issues that everyone is responsible to help solve. We recognize that people have been harmed by the words and actions of others and we seek to create a safe and welcoming environment for all people. We do not stand for violence in word or action, discrimination, or hate crimes toward any member of our Utah State University community. Campus Recreation strives to be part of the healing and educational process; we stand with you in protesting against injustice, calling for peace, and fighting for liberation.
Below are resources of Utah State University that are available to our campus community:
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Inclusion Center
- Students of Concern
- USU Police Department (435) 797-1939
Please explore this section of our site to see the various ways Campus Rec strives to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. If you do not see something that fits your needs or if you have further suggestion for how we can make Campus Rec as safe, inclusive and accessible as possible, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Campus Rec is continuing to improve programs and facilities to enhance accessibility for all patrons. In addition to compliance with all ADA laws (such as ramps, elevators, pool lifts, etc), we strive to provide equipment (upper body ergometer, FreemMotion selectorized equipment, and more) designed for adaptive recreation.
The HPER Building is equipped with ADA accessible doors on the East side of the building, along with an elevator to access the 2nd floor. To access Kinesiology and Health Science offices please use the first door on your left when you enter the East entrance.
The front main entrance and back main entrance of the Aggie Recreation Center are ADA accessible. There are elevators located in the weight room and the first hallway of the ARC.
The main doors of the Fieldhouse are ADA accessible, and there is an elevator to access the 2nd floor.
There are several machines within our facilities that are both suitable and adequate for individuals with disabilities and injuries. Below are several examples of those pieces of equipment. Additionally, the staff is available in the facility to assist you with the equipment, if needed. Please do not hesitate to ask for help!
- Facilities staff members are here to assist you, whether that is helping you load weights, adjust machines, or spot your lift, do not hesitate to ask for help!
- This upper body ergometer is a versatile, highly adjustable upper body exerciser that can be used seated or standing. Features: wheelchair platform included.
- This equipment was designed with accessibility in mind. For patrons able to transfer, this equipment provides you with the ability to strengthen single or multiple muscle groups at one time.
- For manual wheelchair users, the indoor track is a great place to improve cardiovascular fitness.
- This manual pool lift is available for ease of access to the pool for lap swim and special events.
Transgender Participation Policies
Anyone utilizing Campus Recreation facilities shall have access to the changing, shower, and toilet facilities that correspond with their gender identity.
- All students, faculty, and staff can participate in the gender-specific league that affirms each participant's personal gender identity.
- The participant's gender identity will also be applied when there are gender-specific rules or player ratio requirements in Coed leagues.
- Any matters that may arise in regards to gender identity within intramural participation can be subject to review on a case-by-case basis by the Campus
- Recreation administrative staff in conjunction with Access and Diversity Center LGBTQ Services.
- Participation in competitive extramural activities will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis as well, based on the applicable policies and procedures of the host institution or governing body.
- All students can participate in the gender-specific club sport that affirms each participant's personal gender identity.
- The participant's gender identity will also be applied when there are gender-specific rules or player ratio requirements in coed sports clubs.
- Any matters that may arise in regards to gender identity within participation can be subject to review on a case-by-case basis by the Campus Recreation administrative staff in conjunction with Access and Diversity Center LGBTQ Services.
- Participation in competitive sports club activities outside of USU Campus Recreation's purview will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis as well, based on the applicable policies and procedures of the host institution or governing body.
In addition to these various resources and initiatives, our staff is also dedicated to ongoing training to ensure we are equipped to provide safe and accessible spaces on campus. The majority of our professional staff has taken part in Allies training, while many have also participated in Interfaith Initiative, LIFE, and Veteran Student Resource training.