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Inclusive Recreation

Recreation & Wellness is committed to embracing and respecting the diversity inherent in all people and creating an environment where all students can live, learn and lead meaningful lives regardless of who they are.

Inclusivity Statement

We welcome guests and participants reflective of all characteristics including age, culture, different ideas and perspectives, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and expression, geographical background, marital status, national origin, race, religious and spiritual beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and veteran status.

Gender Identity Policy

Individuals shall be permitted to participate in Recreation & Wellness programs, facilities, activities and events in accordance with that person’s gender identity. 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! While participating in Intramural Sports, individuals may participate in accordance with their personal gender identity and expression selected by him or herself on IMleagues.com.

Gender Neutral Restroom & Locker Room

The HLS Facility has one Gender Neutral / Single Stall locker room for anybody who prefers an alternative to the traditional male and female specific locker rooms, parents, person with disabilities who have a caregiver or simply anyone who prefers more privacy.

View a list of All Gender Restrooms On Campus

Adaptive Equipment

Recreation & Wellness is continuing to improve programs and facilities to enhance accessibility for all guests. In addition to compliance with ADA laws (such as ramps, elevators, pool lift, etc.) we also provide various adaptive equipment such as the Scifit Pro 1000 upper body ergometer, the Nautilus Freedom Trainer and Cable Crossover machine.

Service Animals

Service Animals are permitted in the HLS Facility. However, emotional support, therapy, comfort or companion animals are not considered service animals under the ADA and are not permitted in the facility. For more information, please visit Student Accessibility Resources.

Student Accessibility Resources

Student Employment

As one of the largest student employers on campus, we are committed to hiring and developing a diverse group of students. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all student employees to learn and develop both personally and professionally.

Find Current Job Opportunities


If you need disability accommodations to participate in any of our programs, activities or classes, please contact the Assistant Director of Facilities by phone at 850.474.2587 or by email at levens@uwf.edu. We please ask that you please notify us preferably two or more days prior to the program, activity or class if possible.

Additional Resources

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