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How Campus Recreation Can Support Academic and Social Success for Low-Income Students

  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, March 7, 8:30am-9:30am
  • Room 705
  • Jesse Hoek, The University of West Florida; Lindsay Evens, The University of West Florida; Taylor Middlebrooks, The University of West Florida
  • New Professional, Mid-Level (Manager), Executive

Core Competencies

Philosophy & Theory
Business Management

This session will examine enduring campus recreation and higher education problems such as falling student success rates, recreation’s constant need to prove their worth, and the underrepresented low-income students that connect these problems. We will review the growing trends among low-income students and their academic success rates and the ways that recreation can impact these students and the university. Come with your thinking caps on as we work to discover our role in this issue.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with low-income student population trends and recognize the role of campus recreation as it relates to academic success.
  • Identify possible barriers to campus recreation participation for low-income students.
  • Discover ways to combat barriers to participation through departmental marketing, programming, and facility strategies.