Thanks A'Naja...we have to hold upper level admin accountable, to not have systemic movement positively with excuses of budget/finances or covid-19. We can move diversity, equity, inclusion along with navigating the pandemic.
Love it Marc. We have "meet them where they are" and do workshops on campus rec & health/well-being. Especially marginalized/underrepresented groups.
@Marc - yes! How many groups of marginalized students on our campuses don’t even feel like our Rec Centers are spaces that are there for them/their access from the start?
Have "real" & vulnerable conversations with underrepresented groups on the visible and invisible barriers to participation in collegiate rec (some are campus wide and some are due to that "group).. Also is the policy in place needed and punitive, or are policies in place for belonging, while prioritizing safety/healthy means for recreation.
Yes! Integration is part of marketing. We run our marketing through our int'l center so we can adapt language to be welcoming (for an example)
It is important for us to meet them where they are, but also get "buy in" from our peers through orientation leaders (orientation/welcome week), through RA's, and make sure that they invite them and make them aware of students' identities and interests to see if campus rec can heighten their well-being/sense of belonging, but also be ok if they find it through campus/student activities or other mediums. We hope they get outside their comfort zone and "try us out" to support their physical well-being, because many students may not feel it's a place for them (wasn't an athlete or a gymgoer prior).
WOW, this hour has flown by!
Thank you A'Naja, Moe and Marc. Appreciate your time, energy and expertise to help us all be better.
Thank you for the opportunity to learn, A'Naja, Moe, and Marc!
Thank you all so much!! This was great
Thank you! Great information!
Thank you all!! We need to cloan A'Naja for all of our campuses!!! Excellent knowledge and assessment sharing today, thank you again!!! Our campus assessment person focusses 99% on academic experience.
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