Inclusive Recreation


Mission Statement

University of Washington Recreation provides safe, accessible, and dynamic recreation experiences to engage students in growth and wellbeing.

Recreation Values

We commit to cultivating equity, creating environments where everyone belongs, and building communities through respect, trust, and understanding.

We infuse fun and positive energy into everything we do, fostering curiosity that leads to engagement and learning.

We focus on incremental improvement, providing opportunities for discovery, challenge, and support.

We encourage the life-long practice of holistic care for self and others.

We take responsibility for our actions, relationships, and sustainably managing our resources

Inclusive Rec Partnerships

UW Recreation will partner with UW-affiliated groups or departments to bring adaptive, inclusive, and unified recreational opportunities to campus. This may involve such programming as Special Olympics College, Adaptive Yoga, LGBTQ programming, and/or other adaptive programs in an effort to increase involvement with underrepresented populations on campus and promote inclusion.

This partnership will include use of UW Recreation facilities, when available, and access for the general public, on a limited basis and as needed for the program. The program aims to create enhanced collaboration and foster an inviting recreational experience for all.

  • UW Recreation has partnered with Special Olympics College at UW, a Registered Student Organization (RSO), to enhance Unified Sports play on campus, helping them achieve their goals through the use of Recreation facilities each quarter.
  • UW Recreation has also partnered to provide various field/gym days for Challenge 4 Charity (an RSO of Foster MBA students competing with MBA students from nine other West Coast business schools), to reinforce their efforts of support and fundraising for Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs, and other family-related local charities.

Questions About Accessibility?

UW Recreation’s programs, operations, and facilities are intended to be inclusive and accessible. If at any time, you have a need or concern please contact us, we encourage everyone to participate in our department offerings. For accommodation requests connected to a disability or health condition contact us at (206) 543-4590 or at Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

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UW Recreation does not provide accident or medical coverage for participants. It is recommended that participants obtain their own personal coverage. Students may obtain additional information on student accident/sickness insurance by contacting:  Insurance & Cost | Husky Health & Well-Being (

Questions About Refunds?

For questions about program or membership refunds check the Registration page or contact