Inclusive Recreation

Student Recreation Fund Award

Recreational activity and the ability to balance academics with physical engagement is paramount to the success of our students. Through our programs, students strive to build communities and experiences outside of the classroom, control stress levels, and set healthy habits for the rest of their lives.

UW Recreation wants every student to be able to join or participate in a recreational class, program, or activity. We also have an unwavering commitment to access for all students, and believe that socio-economic barriers should not prevent any student from participation.

Thanks to the support of the Student Recreation Fund, each quarter we ensure every student has the opportunity to apply for Recreation financial awards to make meaningful participation a reality.

The SRF application will open on March 16th, 2020 and priority applications will be due by March 20th, 2020 at noon, for awards in Spring Quarter 2020. Apply by following this link.

See the Recreation Award Guidelines for more information regarding the award.


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.