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Equity + Diversity + Inclusion

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We believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion are foundational elements to achieve our mission, carry out our vision, and be true to our values.

Opportunity for Connection

*Video was created through a partnership between International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) and Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP), and was funded by the International Student Academic Services Fee.

RecWell Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI)


Encouraging and supporting the inclusion of differences through recreation and wellness.

2020-21 Goals

  • Create a welcoming and inclusive culture within RecWell where everyone belongs.
  • Implement diversity and inclusion awareness training for staff.

REDI Committee

Bryan Karban, Chair, Outdoor Program Manager
Lisa Lemler, Associate Director of Wellness
Sarah MacPhail, Principal Administrative Specialist
Caley Conney, Director of Alumni Relations
Luke Day, Operations Manager
Rahul Rajan, Minneapolis Facilities and Risk Management Coordinator
Kaitlin Goff, Coordinator of Aquatic Operations and Events
Ben Kohler, Group Fitness Coordinator

Gender Neutral Changing Room Locations

Minneapolis RecWell (URWC) — 13 total changing rooms

  • Lower Level
    • 1 in Outdoor Center
    • 2 in the south building near the south equipment room
    • 5 in the north building near the north equipment room
  • Main Level
    • 2 in the lobby area
  • 3rd level
    • 1 on the north side of the track
    • 2 near the office area/conference room

URW Sports Field Complex

  • 1 near the main entrance

St. Paul Gym

  • 2 near the climbing wall on the lower level

What If We Talked About Physical Health the Way We Talk About Mental Health?

By "Attn:". What if we talked about physical health the way we talk about mental health?