Accessibility & Inclusion in Recreation

We are dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all individuals. Whether you are a student, staff, faculty member or alumni, we aim to ensure your experience here is enjoyable and barrier-free. This page is designed to provide you with information about the various ways we are working towards inclusion and accessibility at our facility.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Accessibility: 

At the MWC, we believe that everyone deserves equal access to health, wellbeing, and fitness resources. We are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our operations. Our commitment includes:

  • Universal Design:
    We have incorporated universal design principles into our facility's layout, ensuring that all areas are accessible and welcoming to individuals of all abilities and backgrounds.
  • Equipment for All:
    We offer a diverse range of fitness equipment to cater to various needs and preferences. Our goal is to provide options that cater to different ability levels and fitness goals.
  • Inclusive Programming:
    Our fitness classes and programs are designed to be inclusive, respecting and celebrating diversity. We regularly update our offerings to meet the diverse needs and interests of our community. Accommodations can be made when requested. 
  • Diversity and Inclusion Training:
    Our team is trained in diversity, equity, and inclusion practices to provide assistance and support to all visitors. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to approach any of our staff members.
  • Accessible and Inclusive Facility:
    • We have taken several steps to ensure our facility is accessible and welcoming to everyone:
    • Parking: Accessible parking spots are available near the Mashouf Wellness Center, ensuring ease of access for all.
    • Entrances/Exits: All entrances to our facility are wheelchair accessible and equipped with automatic doors. These entrances are open to individuals of all backgrounds and abilities.
    • Elevator: We provide an elevator to access different levels of the facility, making it easy to move between floors, regardless of your background or abilities.
    • Restrooms: Multiple all-gendered restrooms are available, with adequate space and necessary fixtures, ensuring comfort and inclusivity for all.
    • Pool Access: Our lap and recreation pools offer accessible entry points to accommodate individuals with diverse abilities.

Requesting Accommodations and Celebrating Diversity:

If you require specific accommodations or have any concerns related to your background, identity, or abilities, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Accessibility & Inclusion Manager. We are here to assist you and ensure your visit is enjoyable and comfortable. Your identity and unique needs are important to us.

Feedback and Suggestions:

We value your feedback! If you have any suggestions on how we can further improve accessibility, celebrate diversity, and enhance inclusion at the Mashouf Wellness Center, please contact us. Your input helps us continuously evolve and serve our diverse community better.

Contact Information:

  • Accessibility & Inclusion Manager:
    Sachi Sakamoto (Full-Time Coordinator), Mikayla Denney, Akani James, and Quetzal Rivas-Muro (Student Managers)
  • Email:

The MWC is dedicated to embracing diversity, promoting inclusion, and providing a welcoming space where individuals from all backgrounds and abilities can thrive on their wellness journey. We celebrate and respect the unique identities and needs of our community members. Thank you for being a part of our community, and we look forward to serving you at our facility.