The Rec Center is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes the right of every person to lead a healthy, balanced life. We encourage people of all abilities to participate in any programs and services offered. We provide a variety of accommodations and appreciate any comments or suggestions to improve your experience.

Resources

Accessible Education Center
164 Oregon Hall
541-346-1155
aec@uoregon.edu

Programs and Facilities Liaison
Trish Dorman
Student Recreation Center
541-346-1043

Physical Education Liaison
Chantelle Russell
21E Student Recreation Center
541-346-1364

Facility Access

The Rec Center is happy to provide complimentary Rec access to an aide or interpreter if the student or Rec Center member wants to participate in activities during open recreation but needs accommodations. The aide or interpreter first needs to obtain a valid community card ($10) from the UO ID Card Services. By providing documentation from the Accessible Education Center, the recreation pass fee is waived. Access can then be granted at the Rec Center. Please visit the Rec Service Center or contact Trish Dorman to obtain access or to answer any further questions.

Accessibility Services in the Student Recreation Center

Downtown Aquatics: The Rec Center pool has a lift to assist swimmers who need to transfer from a wheelchair to the pool. We request that an individual who needs to transfer first ask a lifeguard so they can enter the pool safely.

Locker Rooms: Both the men’s and women’s locker rooms have adapted changing areas and lockers available for rental for the term. An accessible private changing area is also available inside both men’s and women’s locker rooms on the midtown level. Directly outside of the locker rooms on the downtown level there is a private shower and changing area. This area is ADA-equipped but may be used by all patrons. A locker can also be reserved for the term just outside of the private shower and changing area by special request. Please contact Trish Dorman to make a special request.

Weight and Cardio Rooms: Both weight rooms and cardio rooms have automatic doors and wide aisles to make the areas ADA accessible. There is a variety of strength, fitness, and cardio equipment that is designed to be adaptable. To learn how to use specific equipment ask the front desk for a fitness orientation or schedule a personal training appointment.

Service dogs are welcome! Be aware that at peak hours, the facility can be crowded, and you and your service dog may not be as comfortable. Visit the Rec Service Center if you have any questions.

Physical Education Classes

Students with accessibility needs are welcome to participate in PE courses. The Accessible Education Center will assist students in finding an aide or interpreter if one is needed to successfully participate in our courses. PE and Rec will waive the course fee for the aide. Contact Chantelle Russell for further information.

Events and Programs

We offer a wide variety of events and programs with accomodations including:

Adaptive Rock Climbing
Personal and Small Group Training
Intramural and Unified Sports
Inclusive Recreation Expo
Youth and Family Programs
Take a Hike
Run with a Duck
Women's Programs

  • Women's Fitness Block Hours | Monday–Friday, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
    During this time, only female-identifying individuals may be in the Fitness Block. We have enacted these hours in an effort to create a space and time where women can feel more comfortable in the fitness area setting. All staff members during this time will be females. These hours are meant for any fitness level, and our personal trainers and fitness attendants are more than happy to guide you through a workout or answer fitness related questions.
  • Women's Boulder Hours | Thursdays, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
    During this hour, the bouldering wall is available for belay-certified, female-identified climbers of any ability level. The staff member overseeing the bouldering wall at the time will also be female identifying.

Adaptive Equipment

PE and Rec is committed to providing an inclusive and functional space. Our facility provides a variety of ADA accessible equipment to make your workout accessible and enjoyable. In addition to equipment, we have friendly, helpful, and highly trained staff on-site to assist you if desired. Our staff members are here to assist with changing weights, provide spotting, and answer questions. If you have any recommendations or requests for equipment, please let us know.

Functional Trainer

These are multi-functional machines that can be used for a variety of strength training exercises (standing or seated). The cable and pulley units have two adjustable arms which can be adjusted for multiple training positions.

Arm Ergometer—Krankcycles

These machines consist of two revolving handles that provide low-impact cardiovascular exercise while also providing strength training benefits for the upper body. The handles are cranked much like the pedals on a bicycle. Users can adjust the amount of resistance as well as perform exercises using clockwise or counter-clockwise revolutions.

Elevated Mats   

These matted platforms allow for easy transitions and provide the opportunity for a variety of exercises and stretching.

Adaptive Climbing Equipment

This equipment includes multiple seat and chest harnesses, mechanical advantage pulley system assistance, a prosthetic climbing foot, knee pads, assistive grip devices, and more.