Staff Engagement with Diversity and Inclusion in Collegiate Recreation

Staff Engagement with Diversity and Inclusion in Collegiate Recreation

Recorded On: 03/05/2021

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Collegiate recreation professionals play a large role in the offering of programs, facilities, and services to a college campus. Some research findings suggest that recreation offerings are not reaching all communities on the college campus - specifically, participants with marginalized social identities. The purpose of this research study was to understand the role of collegiate recreation professionals in creating equitable and inclusive recreation opportunities. Findings and implications from this case study will be discussed.

 Learning Objective(s):

1. Differentiate the six levels at which diversity and inclusion engagement and efforts can occur within  collegiate recreation. 

2. Apply at least two research recommendations to your collegiate recreation organization. 

Core Competencies:

Research & Evaluation



Staff Engagement with Diversity and Inclusion in Collegiate Recreation
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0.00 credits  |  Certificate available
0.00 credits  |  Certificate available

Erin Patchett, PhD

Director, Administration and Assessment

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

My name is Erin Patchett (she/her) and you can call me EP. I currently work for Colorado State University Campus Recreation as the Director of Administration and Assessment, and I also teach in our undergraduate and graduate Sport Management programs. I've volunteered with NIRSA throughout my career, most recently as the 2021 NIRSA Annual Conference Program Chair and with the EDI Commission. Some of my most cherished friendships are with folx I've met during my journey in this field.

I am a graduate of the University of Iowa (B.S. Exercise Science, M.A. Leisure Studies) and the University of Northern Colorado (Ph.D. Sport Administration).

My favorite things to dialogue about are assessment, research, gender, pronouns, social justice, tattoos, emotional intelligence, and coffee. 
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