Recreational and Wellness Programming at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Topics: Athletics and Campus Recreation, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • What are the recreational facilities on campus?
  • What are the restrictions on hours and use of recreational facilities?
  • What fitness and recreational programs do administrators offer students, faculty, staff, and community members?


Recreation areas and wellness initiatives encourage students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests of the university to lead healthy and active lives. This report examines recreational and wellness programming at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and highlights both typical and innovative practices. Additionally, the report compares the purposes and availability of recreational facilities.