NIU Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. To facilitate opportunities for people with and without disabilities to engage in leisure pursuits together, NIU Recreation provides support services including, but not limited to, staff support, sign language interpreters and adaptive equipment.

Adaptive Recreation

NIU Recreation continues to expand programming to meet the needs of its students and members. At the Student Recreation Center, you will find Cybex Total Access weight selector stations to train the upper body, as well as a SciFit Pro II Upper Arm Ergometer located in the cardio and strength training room. Personal Trainers are also available to help all students and members with one-on-one fitness needs and personal exercise programs.

Services, Training and Accessible Recreation (STAR) Program

NIU Recreation partners with the Disability Resource Center to provide programs and services to students with disabilities. Look for more programs and services to be added to our line-up during future semesters! 

Programs and services currently being offered:

  • One-on-one fitness assessments and program designs (free)
  • One-on-one equipment orientations and training sessions (free)

To participate and get started, email or to schedule an appointment.

We are always looking for more sports and services to add to our lineup. If there is something you would like to see offered, please email us at to share your idea and get the ball rolling!