Students protest to make the WREC inclusive for students with disabilities


Students petition to make the WREC inclusive. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Chico State students petitioned Thursday for the WREC to be inclusive.

With a goal to start a program that supports recreational activities for students with disabilities, a group of 10 REACH students have set out to start a petition. It started after an in-class project and the students decided to take their project a step further.

In attempts to have their petition supported the students have reached out to the WREC several times to obtain information about the equipment available to make this program a success, if it is approved. They have not received a response.

“We are trying to shine a light on those who are under looked with a campus that preaches inclusivity and diversity and making every one feel like a community. At Chico State we don’t really have a program that does that for students with disabilities and we have all the equipment for it but I just think it’s really important that everyone has the opportunity to be active, if they want to,” said first year animal science major Tatiana Valladares.

Jacqueline Morales can be reached at [email protected] or @jackie_theorion on Twitter.