Think Big Member Panel

As a member of Think Big, you’ll have the opportunity to provide feedback about current and future offerings. Your role will be to participate in discussions and electronic surveys about our programs, services, and facilities, including designs for the new Natatorium. Your input informs many decisions and plans made by our division.

Please note that in-person meetings will be guided discussions and will not follow a “town hall” format. This is not a policy- or decision-making committee.

Be Part of Something Big

Help improve the Recreation & Wellbeing experience for current and future participants.

Complete the Interest Form

Participation Details

Each meeting will include up to 12 members in order to keep conversation engaging and inclusive. We offer both a student and a non-student panel to best support relevant dialogue.

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Student Eligibility

We will select 30 students to participate on the panel based on areas of interest and program involvement. You must be a currently enrolled, segregated-fee paying UW-Madison student to be considered for participation.

  • 6 first-year students
  • 6 second-year students
  • 6 third-year students
  • 6 fourth-year/senior students
  • 6 graduate or PhD candidate students

Current Recreation & Wellbeing student employees are not eligible for participation in Think Big and are encouraged to join the Student Recreational Leadership Council.

Non-Student Eligibility

We will select 30 non-students to participate on the panel based on length of membership, areas of interest, and program involvement. You must possess a valid Recreation & Wellbeing membership throughout your entire term of participation.

  • 6 faculty members
  • 6 staff members
  • 6 household adults
  • 6 UW Hospital, Emeritus, or Guest Audit members
  • 6 community members

Think Big panel members will commit to:

  • One year of participation
  • Attendance at a minimum of ONE panel meeting per semester (each meeting lasts approximately one hour)

Think Big participants may receive various incentives in appreciation of your voluntary time and effort, including:

  • Swag and apparel
  • Discounted or complimentary locker and/or towel service
  • Complimentary group fitness pass
  • and more!

Learn More

For more information about Think Big, please contact Coordinator of Member Services Mackenzie Lucius at