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Student Recreation Center Membership and Services - Columbus State University

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Campus Recreation

Student Recreation Center Membership and Services

Student Memberships

Full-time and part-time students are automatically members of the Student Recreation Center because they pay the Student Activity Center Fee each semester. Upon their first visit to the Student Recreation Center each semester, students should check in at the front desk to have their membership ID card validated and enroll their hand into the bio-metric access control system.

Students' partners and dependents (16 and older) may join the Recreation Center for $22.00 a month (a 30-day period), $110 per semester or $264 for the calendar year. Each partner or dependent will need to see an attendant at the front desk and be accompanied by the currently enrolled student to obtain a membership.

Online students may join the Recreation Center for $180 per semester.

Faculty, Staff, Retiree, Alumni, and Community Memberships

Memberships are available at an annual cost of $264, $110 per semester, or $22.00 per month (each month membership lasts a period of 30 days).

To purchase a membership, please visit the front desk in the Recreation Center. Online registration is not available because all new members must have a membership photo ID created. It will also be necessary to have a hand scan taken in order to create a Facility Access Record.

Each member may enroll their spouse, dependents (16 and older) or a frequent guest for $22.00 a month (a 30 day period), $110 per semester or $264 for the calendar year. The member must accompany their spouse, dependents or guests at the time of their initial enrollment.

Non-CSU memberships are available as long as the potential member is being sponsored by a Columbus State University employee or affiliate.

Payroll Deduction is available for current faculty and staff memberships at $22 per month. Payroll deduction is not available for Part-Time Faculty and Continuing Education staff members. Please see an attendant at the front desk for details.

*Please renew all memberships through the RecExpress portal.


All members must register their vehicle in order to park on the Columbus State University campus.

Visitors can register their vehicle at the Parking Services Office (third floor of the Cunningham Conference Center) during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm. License plate and vehicle information will be required to register. After business hours, visitors may register via e-mail at Please include the make, model, and vehicle color along with license plate information (tag number and state) in the e-mail.

All members will renew their parking registration at the beginning of each Fall semester in August.

Parking uses a system that scans license plates and will not issue you a decal. Members can park any in of the white spaces but avoid the green spaces. For additional questions, please contact Parking Services at or (706) 507-8203.

Guest Policy

CSU welcomes guests to visit the Student Recreation Center under the following circumstances:

  • All guests must be at least 18 years old. An exception if a Rec Center member is purchasing a dependent guest pass option for their child the age limit restriction is 16 and older.
  • All guests must have a valid photo ID card.
  • Each invited guest must fill out a liability and information form and show photo ID at the front desk before being allowed access to the facility.
  • CSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, non-CSU members, retirees and partners may sign in up to two guests per day.
  • CSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, non-CSU members, retirees and partners are responsible for their invited guests.
  • The Daily Guest Fee is $8.00. Credit cards, Apple Pay etc. and checks are accepted, but Cougar Cash cannot be accepted for payment.
  • Once an invited guest exits the Student Recreation Center, they cannot re-enter the building during that same day.
  • If an invited guest breaks CSU Student Recreation Center rules or disrespects professional staff or students, they will not be allowed to return to the Student Recreation Center.

Locker Rentals

Lockers may be rented on a semester or annual basis.

  • Semester
    • Half Locker - $15
    • Full Locker - $25
  • Annual
    • Half Locker - $45.00
    • Full Locker - $75.00

*Renew your locker rental through the RecExpress portal.

Rec Express

Pro Shop Price List

  • Soap - $0.50
  • Hair Tie - $0.25
  • Lock - $5.00
  • Socks - $2.00
  • Ear Buds - $5.00
  • Beanie - $10.00
  • Bath Towel - $7.00
  • Water Bottles - $7.00
  • Swim Goggles - $10.00
  • Workout Towel - 3.00
  • Protein Shakers - $7.00
  • Yoga Mat & Case - $20.00

A front view of the rec express pro shop

A front view of the rec express pro shop

Pepsi Products

  • Gatorade - $1.50
  • Muscle Milk - $3.00

Coca-Cola Products

  • Soft Drinks - $1.50
  • Powerade - $1.50
  • Core Power - $3.00
  • Smart Water - $2.00
the Rec Express pro shop with a Pepsi cooler, Coca-Cola cooler, and snack cabinet

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