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About Us

Mission Statement
Recreational Services promotes healthy lifestyles through exceptional recreational programs, services and facilities.

Vision Statement
Recreational Services will be the leader in recreational programs among urban universities serving a diverse student body.

History
Recreational Services was formed in 1973 with the task of developing recreational programs and overseeing the operations of the newly built Physical Education Building (what is now called the Sports Arena). The building shared offices and program space with the health, physical education, recreation and dance academic departments and the Athletic Department. Outdoor intramural sports were hosted at Piedmont Park until the state of Georgia offered property at Panthersville in the late 1970’s. Frank B. Jernigan served as the department’s first director of Recreational Services.

The Indian Creek Recreation Area was purchased by the university in 1938. Recreational Services took responsibility for the swimming pool in 1974 and for the rest of the 15.5 acres, including the tennis courts and Indian Creek Lodge, in 1991. The first Challenge Program ropes course was added in 1985. A new ropes course and outpost was built in 2014.

In the spring of 1994, former university president, Carl V. Patton, appointed a task force to investigate the feasibility of building a dedicated recreation center at Georgia State University. The faculty, students and staff members of the task force spent the spring and summer soliciting information from other universities about the impact, magnitude, costs and contents of such centers. The group focused on urban university comparisons. They collected floor plans, photos, statistics and fee information. The combination of their hard work and dedication played a significant role in planning this facility and establishing its policies. Student employees serve in a variety of capacities. A full-time professional staff supervises the Student Recreation Center’s daily activities and administers a variety of non-credit instructional programs.

Daily Events

May
18
Thu
5:30 pm Yoga Fusion – Drop In @ Studio B
Yoga Fusion – Drop In @ Studio B
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
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May
22
Mon
12:00 pm Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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12:00 pm Flow Yoga – Drop In @ Studio B
Flow Yoga – Drop In @ Studio B
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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5:30 pm Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
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May
23
Tue
12:00 pm Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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5:30 pm Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
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7:00 pm Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
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May
24
Wed
12:00 pm Yin Yoga – Drop In @ Studio B
Yin Yoga – Drop In @ Studio B
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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12:00 pm Zumba – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Zumba – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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5:30 pm Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
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6:30 pm Ab Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Ab Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 6:50 pm
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May
25
Thu
12:00 pm Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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1:00 pm Step – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Step – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
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5:30 pm Yoga Fusion – Drop In @ Studio B
Yoga Fusion – Drop In @ Studio B
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
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Jun
1
Thu
all-day Whitewater 4 day Canoe School
Whitewater 4 day Canoe School
Jun 1 – Jun 4 all-day
This course is regarded as the most comprehensive, most constructive and most memorable whitewater canoeing and instruction around. Absolutely NO prior experience is necessary. You’ll be rewarded with views of a gorgeous river and learn… more »
Jun
5
Mon
7:15 am Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jun 5 @ 7:15 am – 8:05 am
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12:00 pm Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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4:00 pm Kickboxing – Drop In @ Martial Arts Studio
Kickboxing – Drop In @ Martial Arts Studio
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
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5:30 pm Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
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5:30 pm Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
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    The #GSU #SRC will be closed May 27-May 29 in observance of Memorial Day!

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    Learn how to enjoy a smart summer treat, the healthy way! Smart Summer Sundaes is June 22 from 12-1 p.m. in the #SRC Lobby!

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    Don't miss out! Touch the Earth has 3 open slots on the Whitewater Canoe School June 1-4.

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    Touch the Earth is hiring! Apply now @ https://t.co/6KI7PiICjK

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    Celebrate the opening of our outdoor pool for the summer! The Memorial Day Bash is 5/29 from 1-3 p.m. at the Indian… https://t.co/bVu7Tck5dv

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    Student Recreation Center Locker Rentals begin Monday, June 5 at 6 a.m.

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    Celebrate the opening of our outdoor pool for the summer! The Memorial Day Bash is 5/29 from 1-3 p.m. at the Indian… https://t.co/zu2DG7JDed

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