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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

Dec
11
Sun
all-day Wild Cave Exploration
Wild Cave Exploration
Dec 11 all-day
Join us as we hike, crawl, climb and squeeze our way through a remote, desolate and virtually uncharted wild cave. Includes transportation, instruction, caving gear and guides. Cory & Anna Inman $18, $20, $22
Dec
15
Thu
all-day Steamboat Ski and Snowboard
Steamboat Ski and Snowboard
Dec 15 – Dec 21 all-day
Join us for our annual trip to ski and snowboard at Steamboat Springs in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Trip package includes direct roundtrip airfare, airport shuttle, six night stay in the luxurious Canyon Creek… more »
Jan
9
Mon
7:15 am Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 9 @ 7:15 am – 8:05 am
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11:00 am Cycle & Tone – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle & Tone – Drop In @ Studio B
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:50 am
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12:00 pm Zumba – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Zumba – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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3:00 pm Step – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Step – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 9 @ 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
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4:00 pm Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
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4:00 pm Pilates – Drop In @ Studio B
Pilates – Drop In @ Studio B
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
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5:00 pm HIIT – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
HIIT – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:20 pm
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5:30 pm Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
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6:30 pm Hard Core Abs – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Hard Core Abs – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 6:50 pm
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7:00 pm Zumba – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Zumba – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
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Jan
10
Tue
12:00 pm Step – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Step – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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1:00 pm Kickboxing – Drop In @ Martial Arts Studio
Kickboxing – Drop In @ Martial Arts Studio
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
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4:00 pm Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 10 @ 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
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5:00 pm Hard Core Abs – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Hard Core Abs – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm – 5:20 pm
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5:30 pm Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
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7:00 pm Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
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Jan
11
Wed
7:15 am Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Jan 11 @ 7:15 am – 8:05 am
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11:00 am Cycle & Tone – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle & Tone – Drop In @ Studio B
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:50 am
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    Finals Week hours begin Tuesday, December 6 for the #SRC! Check the schedule before you workout! https://t.co/Fo6cBBaTxX

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    Today is the last day for #free fitness classes at the #GSU #SRC! https://t.co/g47VPEBfAc

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    RT @RHAGASTATE: Today is Doughnut Worry! Enjoy free #krispykreme and relaxing activities create aroma stress balls, sugar scrubs, DIY balls…

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