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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

Feb
23
Thu
all-day Okefenokee Swamp Birding Paddle
Okefenokee Swamp Birding Paddle
Feb 23 – Feb 26 all-day
Okefenokee is rich with wildlife, including hundreds of species of birds. This paddle trip through the swamp will be staying overnight at platform campsites protected from alligators and snakes. You will paddle all of your… more »
12:00 pm Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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12:00 pm Tabata Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Tabata Bootcamp – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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1:00 pm Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
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5:00 pm Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
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6:00 pm Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Panther Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
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7:00 pm Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Cycle – Drop In @ Studio B
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
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Feb
24
Fri
9:00 am Pilates – Drop In @ Studio B
Pilates – Drop In @ Studio B
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am
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12:00 pm Kickboxing – Drop In @ Martial Arts Studio
Kickboxing – Drop In @ Martial Arts Studio
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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Feb
25
Sat
all-day High Ropes Course Try-Me Day
High Ropes Course Try-Me Day
Feb 25 all-day
If you were thinking of suggesting that your group or team come to the Challenge Program or you have been wanting try our zipline and meet new friends, sign up for this opportunity to see… more »
11:00 am Cardio Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:50 am
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12:00 pm Hard Core Abs – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Hard Core Abs – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
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12:30 pm Zumba – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Zumba – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
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Feb
27
Mon
7:15 am Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Cardio Blast – Drop In @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
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4:00 pm Pilates – Drop In @ Studio B
Pilates – Drop In @ Studio B
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 5:20 pm
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    Registration for Session 2 of adult swim lessons at the #GSU #SRC is February 27-March 18. https://t.co/BIOkWj5F3G

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    Good Morning Panthers!

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    RT @GeorgiaStateU: Join @GaStateAlumni for their #GSUCares annual day of service March 4! Find out more, here: https://t.co/yRTLcx6RVG #GSU

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    Get some pep back in your step! Drop-in the #free Step class today from 12-12:50 p.m. at the #GSU #SRC. https://t.co/CPMOB2tB6D

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    Good Morning Panthers!

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    Are you ready to play? Sign up for Phase 2 Intramural Sports today. Registration ends March 5. https://t.co/p4xuVcaycb

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    Have a happy and healthy Monday #Panthers! https://t.co/SFYAeDx4n3

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    RT @runnersworld: Here are the best foods to help replenish electrolytes after your run: https://t.co/E3ADNBtCFM https://t.co/ZVsxEHKs1L

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