General Info & Policies
Georgia State University Department of Recreational Services offers a wide variety of recreational, sport, and fitness activities. We encourage you to browse our web site for the current semester program offerings.
Exercising may cause conditions such as dizziness, light-headedness, disorientation, exhaustion or other signs/symptoms that put the exerciser at risk. If you experience any of these signs/symptoms, you should cease exercising immediately and contact a Recreational Services staff member.
The Department of Recreational Services promotes healthy life-styles through exceptional recreational programs, services, and facilities.
The Department of Recreational Services will be the leader in recreational programs among urban universities serving a diverse student body.
Former University President Carl V. Patton appointed a task force in the spring of 1994 to investigate the feasibility of building a student recreation center at Georgia State University. The students, faculty 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 the facility and establishing its policies. Student employees serve in a variety of capacities. A full-time professional staff supervises all recreation programs, services, and facilities.
Assumption of Risk
Users assume a risk of injury or even death while participating in recreational activities. All participants are strongly urged to have regular medical check-ups and carry medical insurance coverage. All members and guests are required to sign a waiver.
Important Phone Numbers
|Administrative Office||404-413-1750||Indian Creek Pool||404-413-4272|
|Aquatics Office||404-413-1775||Intramural Sports Office||404-413-1924|
|Equipment Issue Desk||404-413-1770||Membership||404-413-1753|
|Fax||404-413-1768||Outdoor Trips & Rental Desk||404-413-1772|
|Fitness Center||404-413-1779||Service Counter||404-413-1780|
|Game Room||404-413-1777||Sport Clubs Office||404-413-1764|
|Indian Creek Lodge||404-413-1794|
- Equipment Issue Desk
- Four racquetball courts (with two optional wallyball courts)
- Free Weight Area
- 35 ft. Climbing Wall and Bouldering Cave
- Aquatic Center: aquatics training room, dry sauna, lap pool, leisure pool, and spa
- Unisex changing room (accessible for patrons with disabilities)
- Men’s and Women’s locker rooms
- Touch the Earth - Outdoor Equipment Rental Center (accessible from outside building on the back side)
First Level (Lobby Level)
The main entrance is located on Piedmont Avenue across from the Student Center.
- Charging stations
- Vending machines
- Sitting areas
- Service Counter
- Exercise Room
- Fitness Center
- Game Room
- Administrative Offices
- Aerobics/Dance Studio
- Martial Arts Studio
- Studio B
- Main Gym, four basketball & volleyball courts with spectator seating
- Omni Gym
- Elevated 1/8 mile running track with stretching area
- All children must be with their parent or guardian at all times.
- Children ages 7 years and younger are only allowed access to the leisure pool.
- Children ages 8-15 are allowed access to all areas except the Exercise Room, Free Weight Area, and the Studios
- Children ages 16-17 are allowed access to all areas.
- Shirts that cover the chest are required, except in the Aquatic Center.
- Shorts must be long enough to cover buttocks.
- Clothing, belts, or shoes with exposed metal are prohibited. Weightlifting belts are not allowed to be worn while on the upholstered equipment.
- Shoes are required, except in the aquatic center and any spaces with wood floors, with limitations. Shoes are prohibited in the martial arts studio. In the gyms, racquetball courts, track, Free Weight Area, and Exercise Room, shoes must have a sole that grips, covers the toes, heel, forefoot and midfoot and must not damage or mark the floor or equipment. Shoes athletic in nature are recommended. The following types of shoes are prohibited on our wood floors (gyms, studios and racquetball courts): tap shoes, boots, sandals, dress shoes and heels. Shoes may be removed while on wood floors as dictated by the activity (dancing or yoga, for example).
- In the studios, appropriate attire is dictated by the activity, however, shoes or gear that damage the floor or equipment are prohibited.
- In the Aquatic Center, bathers must wear appropriate swim attire. Sauna suits, sweat shirts/pants, long sleeved shirts, socks, thongs (when more than 50% of the buttocks are uncovered), closed toed street shoes, denim, and frayed clothing are prohibited. Breathable swim attire is recommended. Children not trained are required to wear swim diapers with elastic gathers in the pools.
Patrons participating in any program or utilizing any facility or service offered by Recreational Services are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and appropriate manner; any patron violating this expectation subjects themselves to membership suspension or termination, or discontinuation of service or program. See the below list of prohibited general conduct:
- Conduct which is obscene or indecent.
- Disrupting or obstructing a program or patrons utilizing the facilities or services.
- Harassing any patron or staff during a program, in our facilities, or utilizing our services through unwanted conduct that causes reasonable fear for safety (e.g. stalking) or is sufficiently severe, pervasive and persistent that it interferes with the person’s University employment or ability to participate in or benefit from University programs, services, or facilities.
- Threatening physical abuse, intimidation, coercion, retaliation or conduct which threatens the health or safety of others.
- Physical abuse, intimidation, coercion or other conduct which endangers the health or safety of others.
Campus Carry and House Bill 280
The Campus Carry legislation allows anyone properly licensed in the state of Georgia to carry a handgun in a concealed manner on university property with noted exceptions. Information about the law can be found at safety.gsu.edu/campus-carry. It is the responsibility of the license holder to know the law. Failure to do so may result in a misdemeanor charge and may violate the Georgia State Student Code of Conduct or Employee Handbook.
An assigned locker with lock may be rented at the Equipment Issue Desk on the lower level. Bring your PantherCard along with cash, check, PantherCash, or credit card (all major cards are accepted). Faculty or staff may pay via payroll deduction for ½ and full lockers. The lock remains the property of Recreational Services. Recreational Services is not responsible for items stored in a locker. Weapons may not be stored in lockers.
Do not leave anything hanging from your locker that would impede another person’s access to their lock or locker. Do not leave unlaundered items in the locker that may create an odor.
Locker Renewal Period
Locker renewal periods will typically be the last three weeks of the semester with the last day being the last day of exam week. Those not wishing to renew should remove contents prior to the last day of the exam schedule.
Contents of lockers that are not renewed will be stored at the Equipment Issue Desk. The storage retrieval fee is $3. Unclaimed contents will be donated to charity 14 days after the last day of exams.
Day-use lockers are available in the locker rooms at no cost. Members must provide their own locks and must remove them prior to the end of the day. Locks left on lockers after hours will be removed and contents stored at the Equipment Issue Desk for no more than 30 days. Unclaimed contents will be donated to charity. The storage retrieval fee is $3.
Exercise Room & Game Room
Day use lockers in the exercise room and game room are also available for use while in the Student Recreation Center. Items left in the locker at the close of business each day will be subject to a $3 retrieval fee. Items will be removed and contents stored at the equipment issue desk for no more than 30 days. Unclaimed contents will be donated to charity.
- Groups with reservations and approval to have music in the approved activity space.
- Drop in users in the studios and racquetball courts on a first come, first served basis.
You must use your own music playing device. Extension cords will not be provided. Staff may require patrons to turn music down or off if it is disrupting or interfering with facility operations or the ability of other patrons to use the facilities.
Misplaced or Lost
Members of Recreation who forget their PantherCard one time may access the SRC after signing a misplaced ID waiver at the Service Counter. A fee of $5.00 will be charged anytime thereafter during the same semester when a member forgets their PantherCard and desires to access the building.
If someone other than the person represented on the card presents it for access to any Recreation programs, facilities, or services, the card will be confiscated. The true PantherCard holder and the person using it falsely will have Recreation privileges terminated at least until the cardholder has met with the Operations Coordinator.
Failure to observe this policy or attempts to circumvent it may result in university sanctions, including loss of privilege to use any Recreation program, service, or facility for both the person receiving instruction and the person giving instruction.