The Recreation Center fee is automatically charged each term to most students taking classes on campus. This fee covers the debt service for the building (principal and interests) and some overhead expenses (utilities, reserves, etc). One way to think about this fee is the debt shared by current and future Raiders to pay the mortgage for having the physical building on campus. The debt service for the SRC is 30 years and will end in 2047.
How is the Incidental Fee used for Recreation?
The operations, programming, and services at the SRC are funded by a portion of the Incidental Fee. This fee funds the salaries for student-employees and staff, the supplies and equipment needed for the programs, and administration costs for various services. A portion of the Incidental Fee also funds the opening and operations of the Student Recreation Center, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, the Outdoor Program, and fitness and wellness programs. One way to think about this fee is the life and opportunities offered within the SRC and through the many recreation services. To learn more about these fees and the Student Fee Committee, visit the ASSOU website.
Where is the SRC?
The Student Recreation Center is located on the east side of campus, between Raider Stadium and McLoughlin Hall/The Hawk.
Are Intramural sports free?
Yes, participation in Intramural sports is free for students, faculty, and staff.
Are SOU faculty and staff able to purchase a membership?
Yes, staff and faculty are able to purchase Standard memberships to the SRC for $42/month, and Express memberships for $27/month. See our membership options for more information.
COVID-19 Update: Faculty and staff are currently able to purchase special membership for $37/month due to limited hours and services.
Can my spouse or dependent purchase a membership?
Yes, a student’s spouse, dependent, or domestic partner are now able to purchase memberships for $104/term. Faculty and staff spouses, dependents, and domestic partners can purchase a Standard membership for $42/month. Documentation is required to purchase these memberships.
COVID-19 Update: During the initial reopening phase, we are not allowing spouses, dependents, or domestic partners to purchase memberships.
Can Ashland community members access the Student Recreation Center?
Not at this time. However, community members are able to purchase a guest pass if they are sponsored by a current student.
COVID-19 Update: During this initial reopening phase, we are not allowing community members to purchase guest passes.
Does the climbing center cost anything?
No, access, shoes, and harnesses are included with an SRC membership. Clinics are $5 on SOU Connect.
Can students reserve the fitness studio?
Yes, at a discounted rate for students and at limited times. The studio will not be available for reservation during peak hours. Contact Melissa Bates at email@example.com for reservation times.
How many laps is a mile on the indoor track?
Can I wear my sandals in the building?
Yes, within the main floor lobbies, including the Climbing Center lobby. Sandals are not allowed outside of these areas.
Can I work out shirtless/in my sports bra?
No, shirts are required in all parts of the SRC to prevent the spread of infections.
Is there a gender-neutral bathroom/locker room in the facility?
Yes, we have an all-gender bathroom/locker room on the main floor, as well as men’s and women’s locker rooms and bathrooms.
I don’t own a basketball, but I want to shoot hoops. Can I borrow a ball?
Yes, basketballs, volleyballs, and indoor soccer balls, as well as Baggo, weight belts, foam rollers and more are available to check out from the front desk.
COVID-19 Update: Currently, we are not renting equipment from the front desk.