FAQ

Do I need to have a membership or pay a fee to use the shared facilities?

The Faculty & Staff Fitness Program is a program sponsored by the Provost's Office.  Members utilize the shared facilities during the 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. time, including Gibb Pool, PEB 144 for Basketball, Smith 115 and 215 for Fitness Classes, Hollingbery Field House for indoor tennis, PEB Racquetball Courts, and PEB 30 Weight Room.  Other spaces and times are based on group/class reservations.  Please visit the Faculty & Staff Fitness Program website to find more inforamtion about the program, or the WSU Scheduling Website to reserve a space.

How do I get to the SRC Backyard or SRC Backyard Building?

To access the SRC Backyard or SRC Backyard Building, you will need to exit the SRC through the front doors and walk around the exterior of the building.  Parking is available at the Valley Road Playfields and the SRC backyard can be accessed off Orchard Drive.

How many laps around the SRC track equal one mile?

Eight laps around the outside two lanes of the SRC track equals one mile.

What is the history of how the SRC came to be at WSU?

The SRC became a student issue in the spring of 1996 when the student body president at the time had high interest in building a facility solely dedicated to the recreational needs of WSU students. A task force was then formed to determine the feasibility of the project, and with overwhelming student support the idea of the Student Recreation Center was put to a vote to determine if students were willing to pay fees for such a facility.

The vote passed with a 64 percent approval of a mandatory WSU fee to finance the construction and operation of the SRC. Program and pre-design planning began immediately.

Today, a University Recreation Advisory Board ensures that University Recreation and the Student Recreation Center offer an open and diverse range of programming and services to all students. Hundreds of students were, and continue to be, involved in the SRC project through their participation in focus groups, committee meetings, telephone surveys, and other means of direct input.  The Board consists of 16 voting seats, 11 of which are students. Visit the UREC Board webpage if you are interested in becoming a member.

Why do I only get three non-cougar card entries to the SRC?

University Recreation has implemented this policy to ensure that only SRC members and paying customers utilize the facility. This policy also helps us keep track of individuals that are in the facility and helps maintain the safety of all participants.

Why is there no gum allowed in the SRC?

Unfortunately, many SRC patrons put their gum in the cup holders of cardio equipment or it gets stuck in the carpet or hardwood floors. This is costly and time consuming to remove.  It is estimated that removal of gum and replacement of equipment costs the users of the SRC over $4,500 per year.