SHSU Informal Recreation Memberships:
Your SHSU ID or Recreational Sports Membership card is your "key" to all the Recreational Sports facilities and programs. Your ID will be required for entry into the RSC and swimming pools. You may also be asked to show your ID at other facilities during "ID Checks" by student supervisors. It's important to keep your ID with you at all times and not give it to others to use.
If you lose or forget your SHSU ID or Recreational Sports Membership card, you can be issued a Courtesy Pass. To be issued a Courtesy Pass, the participant must come to the Recreational Sports Office and present a photo ID. Each participant will be allowed 2 Courtesy Passes each semester.
Students may use the Recreational Sports facilities during the normal operational hours that do not conflict with departmental programs or academic classes. This includes both graduate and undergraduate students. A current activated SHSU ID card is required when entering a facility or activity area. A continuing student is one who is not currently enrolled for the summer semester but is registered for the fall semester. Verification of completion of the immediate preceding semester is required to purchase this pass. A active Recreation Facility Pass and photo identification must be presented for admittance to the facilities. This pass covers all program areas of Recreational Sports.
Spouses of students are eligible to purchase a "Spouse Pass" from Recreational Sports. The Recreation Facility Pass may only be purchased for the semester when the sponsoring student's ID is activated. At the time of purchase, a current photo ID plus proof of marriage must be presented. This pass also entitles the spouse to participate in CO-Rec Intramural activities with their husband/wife. A active "Spouse Pass" and photo ID must be presented to enter facilities, activity areas or participate in programs.
Full-time SHSU faculty/staff are eligible to use all the Rec Sports facilities at no additional cost. A current faculty/staff ID must be presented in order to gain admittance to a facility or activity area.
Spouses of Faculty/Staff are eligible to purchase a "Spouse Pass" from Recreational Sports. The Recreation Facility Pass may be purchased for the semester or on an annual basis. At the time of purchase, a current photo ID plus proof of marriage must be presented. This pass also entitles the spouse to participate in CO-Rec Intramural activities with their husband/wife. A active"Spouse Pass" and photo ID must be presented to enter facilities, activity areas or participate in programs.
Employees who have retired from SHSU are considered eligible users of Recreational Sports Facilities. A Recreation Facility Pass will be issued to retired Faculty/Staff free of charge. Spouses of retired Faculty/Staff are eligible to purchase a spouse pass for one semester or on an annual basis.
The SHSU community is eligible to purchase a Facility Family Membership. The membership restricts usage to only weekend use during the fall and spring semesters and no restrictions during the summer months.
May 15 - August 15.
Children (17 years of age and younger and living at home) are eligible to use the Recreational Sports facilities as a guest. While using the Recreational Sports Center, children must be under the direct supervision of their sponsor at all times. While using the swimming pools, children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by, and under the direct supervision of an adult (18 years or older).
There are age limits for specific areas of the RSC. Children must be 12 years of age or older to use the indoor track and aerobics area and 16 years of age or older to use the weight room areas.
The charge for children (17 years and younger and living at home) to use the Recreational Sports Center is $5.00.
Family passes are available for use of the pools. Without a pass, the charge for use of the pools is $5.00 per guest per day.
Student, faculty, and staff will be asked to sign a "release" acknowledging their awareness of the risks involved in their child's participation in activities in SHSU Recreational Sports facilities.
Dependents 18-24 years old and still living with their parents may purchase a Young Adult Pass for limited facility access. Further information regarding this pass can be obtained by contacting the Assistant Director of Informal Recreation.
A spouse of a deceased faculty or staff member of SHSU may purchase a pass through the Recreational Sports Office. By presenting a active Recreation Facility Pass and photo identification (driver's license), the pass holder may enter a facility or activity area.
An alumnus / alumna that is a current member of the SHSU Alumni Association and holds a minimum of a "Century Club" level membership card may purchase an annual Alumni Facility Usage Pass for all Recreational Sports Facilities.
The spouse of an alumnus / alumna is eligible to purchase a Recreational Sports Facility Usage Pass, if the spouse is a current member of the SHSU Alumni Association, holds a "Century Club" level membership card or greater, and has purchased a Recreational Sports Alumni Pass.
Students, Faculty/Staff, and all SHSU Recreation Facility Pass cardholders as described above may sponsor two (2) guests per day by purchasing daily passes for use of recreational sports facilities. While using the facilities, the guest must be accompanied by the sponsor. A current photo ID. is required of both sponsor and guest in order for a Guest Pass to be purchased and for admittance to the facility or activity areas.
Participants who forget or lose their Sam Houston ID or Recreation Facility Pass can be issued a Courtesy Pass. To be issued a Courtesy Pass, the participant must come to the Recreational Sports office and present a photo ID. Each participant will be allowed only 2 Courtesy Passes each semester.
Camp, conference, and workshop participants as well as University Hotel guests 19 years and older may purchase a Recreation Facility Pass allowing use of the Recreational Sports facilities. Photo identification and a registration or ID badge verifying conference registration must be presented to purchase a pass. Hotel guests must present their key card and photo ID. The participant must present the Recreation Facility Pass and photo ID for admittance to a facility or activity area. The fee for a Hotel/Conference Pass is $5.00/day.
***All Recreation Facility Passes may be purchased in the Recreational Sports Office, RSC Rm. 162. Please bring the appropriate identification.***