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Purchase a Membership

Purchase a Rec Sports membership.

Membership Types and Rates

Ohio State Faculty and Staff

For those currently employed by the university, the Ohio State Sci-Tech campus staff and Columbus State Community College faculty/staff. 

Summer Memberships

Spring semester student memberships expire 5/31. Summer memberships will be available May 1-August 31. Student memberships are $61.50. Faculty/staff memberships will be available for $164, and affiliate memberships will be available for $206. 

Academic Year 2014-15. Prices effective August 1. 


Autumn 2014-Spring 2015

Student/Student Spouse/Partner Semester (August 1-December 31)


Faculty/Staff (August 1-December 31)


Affiliate (August 1-December 31)


Affiliate Spouse/Partner 
(August 1-December 31)


Dependent (legal dependents under 18)


Retiree/Senior Membership
(August 1-December 31)


(August 1-December 31); Mondays - Fridays Open - 3 p.m. only)*


Weekend Only
(August 1-December 31); Fridays-Sundays Only)*


School Year Rates

  Semester Annually Monthly*
Student Spouse/Partner Semester $123 Not Eligible Not Eligible 
Faculty/Staff  $164 $490.80 $40.90
Faculty/Staff Spouse/Partner $164 $490.80 $40.90
Senior/60+ Membership $123 $369 $30.75
Dependent (under 18) $61.50 $184.50 $15.37
Daytime (Monday - Friday Open - 3 p.m. only)* $130 $390 $32.50
Weekend Only (Fridays - Sundays Only)* $130 $390 $32.50
Ohio State Affiliate Pricing

Affiliates are members of the following organizations with appropriate identification: Ohio State Alumni Association, Faculty Club member, President's Club member, Battelle Memorial Institute staff and Chemical Abstracts staff.

  Semester Annually Monthly*
Affiliate  $206 $616.23 $51.35 
Affiliate Spouse/Partner $206 $616.23 $51.35 
Sponsored Adult $206 $616.23 $51.35 
Dependent (under 18) $61.50 $184.50 $15.37
New! Daytime
(Monday - Friday Open - 3 p.m. only)*
$130 $390 $32.50
New! Weekend Only (Fridays - Sundays Only)* $130 $390 $32.50  

* Monthly rate only available when paying annual membership by payroll deduction or electronic funds transfer. 

Daytime and Weekend Memberships

Daytime and Weekend Only memberships are limited to certain days/hours and do not include membership benefits such as family hours, member pricing for community programs and Outdoor Adventure trips/equipment. Dependents cannot be added to these memberships.

Daytime membership includes:

  • Facility access to any of the five recreation centers from open to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Access to free group fitness classes included during daytime membership hours only.

Weekend membership includes:

  • Facility access to all five recreation centers from open to close on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.
  • Access to free group fitness classes included during weekend membership hours only.
Short Term Memberships and Guest Passes

Are you interested in trying the facilities, but not ready to make a long term commitment? Have a visitor in town who wants to join you at the gym? A short term membership may be the perfect fit. Faculty and staff members and recognized affiliates are eligible to purchase guest passes and short term memberships. Visit the guest pass page for more information.

Family and Other Memberships

Memberships may be purchased for family members of students, faculty and staff. Members may add their spouse or partner and legal dependents under 18 to their membership for an additional fee.

Policies and Cancellations
  • Semester memberships are based on the academic term.
  • Monthly rate only available when paying annual membership by payroll deduction or electronic funds transfer. 
  • There is a $40 cancellation fee for early termination of a semester or annual membership. Annual memberships are only assesed for the cancellation fee during the first year of membership.
  • Annual memberships are automatically renewed and will reflect any and all increases in September of each year, unless you notify member services in writing 30 days prior to the renewal date.
  • Rec Sports charges an activation fee for all annual memberships charged via monthly payroll deduction or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). This $40 fee is non-refundable and is charged per membership activation at the time of registration. The fee covers internal fees associated with processing the membership and establishing the payroll deduction or EFT, as well as management and auditing expenses. The fee also accounts for the time period between a member's actual join date and the date of their first payroll deduction. The activation fee will be charged for all membership activations, including reactivating previously cancelled memberships.
  • Members are restricted to one (1) sponsored adult membership.
  • Only faculty/staff, affiliates and students may add members to their membership. 
  • Some restrictions may apply to the dependent membership.