Stephen F. Austin State University


Free Faculty Fridays

Every Friday, SFA Faculty and Staff will have free admission to Campus Rec! Just bring your current SFA ID to the Welcome Desk and sign our guest log to enter. At this time, Free Faculty Fridays does not apply to Dependents.


Campus Recreation is proud to open the doors of the Student Recreation Center to the SFA community. If you are SFA Faculty/Staff or SFA Alumni, we have membership options for you. Check out the information listed below or stop by the Student Recreation Center Administration Office for more details.

Membership Eligibility Policies

All patrons must have a Validated SFA I.D. before becoming a member of the facility. Validated SFA I.D. may be purchased at the ID Office in the Baker Pattillo Student Center for $5.

All membership fees, except Students taking on campus classes, are broken down by a monthly basis. You may choose to join as many or as few months as you like when joining. Memberships must be paid in full upon becoming a member unless payment is through payroll deduction. After the 15th of the month, membership costs are prorated to half price.

Any member who chooses to cancel their membership is entitled to a refund of the remaining months left on their membership. Unless a member signed up through one of our incentive programs, any cancellations after the 15th of the month will not be reimbursed for that month. All cancellations must be made in writing to or in person in the Administrative Offices at the Student Recreation Center.

Payroll deduction is only available for SFASU employees who receive a paycheck all 12 months of the year. Your paycheck will be deducted on a monthly basis until you request a payroll deduction cancellation. Payroll deduction cancellations must occur before the last week of the month to avoid a deduction for the next month. All cancellations must be made in writing to or in person in the Administrative Offices at the Student Recreation Center.

Members who are paying through payroll deduction must pay their first month up front. After the first month, payments for membership will be taken directly from their paychecks.

If you have questions or concerns please contact us at (936)468-3507 or

Membership Types

Student Memberships

Students taking one or more credit hours automatically become a member of the Student Recreation Center when they register for classes and pay their fees. Students use their SFA I.D. to access the amenities of the Student Recreation Center. Students who enroll in classes but withdraw later from the university will be reimbursed for their recreation fees according to the refund policy in the General Bulletin. This membership is valid for an entire semester paid until the first day of classes for the next semester.

NEW! Students taking only online classes have their Student Recreation Center Fee waived by the University; therefore, they must purchase a "Student" membership for access to the Student Recreation Center.


SFA faculty and staff are eligible to purchase a Student Recreation Center membership. Employees must secure a SFA I.D. card that indicates their employment status prior to completing their membership application at the Student Recreation Center.


Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association members are eligible to purchase a regular membership. There are a limited amount of alumni memberships available. Come by the Administration Office with proof of current Alumni Association member status to sign up for a membership, or call (936) 468-3507.

Alumni rates will change effective June 1, 2010. Please view our membership costs to note the changes.

Spouse of Faculty/Staff and Students

Student Recreation Center members may sponsor their spouse to become a member of the Student Recreation Center. Documentation is required to verify sponsorship eligibility. Spouses are allowed to join without the employee joining, but the sponsor must be present as indicated above for verification.


Dependents 5-15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian member to access the facility. These dependents must have the sponsor present at all times while they are in the facility. Dependents 5-15 years of age are only allowed to use the facility during Family Hours, which are defined as Friday, 5 p.m. through Midnight, Sunday, and any break hours or holiday hours. A dependent 16 years of age may use the facility without the sponsor being present. They may also use any part of the facility any time during regular business hours, regular hours Fall & Spring semesters, both Summer semesters, or any time that classes are not in session (break periods).Children under the age of 16 are not allowed in any cardio or free weight area and must be actively supervised at all times. A dependent 4 years of age or younger will be admitted to the recreation center at no charge during Family Hours and must be within arms reach at all times.

Guest Pass

Any member can sponsor a guest into the facility. Guest of Students, Faculty and Staff cost $5 per day and guest of Alumni cost $10 for the entire day. Members are allowed to sponsor up to 6 guests per day. Guests must have photo ID and are not allowed to check out equipment. Guests must remain with their sponsors while in the facility.