Stephen F. Austin State University


Student Memberships

Current students who are taking one or more on-campus credit hours are automatically members of the Recreation Center when they register for classes. SFA waives the Recreation Center fee for students taking only online classes, therefore, these students must purchase a Student Membership for access to the Recreation Center facilities. Withdrawing from the university will void Student Membership, and any student who withdraws from the university will only be reimbursed for their recreation fees according to the refund policy in the General Bulletin. Student memberships are good for the semester paid until the first day of classes for the next semester, including any summer semesters the student is attending.

Student Summer Memberships: Students not enrolled in summer semesters are eligible to purchase a Student Summer Membership, provided they were enrolled in classes during the previous Spring semester and are already registered for the upcoming Fall semester. Proof of enrollment is required to purchase a $30/month Student Summer Membership.

Faculty & Staff Memberships

SFA faculty and staff are eligible become a member of the Recreation Center and enjoy access to the various amenities. Membership fee is $30/month, with optional Payroll Deduction.

Employee Wellness: Designed to create opportunities for education and participation in programs that improve the overall health and wellness of each employee of SFA. The Employee Wellness programs are always free and are scheduled before and after work plus during the noon hour.

Free Faculty Fridays: Faculty and Staff of SFA who are non-members of the Recreation Center are invited to enjoy the facilities every Friday! Participants only need to bring their current SFA ID to the Welcome Desk and sign our guest log to enter.

SFA Alumni Association Members

Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association members are eligible to purchase a regular $55/month membership. Proof of current Alumni Association membership status is required.

Sponsored Memberships

Spouse of Student/Faculty/Staff/Alumni: Spouses may become a member of the Recreation Center through a Sponsored Membership. The Sponsor does not need to be a member of the Recreation Center, but must appear in person to verify their agreement to sponsor and sign the membership application.

Dependents under the age of 16: Permitted during Family Hours only, these dependents must be accompanied and actively supervised by their parent or guardian Recreation Center member at all times. These dependents are not permitted to use any cardio or free weight equipment.

Dependents 16 years of age and older: Permitted during regular business hours, the Sponsor is not required to be present.

Guest Pass: Guest passes are available for Recreation Center members to purchase. Guest must present a photo I.D. as part of the process to receive a Guest Pass, and must remain with their Sponsor while in the facility. Equipment Check-Out is not permitted with a Guest Pass.

Membership Costs

SFA Student/

SFA Alumni
Assoc. Member

Eligible Member

$30/mo. $55/mo.


$30/mo. $55/mo.

Dependent 16+ yrs.

$30/mo. $55/mo.
Dependent 5 - 15 yrs.
Access During Family Hrs. Only
$12.50/mo. $25/mo.
Dependent 0-4 yrs.
Access During Family Hrs. Only
Free Free
Guest Pass
Limit six passes per day
$10/day $10/day

Membership Eligibility Policies

Validated SFA I.D.: 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.

Membership Fees: 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.

Payroll Deduction: Available only for SFA Faculty/Staff who receive a paycheck all 12 months of the year. Payroll deduction occurs on a monthly basis and continues until a request to cancel has been received in writing. 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 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.

Cancellations: 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.

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

1817 Wilson Drive • Nacogdoches, Texas 75962 • Phone: 936.468.3507 • Fax: 936.468.7052