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Rec Sports
Membership & eligibility
Updated 3/20/14

Membership & eligibility

Student Membership Policy

Purdue students (West Lafayette campus) that pay the Fitness & Wellness Fee (TRFF) through their tuition are granted full access to the facility automatically. Typically, students enrolled in 8 credits or more for an academic semester or 6 credits or more in the summer pay the requisite fee. However if a student's enrollment status changes, resulting in a full or partial refund of the Fitness & Wellness Fee through the campus bursars office, the student must pay the balance to maintain membership in full.

Students who do not pay the Fitness & Wellness Fee may purchase a student membership. Paying the associated fees will afford full membership privileges into the facility. Any student, not currently enrolled for a given term may purchase a membership for one subsequent term. To be eligible, a student must present a fee statement or a class schedule from the previous academic term, a valid PUID and pay associated fees.

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Faculty/Staff/Retiree Membership Policy

The "Faculty/Staff" category includes any current full time employee, retirees, and emeritus faculty/staff. Individuals from these groups may present a valid PUID and pay associated fees to obtain full membership privileges.

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Limited Retiree Membership Policy

An official retiree of Purdue University may elect to purchase a Limited Retiree Membership. Pass holders of this type of membership will have limited access to DRS facilities—weekdays from opening until 2:00pm during the academic year—and unlimited access all other operational hours.

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Family Membership Policy

Any individual that is eligible for a student or faculty staff membership as described above, may sponsor in additional family members by purchasing a Family Membership. Family memberships include the primary member, spouse/domestic partner and legal dependents (ages 5-18 and college students up to age 25). Children under the age of 5 do not require a membership. Dependent memberships are restricted per minor policies listed below. This family membership DOES NOT include extended dependents. The extended dependent membership must be purchased separately from the family membership.

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Household Membership Policy

Any individual that is eligible for a student or faculty staff membership as described above, may sponsor a spouse/domestic partner/roommate, by purchasing a Household Membership for one individual, 18 or older, residing in the same residence). The secondary membership carries full privileges once associated fees have been paid. The valid Purdue ID of the sponsor and proof of same residence is required at the time of purchase. For those household members that are dependents (children) of the Purdue affiliate, see dependent policies.

Parking Permit

DRS Household Members who aren't eligible for a university parking permit may request a free parking permit for use in the Rec Sports parking lots. This permit is only valid in A, B or C parking spaces in the Division of Recreational Sports CREC and TREC lots. This permit is non-transferable and may only be used by the DRS member to whom it has been issued. The parking permit becomes invalid when DRS membership is cancelled or expired. Only faculty/staff households and alumni/alumni households are eligible to receive this pass.

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Dependent Membership Policies

Pass holders of the dependent membership have limited access to DRS facilities on the weekends (All day Friday through business close Sunday) during the academic year and unlimited access during university breaks and summer. Additionally, dependents will be allowed access during local school breaks from the time we open until 3pm.

We have outlined some of the important safety policies and procedures put into place to help protect the safety of the dependents when you are visiting our facility.

General Building

  • Individuals 15 years of age and younger must be supervised by and in the company of a parent/guardian/adult chaperone at all times, except when participating in a structured DRS program/service.
  • Caution must be exercised when supervising children participating in DRS activities, ensuring that activities are age and skill appropriate, and safe relative to other activities and users within specific spaces.
  • NOTE: DRS staff may restrict activity for any individual for safety considerations.
  • Families are encouraged to use the family changing rooms on level 1. Please note that children may not enter the opposite genders locker room.

Fitness Spaces

  • 14–15 year olds are permitted to use the fitness equipment when supervised and in the company of a parent or guardian.
  • Individuals 13 years and younger must be in a structured DRS program to use any fitness equipment.

Sauna Precaution

  • Individuals 5 and under should not use the sauna.

Pool

  • Proficient swimming ability is required in deep water areas-you may be asked by a lifeguard to show an ability to swim before using a pool or pool equipment.
  • Children age 5 or under, or any non-swimmer who may also be wearing an approved flotation device must be directly supervised in the water by and adult/guardian [age 18yr.] and within arm’s reach at all times.
  • Lifeguards have the discretionary authority to require a parent or guardian to be in the water with a child over 5 years old whom they judge a weak or non-swimmer.

Recreation Pool

  • You must demonstrate proficient swimming ability or be a minimum of 48” all to use the vortex area.

SPA

  • Individuals 5 and under cannot use the spa.
  • An adult in the spa must accompany children 5–15 years of age.
  • Use of the spa is limited to 15 minutes. It is advised that time is limited to 10 minutes or less for young children. Use of the spa begins with any part of the body entering the water and/or sitting on the edge of the spa.

Climbing/Bouldering

  • Individuals 5 and under may not participate at the Climbing Wall.
  • Individuals 15 years and younger must be supervised by and in the company of a parent/guardian/adult chaperone at all times.
  • Participants must be 16 years old and older in order to take part in all workshops or be eligible to take a belay competency exam.

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Extended Dependent Membership

Any individual that is eligible for a full membership as described above may purchase an Extended Dependent Membership. Pass holders must be 16 or above and show valid proof of age when purchasing this pass. Pass holders of this type of dependent membership have full membership rights, but should be prepared to show age identification upon request at each visit to the facility.

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Alumni Membership

Alumnus of Purdue University may acquire membership by presenting a copy of your diploma or credentials that prove membership in the Purdue Alumni association, and paying associated fees. Additionally, alumnus may purchase one household membership as described above. The cost is $7.00 per day per person.

Parking Permit

DRS Alumni Members who aren't eligible for a university parking permit may request a free parking permit for use in the Rec Sports parking lots. This permit is only valid in A, B or C parking spaces in the Division of Recreational Sports CREC and TREC lots. This permit is non-transferable and may only be used by the DRS member to whom it has been issued. The parking permit becomes invalid when DRS membership is cancelled or expired.

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Daily Admission

If you are a member of the Purdue community (have a valid PUID) and do not have a membership you may gain admission by paying a daily fee ($7). See Guest Passes for policies on guests.

Purchasing the 10 or 20 visit pass allows you to purchase 10 or 20 visits for your guest at $5.00 per visit. The visits do NOT have to be used in consecutive days. All remaining visits expire 6 months after purchase. Guests must bring a photo ID and sign the guest waiver during every visit.

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Member Guest Policies

Members may sponsor guests. Guest access is limited by the age restrictions listed in dependent policies. See Guest Passes for policies on guests.

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Non Affiliated Guest Policies

Individuals with no affiliation to Purdue University may purchase a guest pass for $10 per day per person. See Guest Passes for policies on guests.

Conferees

Individuals attending a conference affiliated with Purdue may gain access to DRS facilities by presenting name badge/ID from the conference and paying the daily use fee.

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Special

Intramural Outdoor Membership Fee

Any individual that is eligible to purchase a full membership, including Part-time Students, Continuing Students, Faculty/Staff, Retiree/Limited Retiree, and Alumni (including households), will have the option to purchase an Intramural Outdoor Membership for a rate of $30 per semester (with the exception of dependents). This membership only provides eligibility to Intramural Sports located outside the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center.

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For additional information, contact the RSC at 765.494.3110 or
email recnews@lists.purdue.edu.