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Saint Louis University students are automatic members of Simon Recreation Center and have access to all campus recreation facilities. SLU alumni, faculty and staff may purchase a daily-use pass or a membership to use the Simon Recreation Center. Memberships are not available to the general public.

Membership Identification

Your SLU identification card is required to access the facilities. If you do not have your card, the facilities may be accessed with any photo ID and your member number. Remember that only you may use your identification card — you cannot loan your card to someone else. Anyone not following University identification policies will have their membership privileges suspended or terminated.

Membership Rates

Category Cost Notes
Students   Automatic Access as a Fee-Paying Student (1818 Program students do not qualify for membership)
Faculty, Staff, Clergy $350 per year Includes Barnes & Noble, Sodexo and SSM employees
Alumni $400 per year Must have earned a SLU degree to be eligible
Retired SLU Faculty, Staff $350 per year First year after retirement is free
Spouse $300 per year SLU affiliate must be a current member before adding spouse
Dependent (under age 21) $250 per child, per year Includes members’ children, stepchildren and/or children by way of guardianship
Friends of SLU $450 per year Affiliates of SLU that do not fall into above categories; contact Campus Recreation to see if you qualify
Monthly membership $45 per month Date-to-date (i.e. July 6-Aug. 6)
Single visit pass $10 per day
$5 per day (under age 18)
$40 for a five-visit pass
Limited to faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees and clergy
Guest pass $10 per person, per day Limit two guests per member, per visit. Photo ID required.

Membership applications (PDF)are available at Simon Recreation Center. 

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times while using all campus recreation facilities. Children under age 16 are not allowed in the fitness center.

Faculty and staff who are also students with tuition remission do not receive automatic membership as a student benefit.

Full-time employees may use payroll deduction to pay for the membership — $29.17 per paycheck for employees paid monthly, and $13.47 per paycheck for bi-weekly. Spouses and dependents also may be added to the employee’s payroll deduction.

Guest Policy

All Simon Recreation Center guests must have a SLU-affiliated sponsor. Members may sponsor two guests per visit. The sponsor is responsible for their guests and must remain with them at all times. Guests must check in and sign a guest waiver at the north entry service desk and present a photo ID to enter the facility.

Membership Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds or transfers for all membership types and no early cancellations for non-payroll deduction memberships. Memberships may be subject to cancellation by the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness for violation of policies and regulations. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis without any guarantees.

All issues concerning memberships should be put in writing to Brenna Lacey, coordinator of member services, at