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Saint Louis University students are automatic members of Simon Recreation Center and have access to all campus recreation facilities. 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. Cards should be validated for the current membership period or current semester. 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
Faculty, Staff, Clergy $350 per year Includes Barnes & Noble and Sodexo 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 are available at Simon Recreation Center. 

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times while using all campus recreation facilities. Children under the age of 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, and the sponsor is responsible for their guest and must remain with them at all times. The guest must be registered with the facility and present a photo ID to enter the facility.

The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness will grant short-term passes on a case-by-case basis to on-campus conference attendees, persons in SLU housing and others. Contact Samantha McLeod, coordinator of member services, at or 314-977-3973.

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 Samantha McLeod, coordinator of member services, at

Vitality’s Gym Rebate Program

If you are a full-time employee of Saint Louis University, you and your spouse can participate in Vitality's Gym Rebate Program.  Each participant must complete 100 workouts within the Vitality Program Year and can earn up to a $350 rebate on your membership.  

Learn more about Vitality