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Membership Information

Member Eligibility

Membership to the WRC for current GC students is included in the mandatory student fees.

Memberships are available to GC employees and community patrons 18 years and older. 

Segmented memberships are not available (i.e. pool only, group fitness only, track only, etc.).

WRC Facility Usage Forms (pdf) are required for membership. Forms must be read, completed, and signed by all users prior to accessing the facility. Forms can be downloaded and are also available at the Member Services desk.
A pre-participation screening/consultation may also be required for some patrons.

WRC reserves the right to approve or deny any membership.

B. Membership Categories

1. Student Membership

Currently enrolled GC students paying the mandatory student fees are eligible for membership at no additional charge.

Students not enrolled in classes, or taking only online classes for the current semester will pay $50 per month to continue using the facility.


2. Employee Memberships 

Please visit for more employee-specific membership information.

 The GC Employee membership rate is $25 per month and is available to current GC employees eligible for benefits.

All other employees and retirees may purchase a membership for $50 per month.

Membership requires Driver’s License, completion of Facility Usage Forms (pdf), possible consultation, and automatic monthly, credit card or bank draft, or payroll deduction.

3. Community Memberships

The term Community refers to GC employees not eligible for benefits, employee spouses/domestic partner, retirees, alumni, and any person(s) not affiliated with GC.

Current Students


Paid via WRC Building Fees.


  Current GC Employee eligible for benefits

  All other employees






  Non-benefited GC Employees

  Employee Spouses/Domestic Partner



  Anyone not affiliated with GC


C. Guest Pass

Current GC students will be awarded four (4) complimentary Guest Passes to use at their own discretion from the date they sign up until they graduate or leave the university. The GC student’s membership account will automatically deduct the number of remaining passes at time of use. Free Guest Passes are not transferable and expire on expected graduation date.

Guest Passes may be purchased by current GC students and benefited employees only.

Community Members are not allotted any Guest Passes

Guest passes are $10 and are non-refundable.  

Guest must be accompanied by a member.


D. Member Screenings

A pre-participation screening is required for all students, employees, and community applicants who meet the following criteria:

1) Person 18 and over with any "Yes" marked on the PAR-Q
2)  Male 45 years of age and over
3) Female 55 years of age and over

Screenings are conducted with a WRC Graduate Assistants or Laura Childs, Associate Director of Fitness. During the screening, members will complete a Medical History Questionnaire and review with qualified staff.

Screenings may be scheduled by calling (478-445-7777), emailing ( or stopping by the Member Services desk.

  1. Access to the WRC activity spaces and equipment is permitted at time of account activation.

    Same-day screening appointments will not be granted.
  2. Anyone with one (1) or more items marked "YES" on the PAR-Q will be asked to obtain a written physician's clearance from your primary care physician. Additional information disclosed on the medical history may also warrant the need for a physician's clearance.



E. Non-Participation Policy

The WRC allows current members to bring guests for various activities and programs. On occasion, some events may be open for non-participatory spectators.

Upon entering the facility, all non-GC persons must check-in with the Member Services Desk and sign-in.

Upon exiting the building, all non-GC persons must stop by the Member Services Desk to sign-out.

The WRC Staff reserves the right to ask any person to exit the building at any time.


F. Payment

  1. Employees

    The monthly fee is $25. 

    The first month's membership fees must be paid at time of registration via credit/debit card. No cash or checks accepted.

    Prorates will not be granted based on a per-day-rate. The first month's cost will be discounted by 50% if joining between the 16th and the last day of the month.

    Each member's account will be set up on automatic draft. 
    Automatic draft options include:

    •          Credit/Debit Card
    •          Bank Account
    •          Payroll Deduction

    Draft date is the 2nd of each month. If the 2nd falls on Saturday, Sunday or a holiday, fees will be drafted on the next business day.

    If you elect to have your membership dues payroll deducted, note the following:

    • The first month's dues must still be paid at time of registration via credit/debit card.
    • The following month's dues will be deducted from the current month's paycheck.

      Example: If John Doe registers his membership on May 5. He will pay $25 via credit/debit card, and his May paycheck will be deducted $25 for April's membership dues.

    • Initial account activation and re-activation must be done before the 20th of each month.

      Memberships activated on or after the 20th, employee will pay current month's discounted rate of $12.50 plus the following month's $25 at time of activation/reactivation via credit/debit card. 

  2. Community

    The first month's membership fees must be paid at time of registration via credit/debit card. No cash or checks accepted.
    Driver's License Required.

    Community members will be placed on automatic monthly billing at time of registration.

    Automatic draft options include: Credit/debit card or bank account.

    Fees will be automatically drafted on the 2nd of each month.
    If the 2nd falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, fees will be drafted on the next business day.

    Monthly memberships fees will drafted monthly until the Member Services desk received a cancellation form (pdf).


G. Cancellations

  • All memberships are eligible for cancellation with the exception of the standard GC Student Membership.
  • Community and Employee Credit/Debit card or Bank Drafted Membership cancellations requested in the middle of the month will not be eligible for full or partial refund.
  • Completed Cancellation Form (pdf) is required.  Please complete and return to the WRC Member Services desk by one of the following methods:
    • Hand deliver
    • Email:
    • Fax: 478-445-7546
    • Mail: Wellness and Recreation Center
               Campus Box 125
               Milledgeville, GA 31061 

I. Length of Membership

All WRC memberships, excluding GC students, are available for purchase anytime and automatically renew each month.
No contract is required.

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