Membership Information

covid-19 update

The Georgia College Wellness and Recreation Center is available for use to

1. Currently enrolled GC Students that pay mandatory fees. Students are asked to follow the links below to complete a Liability Waiver and Par-Q+ Form prior to using the WRC. ID is required for each WRC entry.

2. Currently employed full-time, benefit eligible Georgia College faculty and staff who purchase a WRC membership. Memberships may be purchased on line using the link below. Liability Waiver and Par-Q+ Form will be completed during membership purchase. Employment verification is required.

Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic Guest Passes, Retiree, Alumni, Community and other types of memberships are not available at this time. Thank you for your understanding.  


Links below require GCSU Unify Credential Log In

About the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (Par-Q+)  The health benefits of regular physical activity are clear; more people should engage in physical activity every day of the week. Participating in physical activity is very safe for MOST people. This questionnaire will tell you whether it is necessary for you to seek further advice from your doctor OR a qualified exercise professional before becoming more physically active.
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.).

At the time of registration, patrons will be required to:

  1. sign the Waiver, Release of Liability, and Covenant Not to Sue,
  2. sign an Authorization to Draft (for either credit/debit card or payroll deduction), and
  3. answer the PAR-Q questions. (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire)

A new member screening/consultation may also be required for some patrons.

WRC reserves the right to approve or deny any membership.

Membership Categories

GC Students

  • Currently enrolled GC students paying the mandatory student fees are eligible for membership at no additional charge.
  • Students enrolled in only online classes for the current semester and Amendment 23 students will pay $50/month in order to access the facility.
  • If you are dropped from your classes due to non-payment, you are no longer an enrolled student. Therefore, you will be required to purchase a community membership for $50/month.


GC Employee Memberships

Membership Rates

  • Current, Full-Time, Benefit Eligible GC Employees: $25 per month
  • All other employees/retirees: $50 per month

Membership Requirements

  • Employment/Benefit Status will be verified with the Payroll Office
  • Valid Bobcat ID, Valid Driver’s License OR Government Issued Photo ID
  • Signed Waiver, Release of Liability and Covenant Not to Sue on file

Member Screening

New Member Screenings are based upon the following list of criteria. If a new member screening is recommended, an appointment will be scheduled at the time of membership activation.

  • Males 45+ years of age
  • Females 55+ years of age
  • Anyone, regardless of age, with one or more “Yes” responses on the PAR-Q.

Members who choose to decline a new member screening may do so by completing an Assumption of Liability and Right-to-Deny form. (form_right_to_deny.pdf)


  • Monthly fee is $25.
  • First month’s membership fee must be paid at the time of registration via credit or debit card. No cash or checks accepted.
  • Initial payment will be prorated depending on the day of the month membership is purchased.
  • 2 automatic payment methods available: 1) Monthly Credit Card draft or 2) Payroll Deduction
    • Monthly Credit Card draft:
      • Billing is processed on the 2nd of the month.  If the 2nd falls on a weekend or holiday, billing will be processed the next business day.
    • Payroll Deducted:
      • Monthly paid employees will have the current month's check deducted for the following month.  
      • Bi-weekly-paid employees' deduction will begin with the next pay period, and thereafter, $12.50 will be deducted from the first 2 paychecks of each month.


Community Memberships

  • The term Community refers to GC employees not eligible for benefits, employee spouse/partner, retirees, alumni and any person(s) not affiliated with Georgia College.
  • Community memberships are $50/month or $10/day and require automatic monthly credit/debit card draft. Member's account will remain active, and therefore billed monthly, until an online cancelation request is submitted and approved by Wellness and Recreation staff. 
  • Any member whose credit card is declined during monthly billing on 3 separate occasions, will be restricted from purchasing the "Monthly No-End-Date"/ automatic draft membership.
    • Member will only be allowed to purchase 1-day memberships for $10 per entry OR specific monthly duration(s) (i.e. 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, etc.) in which payment is received in full at time of purchase.
Guest Policy

Community and Employee members are not allowed to bring guests, however we do offer a 1-time entry membership.

One-Time Entry Membership

Any person 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license may purchase a one-time entry membership for $10. Waiver, Release of Liability and Covenant Not to Sue is required.

GC Student Guest Policy

GC student members are awarded four complimentary guest passes for their entire time at GC.

Wellness and Recreation reserves the right to approve or deny any guest pass transaction. Guests are subject to specific program eligibility policies where applicable. Wellness and Recreation reserves the right to ask any person to exit the building at any time.

Requirements and Limitations

  • Guest passes are intended for out-of-town family and/or friends, who wish to work-out while visiting a student.
  • Guest passes are valid for one-time entry only.
  • Guest passes are limited to a maximum of four visits per guest.
  • GC Students may not access the facility as a "guest".
  • GC Students cannot check another currently enrolled GC student into the facility using a guest pass.
  • GC Students must accompany his/her guest and remain in the facility with the guest.
  • GC Students must understand that the WRC is a controlled access facility, and as such, abide by all policies and procedures when bringing guests into the facility.
  • Guests must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Upon each entry, Guests must provide a valid driver's license.
  • Upon each entry, Guests must complete and sign Waiver, Release of Liability, and Covenant Not to Sue.
  • Upon each entry, Guest must check-in with a student member at the member services desk.
  • Guest must become a monthly, paying community member or purchase a one-time entry membership in order to access the WRC after 4th guest visit.
  • Guest must abide by policies and procedures of the WRC.


Centennial Center Pool Guest Policy

Community members may bring 1 guest to the CC Pool. 

Employee members may bring up to 4 guests to the CC Pool.

  • Guest(s) must be with member.
  • Guest(s) may be any age.
  • Guest(s) must read/sign Waiver, Release of Liability and Covenant Not to Sue
  • Guest(s) must provide Driver’s License


Official University Visitors Guest Policy

Special requests for official University visitors will be handled on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in advance to


Non-Participation Guest Policy

On occasion, special events may be open for non-participatory spectators.

Member Screenings

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

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

Screenings are conducted with Amy Whatley, Associate Director. 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.

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

Same-day screening appointments will not be granted. 
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.

Non-participation Policy

On occasion, special 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.



Monthly fee: $25

First month's membership fees will be prorated based on the day in which membership is purchased and must be paid at time of registration via credit/debit card.
Cash and checks not accepted.

Automatic draft options include:

  •  Credit/Debit Card
    • 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.
  •  Payroll Deduction
    • The first month's dues must still be paid at time of registration via credit/debit card.
    • Monthly paid employees will have the following month's dues payroll deducted from the current month's paycheck.
      • Example: If John Doe registers his membership on May 5. He will pay the prorated amount for the remaining of May via credit/debit card, and his May paycheck will be deducted $25 for June's membership dues.


The first month's membership fees must be paid at time of registration via credit/debit card.
Cash and checks not accepted.

Driver's License Required.

Automatic draft option include:

  •  Credit/Debit Card
    • 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.

Monthly-recurring membership fees will be drafted each month until Department Staff receive and approve an Online Cancellation Request.

  • All memberships are eligible for cancelation with the exception of the standard GC Student Membership.
  • Community and Employee Credit/Debit card Membership cancelations requested in the middle of the month will NOT be eligible for full or partial refund.
  • Membership will remain in effect until your Online Cancelation Request is received and approved by Department Staff.  Each member understands and agrees that he/she is responsible for satisfying the membership dues each month, and may be charged $25 for insufficient funds. He/she also understand that the authorized amount is subject to change annually.
Length of Membership

Monthly-recurring or "no-end date" memberships are available for purchase anytime and automatically renew each month.
Contracts not required.

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