Membership Information

now open for community & retiree memberships!

As of May 10, 2021, the Georgia College Wellness and Recreation Center is open for GC Student, GC Faculty/Staff, GC Retiree and Community Memberships.   See Membership Categories for additional details. *Community Members must be age 18 or older.

Covid-19 precautions

  • Wipe down fitness equipment before and after each use.
  • Wash hands and use hand sanitizer often.
  • Do not attend if you are feeling ill or displaying any signs of Covid-19. Students may enter Student Health Services using their Bobcat Card at the West Entrance.
     
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. 
  • At the time of registration, patrons will be required to:
    • sign the Waiver, Release of Liability, and Covenant Not to Sue,
    • sign an Authorization to Draft (for either credit/debit card or payroll deduction), and
    • 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.
  • Segmented memberships are not available (i.e. pool only, group fitness only, etc..)
Membership Categories

GC Students

  • Currently Enrolled Fee-Paying: Currently enrolled GC students paying the mandatory student fees are eligible for membership at no additional charge.
  • Currently Enrolled Non-Fee Paying: Students enrolled, but who are not charged mandatory student fees (i.e. online only classes, some graduate programs, Amendment 23 students) may pay $50/month in order to access the facility. *Also see Student Summer Membership
  • Student Summer Membership:  GC Students who are returning for Fall semester, but who are not enrolled in on-campus classes over the summer, may purchase a Student Summer Membership for $50/for the summer, or $25/for one month. The Student Summer Membership provides access to the WRC and Student Health Services.

Valid Bobcat Card (or another form of Government Photo ID) is required for each entry.

Student Members must sign a Waiver or Liability Form.

Note:  Students dropped from classes due to non-payment, are no longer enrolled students. In order to continue to access the WRC a community membership my be purchased for $50/month.

 

GC Employee & Retiree Memberships

  • Current, Full-Time, Benefit Eligible GC Employees:  Currently employed, full-time and benefit eligible employees may join the WRC for $25 per month. Employment/Benefit status will be verified with the University Payroll Office. Valid Bobcat ID, Valid Driver's License or other Government Issued Photo ID is required for registration. 
  • Georgia College Retirees: GC Retirees who posses a valid Retiree Bobcat Card may join the WRC for $25 per month. Retiree Bobcat Cards are issued through the Bobcat Card Office and must be obtained prior to registering for WRC membership.

Membership Requirements

  • Signed Assumption of Risk. Waiver of Liability and Covenant Not to Sue.
  • Member Screening may be requested based on answers to a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire.  See: Member Screening section for additional information.
  • See Payment Section for payment options and requirements.

 

Community Memberships

  • Community Memberships:  Community memberships are available to GC employees not eligible for benefits, employee spouse/partner, alumni and any person(s) not affiliated with Georgia College. Members must be 18 years of age or older. The WRC does not currently have any community memberships for minors
  • Options: Community Members can choose from any of the following options
    • By the Month.  Memberships are available for a one time payment for 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. Cost is $50/per month and total amount is due at time of purchase.
    • One-Time Entry: Pay a one-time fee of $10 for one entry.
    • Monthly No-End-Date: This recurring monthly  membership automatically charges your saved credit/debit card each month until you cancel. First month's dues are pro-rated and due at the time of registration. Cost is $50/per month.

Membership Requirements

  • Valid Government Issued Photo ID (Driver's License) Required.

  • Signed Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability and Covenant Not to Sue.

  • Member Screening may be requested based on Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire. See Member Screening section for details.

  • Also see Payment section below.
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

The Centennial Center Pool Closed.

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 bert.rosenberger@gcsu.edu.

 

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 (wellness.recreation@gcsu.edu) 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.

Payment

The WRC accepts Credit/Debit Card Payments Only. Checks and Cash are not accepted. 

Employees

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.

Community

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.
    • If credit/debit card declines upon billing three times, member will no longer be eligible for recurring billing membership. Member may purchase daily or monthly memberships where payment is made at time of registration.

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

Cancelations
  • 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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