Recreation Services at Southeast Missouri State University provides quality facilities, innovative programs, and services that meet the diverse recreational needs of the University community. We strive to enhance the quality of life, increase socialization, and encourage lifelong recreation.


  • All physical activities that are sponsored by Recreation Services are on a voluntary participant basis and carry various degrees of risk of injury. 
  • Each participant is responsible for determining whether they have the proper fitness level to participate in an activity sponsored by Recreation Services. 
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to consult with their healthcare provider(s) before starting any exercise program. 
  • By voluntarily participating in Recreation Services programs/facilities, participants assume all risk for any harm or injury sustained. 
  • Consider the consequences of your actions and do not engage in behavior that may harm other patrons or damage equipment. 

It is strongly recommended that you have a medical examination and physician approval before engaging in any physical activity concerning any recreational facility/program. All risk is implied when participating in Recreation Services activities/programs/facilities.  

Facility Rules and Guidelines

Recreation Services’ dress code is designed to create a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment for all members by using appropriate clothing as a barrier to prevent disease and infection. A shirt and non-marking athletic shoes are required in all areas except for the Locker Rooms and Student Aquatic Center.  

The following dress code is enforced:

  • Clothing with profane language, inappropriate subjects, hate speech, etc. cannot be worn in the facility.
  • SRC staff has the final say in determining appropriate clothing.

Appropriate Upper Body Wear

  • Tops must be worn at all times and must cover, at a minimum, the chest and private areas.  No sheer or see-through material unless layered with opaque material covering the chest and private areas.  Cut-offs / modified t-shirts are OK as long as they comply with minimum coverage standards. 

Appropriate Lower Body Wear

  • Must fully cover the entire buttocks/glutes and private areas.

Appropriate Footwear

  • Footwear is required and close-toed, athletic shoes are recommended.
  • Minimalist shoes that meet these criteria are allowed.
  • In some approved SRC activities and areas, participants may remove footwear

Appropriate Swimwear

  • One and two-piece bathing suits, full-coverage swimsuits, board shorts, wet suits, and rash guards that cover the buttocks and private areas.
  • Clean t-shirts and/or athletic shorts may be worn over a manufactured swimsuit that meets the aforementioned guidelines.

Other Rules and Guidelines 

  • Patrons must enter the SRC through the main entrance, which houses the operation center, and check in with staff before use. 
  • All users must present a valid ID or membership card to gain entrance to SRC. 
  • Non-members must pay a $7.00 per person daily guest fee. 
  • Use of an invalid ID or someone else’s identification is prohibited. Violators will be dismissed from the facility. 
  • Assisting others in unauthorized entry into the SRC, such as opening an exit door, will result in the dismissal of both parties. 
  • Users may not use University recreational facilities or programs (indoor or outdoor) for personal gain. For example, outside personal training, teaching private instruction, sales, and solicitation are prohibited in the SRC. 
  • Items not attached to your person such as bags, purses, or other personal items must be stowed in the provided lockers throughout the SRC. 
  • The use of any photographic device, including but not limited to cameras, phones, and wearable technology is prohibited inside the SRC. Request for use can be made by approval of Recreation Services. Violators will be turned over to the judicial office on campus. 
  • Personal headsets are welcome, but radios/portable stereos or amplified sound are not permitted in any Recreation Services facility without prior approval. 
  • Food and chewing gum are prohibited in the weight room and fitness areas. All glass containers are prohibited.  
  • All bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, hoverboards, etc. are prohibited within the SRC. 
  • Pets are not allowed in the facility unless approved by Recreation Services. Service animals are permitted in the facility.  
  • Per the Southeast Missouri State University’s policies, alcohol and illegal drugs/paraphernalia are prohibited on campus. Individuals may not use the facility while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 
  • Students and visitors are not allowed to possess weapons on campus, including firearms, rifles, shotguns, archery equipment, knives, etc. 
  • Disorderly conduct, abuse of the facility, equipment, or staff, and/or disregard for the SRC guidelines could result in immediate dismissal from the facility. 
  • Members or guests asked to leave by the staff will not be refunded any paid charges. 
  • SRC staff reserves the right to implement any rules or guidelines that protect the health, safety, and well-being of the facility and its users. 
  • Students using the SRC must abide by all University policies and procedures as well as SRC rules. 

Family Hours

Friday from 4 p.m. through Sunday at 5 p.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters.

*Family Hours apply anytime the facility is open during summer and winter breaks. 

  • Guests 15 years and younger are prohibited from entering the Student Recreation Center & Student Aquatic Center except during Family Hours or contracted rentals (swim practices, etc.). 
  • Guests 15 years and younger are prohibited from using any of the SRC weight/fitness areas and equipment and must be in the direct vicinity of a parent/guardian at all times. 
  • Parents/guardians are prohibited from using weight/fitness areas and equipment while supervising guests 15 years and younger.  
  • Individuals 16 years or older must purchase a membership or a daily guest pass. 
  • Each member/student may bring their dependent(s) (15 years and younger) into the facility at no charge during family hours.  
  • One adult is required for supervision per every three children (15 years and younger). 

Recreation Services is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal belongings. It is highly recommended that you rent a day-use or long-term locker to store your valuables. Semester and day-use locker rental is available at the Operation Center.  

Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7100
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701