Faculty/Staff Memberships

We are pleased to offer a number of different membership options for all the Kent State University faculty and staff as well as their companions and dependents to help meet their needs.  Our numerous membership benefits and services are aimed to provide an overall quality membership experience. Also, did you know that the faculty and staff membership fees are discounted to include the wellness benefit paid by the full-time employee's department, a $60 annual value?

Please review the information below and stop in the Member Services Desk to get started today!

If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone about your membership options, please contact Jim Kraus, Senior Assistant Director, Guest Services and Marketing at 330-672-0465 or jkraus8@kent.edu

F/S Eligibility Categories
  • Full-time employees *
  • Part-time employees. Part-time employees who are also students qualify for student membership
  • Employee spouses/partners and dependents (21 years of age and younger)
  • Police Academy staff and cadets
  • ROTC staff members
  • Retirees and emeriti
  • Visiting scholars
  • Auxiliary employees and term employees with documentation  

* Full-time employees also taking classes are not eligible for student memberships because full-time faculty/staff is the primary university classification and, according to the Tuition Waiver on the Employee Benefits website, general and instructional fees are waived for full-time faculty and staff members.

F/S Membership Rates

Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center Membership

Membership rates effective 8/1/2021
Category
Month
Semester
Auto-
Debit
AD
10%
Payroll
Deduction
PD
10%
Annual
Individual
$55
$105
$19.58
$17.63
$9.79
$8.81
$235
Companion
(2)
$110
$210
$39.17
$35.25
$19.58
$17.62
$470
Family
(up to 5)
$160
$395
$66.25
$59.63
$33.13
$29.82
$795
Additional
Individual *
$25
$60
$15
$13.50
$7.50
$6.75
$180

* Additional individual membership must be purchased in conjunction with a companion or family membership.

Virtual Group X Membership 

Excellent for Regional Campus faculty and staff!
Faculty/staff that do not have an active Group X membership can purchase a Virtual Group X Membership for $40/semester which includes access to all of our virtual Group X classes as well as access to the Caravan Wellness app.

  • Step 1: Purchase a Virtual Group X Membership in-person or online at recwell.kent.edu and click on the Membership icon.
    • To login to our portal, use your Flashline credentials but do not include @kent.edu in the username. 
  • Step 2: Download the Caravan Wellness app and create an account and using your kent.edu email for verification.
F/S Membership Benefits
  • Flexible membership terms: Month, semester, annual, monthly (auto-debit, payroll deduction) which requires a minimum of a 1-year commitment and continues indefinitely until you notify Recreational Services in writing of your request to cancel.
  • Flexible payment options: Paid in full, monthly auto-debit, payroll deduction (member must be paid over a 12-month period to be eligible for payroll deduction).
  • Group X membership: For all annual, auto-debit and payroll deduction memberships, a Group X membership is included at no additional cost for the faculty and staff member.  This includes access to all of our in-person and virtual classes. Faculty and staff companions/dependents can purchase a Group X membership for $55/semester or $135/annually. 
  • KSU Rec-Well app: Key features include member ID barcode scanning for entry rather than bringing membership ID card, facility schedules and hours, push notifications, program registrations and facility bookings.
  • Caravan Wellness app access for the faculty and staff person only.
  • Wellness benefit: Faculty and staff membership fees are discounted to include the wellness benefit paid by the full-time employee's department.
  • 10% Discounts: Members with the following categories are eligible to receive a 10% discount on any membership, locker rental, or towel service purchase.
    • Seniors (60+ years old) and Golden Buckeye
    • Active/Veteran Military
    • Police/Fire/EMT
    • Charter Members
  • Member pricing on program registrations and facility rentals.
  • Priority facility bookings for the lap pool, racquetball courts and multi-purpose gym.
  • Additional Member Services
    • Guest passes: 2 free guest passes per semester and discounted pricing on paid guest passes.
    • Punch passes: Discounted pricing on paid punch passes for guests.
    • Locker rentals: Rental lockers (including ADA accessible) are available and also includes complimentary towel service for the duration of the rental. 
    • Towel service: Members who have paid for the towel service, or have towel service included as part of their locker rental, may receive up to two bath towels and one personal towel per visit.
    • Equipment issue: Recreational equipment is available to borrow at the Equipment Issue desk located on the lower floor. Any member may borrow equipment by presenting their membership card. 
    • Parking permit: Faculty and staff companion and dependent members can purchase a parking permit at the SRWC Pro Shop.  Faculty and staff members are not eligible to purchase a parking permit from the SRWC Pro Shop.
  • Membership freeze option: Members can request a freeze on their membership because of extended travel or medical conditions.