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Recreational Services

Recreational Services
Kansas State University
101 Peters Rec Complex
1831 Olympic Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506


General Policies and Information

Alcoholic beverages/tobacco products

Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are prohibited in this facility.


Only guide dogs are allowed inside facilities.

Daily use lockers

Daily use lockers are available to all users at no cost. These are for temporary use only, and the lock must be removed after use each day. A $3 fee will be charged for recovery of contents left in these lockers. Contents not claimed within 30 days will be donated. 


The definition of a dependent is someone who receives their support from the ID holder and is claimed as a dependent on the ID holder's tax return.

Dependents under 14 years of age will be admitted to the facilities at no charge and must be accompanied and directly supervised by their parent. An adult member (age 18 or over) may sponsor a total of three individuals, whether dependents and/or guests. Note: A parent bringing dependents to use facilities must present a membership key tag which identifies themselves -- not their spouse.

Dependents who are 14 years of age or older may be sponsored by their cardholding parent to pay guest fees, remembering that all guests must remain in the company of their sponsoring host while using facilities. If dependents who are 14-22 years of age wish to use facilities without parental supervision, the card holding parent must purchase memberships for those dependents. Please note that some areas and equipment have age restrictions.

Please note that some areas and equipment have age restrictions. 

 Dependents (Under 18 years of age)
Children will only be allowed in activity areas such as basketball courts, handball/racquetball courts, video game area, MAC gym, climbing wall, table tennis area, and lounge areas. Children will not be allowed in exercise areas, including the running/walking tracks, weight room, cardio deck, and exercise rooms. Children of the opposite sex five years old and older are not permitted to accompany a parent or guardian into the locker rooms. A family changing room is available for use with children over 5 years of age. Children are not allowed in saunas. This policy is for the safety of children and all participants, to eliminate improper use and damage of equipment, and to allow for easier and more consistent supervision. 

DVD/Video use

Due to copyright laws, use of exercise DVD's and videos are prohibited. 


Eating and drinking are restricted to the lounge area only. Water in closed, plastic containers is the only liquid allowed in activity areas.


A student or facility member (18 years of age and older) may host up to three guests per visit. All guests are required to provide photo identification and remain in the company of their host while using the facility.

Guest Passes (14 years and older)
Recreation Complex: $5 per person per day (purchased at the service area)
Pool: $3 per person per day (purchased at the pool)
*Rec members with children 14 years of age and older who are not members will be subject to guest fee rates.

Guest Passes (13 years and younger)
Recreation Complex: $3 per person per day (purchased at the service area)\
Pool: $1.50 per person per day (purchased at the pool)
*Sales tax included
Member's children under the age of five years will be allowed in free of charge. 

*Please note that some areas and equipment have age restrictions. Click here to view our policies.

Lost and found

Lost and found is located at the north service area. Information regarding items will not be given out over the telephone. Inquiries must be made in person. Lost and found will be donated after 30 days. 

Organized activities

There will be no organized activities in the facilities during Recreational Services' use times except those sponsored by and/or approved by Recreational Services. This includes athletic teams, academic classes, instructional activities, sport clubs, camp, and parties. Special arrangements can be made through the Recreational Services office.

Personal belongings

Individuals are responsible for their personal belongings. Staff will not store or monitor articles for you. Belongings may be stored in daily use lockers. Lockers in the locker rooms may be rented monthly or annually. Locker users assume all responsibility for stolen or damaged materials.

Personal training and private instruction

Personal training and private instruction are restricted to only those individuals who have been specifically employed by Recreational Services for the purpose of being a personal trainer. Any participant who is observed to be conducting or suspected of conducting any portion of personal training or instruction with a patron who is not a Recreational Services staff personal trainer will be asked to cease the activity and may have membership privileges revoked. An individual may be approached and questioned regarding unauthorized personal training if he/she appears to be exhibiting any of the following (but not limited to), or related behaviors:

  • Writing and/or designing a fitness or workout program for a patron.
  • Explaining and providing exercise directions to a patron or group of patrons.
  • Assisting a patron with technique, or any specific instruction, but not exercising with that individual during all portions of the workout.
  • Directing exercise order or duration for a patron.
  • Assisting a patron with equipment and adjustments.


A full refund will be granted if made within five business days of purchase. No membership refund will be given for months when any part of that month has been used, and no refund will be made for any amount under $25.


Use of sauna by individuals under 18 years of age is prohibited. Persons with medical conditions should consult with a physician prior to use.


Signs or posters will not be posted without the approval of the administrative staff in the business office.

Sponsored programs

Recreational Services programs take priority over the priority use schedule.


Thank you for observing these policies. Individuals not cooperating with established policies or staff instruction will be asked to leave and may have their privileges revoked. The staff has the authority in policy enforcement.