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Through the Wellness Center at Southwest Baptist University, you can stay active during your college years and beyond. Features include:
Wellness Center memberships are provided for undergraduate students and employees and are available to graduate students, community members, and alumni according to the information provided below.
Membership is automatic for undergraduate students, paid through the Student Activity Fee assessed at the beginning of each school term.
Membership is free to faculty and staff, including their dependents, as an employee benefit. Dependents will be required to obtain an SBU ID card at a cost of $7.50.
If you stay in the Bolivar area after graduating, you can receive a reduced-rate membership to the Wellness Center.
Anyone living in the Bolivar area can apply for membership in the Wellness Center, according to the published rate schedule.
Admission to the Wellness Center is based on a valid SBU identification card. Student memberships are paid through student activity fees assessed at the beginning of each school term - fall, Winterfest, spring and summer. Faculty/Staff/SBU retiree memberships are attributable to the SBU benefits package.
Memberships are available to adults by making proper application, agreeing to the Wellness Center policies and procedures, and paying membership fees. SBU graduates, seniors over 65, and student spouses are subcategories of the adult membership and subject to the same requirements. Family memberships are available as additions to adult memberships. Family memberships include spouses and children living in the home. Children must be under 18 years of age or current high school students.
|Graduate Student Membership
|$30 monthly/$300 yearly
|$42 monthly/$420 yearly
|$69 monthly/$690 yearly
|SBU alumni or seniors over 65 (individual)
|$28 monthly/$280 yearly
|SBU alumni or seniors over 65 (adult married couple membership)
|$45 monthly/$450 yearly
|SBU alumni or seniors (family membership)
|$56 monthly/$560 yearly
|$36 monthly/$360 yearly
|Student family membership
|$42 monthly/$420 yearly
|Corporate married couple membership
|Corporate membership available upon request for multiple memberships. Contact Clark Sheehy, Director of Athletics, at csheehy@SBUniv.edu.
The Daily Guest Pass fee is $5. Fees apply to the entire day of issue and re-entry during operating hours is gained by presenting the Guest Pass and sufficient identification. Guest passes are available at the Fitness Desk and IM Gym Desk.
Wellness Center members may invite up to two guests per day. Members wishing to host more than two guests must request approval through the Director's office.
Guests may participate in fitness classes and use fitness center equipment, but may not take part in ongoing programming (i.e. intramurals.). Guests may check out equipment or reserve racquetball courts.
Guests violating any Wellness Center rules will forfeit privileges immediately. The guest will be held accountable for any damages to property or equipment.
Wellness Center members and guests can benefit from the fitness classes offered each semester. Download the Fitness Class Schedule for the current class offerings, along with descriptions of each class. Examples of fitness classes include:
Wellness Center facilities, including natatorium (swimming pool) and intramural gym, are available for group events.
All members and guests of the SBU Wellness Center are expected to adhere to the Wellness Center policies in order to ensure an orderly and safe environment.