Service & Activity Fee

The UREC portion of the Service and Activity Fee supports over:

  • 60 intramural activities
  • 32 sport clubs
  • 140 hours per week of fitness classes
  • 70 outdoor classes and trips
  • and personal training, safety education, challenge activities, Green Bikes and aquatics programming

These programs served more than 8500 students annually.  Additionally, S & A Fee funding provides support for a wide variety of facility supervision and maintenance for:

  • Physical Education Building
  • Smith Gym
  • Tennis Courts
  • Hollingbery Fieldhouse and Track
  • All outdoor playfields including Grimes Way, Rogers Orton, South Fairway and Valley Road fields

This funding allows University Recreation programs, Registered Student Organizations, and informal student users to take advantage of all recreation facilities on campus.

The value of recreation to students is supported by results from five years of University Recreation’s Student Satisfaction Survey which indicates:

  • 83% of students who participate in our programs, services, and facilities believe that University Recreation has made a valuable contribution to their total university experience
  • 85% of students find University Recreation programs, services, and facilities are important to them
  • 86% of students are satisfied with the quality of University Recreation programs, services, and facilities


Mandatory Fees

Fee History

In March of 1997, a ballot measure was placed to vote of the students of WSU to create a mandatory student fee with the funds from the fee being used to construct and operate a recreation center.  By passing the vote in favor of the fee, WSU was able to issue bonds to secure the funds needed to construct the Student Recreation Center.  Language in the referendum dictated that the mandatory fee funds be dedicated only to the recreation center and its operations.  The fee was implemented starting in the spring of 2001 when the Student Recreation Center opened.  The mandatory fee is charged to all WSU Pullman based students enrolled in a minimum of 7 credit hours per semester.  A prorated fee is charged to students enrolled in summer classes.  Part-time and Global Campus students may elect to pay the fee to get receive access to the SRC.

The SRC Mandatory Fee supports

  • Debt service for the initial construction costs of the Student Recreation Center
  • Operations of the Student Recreation Center for approximately 119 hours a week during the academic year and 93 hours a week in the summer
  • Maintenance and replacement of all equipment including over 150 pieces of cardio equipment
  • Maintenance and utilities of the Student Recreation Center and SRC Backyard
  • Operations and equipment for the Stephenson Fitness Center