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The Student Recreation Center is student supported and operated.  Our success is due to hiring bright, talented student employees who work well together for a common goal. We enhance student development by providing opportunities for university involvement and leadership through a variety of spaces and equipment in a customer friendly, well-maintained, and air-conditioned facility. 

Lower Level 

Upper Level 

  • Fitness: Weight Room
  • Three Full-Sized Multi-Purpose Courts
  • Indoor Climbing Wall (7 stations)
  • Aerobics/Multipurpose Room
  • Boxing Equipment (heavy & quick bag)
  • Locker Rooms
  • Front Desk/Membership Info 
  • Cardio/Fitness Area
  • Elevated 4-lane Indoor Track
  • Recreation/Meeting/Party Room
  • Equipment Checkout/Lobby



First visit? Whether you're a new student, faculty or staff, community member, or simply a visitor, we'll be happy to answer any questions you have about the SRC. Our staff can provide tours of the facility and let you know what we offer. Please feel free to stop by the front desk at anytime with questions, comments or concerns. You may also contact Hayden Thorpe, Director of Campus Recreation, at with any specific questions.

We encourage you to review the information below to see what we offer and how we can provide for your fitness needs! Come visit and enjoy your workout!

what we offer

Lounge Area/Lockers: Our lounge area sits directly behind the front desk in the SRC. We offer nice seating areas to relax in or get some homework done. We provide wooden cubbies to store any loose items in or have small coin-operated lockers to store your more valuable items. Students and guests may also enjoy a game of ping pong on our brand new table tennis table! 

Locker Rooms: We offer men's and women's locker rooms located on the 1st floor equipped with showers and lockers. You may bring your own lock or check one out at the front desk. Remember- we're not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please lock your belongings up at all times!

Weight Room: Our 4800 square foot weight room is fully equipped with free weights, dumbbells, plate loaded, and variable resistance machines to cover all of your fitness/training needs! Dumbbells range from 2.5 to 100 pounds with 10+ benches and a rack of plate loaded straight bars to compliment the free weight area. You can also work out using our 50+ pieces of Cybex machines to get that well-rounded workout! 

Cardiovascular Area: The upper 1200 square foot cardio area overlooks three multi-purpose courts and the weight room also offering great views to the outside. This area has stretching machines and over 30 pieces of cardio equipment. Sweat it out on one of our ellipticals, arc trainers, treadmills, steppers, bikes, and more! The area provides four HD flat screen TV's and several machines have their own personal viewing screens for your entertainment needs.

The SRC also offers a 4-lane track wrapping around our multi-purpose courts. The track is 1/8 mile (8 laps equals 1 mile) and is a great way to mix up your workout or get a nice run during the winter months!

Gym Courts: The SRC offers three full sized multi-purpose gym courts. The newly laid hardwood is perfect for hooping it up with some pick-up basketball games or enjoying volleyball, tennis, indoor soccer, aerobics, badminton, indoor soccer, and more! Need a net set up? Simply ask our staff at the front desk. Remember- everyone gets to play! If others are waiting there is a 1 hour time limit per court. 

Indoor Climbing Wall: Looking for something different? Try our 32 x 25 foot high climbing wall with seven climbing stations! The stations range from easy to hard climbs with challenging bouldering routes. Shoes, harnesses and helmets are available. If you've never climbed before simply stop by the rock wall and ask our staff how you can begin. Our experienced staff will orient you to the wall, explain the policies and procedures and help you begin your first climb! Please Note: the climbing wall is open Tue-Thur 6-10pm and Fri 3-7pm.

Ab/Aerobics Area & Meeting Room: Our ab/aerobics room located near the weight room is the perfect place to get a great stretch, workout those abs, hit the punching bag, and more! The room is provided with a sound system all patrons may use to give themselves that extra boost. Please remember to play music at a moderate level and keep it clean! No explicit music is allowed.

The meeting room is the perfect spot for birthday parties or other rentals. We're able to set up tables anyway you'd like for parties needs. Don't forget about the air hockey table! Check out a puck and paddles at the front desk and enjoy some games with friends. 

Equipment checkout/rentals

Equipment check out and rentals: Indoor equipment can be checked out with an ID: There are basketballs, volleyballs, footballs, dodge balls, soccer balls, playground balls (kickball), tennis rackets and balls, badminton, ping pong, hockey equipment, boxing gloves, jump ropes, air hockey, foosball, and air hockey pucks.

Outdoor Equipment: Please contact Hayden Thorpe at for inquiries about outdoor equipment checkout. We offer flag football equipment, a tug-of-war rope, kickballs, dodge balls, and more. 

Who Can Use


Clarion Campus Students: If you are currently enrolled, have paid the Recreation fee, and obtained your student ID card, you can start using the Student Recreation Center (SRC)! Simply swipe your card at the turnstiles each time you enter the facility and enjoy. Fall students have access until Dec 24. Spring students have access starting Jan 2 until Spring Commencement in May. Participation in University facilities is done at the participants' own risk. Don't forget your ID! Please note we have a two time exception if you forget (per semester).

Venango and Online Students: The Student Recreation Center is a student fee supported facility.  There is a charge for Venango and Clarion online students since these students typically don't pay the Recreation fee. We'd still love your visit and invite you to stop in for a great workout! You may purchase a day pass or choose a membership option that best fits your needs. 



We encourage all Clarion employees to enjoy what the SRC has to offer! Get a quick sweat before work, enjoy a nice walk around the track during lunch, or stop in later to enjoy a great workout. 

University employees may purchase a Recreation Center membership.  Payroll deduction is available for a semester or annual pass. Please visit the SRC or call 814-393-1667 for membership pricing. 



You MUST be 18 years of age or with a parent to enter the SRC.  Sorry minors, it's the rules. All minors must be with their parent or legal guardian to enter. Parents- please stay with your children at all times as they must be supervised by you. No one under 18 years of age may enter the weight room area.

An exception of the minor policy can be made when reserving space for birthday parties or events. Please visit the Rent Our Facilities page to find more information on what we offer and how to reserve!



There is limited public parking near the Student Recreation Center. Student parking and community parking are available on opposite sides of the building. Please view the campus map for more detail with available parking highlighted inside the green box. 

Questions about parking and inquiries on parking passes can be directed to Campus Police at 814-393-2111. Please note that Police stop ticketing at 4pm each weekday and weekends are free.

Rent Our facilities

Student Groups:  Reserving space in the SRC is a great recruiting tool for Greek Life or a team building/fun activity for student organizations! Recognized student groups such as RSO's, RUO's, Sororities, and Fraternities may request space in the SRC for any event. Please see the "What We Offer" section to view available space to reserve. When requesting remember to list any equipment you'll need. We're happy to provide basketballs, footballs, kickballs, dodgeballs and others! We're also happy to set up volleyball or any other nets you'll need for your event. 

Please visit the Event Services & Auxiliary Operations page to view frequently asked questions on how to properly reserve space. Or you may visit the R25 Master Calendar to submit a request.

Not sure if your group is a recognized student organization or if you're able to reserve? Please contact Hayden Thorpe at with any questions. 


Rent the Student Recreation Center for your next event!  A sports theme is a terrific idea for birthday parties, group activities, and other special occasions. Please see the "What We Offer" section to view information on available space. Generally, the multipurpose courts, indoor climbing wall and party/meeting room are available for private parties. Other areas are available to large groups like Relay for Life and others. 


  • University Policy:  External groups wishing to use university facilities  must contact the Director of Auxiliary Operations. This includes all activities that are considered non-university sponsored events, even if a faculty or staff member is affiliated with the requesting  group.
    To request space, contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at 814-393-2705.
  • You will be asked to complete a Facilities Usage Request Form which can delivered or faxed to the Office of Conference and Event Services at 814-393-2509 (please turn in form 14 working days prior to the event).
  • Once a completed request form is received, we will contact other appropriate departments on your behalf to confirm that the facilities and services requested are available and issue you a formal agreement.
  • A  certificate of insurance and any payment, as noted on the agreement, are required when returning the agreement.

Membership options & pricing

Pricing changes effective May 14, 2018

The below table shows our new rates effective May 14, 2018. 

A few notes on changes:

  • All membership options are now inclusive of all Student Rec Center amenities and operational hours (no restricted and unrestricted)
  • We no longer offer an aerobics only pass
  • A "lunch special" from 11am - 1pm is available for CURRENT faculty and staff 
  • A $5 day pass is available at anytime and is good until close the same day (you may leave and come back)
  • The summer student monthly membership is available to students enrolled in classes for the following fall semester and are in good standing


Membership Type




Sr Citizen Annual (55+)






Summer Monthly (Student Only)




Lunch Special 11am -1pm (Faculty & Staff Only)





Last Updated 2/14/22