(Orientation) Student Recreation and Wellness Center keeps users in top shape

Stephen Means

The Kent State Recreation and Wellness Center is free to all students taking a minimum of five credit hours.

The Rec Center includes 153,000 square feet of facility with four full basketball courts, an indoor track, a rock climbing wall, racquetball courts, a pool, various workout equipment and other exercise amenities.

It also provides personal trainers, intramural sports and hosts a handful of events throughout the semester.

Students using the Rec Center must comply with the facility’s “Standard of Decency” policy.


The policy prohibits but is not limited to:

  • Revealing or see-through clothing.

  • Exposed underwear including boxers, sports bras and bras

  • Overly short shorts

  • Exposed genitalia, pubic region, breasts or buttocks

  • Saggy pants revealing underwear or any portion of the body below the naval.

  • Sleeveless tops: All tops (male and female) are to have sleeves.

  • Visible cleavage, navels and/or midriffs. No skin should be shown between the bottom of the shirt/blouse and the top of the pants

  • Tank tops, tube tops, spaghetti strap tops, halter tops, transparent blouses, midriff shirts/blouses.

  • Pool Only – Clothing not manufactured specifically for swimming and aquatic activities.  (i.e. mesh shorts)

  • Clothing that is deemed unsafe to be worn with safety equipment.

Fall semester hours are 5:30 a.m to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.