Faculty and Staff Membership

Current full and part time Illinois employees are eligible to purchase Campus Rec memberships. To purchase a membership, the employee must present his/her valid i-card to Member Services. If the employee is Extra Help and does not have an i-card, they must present a recent pay stub and state-issued photo ID during business hours (M-F 8:30 am-5 pm) so Campus Rec may verify current employment with University Personnel.

Full-time employees may have their membership fees assessed via payroll deduction by completing the necessary paperwork. Payroll deduction may also be used to assess fees for spouse and adult dependent memberships.  Learn more about payroll deduction here.

The Campus Rec membership affords the faculty/staff member the following privileges:

  1. Access to all recreational sports facilities to include:
    • Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
    • Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE)
    • Ice Arena
  2. Privilege of sponsoring up to two guests per day at the daily fee.
  3. Eligibility to sponsor one non-university affiliate for Associate membership.
  4. Eligibility to participate in programs offered by Campus Recreation.
  5. Discounted rates for select programs offered by Campus Recreation.

Retiree Membership

Retirees of Illinois, by presenting the University retiree’s card, may use Campus Rec facilities following the same procedures as faculty/staff. This policy also pertains to retirees’ spouses and to the surviving spouse of faculty/staff at Illinois. These policies are in accord with the University’s policies concerning retired personnel and their spouses as well as the surviving spouses of faculty, staff, and annuitants.

Retirees or their spouses may purchase a Campus Rec membership for the same fee charged to faculty/staff Campus Rec members. Alternatively, a retiree, by presenting the University Retiree’s card, may purchase a daily pass.

SURS Deduction Option

Annuity deduction membership is available to University retirees through SURS. Members who enroll in payroll deduction remain active members until they notify Campus Recreation to cancel membership via the payroll deduction cancellation form (this notification must be at least 30 days in advance). Employees who elect the payroll deduction option must agree to participate for a minimum of four months.

The current deduction amount is $41 per month or $20.50 biweekly. Each August, the membership rate is subject to change. Payment for locker rentals must be made at the time of rental. Locker rentals are not available through the SURS annuity deduction.