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SRC Policies

Participation Agreement

All activities carry various degrees of risk or injury. Participants assume sole responsibility for any and all such risk or injury that may result due to voluntary participation. It is each individual's responsibility to be knowledgeable of his/her own physical condition when participating in any activity.

Participation Conduct

Please respect the facilities and the rights of other individuals. Any user who engages in any disorderly conduct is subject to immediate removal and loss of future privileges.

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    • Gloves/ wraps are required to use equipment.
    • Tennis shoes must be worn at all times.
    • Users may not kick the bags
    • Sparring-type activities are not permitted in the boxing room or on the mezzanine level.
  • General Climbing Policies

    • The Climbing Center is open to all individuals with a valid membership
    • A Climbing Center Acknowledgement of Risk and Policies form must be completed prior to participating at the Climbing Center
    • Participation in a Climbing Center orientation must be completed prior to participating at the Climbing Center
    • Patrons must check-in with a Climbing Center Attendant upon arrival and present a valid ID
    • Climbing shoes are required while climbing and bouldering
    • Bare feet are not permitted in the Climbing Center area
    • Helmets are available for use but are not required
    • The Figure-8 follow-through is the only knot permitted for tying-in at the Climbing Center
    • Climbing or belaying while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not permitted
    • The use of any mobile technology while climbing or belaying is not permitted
    • Lead Climbing is only permitted when designated lead climbing-certified staff are present
    • When lead climbers are present on the wall, the adjacent top-ropes may not be used if routes conflict
    • Unsafe conditions must be reported to a Climbing Center Attendant immediately

    Minors Climbing Policies

    • All participants must be able to fit into a climbing harness. Climbing Center Attendants have the discretion to refuse any climbers who cannot wear a climbing harness as intended by the manufacturer
    • Climbers must weigh no less than 35 pounds and are recommended to be at least 6 years of age to climb
    • All minors must be accompanied by their parent and/or legal guardian when at the Climbing Center
    • Parent and/or legal guardians must remain in the Climbing Center area when their child is present
    • Minors climbing in the bouldering cave are required to have a spotter at all times

    Bouldering

    • Spotters are strongly recommended when bouldering
    • All climbers must have at least an arm’s length of separation between themselves and other climbers
    • Bouldering is permitted on the climbing towers no higher than the first perma-draw, and if no other climbers are present on that section of the wall
    • Open Hours Bouldering: Permitted only for active Texas State University Climbing Center Members who have read and acknowledged the following policies below. Open bouldering permits Texas State University Climbing Center Members to boulder when the Student Recreation Center is open even if the Climbing Center is not staffed.
      • Wristbands: Each semester, active members will be permitted one (1) open bouldering wristband. Bouldering wristbands must be worn outside of hours when the Climbing Center is not staffed in order to boulder.
      • Lost/Forgotten Wristbands: If you forget, lose, or do not have your wristband you are not permitted to climb. Replacement wristbands will cost an additional $10.00
      • Misuse of Wristbands: Bouldering wristbands are not to be shared with any other individuals. If you share your wristband with another individual (regardless of membership status), your Climbing Center membership will be immediately revoked.
      • Bouldering is permitted on the climbing towers no high than the first perma-draw and if no other climbers are present on that section of the wall.
      • No topping-out (climbing on top of) the bouldering wall.
      • Climbing shoes are required while bouldering. Bare feet are not permitted in the Climbing Center.

    Equipment

    • All equipment available for check-out at the Climbing Center is free of charge with the purchase of a Climbing Center pass or membership, including: ropes, harnesses, helmets, belay devices, and shoes
    • Climbers assume all liability resulting from the use of personal equipment when climbing
    • Personal ropes and quick draws are not permitted at the Climbing Center
    • Loose chalk is not permitted at the Climbing Center unless confined to a sealed chalk ball. Loose chalk on its own is not allowed

    Belaying

    • Climbing Center Attendants are available to belay and to perform Belay Assessments as time allows
    • A Belay Assessment must be passed each academic year to belay
    • A Lead Skills Assessment must be passed each academic year to lead climb or lead belay
    • A palm down belay technique is required, with the brake hand remaining on the rope at all times
    • Belay Assessments are conducted using a tube-style braking device; Gri-Gri’s, or other assisted braking devices, are only permitted for use by Climbing Center staff
    • Belay cards must be clearly displayed on a belayer’s harness at all times while belaying
    • Verbal commands and a safety check are required before every climb
    • Appropriate athletic attire, such as t-shirts, shorts, warm-up suits, sweat suits or aerobic clothing, is recommended at all times during recreation.
    • Shirts and shoes are required except in locker rooms, pools and outdoor activity area.
    • Appropriate athletic footwear is required in all activity areas.
    • Footwear which marks floor surfaces or is worn inappropriately is not allowed.

    The dress code is to ensure a safe, clean, and fun experience for all users. 

  • SRC

    • For health and safety reasons, children ages 0 - 16 are not permitted at any time in the cardio or weight room areas; those areas of the facility are not designed to be used by children.
    • Infants may not be left in carriers while their guardian exercises nearby.  
    • Carriages / strollers are not permitted on the track.
    • Children must be at least 16 years of age to utilize the cardio equipment and weight room.
    • All children under the age 16 must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian to gain admittance into the SRC, and must be chaperoned at all times while in the facility.
    • Texas State students, faculty, staff and SRC members may purchase memberships for their dependents. Each dependent will need to get an ID card from Campus Recreation.
    • Children are never to be left unattended, even in the lobby.
    • Children 5 years of age and older are prohibited from using locker rooms of the opposite gender. Families are encouraged to use the Family Changing Room located between the Natatorium Locker Rooms. 
    • Racquetball goggles are required for children under the age of 18 who utilize the racquetball courts.

    Golf Simulator

    • Children must be at least 7 years of age to use the Golf Simulator.
    • A parent or guardian must be present and provide supervision to children under the age of 18.

    Rockwall

    • A parent or guardian must sign a waiver and be present with children under the age of 18.
    • Guests must pay a guest fee to enter the SRC and another daily fee to climb the Rockwall.

    Aquatics

    • Youth 12 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult over the age of 18.
    • Swim diapers required for children not potty trained.
    • If a child cannot swim, a responsible adult over the age of 18 must be within one arms length from the child at all times.
    • Swimming proficient children may use lap lanes and equipment for lap swimming only. 
    • Additional rules may be implemented by the Aquatics and Safety staff for the health and safety of the patrons.
    • Appropriate athletic attire, such as t-shirts, shorts, warm-up suits and fitness clothing are required. Jeans and/or street clothes that have rivets on them are not permitted.
    • Gum chewing and spitting are not permitted in the facility.
    • Eating and drinking are permitted in the lounge/snack bar area only.
    • In-line skates/roller skates/skateboards/hoverboards are not allowed in the SRC.
    • All personal articles must be kept in designated lockers or under benches; not on activity room floors, courts or other surfaces.
    • Boom boxes are not allowed in the SRC except those used for Department of Campus Recreation programs. Individual headphones are permissible.
    • Football, softball, frisbee or other activities that involve projecting items through the air are not permitted in the facility.
    • Appropriate footwear is required for each activity area.
    • Footwear which marks floor surfaces or is worn inappropriately is not allowed.
      - Open-toe shoes are not permitted in any activity area.
    • Sparring-type activities are not permitted in the boxing room or on the mezzanine level. 
    • Inside lane is for running and the two outside lanes are for jogging/walking
    • Walking/jogging direction will be rotated daily due to shortened track length.
    • Only appropriate athletic running, walking, or cross training shoes are to be worn on the track. No spikes!
    • Stretching is permitted in the corners, outside the running lanes where mats are located.
    • Be courteous of other track users.
    • Reservations must be made in order to use the SRC Natatorium.
    • Participants must be swimming laps and/or doing water exercise (free play not allowed at this time)
    • Reservations are only available to SRC Members. Click here for SRC membership info
    • Equipment is not available for check out; guests are welcome to bring in their personal equipment
    • Face coverings must be worn while on deck but may be removed just prior to entering water (we recommend you bring something waterproof to store it in)
    • Must stay 6 feet away from other patrons and staff at all times while on deck
    • Please stay in the middle of your lane
    • One person per lane
    • Staff will disinfect high touch points and benches approximately every thirty minutes and in between open swim hours
    • Please place personal belongings only on benches with green tape; avoid spots with red tape
    • No swimming without a lifeguard on duty.
    • No clothing is allowed in the pool unless it is made of swimsuit material. Lifeguards will have final decision on what is acceptable. Click here for more info on swim attire.
    • Shower before entering the pool area.
    • Sign in using your ID Number or your Net ID at the lifeguard office before entering the water.
    • No person with sores, open wounds, or other evidence of skin disease is permitted to use the pool.
    • No running, pushing, throwing, or dunking of other swimmers.
    • Spitting, spouting of water, profanity, roughness, and rowdiness will not be permitted in the pool.
    • Flips, back dives, or backward jumps are not permitted.
    • No hanging or pulling on lane ropes, backstroke flags, basketball goal or volleyball nets.
    • No smoking or vaping of any kind is permitted in the facility
    • Close-top water bottles (water only) are permitted. No food or glass.
    • Youth 12 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult over the age of 18.
    • Swim diapers required for children not potty trained.
    • If a child cannot swim, a responsible adult over the age of 18 must be within one arm's length from the child at all times.
    • Swimming proficient children may use lap lanes and equipment for lap swimming only.
    • Return all items to proper storage location.
    • No underwater swimming for more than 30 seconds.
    • Starting blocks may be used only under supervision of lifeguard.
    • Additional rules may be implemented by the Aquatics and Safety staff for the health and safety of the patrons.
    • When there is a lightning strike within 5 miles of the Rec Center, the pool will close. It will reopen once lightning has not struck within the 5 miles radius for 30 minutes. For more information click here.
    • Photographs and film may not be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise  commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.
    • Photography and filming is not permitted in Campus Recreation locker rooms or restroom facilities.
    • All photography and filming must be conducted during operating hours and without disrupting Campus Recreation operations and service to its members or limiting access to equipment, stairwells, entrances/exits, high traffic areas or other high traffic locations within Campus Recreation facilities.
    • Prior permission by all photographic subjects must be secured via a signed photo release.
    • The Department of Campus Recreation reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of its facilities, members and staff.
    • Eye guards are recommended for the safety of players.
    • Court reservations are highly suggested.
    • Children under 18 years of age are required to wear goggles.
    • Appropriate footwear is required on racquetball courts.
    • Racquetball/Handball/Wallyball Court Reservations
    • Court reservations are for a one hour period, beginning on the hour, and may be made by calling or visiting the Information Desk on the day of the reservation.
    • Individuals may reserve only one court for a one hour period of time; only when that hour is up and there are courts available for the next hour, can an individual continue play after completing his/her reserved time.
    • Only one court per-day may be reserved by each person.
  • Any organization or individual affiliated with the University must receive permission from the Department of Campus Recreation before soliciting in and around the Student Recreation Center. Solicitations include flyers, photos, video productions, surveys or questionnaires, etc.

  • Campus Recreation has several TVs that serve as digital signage displays. All materials for digital signage displays must receive approval from the Department of Campus Recreation. Materials for submission must be accepted only via the online Campus Recreation Digital Sign Request form (emails not accepted).

  • Texas State University is committed to maintaining healthy and safe campuses in San Marcos and in Round Rock.

    The primary purpose of this policy is to establish university guidelines prohibiting smoking and the use of all tobacco products at the Texas State campuses in San Marcos and in Round Rock. Tobacco products include all types of tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, pipes, and hookahs.

    • Appropriate athletic attire, such as t-shirts, shorts, warm-up suits, sweat suits or aerobic clothing, is recommended at all times during recreation.
    • Open-toe shoes are not permitted.
    • Workout Towels are required in the weightroom and cardio areas.
    • No gym or book bags permitted in the weightroom.
    • Chalk is not permitted for any use
    • Only resealable beverage containers are allowed.
    • Gum chewing is not permitted.
    • All participants should utilize a workout towel and wipe down equipment following their use.