New Faculty and Staff Pricing

Posted: July 1, 2014 at 11:34 am, Last Updated: July 1, 2014 at 11:43 am

Faculty/ Staff, Retired Faculty/Staff, OLLI and ROTC,

We hope this letter finds you well and that you are enjoying your summer. Mason Recreation has been undergoing many changes since our move to University Life two years ago. In particular, we have revised our mission statement, core values and other organizational objectives to better serve a larger student population and their well-being needs; we also continue our commitment for promoting resources and services for faculty and staff. .


In an effort to bring the Faculty/Staff rate in line with that of the rates of our primary users, the student body, a new fee for Faculty/Staff memberships will be implemented beginning September 1, 2014. This increase is the first since 2009. The structure moving forward is to review fees every three years. The new Faculty/Staff rates will be as follows:

  • $30.00 per month
  • $300.00 per year
  • $12.50 per pay period (Payroll Deduction)

We will honor the previous rate of monthly and yearly memberships if purchased before the September 1st deadline.

The Faculty/Staff membership fee review included local comparisons, including rates and services from other universities. The Facility staff reviewed, completed and recommended these revised rates to the Recreation Advisory Board, who discussed the proposal at length and approved unanimously. The Recreation Advisory Board is composed of representatives from the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Alumni Affairs, Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreation, Health and Tourism and University Life as well as seven student members.

Well-being is a university priority and goal. University Life embraces well-being and Recreation is actively seeking partnerships to provide services, facilities and programs to enhance the Mason experience. We have increased the value of membership, increased amenities, classes, and program offerings to create an environment that encourages individuals to develop lifelong involvement in recreation, fitness, and wellness activities. While we have struggled to avoid this increase, we place a very high priority on quality and safety.


We hope you continue to take advantage of the resources at Mason Recreation as active participants with your own well-being and that of others in our community.