Campus Recreation offers a variety of lifetime sports and fitness activities that provide exciting opportunities to "Rock'n Recreate." The Recreation Center fee and membership fee provides students and patrons access to the ARC for Informal Recreation. Below is an overview of each program area. For the current schedule and prices of classes offered, please contact the Office of Campus Recreation or inquire at the ARC Welcome Center.


A variety of aquatic programs are offered that provide education and fun activities. Primary programs offered include swim instructions, aquatic fun nights, aquafit and arthritis stretch. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Recreation. Click here to view the Fall 2017 Open Kayaking Schedule.
Slippery Rock Area Parks & Recreation rents ARC Aquatic Center space to conduct a variety of youth aquatic programs. All registrations must be completed through the Parks office.  To complete registrations contact the Park office at 724.794.8180. All ARC rules must be followed including completion of the ARC waiver prior to the start of lessons and parents attending lessons.  Go to for a complete schedule.

Climbing Wall

Introductory and advanced climbing clinics are offered as well as intramural and extramural climbing competitions. Informal recreation climbing is FREE to SRU students, ARC members and Daily Guest Pass holders during regular ARC hours. Informal recreation offers the option for Top-Rope Climbing or Bouldering during operating hours.

Top-Rope Climbing: Climb with a rope system and belayer. Semester: daily 3-9pm, Summer: M-F 4-7pm.
Bouldering: Climb without a rope system. Height limit approx. 12 feet. Available during all ARC hours.


A number of Perk and Pay to Play Programs are available each semester and the summer.  These programs are aimed at preparing and enhancing participant's use of the fitness center. Included in these offerings are fitness assessments, equipment orientations, personal training cross training classes and the ROCK Personal Training program. Please ask a member of the RWFC Team for assistance or set up an appointment. The minimum age to use the RWFC, aside from select programs, is 16 years of age. For more information, click here.

Group fitness

Free classes are offered each semester and the summer. Aqua fit, ROCK Spinning and traditional group exercise classes are taught by nationally certified instructors. Group exercise classes are FREE to all SRU students and ARC Members. Non-ARC Members can purchase a daily guest pass to participate. These classes are designed to improve cardiovascular health and body composition. Children under 12 are prohibited. For more information, click here. 

Informal Recreation

Opportunities for pickup games of basketball, volleyball, soccer, Dek or inline hockey, and badminton as well as lap swimming, running/walking on the indoor track, fitness workouts, or scaling the climbing wall offer unstructured recreation at one's own convenience and leisure.

Intramural Sports

This is the most popular extracurricular activity on campus. Team, individual and dual Intramural Sport leagues are offered throughout the academic year. Participants organize their own teams and compete for the coveted Intramural Championship Mugs. There are no prerequisites for experience; so all skill levels are encouraged to participate. In addition, intramural sports participation affords a fine opportunity to develop the essential qualities of leadership, cooperation, self-reliance, and sense of fair play and to form warm friendships that will endure throughout the years. Each and every SRU student is invited to participate in as many activities as he/she desires. For more information, click here.

Outdoor Adventures

This program is designed to provide outdoor recreation services and educational experiences to the Slippery Rock University campus and community. The Outdoor Program trips and clinics offer opportunities to increase outdoor recreation skills, leadership development and environmental awareness. Free Open Kayak Sessions are offered fall and spring semesters in the ARC's Aquatic Center.

Programs are available to SRU students, faculty, staff, ARC Members, and the Slippery Rock community. Youth ages 14-17 are permitted on OA programs with parent or guardian accompaniment. Both the youth and guardian must register for OA program for youth to participate. Register in the office during open hours. Space is limited, first come, first serve. For more information, click here

Safety Certifications

Certification programs are offered throughout the year. Earn a certificate for life guarding, CPR, first aid or Water Safety Instruction (WSI) and increase your employment opportunities and earning power! Registration deadline is the Thursday before the start of class. Advanced registration and payment is required. Age requirement 15 or older unless otherwise noted. All First Aid, CPR/AED and Lifeguard programs are American Red Cross Certified. For more information, click here.

Special Events

Each semester, a variety of Special Events are offered by the Office of Campus Recreation, often in collaboration with other Student Success offices and campus departments. More information can be found under the News and Events tab to the left. 

Sport Clubs

Sport clubs provide opportunities for students with similar interests to participate in various sport and recreational activities. Sport Clubs bridge the gap between intramural and intercollegiate athletics by providing competition at specialized levels, participation in tournaments and opportunities to practice. New clubs can follow the procedure to become a recognized Slippery Rock University organization registering with the Center for Service, Involvement and Leadership located in the Student Center.  Applications are also available on online.