Indiana State University

Indiana State University

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN


The Indiana State University Office of Recreational Sports is committed to the development of recreational and wellness services promoting a healthy lifestyle and enhancing the educational and professional growth of students through experiential learning. The Office of Recreational Sports provides the following core values: service, access, success, innovation and excellence.


The 109,450 square foot Student Recreation Center was designed by Hasting & Chivetta and features a juice bar, three court gymnasium, MAC court, three fitness studios, three lane walking track, 10,500 square foot fitness center, 66 cardio machines, 10 tons of free weight equipment, classrooms, massage therapy room and much more. The pool caters to both lap swim and leisure swim, also including a spa, sauna, deck shower and outdoor sun deck. 


Indiana State University students have access to a wide variety of programing options including over 50 sessions of group exercises classes a week, personal training, massage therapy, 19 intramural sport leagues, 15 sport clubs, special events and much more. In the past year the SRC had 9,552 unique participants and 275,934 total visits.  


  • A 2011 study showed that Indiana State University students with higher GPA and retention rates tended to use the SRC more than those with lower rates.
  • The Group X program has 21 RealRyder fitness bikes for classes. One of few universities east of Mississippi with RealRyders to day. They are very popular.
  • There are 70 live tropical plants within the natatorium.
  • Rec Sports coordinated the annual Tricycle Derby during Homecoming and Tandem race during Spring Week. These two legacy events attract thousands of spectators every year. In 1997 Sports Illustrated termed the Trike Race “The Loopiest College Event.”
  • The health assessment lab has a Bod Pod for body fat testing.
  • There are two significant sculptures associated with the Rec Center. “The Runner” by Douglas Kornfeld is 24’ high stainless steel contemporary running figure. The “Fire Within” by Jack Fox is a hanging acrylic sculpture of an Olympic style torch found in the main vestibule.
  • 79 international flags representing all ISU students were hung around the railing of the jogging track in January.
Emily Harbourne was a previous editor for Campus Rec Magazine.

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