Academic and Student Rec Center
1800 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
The Gold LEED certified Student Recreation Center, home to Campus Rec, is located in the heart of campus in the ASRC (Academic and Student Rec Center) right off the Urban Plaza. Designed to be accessible and sustainable, the facility includes more than eighty pieces of cardio equipment, over one hundred pieces of weight training equipment, a thirty-two foot climbing wall, a six-lane lap pool, ten-person spa, three exercise and activity rooms, two wood-floor courts, one indoor multi-sport court, an elevated running track, two locker rooms, two universal changing rooms with showers, an equipment checkout offering a full menu of items for use throughout the facility, and an Outdoor Program complete with an equipment rental center. Also offered is a range of services that includes towel use and locker rentals, personal training, certification courses and over sixty complimentary drop-in fitness classes. Students are automatically members of the Rec Center and the facility is accessible with a government-issued photo ID.
Aquatics and Safety
The aquatics center includes a 6-lane 25-yard pool and a 10-person spa and is located on the second floor of the Academic and Student Rec Center. The Aquatics program offers lap swimming, open swimming, swim clinics for adults, youth swim lessons and youth swim hours, events, safety courses such as CPR/AED, first aid, and swim and lifeguard instructor certification courses.
Fitness and Health Promotion
A flexible fitness program was designed to be especially convenient for Portland State students who want a simple way to stay healthy on their own schedule. Offering over 60 complimentary drop-in Group X fitness classes, an affordable personal training program, access to a weight room with over 100 pieces of equipment, a diverse cardio suite with over 80 pieces of equipment, an indoor track, and inclusive health promotions in the fall, winter, and spring, there is access to health and wellness resources for everyone. Additionally, certification courses such as group fitness and personal training courses are also offered throughout the year.
Inclusive Rec and Community Service
Campus Rec’s intention is to be fully inclusive and provide a variety of accommodations for equal access to all programs as well as the facility. Inclusive Rec programs are for any persons wanting to try an activity in a modified way. Programs can be adapted for those with permanent or temporary disabilities, mobility barriers, rheumatic and other illnesses, or injuries. Some programs offered through the Inclusive Rec program include inclusive outdoor trips, adaptive climbing and swimming, wheelchair sports such as wheelchair basketball, goalball, open inclusive rec time, youth events for all PSU community members, and community service opportunities.
Intramurals and Special Events
Intramural Sports provide Rec Center members an opportunity to participate in various sports leagues, tournaments, and events. It is a great opportunity to get involved on campus, make new friends, and exercise in a safe, fun environment. Seasonal sports leagues are offered for both competitive and recreation leagues. One-day tournaments and other events are also offered throughout the year. Sports leagues take place inside the Rec Center and at Stott field.
Since 1966, the Outdoor Program has been helping students find ways to access and enjoy the outdoors. For either a day of relaxation or an intensive skills-development seminar, we invite you to join us in exploring the wild side of Oregon. The Outdoor Program offers seasonal single and multi-day trips for hiking, biking, backpacking/camping, kayaking, rafting, climbing, snowshoeing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and more. They also offer an equipment rental center with outdoor gear at affordable rates, seminar and certification courses in Wilderness First Aid, free skills workshops, a resource library, a volunteer program that develops the leadership and outdoor skills for trip leaders, and more. Additionally, the Outdoor Program manages the 32 foot climbing wall located inside the Rec Center on the third floor and offer climbing trips, climbing classes, and climbing events and competitions.
Portland State Rec Clubs is a student-led program representing different sports, games, and physical activities. Rec Clubs are organized by students and funded by student fees. We encourage participation by providing opportunities for recreation and intercollegiate competition between students of all skill-levels. Rec clubs strive to embody all the values of Campus Recreation by being community oriented, safe, sustainable, diverse, accessible, and educational. Over 31 recreational and competitive clubs are offered for students to join and include women’s only, men’s only, and co-ed clubs.