Fitness Center Policies

Facility Usage Policies and Procedures

The Fulton and Susie Collins Fitness Center is a generous gift to the students of The University of Tulsa. Students will not be denied access due to use by outside groups.

This facility is not available for varsity athletic practice or camps. Any fitness class offered may only take up partial space, not denying access or equipment to any University of Tulsa students.

The Student Recreation Center is an honor and a privilege to enter. It is with great enthusiasm and respect that this facility will be used. Access will be denied to any person who acts in an inappropriate manner.


Students: All full-time students can use the Collins Fitness Center by presenting their valid University of Tulsa ID.

Student Spouses: Bring a spouse’s valid TU ID and a driver’s license when purchasing a membership in the Campus Recreation Office.

Faculty and Staff: Bring your valid TU ID to the Campus Recreation Office to fill out a membership form. Memberships must be renewed each August and are free to full time University employees.

Faculty/Staff Spouses: Bring spouse’s valid TU ID and your driver’s license when purchasing a membership in the Campus Recreation Office.

Children: The Collins Fitness Center is not open to children. We do not permit children spectators during parental fitness activities.

Guests: Guests 18 years of age and older will be permitted to the Collins Fitness Center when accompanied by an eligible student, faculty or staff with a valid TU ID. Guests must bring a valid photo ID with date of birth. Guest Pass costs $5.00 per visit, cash or check only.

Alumni: For information regarding alumni memberships, please contact John Blihar at 918-631-2675.

Community: The Collins Fitness Center is not available to the community at this time.

Limitations to eligibility include:

  1. The limit for the number of guests per ID is two. If an exception to the guest list is needed, please contact the Campus Recreation Office a day in advance.
  2. Sponsors will take full responsibility for conduct of guests and any destruction of equipment and/or facilities.
  3. Guests must present picture ID before entering.
  4. Guests pay a fee of $5 per person per visit.


All users must present a valid TU ID or a Collins Fitness Center ID to enter and use the facilities. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Entry Violation

Individuals who present false identification or whose ID is presented by another individual shall incur an automatic suspension from the facility of between two weeks and one year.


Facility supervisors have the authority to demand unruly members and/or guests to leave the Collins Fitness Center if their conduct necessitates such action. Examples include but are not limited to: spitting on floors, vandalism, hanging from basketball rims, yelling, fighting, dropping weights, threatening employees and damaging the equipment.

  • General Policies
    1. Smoking or use of tobacco in any form is prohibited.
    2. Food and beverages are not permitted beyond the ID checkpoint.
    3. Spitting is not permitted in the facility including water fountains.
    4. Shirts must be worn.
    5. Non-marking athletic shoes with laces must be worn in the activity areas. Cleats, sandals, bare or stocking feet are not allowed.
    6. Head phones must be used with all personal listening devices.
    7. Bicycles, skateboards and inline skates are not permitted in the Collins Fitness Center. Bicycle racks are located on the west side of the facility.
    8. No animals are allowed in the facility except guide dogs.
    9. Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
    10. No photography or videography allowed.
  • Lost and Found
    1. Turn in items to the front desk.
    2. Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
    3. Store and secure personal items in day lockers.
    4. Staff members are not permitted to hold valuables.
    5. Items not claimed within seven days will be donated to charity.
    6. Inquiries regarding lost items should be made at the front desk.
  • Locker Rooms
    1. Lockers are available for daily use only. All belongings must be removed daily.
    2. Personal locks may be used on a daily basis, but they must be removed from lockers before the fitness center closes. Unauthorized locks are cut each night and the contents of the locker removed and discarded.
    3. Inquires regarding lost items should be made at the front desk.
  • Clothing & Shoes


    Pants with belts or metal rivets and cutoff pants are not allowed. Street clothing compromises the safety of the wearer and is not permitted. For hygiene purposes and to prolong the life of the equipment, a full shirt covering the torso is required. 


    Closed-toe athletic footwear is required in all areas except the locker room. Do not wear dark-soled shoes that may damage or mark the floors of the gyms and aerobics rooms.

  • Bag Policy

    All backpacks and gym bags must be placed in a locker.

  • Food and Beverages
    1. Food is not permitted past the Reception Center.
    2. No glass or metal containers are allowed in the Collins Fitness Center.
    3. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco are not allowed.
    4. Water bottles must be plastic, have a lid, and clear in color and composition.
  • Advertising
    1. All advertising materials such as fliers and banners must be approved by the Office of Campus Recreation.
    2. Advertising materials will be confined to designated bulletin boards. No fliers on the glass, windows or doors are allowed.
  • Equipment Checkout Policies
    1. Only authorized users of the Collins Fitness Center may check out equipment.
    2. You must present a TU or Collins Fitness Center ID to check out equipment.
    3. Users are responsible for equipment checked out in their name. Fees will be charged for late, lost and damaged equipment.
    4. If outdoor equipment is not returned at the designated date and time, the equipment will be considered lost and the individual will be charged replacement fees. Indoor equipment such as basketballs and volleyballs may not leave the facility, therefore, will be considered lost after one day.
    5. An individual who has not returned equipment or paid replacement fees will not be allowed to check out equipment. If fees remain unpaid, the member may lose additional privileges.