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Non-Student Memberships

Conveniently located on the AU campus, let Recreational Sports & Fitness help you meet your health & fitness goals.

Membership Information

A membership includes the use of the Jacobs Fitness Center, Cassell Fitness Center, rec swim in Reeves Aquatic Center, and open court in Bender Arena. Memberships are all-inclusive. There are no pool-only membership options available.

Services including group exercise, personal training, and adult swim lessons are additional fees.

A family membership consists of an individual and one spouse or domestic partner. Children under 18 are currently prohibited from the facility until further notice.

Questions about memberships? Visit our FAQs or submit a membership inquiry.

Faculty / Staff: Get Started Today

1. Review the membership options below to determine which one is right for you.

2. Complete a registration form and e-mail to Akeem at pridgen@american.edu

3. Please allow 2 full business days for your paperwork to process.

Membership Appointments

All potential Affiliated, Alumni, and Community members must contact Akeem Pridgen, pridgen@american.edu, to schedule an appointment. 

Prior to your appointment, you will be emailed a link to complete the registration form online. If you are unable to complete it beforehand, you can complete it during your appointment. Please allow approximately 30 minutes. Please provide proof of vaccination. During your appointment we will go over the Member Policies and Procedures. Your picture will be taken, a JFC card will issued, and payment taken.

Membership Types & Pricing

Full-time Employees

Full-time employees are able to purchase a membership on an annual basis or via payroll deduction.

Annual Fees

(runs for 1 year from the date of enrollment)

Individual: $236.00
Family: $499.00

Bi-Weekly Payroll Deduction

Individual: $9.08
Family: $19.19

Monthly Payroll Deduction

Individual: $19.67
Family: $41.58

Part-time Employees

Part-time employees (including adjunct faculty) can obtain memberships on an semester basis.

Individual: $170.00

If you qualify for one of the Affiliate categories below, please contact Akeem Pridgen: pridgen@american.edu to schedule a membership appointment.

Student Family

Registered students may enroll their family in a membership on a semester basis. Family must be living in the same household as the student.

Student Family: $139.00 / semester

University Affiliate

People who work full-time on campus (and not paid through the University) and/or part-time faculty and staff can purchase this membership on a semester basis. Groups that comprises of this affiliates are, but not limited to adjunct faculty, Aramark employees, Capital One Bank employees, etc.

Individual: $170.00 / semester

Friends of American University

Any current Wesley Seminary student, faculty, or staff or participants in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) can purchase a semester membership. *Proof of affiliation is needed at the time of purchase.

Individual: $191.00 / semester

An American University graduate can purchase an annual Alumni membership.

Individual: $664.00
Family: $1,316.00

Receive 10% off membership as an AU donor! Contact Akeem Pridgen: 202-885-6049 for more details!

Recent Graduates

Graduates are able to extend their memberships from their graduation in May into the subsequent summer with our summer memberships. This allows entrance to the facilities through August 31 (Law Reviewer membership runs through July 31) of the same year. After the 31st, an alumni membership must be purchased in order to continue access. (*December graduates can receive a similar offer, see Fitness Center front desk attendant for more information).

Recent Graduate: Individual: $298.00
Law Review Extender: Individual: $53.00

Local residents and their families can purchase memberships on an annual basis. Memberships run for 1 year from the date of enrollment.

To purchase a community membership, please e-mail or call Akeem Pridgen, pridgen@american.edu to scheudle an appointment. Prior to your appointment, you will be emailed a link to complete the registration form online. If you are unable to complete it beforehand, you can complete it during your appointment. Please allow approximately 30 minutes. Please provide proof of vaccination. During your appointment we will go over the Member Policies and Procedures. Your picture will be taken, a JFC card will issued, and payment taken.

Individual: $1,007.00
Family: $1,980.00

Payroll Deduction Memberships

Full-time faculty and staff may pay for their membership via payroll deduction.

Submit a payroll form to:

1. Begin a payroll deduction membership. When starting a membership you also need to complete a registration form.
2. Stop a payroll deduction membership.
3. Switch between an individual and family membership.

Forms can be emailed to Akeem Pridgen: pridgen@american.edu

Payroll Deduction Form