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Reductions for KU Recreation Services

Beginning with the new fiscal year, July 1, 2017, KU Recreation Services implemented reductions in all of our operations and program areas. Listed below are some of the deciding factors that lead to these reductions.

  • Over the past 5 years, there has not been an increase in the Student fee
  • As with all things, there have been increases in the following areas over the past several years, which we have been able to absorb. These include:
    • Equipment upgrades
    • Utilities costs
    • Maintenance costs
    • Staff/Rates/Salaries/Fringes
    • Repair: costs of a facility that is now approaching 15 years old
  • Since 2003, when the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center was built, the Faculty/Staff/Affiliate fee has not increased

While we have been able to offset the costs within our allowed budget for several years, we can no longer continue to take in those costs without making some reductions elsewhere. Following is a list of the reductions we will be making:

Facility Reductions

Operations

  • Reduction of building hours
  • Reduction in student staff/hours
  • Use of white towels only

Custodial Supplies

  • Reduction in supplies
  • Reduction in frequency of custodial tasks (i.e. every other day vs daily trash removal)

Maintenance

  • Reduction of student maintenance staff/hours
  • Rotation of daily cleaning duties
  • Limited landscaping upkeep

Member Services

  • Reduction in hours office is open
  • Reduction in student staff/hours

Outdoor Pursuits Rental Office

  • Reduction in hours the rental office is open
  • Reduction in student staff/hours
  • No purchase of new rental equipment
  • Reduction of new routes at The Chalk Rock climbing wall

Shenk Sports Complex

  • Limited dirt for divot repair

Robinson Center

  • Reduction in student hours for the Pool
Program Reductions

Fitness

  • Reduction in student staff/hours
  • Reduction in KU Fit Group Fitness (number and length of classes)
  • No fitness equipment upgrades
    • We had been rotating in new equipment every 3 years
    • However, we did not make these upgrades last year, and will not be updating equipment this year
    • So, instead of equipment being only 3 years old or newer, some of the equipment will be 4-5 years old
  • Eliminated magazine subscription renewals
  • Reduction in Faculty and Staff Wellness budget

Intramurals

  • Reduction in student staff/hours
  • Eliminated Floor Hockey
  • Eliminated Summer Sand Volleyball
  • Eliminated Summer 4-on-4 Indoor Soccer
  • Eliminated Softball (as of Spring '17)

Marketing

  • Eliminated budget for promotional items to market facilities, programs, and services

If you have questions regarding any of the reductions implemented, please contact Jason Krone, Director of KU Recreation Services, at jkrone@ku.edu.


Daily Hours

Ambler SRFC Building

Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday: Noon - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: Noon - 11:00 p.m.

Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Fall Semester Hours 8.21-12.15

Administrative Office Hours

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fall Semester Hours 8.21-12.15

Outdoor Pursuits Office

Friday: 3;00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fall Semester Hours 8.21-12.15

"The Chalk Rock" Climbing Wall

Friday: CLOSED

Monday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fall Semester Hours 8.21-12.15
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