Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

Membership

Membership Initiation and Types

Dedman Center offers a variety of membership options.  It is important to understand that the Dedman Center is a campus recreation center with the purpose and focus on the SMU student.  Hours are subject to change with the academic calendar.  The Center is also host to academic classes, programs, and special events which may interrupt or interfere with access to specific areas and the facility.  As an institution of higher education, the acquisition of knowledge and skills are a primary focus, and the Dedman is a "classroom" providing students with valuable employment education and experiences.

The chart below identifies and defines the various Dedman membership categories.  Excluding enrolled Students (see definition below), all membership categories must enroll by visiting the Dedman Centers Main Desk.  Enrollment requires a photo ID, completion of relevant enrollment forms and payment of applicable MEMBERSHIP FEES.  Note that membership is non-refundable and non-transferrable.  Month-by-month memberships are not available.  Full-time, benefits eligible SMU employees with less than 12 month contract and Non-benefits eligible SMU employees may have enroll for memberships based on duration of annual contract.  For less than annual enrollment, proof of employment contract with dates is required.  By enrolling for a Dedman membership, individuals agree to abide by DEDMAN CENTER POLICIES.

Eligible memberships qualify for on-campus parking.  See chart below for eligible memberships and associated parking fees. More information about parking can be found HERE. Excluding Students, Faculty/Staff, Non-Ben Employees and some Special Memberships, an individual Dedman Center Member ID will be issued that provides access to Dedman Center and selected parking garages.  Parking Permits and Member ID can take up to 5 business days to produce and may be picked up at the Dedman Main Desk. Note: Faculty/Staff will use their SMU ID to gain access to the facility. Alumni will receive a Dedman Member ID card to replace their old student ID.

CATEGORY

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

DEDMAN PARKING

(Jan 1 - Dec 31)

DESCRIPTION

 

Pay-In-Full

Monthly

CC

Deduct

Monthly

Payroll

Deduct

Student

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Enrolled in a required semester (spring/fall) in a degree seeking course of study with payment of full tuition and applicable student fees. Excludes Term enrollment, distance learning, IEP, CAPE, or enrolled in Special Certification Programs. Spring enrolled students granted access through the summer break.

Student Spouse

 

Y

    Y

N/A

$30+tax

Spouse or partner of currently enrolled student. Renewal after 2 years.

Summer Eligible

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Enrolled in SMU summer terms in degree seeking courses of study (excludes certification programs, CAPE and special group classes and conferences). Must be 18 years of age or older.

Expires August 1.

Faculty/Staff

 

 Y

N/A

Full-time, benefits eligible SMU employee paid by SMU. A 9-10 month contract will have modified membership rate. Payroll deduction is limited to a maximum monthly payment of $30.

 Non-Ben Employees    Y  N/A  N/A  N/A

 Non,benefit eligible SMU employees paid by SMU.  Options for membership payment are pay in full or automatic credit card deduction. Membership duration is based on employment contract or annual. 

To be eligibible, Non-Ben employees must present a letter on official letterhead from supervisor/dean to include contractual employment start/end dates. 

Faculty/Staff Spouse

 

Y

 Y

$30+tax

Only available with active Faculty/Staff membership

Submit Relationship Status form. Expires with Faculty/Staff main member.

Retiree

 

 Y

 Y

N/A

N/A

Over age 60 with minimum 10 years of service to SMU. Verification required. Parking available from SMU Parking & ID Office.

Retiree Spouse

 

 Y

 Y

N/A

N/A

Only available with active Retiree membership. Relationship Status form required. Pay in full or automatic monthly credit card deduction to main member account available. Parking available from SMU Parking & ID Office.

Alumni

 

 Y

N/A

N/A

INC

Graduated from SMU with undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree. Pay in full. Expiration 1 year of date of enrollment. Access granted for one semester immediately after graduation.

Alumni Spouse

 

N/A

N/A

INC

Available with active Alumni membership. Relationship Status form required. Expires with Alumni main member.

Community

 

 Y

N/A

N/A

INC

Non-SMU affiliated from the local community. Expiration 1 year from date of enrollment.

Community Spouse

 

N/A

N/A

INC

Available with active Community membership. Relationship Status form required. Expires with Community main member.

Dependent

 

*Y 

*Y 

$30+tax

Any child or depending 18-25 years of age of an active main member, resides at main member’s residence or full-time student. Relationship Status form required. Renewal after 2 years.  Minimum required membership is 3 months.

*Faculty/Staff Dependents may be added to auto-monthly credit card deduction or payroll deduction. Expires same as main member.  Max Payroll Deduction = $30.

Minors

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Under 18 years of age. Minors must be registered under the Main members account and submission of the proper paperwork. Only registered minors of active main member permitted during posted Family Hours and federal holidays. Main member must be parent or legal guardian. While utilizing the facility, minors remain with the parent/guardian at all times.

Non-Ben Employee

 

 Y

N/A

N/A

N/A

Available to non-benefits employees on the SMU payroll. Proof of employment with contractual dates may be required.Option to expire 1 year from enrollment or duration of SMU contract. No Spouse or Dependent benefits.

Specials

 

 Y

*Y 

N/A

$30+tax

SMU affiliated or associated not employed directly by University.

Must have written agreement with Department of Recreational Sports. Proof of affiliation required. Some limitations apply. Excludes independent contractors and temporary employees.

*Please contact the Associate Director of Operations or Member Services, Monday-Friday, or calling 214-768-3366 and email dchamber@smu.edu, to verify Special Membership eligibility.

GUEST

 

 Y

N/A

N/A

N/A

Must provide photo ID and sign release of liability. Frequent users can purchase Guest Packages. See front desk for details.

Note that priority to space use is to 1) students, and 2) paid members. Dedman reserves the right to refuse Guest pass purchases based solely at the discretion of the Dedman Center management.

Membership Cancellation

We will not give refunds for memberships. We thank you for your cooperation.

Accepted Payment Types:

  • Cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover

For any questions regarding memberships, please contact David Chambers at 214-768-4823 or dchamber@smu.edu.