Ross Fitness & Recreation Center

Through the generous contributions of Dr. David E. Ross and his family, the Ross Fitness and Recreation Center enhances the student experience at Meharry Medical College by providing another way for students to enjoy physical fitness and improve/maintain physical health.

 

Our facilities include:

  • Full basketball court
  • Weight room equipped with two, 42-inch television screens
  • Aerobics room, equipped with one, 42-inch television screen

Contact Information

Ross Fitness Center Office:
(615) 963-3168
Office of Student Life:
(615) 327-6792
Email: studentservices@mmc.edu

Hours of Operation

Open:
5 AM – Midnight
7 days a week
Staffed:
1:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Monday – Friday

Located inside the Elam Mental Health Center in a specifically designated area, the Ross Center has a separate entrance for students and members.

All students are required to complete a Ross Fitness Center Participation Waiver upon enrollment at Meharry Medical College.

 

Ross Fitness Center Participation Waiver Form

 

Intramural Sports

The Office of Student Life plans and facilitates co-ed intramural softball and basketball each year. Softball season is during the Fall Semester and basketball is during the Spring Semester. Each individual player will need to complete an Intramural Sports Program Waiver/Consent Agreement and each team will need to complete a Team Roster Form for each sport.

 

Intramural Basketball Rules & Regulations

Intramural Softball Rules & Regulations

 

2015 Intramural Basketball Season will begin January 26, 2015!
Games are scheduled on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 10, 11 and 12 p.m. in the Ross Fitness Center here on campus. Below is the link to the Spring 2015 Intramural Basketball Schedule.

 

Spring 2015 Intramural Basketball Schedule

Fall 2014 Intramural Softball Schedule

 

Employees

Employees of Meharry Medical College are eligible to join the Ross Fitness Center by completing the forms below and returning them to the Department of Human Resources.

 

Employee Participation Waiver Form

Payroll Deduction Form

2014 – 2015 Fitness Class Schedule

 

*All classes are scheduled from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and are taught by professionals certified in the area they instruct.

Fall 2014 fitness classes will begin the week of September 1, 2014.

Tuesdays:

Fitness Bootcamp

Thursdays:

Zumba Class

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Advance Notice
Reservations may be made up to 12 months in advance and no less than 14 business days in advance, with a non-refundable deposit equal to the first hour’s rental fee. The balance is to be paid at least three-business days prior to the activity/event.

Security
Activities that take place after 5 PM, will be required to hire a minimum of two Meharry Security Officers at a fee of $24/hour for a minimum of 2 hours.

Rental Stipulations
The rental will be for sporting events only and groups can only reserve the Gymnasium and will have access to the male and female locker rooms/restrooms. The aerobics room and weight room will not be available for rental.

Hours of availability for rental
8 AM – 8 PM, 7 days a week

 

*Student intramural games and student sporting events have precedence over other requests. The normal intramural basketball season runs from late January  until early March on Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

 

The rental fee is waived for Meharry Student Organization events and events facilitated by Meharry Medical College Departments for the College.

Rental Fees

Group or Organization:

Meharry Students - Non-Meharry Event

Meharry Employees - Non-Meharry Event

External Groups or Individuals

Minimum Rental Duration:

1 Hour

2 Hours

3 Hours

Hourly Rental Fee:

$25.00

$50.00

$75.00

Group or Organization:

Meharry Students - Non-Meharry Event

Minimum Rental Duration:

1 Hour

Hourly Rental Fee:

$25.00

Group or Organization:

External Groups or Individuals

Minimum Rental Duration:

3 Hours

Hourly Rental Fee:

$75.00

Group or Organization:

Meharry Employees - Non-Meharry Event

Minimum Rental Duration:

2 Hours

Hourly Rental Fee:

$50.00

General rules for the private rental use of the Ross Fitness Center:

  • Groups must have a First Aid Kit on site and at least 1 person who is CPR certified (proof required upon confirmation of reservation).
  • Groups will need to supply their own sports accessories (basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs).
  • Alcohol, drugs and weapons are prohibited in the Ross Fitness Center at all times.
  • Meharry is a smoke-free campus.
  • Furnishings provided by Ross Fitness Center are limited to tables and chairs currently on inventory at the Center. Any additional tables and chairs must be provided by the reserving party.
  • Set-up, break-down and clean-up time must be included in the reservation rental period.
  • All areas used must be returned to the condition they were in prior to the rental period.
  • All trash, decorations and other items brought in by the reserving party must be removed from the building.
  • All approved reservations require a certificate of liability insurance coverage of $1 million.
  • Reserving parties are financially responsible for any damage to facilities or equipment during the reservation period.
  • Student Life staff has the authority to stop any unsafe, destructive or illegal activity, and terminate the reservation in the event that policies and rules are continually violated.

Questions or concerns about reservations for the Ross Fitness Center may be directed to the Office of Student Life, studentservices@mmc.eduor (615) 327-6792.

Reservation Request Form

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