NIRSA Passport

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NIRSA is pleased to present the Health & Wellness Passport program. The program allows faculty and staff of participating NIRSA Member Institutions to use, at no cost, the recreational facilities at other institutions that have opted to join the program. Here’s how it works:

  1. An authorized representative of a NIRSA Member Institution opts in to the program by indicating interest on their institutional profile.
  2. Individuals wishing to obtain a voucher must be faculty or staff, or a NIRSA Student Member, and must be a member of their own institution's recreation center. Qualifying individuals can request a voucher from a designated staff member at their institution.
  3. Designated staff at the individual’s home institution will verify the individual’s eligibility and then complete a simple online form to request a voucher on behalf of the individual. The NIRSA Headquarters team will email a voucher directly to the individual within two business days.
  4. The voucher is good for 30 days and will allow the individual entry to the recreational facilities of another NIRSA Member Institutions that has opted in. Each facility has the right to limit the use of their facilities by any individual to seven visits in a calendar year.

Institutional Members: Opt in to this exciting new program today so your faculty, staff, and NIRSA Student Members can take advantage of its benefits. Consider the following:

  • There is no cost to opt in, and you only have to do so once
  • You can change your mind at any time
  • Visitors presenting vouchers for entry to your facilities agree to abide by the rules of your facilities (e.g., signing an assumption of risk form, following policies regarding the use of the facility by additional guests or family members, etc.). However, please note that the program is currently limited to NIRSA Member Institutions that will allow free entry to eligible individuals.
  • NIRSA is developing an online “toolkit” that will make it easier for you to implement the program on your campus. The toolkit will be made available to institutions upon opting in, and includes:
    • fliers and posters to advertise the program in-house
    • a step-by-step illustrated training guide for your staff to use when obtaining or receiving a voucher
    • ideas on how you can communicate the benefits of the program to your Human Resources department or other campus administrators

Not an Institutional Member?

There’s no better time to join!


If you have questions about the Passport Program, contact Membership Coordinator Kendra Hall.