Recreation Center

Policies & Procedures

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General Policies and Procedures

  • All patrons entering the facility must either have an active membership or pay the daily guest rate.
  • All patrons entering the facility must show a membership card or photo ID.
  • All patrons of the Recreation Center are required to enter the facility through the main gate off the entrance lobby (Chester Ave. and E. 24th).
  • Please consult a physician prior to engaging in physical activity. Campus Recreation Services is not responsible for accidents or injuries that occur due to the nature of the activity. Injuries, accidents, or equipment failures must be immediately reported to Campus Recreation Services staff.
  • In accordance with Cleveland Municipal Code Ordinance No. 1446-13, Campus Recreation Services allows transgender citizens to use which ever restroom and locker room that aligns with their gender identity.
  • Campus Recreation Services staff may require any member or guest to present proof of identification or guest pass purchase at any time. Individuals caught improperly entering the facility or providing false identification is subject to suspension of Recreation Center privileges and will have their identification card confiscated. A meeting with a Campus Recreation Services staff member is required before access can be granted.
  • Any entry of non-affiliates to the Recreation Center for business must sign in and show a photo ID or company ID. Persons may need to be escorted pending the situation.
  • All tours must be escorted by a Campus Recreation Services staff member.
  • Parents or guardians may not supervise minors while participating in programs or on equipment.
  • Students, members, or guests ages 16 and older have no restrictions for participation in specific facility areas.
  • Appropriate and non-damaging athletic attire must be worn at all times in all activity areas.
    • Patrons are not allowed to exercise in clothing with metal buttons, snaps, rivots, or metal zippers.
    • A shirt must be worn at all times.
    • Only non-marking, closed-toe athletic shoes are allowed on all hardwood or composition floor.
    • Hard sole shoes not permitted.
    • Campus Recreation Services staff reserve the right to determine if attire is appropriate.
  • Water in a closed container is permitted throughout the facility. Sports drinks, food, and supplements are permitted in the first floor common areas but not activity spaces or anywhere on second and third levels. Glass is prohibited in the Recreation Center.
  • Signs, fliers, or posters may not be displayed or distributed without permission from Campus Recreation Services staff.
  • Photography or video recording is prohibited without permission from Campus Recreation Services staff.
  • There is no solicitation allowed in or around the Recreation Center without permission from Campus Recreation Services Professional Staff.
  • Political programs and activities are subject to all enumerated provisions of the University Facilities Use Policies. University facilities may not be used in any manner to involve the University as endorsing a political, ethnic, sectarian, or religious position. University organizations may sponsor a political candidate for speaking engagements only. University facilities may not be used for political fundraising activities where solicitation of funds, donations, or similar activities takes place. University facilities are not available to organizations for partisan political programs, receptions, fundraisers, or similar activities, and political campaign material supporting any federal, state, or local political party or individual politician may not be posted. The use of the outdoor Student Center Plaza located at 2121 Euclid Avenue is available to individual or organizations wanting to exchange opinions as a freedom speech location, or a non-commercial, informational only program. The space must be scheduled with Conference Services and shall be governed by all of the applicable provisions contained herein. Distribution by hand of literature or flyers, and the presence of information solicitor, is also limited to the outdoor Student Center Plaza area. The individual or organization cannot move to indoor facilities due to inclement weather. No individual or organization utilizing the Student Center Plaza may interfere with the normal daily activities of recognized official University related activities.
  • No profanity is allowed in the Recreation Center.
  • No fighting is allowed in the Recreation Center. Participation in fighting will result in immediate removal from the facility. Patrons removed from the facility must schedule and attend a meeting with the CSU corrective action team to determine consequences prior to accessing the facility.
  • No spitting on the floors or carpet within the Recreation Center.
  • All bikes must be locked up outside of the facility and are not permitted inside the Recreation Center.
  • No pets are allowed in the facility. Only service animals are permitted in the facility.
  • The Recreation Center may not be used for private or commercial purposes unless such activity has been approved by Campus Recreation Services. Examples of prohibited activity include, but are not limited to: organized athletic team or individual practices, personal training, private instruction, sales, solicitation, etc.
  • No full-contact training outside of an instructional clinic or sports club practice. Examples include grappling, wrestling, and mixed martial arts.
  • If blood is found on clothing, that clothing must be changed before resuming activities in the Recreation Center. If blood is found on a participant, it must be cleaned and covered before resuming any activities. If blood is found in an activity area, the activity must stop until all blood is cleaned up properly by Campus Recreation Services staff.
  • Please end all cell phone calls before approaching the Customer Service Desk and the Pro Shop.
  • Personal listening devices must have headphones at all times.
  • Television stations will only be changed for a major broadcast or any Cleveland sport contest at the discretion of Campus Recreation Services staff. A television broadcast survey will be administered periodically to determine the television channels.
  • Campus Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please use locks for all personal belongings.
  • Weapons of any kind are not permissible in the facility.
  • Inappropriate sexual behavior, sexual language, and/or sexual misconduct are prohibited.
  • Alcohol, drugs, and tobacco products are not permitted anywhere in the Recreation Center including outdoor spaces.
 
Minors in the Facility

Students

  • Currently, CSU and PSEOP Students, who meet the general fee requirement of the Recreation Center, under the age of 18 are specially coded in the Recreation Center download.
  • Students between the ages of 16-17 must have their parent or legal guardian sign the Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability form.
  • Upon signature of the form, they will have no restrictions for participating in specific facility areas or programs.
  • Students between the ages of 13-15 must have their parent or legal guardian sign the Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability form. They must also be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with an active membership at all times.
  • A teen orientation must be completed to use selectorized and cardiovascular equipment.
  • These students are not permitted to use the free weight room.

Non-Students

  • Members and Guests ages 0-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and are not permitted to enter the facility alone.
  • Guests under the age of 15 are not required to enter with a valid Viking/Rec Card or state issued ID because they have a parent or guardian present.
  • Members and Guests under the age of 15 must have a parent or guardian sign the release of liability waiver form the first time they enter the facility.
  • Members and Guests under the age of 15 are not permitted to use free weight equipment.
  • Guests ages 16-17 are eligible to purchase a day guest pass without a valid Viking/Rec Card or state issued ID provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Day Guests ages 16-17 without a parent or guardian must provide a valid Viking/Rec Card or state issued ID to enter the facility. Day Guests ages 16-17 must have a parent or guardian sign the release of liability waiver form the first time they enter the facility.
  • Members ages 16-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with an active membership or purchased Day Guest Pass.  A teen orientation must be completed to use the cardiovascular or selectorized fitness equipment.  
  • Parents or guardians may not supervise minors while participating in programs or on equipment.