The mission of Campus Recreation Services is to provide outstanding recreational, leisure, wellness, and educational opportunities that meet the needs of the Cleveland State University and surrounding communities.
Campus Recreation Services will be recognized as the premier Campus Recreation Center in the country by utilizing it as a significant university wide recruitment and retention entity. Campus Recreation Services will operate a financially viable recreation center while continuing to expand and provide award winning facilities, extraordinary programs and services, and outstanding customer service all while promoting a healthy lifestyle.
To assist Campus Recreation Services with regards to our mission and vision statements, we have established these seven Guiding Principles:Foster A Positive Work Environment
Foster a positive work environment: All staff must strive to build trust, communicate openly and positively, encourage a team spirit, and create a joyful place to work and play
Embrace diversity: Create an environment that values, embraces and enriches individual differences of staff customers.
Integrate excellence with integrity: All staff will strive to conduct our professional duties with the highest standards of honesty, ethics, and professionalism “as if the world were watching”.
Provide Outstanding Customer Service
Provide outstanding customer service: All staff will provide efficient, effective and friendly service towards all patrons.
Engage Community Outreach
Encourage collaboration: We will embrace our internal teams and promote external partnerships with other university departments, government entities, business, and neighborhood community partners to the benefit of our customers.
Be Fiscally Responsible
Be accountable: Inspire ownership I the department by responsibly operating in a fiscally, ethically, and safe manner.
Remain Student Focused
Develop students: Promote personal and academic achievement passionately.
Recreation Center Staff:
Please check our website at www.csurec.com under the “Contact Us” tab for a complete staff listing.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Recreation Center Hours:
Please check our website at www.csurec.com under the “Hours” tab for complete facility hours. Hours are subject to change without notice.
Busbey Natatorium Hours:
The natatorium closes one hour prior to the closing of the Recreation Center unless otherwise posted. Please check our website at www.csurec.com for complete natatorium hours. Hours are subject to change without notice.
The Recreation Center will be closed for one week due to annual maintenance. Please check our website at www.csurec.com under the “Hours” tab for complete facility hours. Memberships will not be extended or refunded due to this closure.
Policies and Procedures
- 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.
- 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.
- Members or guests ages 0-12 cannot use selectorized, cardiovascular, or free weight equipment in the weight room or total body room. They must be supervised by parent or guardian at all times.
- Students, members, or guests ages 13-15 cannot use free weight equipment. They must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times and complete a teen orientation to use selectorized and cardiovascular equipment.
- Students, members, or guests ages 16 and older have no restrictions for participation in specific facility areas.
CSU Affiliate Process for Minors
- 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.
- Furthermore, a teen orientation must be completed to use selectorized and cardiovascular equipment.
- These students are not permitted to use the free weight room or attend any a group fitness class. Top ^
- Appropriate and non-damaging athletic attire must be worn at all times in all activity areas. Patrons are not allowed to exercise in jeans, dress pants, button-down shirts, or non-athletic skirts. No bare skin can be in direct contact with equipment. A shirt must be worn at all times to provide protection to the equipment and patrons. Only non-marking, closed-toe athletic shoes are allowed on all hardwood or composition floor. No hard sole shoes allowed. Campus Recreation Services staff reserve the right to determine if proper 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.
- Any 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.
- 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.
- Misconduct or violation due to failure to follow facility policies may result in ejection, suspension, cancellation of membership, and/or referral to the Cleveland State University Campus Police and/or City Police.
- Patrons are responsible for their children’s and/or guests’ conduct and any damage to or loss of property that may result from their guests’ actions. Disciplinary action may result in the loss of guest or membership privileges. A meeting with the Campus Recreation Services staff will be required to discuss possible reinstatement.
- Memberships will not be extended for disciplinary actions taken by Campus Recreation Services staff.
Faculty, Staff and Corporate Partner Two Week Trial
- Faculty/Staff/Business Partners of Cleveland State University and Corporate Partners are eligible for Two Week Trial memberships.
- A valid state-issued ID or passport must be provided prior to starting the trial membership.
- Must be 18 years of age or older for a Two Week Trial.
- Trial members are only eligible so long as they were never a previous member, guest, or prospect of the CSU Recreation Center. Two Week Trial members are only permitted one two week trial membership to the facility.
- Two Week Trial memberships expire two weeks (14 days) from the day the member signs the contract—not the first day they visit.
- Two Week Trial members may utilize any facility amenity as part of their trial. Two Week Trial members can also utilize family weekends.
- Two Week Trial members may utilize the towel service and premium classes at no additional charge.
- Two Week Trial members cannot utilize member privileges including: intramural participation, locker rental, and checking out basketballs from the Customer Service Desk until a membership is purchased. Trial members are able to check out all other equipment.
- Two Week Trial members are only eligible to purchase a one month parking pass through Campus Recreation Services.
- Two Week Trial members will be charged the non-member rate for all programs and services until they are an active dues paying member.
- Two Week Trial memberships are subject to verification by Campus Recreation Services and may be cancelled at any time for any reason without notice.
Day Guest Passes
- Day Guest Passes can be purchased for $10 per day.
- Day Guest passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Day Guests ages 0-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and are not permitted to enter the facility alone. Day 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. Day 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 only.
- Day 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 only.
- Day Guests ages 18 and older are eligible to purchase a day guest pass with a valid Viking/Rec Card or state issued ID. Day Guests must provide a valid Viking/Rec Card or state issued ID to enter with a Day Guest Pass. Day Guests ages 18 and older must sign the release of liability waiver form the first time they enter the facility only.
- Day Guests 3 years of age and younger can access the facility at no charge and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times in the facility.
- Day Guests will be required to show proof of receipt and a valid Viking/Rec Card or state issued ID upon daily re-entry to the facility.
- Day Guests cannot utilize member privileges including: intramural participation, locker rental, parking, and checking out equipment (i.e. basketballs) from the Customer Service Desk until a membership is purchased.
- Day Guests will be charged the non-member rate for all programs and services.
5 Punch Pass
- The 5 Punch Guest Pass can be purchased for $30.
- The 5 Punch Guest Pass is good for 5 individual visits by the purchaser.
- 5 Punch Guest Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- 5 Punch Guests’ ages 0-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 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. 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 only.
- 5 Punch Guests’ ages 16-17 are eligible to purchase a guest pass without a valid Viking/Rec Card or state issued ID provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guest ages 16-17 without a parent or guardian must provide a valid Viking/Rec Card or state issued ID to enter the facility. Guests ages 16-17 must have a parent or guardian sign the release of liability waiver form the first time they enter the facility only.
- 5 Punch Guests’ ages 18 and older are eligible to purchase a guest pass with a valid Viking/Rec Card or state issued ID. 5 Punch Guests’ must provide a valid Viking/Rec Card or state issued ID to enter with a 5 Punch Pass. Guests ages 18 and older must sign the release of liability waiver form the first time they enter the facility only.
- 5 Punch Guests’ cannot utilize member privileges including: intramural participation, locker rental, parking, and checking out equipment (i.e. basketballs) from the Customer Service Desk until a membership is purchased.
- 5 Punch Guests’ will be charged the non-member rate for all programs and services.
- Members must purchase or renew memberships in person at the Recreation Center. Memberships cannot be purchased or renewed over the phone.
- A valid Viking/Rec Card is required to be admitted in to the Recreation Center.
- A non-affiliate member will be issued a Recreation Card. A non-affiliate member includes: alumni and community.
- An affiliate member will need to obtain a Viking Card from Main Classroom Building Room 112. An affiliate member includes: students, faculty, staff, and business partners of CSU.
- Members may check in without a Viking Card/Rec Card after enrollment. After the third time, access will be denied to the member.
- A $15 replacement fee for lost, stolen, or misplaced Rec Cards will be assessed.
- Recreation cards will only be ordered upon payment of the initiation fee, if the membership has been paid in full and exceeds three months in length, or if the member has renewed a membership for three consecutive months. Temporary recreation cards will be distributed to members not meeting the above criteria.
- Non-Affiliate first time members will be charged the $50 initiation fee to cover administrative fees and a recreation card. Affiliates, corporate members, and student spouses/partners/dependents will not be charged the initiation fee unless a community membership is purchased. Alumni initiation fee will be waived up to two semesters upon completion of degree.
- Faculty/Staff enrolled as a student at CSU will be charged the faculty/staff membership rate unless the Registrar’s Office can confirm faculty/staff are paying the General Assessment fee.
- CSU students are only eligible for one off-semester membership on either side of an enrollment period. Students from other universities are only eligible for the off-semester rates during winter and summer breaks.
- A member may register their dependent under the age of 18 at the corresponding member rate.
- You must be 13 years of age or older to purchase a membership.
- Members ages 13-15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with an active membership.
- All memberships are subject to verification for proper classification. False/inaccurate information may result in loss of membership and may result in loss of future access. The information provided on the application is true, and all necessary documentation has been provided to receive the appropriate membership rate as determined by the membership class.
- All memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. The Recreation Center will be closed one full week every May for annual maintenance and repair. Memberships will not be extended or refunded because of this closure.
- A minimum one month membership is required for payroll deduction or electronic funds transfer options. All memberships, lockers, towel cards, etc. using payroll deduction or electronic funds transfer are continuous and will be automatically renewed each month. Memberships may be cancelled at any time after one month and cancellations will be handled in the following manner:
- Cancellations received between the 1st and the 20th of the month – will terminate at the end of the current month and automatic withdrawals will stop with the current month’s payment.
- Cancellations received between the 21st and the end of the month – will terminate at the end of the following month and automatic withdrawals will stop after the following month’s payment.
- Request for a membership to be frozen will not apply to locker rental or towel service.
- A member’s locker that has expired and houses member’s contents will be donated after being stored at the Recreation Center for 14 days.
- The Payroll Deduction option is available for full-time faculty/staff only and deductions will come out of the first paycheck each month.
- The CSU Payroll Department will not terminate your deduction without first receiving permission from Campus Recreation Services.
- The Electronic Funds Transfer option is available for any member that provides a valid credit card number or bank account information.
- The Electronic Funds Transfer will take place the 2nd day of each month.
- It is the member’s responsibility to notify Campus Recreation Services immediately of any changes in bank and/or credit card information.
- Campus Recreation Services will charge a $5 penalty fee if your credit/debit card is declined.
- If an Electronic Funds Transfer is declined Campus Recreation Services will immediately turn the member’s status to inactive and contact the member via electronic letter. If the member fails to pay the balance on their account following three consecutive declined months the members account information will be turned over to Cleveland State University. Cleveland State University will turn the member over to a third party collection agency.
- Members must update EFT information in person at the Recreation Center. EFT information cannot be updated over the phone.
- Any member with an outstanding balance on their account must pay off the balance in full before renewing their membership or purchasing a guest pass.
Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEOP)
- Provide qualified high school students with the opportunity to gain valuable college life experience and earn college credit at CSU while supplementing their high school curriculum.
- PSEOP students paying the general fee requirement will come through in the CSI download.
- PSEOP students in the CSI download under the age of 18 will be notated accordingly.
- PSEOP students will need to obtain a Viking Card from the Main Classroom Building Room 112.
- PSEOP students may check in without a Viking Card after enrollment. After the third time, access will be denied to the student.
- Parents and guardians of STEM students need purchase a guest pass or membership to enter the facility.
- PSEOP students ages 13-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and are not permitted in the facility alone. PSEOP students are CSU students and must provide a valid Viking Card to enter the facility. PSEOP students ages 13-15 must have a parent or guardian sign the release of liability waiver form the first time they enter the facility only.
- PSEOP students ages 16-17 are CSU students and must provide a valid Viking Card to enter the facility. PSEOP students ages 16-17 are not required to enter the facility with a parent or guardian. PSEOP students ages 16-17 must have a parent or guardian sign the release of liability waiver form the first time they enter the facility only.
- PSEOP students ages 18 and older are CSU students and must provide a valid Viking Card to enter the facility. PSEOP students ages 18 and older are not required to enter the facility with a parent or guardian. PSEOP students ages 18 and older must sign the release of liability waiver form the first time they enter the facility.
Science, Technology, Engingeering & Mathematics (STEM)
- Each year 140 junior and senior high school students will enroll in the MC2STEM High School (Cleveland Metropolitan School District) on the campus of Cleveland State University.
- STEM students do not pay the general fee requirement and therefore are not granted access to the Recreation Center via the CSI download.
- STEM students are eligible for the student off-semester membership type.
- Parents and guardians of STEM students need purchase a guest pass or membership to enter the facility.
- STEM students ages 13-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and are not permitted in the facility alone. STEM students must provide a valid Rec Card to enter the facility. STEM students ages 13-15 must have a parent or guardian sign the release of liability waiver form the first time they enter the facility only.
- STEM students ages 16-17 must provide a valid Rec Card to enter the facility. STEM students ages 16-17 are not required to enter the facility with a parent or guardian. STEM students ages 16-17 must have a parent or guardian sign the release of liability waiver form the first time they enter the facility only.
- STEM students ages 18 and older must provide a valid Rec Card to enter the facility. STEM students ages 18 and older are not required to enter the facility with a parent or guardian. STEM students ages 18 and older must sign the release of liability waiver form the first time they enter the facility.
- Enables any Ohio resident, age 60 and older, to enroll in classes at Cleveland State University on a tuition-free, academic space-available basis. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks, paying lab fees, providing transportation, paying for parking, and any other special fees (i.e. Recreation Center membership).
- Project 60 students do not pay the general fee requirement and therefore are not granted access to the Recreation Center via the CSI download.
- Project 60 students are eligible for the community membership type.
- Project 60 students must provide a valid Viking Card/Rec Card to enter the facility. Project 60 students must sign the release of liability waiver form the first time they enter the facility.
- Members may sponsor one adult spouse or partner.
- Members may sponsor up to three of their dependents 17 years of age and younger provided they are the parent and/or legal guardian.
- Members cannot utilize family weekends for extended family members. This includes brothers, sisters, cousins, or friends. Parents, neighbors, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc. are not admitted for free under the family weekend program.
- You must be 13 years of age or older to purchase a membership. Members ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with an active membership. A Teen Orientation must be completed to use the cardiovascular or selectorized fitness equipment. Members ages 13-17 are not permitted to use the free weight equipment in the weight room and total body room.
- Members who are in good standing and have been an active dues paying member for 4 consecutive months, are eligible to receive 1 free month of membership per each referred member. Active members are then placed in drawing for a free annual membership to the Recreation Center to be determined in August of each year.
- Current members can only refer first time members.
- Referred members must purchase a minimum one month membership.
- Students may refer new members but are not eligible for a free annual membership.
- The referral program is subject to verification by Campus Recreation Services and may be declined upon request.
Pro Shop Sales
- All membership, program, and service sales are conducted in the Pro Shop.
- Over the phone registrations for programs and services may only be taken by the Office Manager between the hours of 9am and 6pm Monday through Friday. All membership, locker, and parking pass renewals must be done in person in the Pro Shop.
- Sales completed in the Pro Shop must be sold under the member’s account to assist with processing refunds.
- Apparel and all non-perishable items only may be returned within 14 days of a purchase. The apparel must have the original sales tag still properly attached and the receipt. Merchandise cannot have been opened or used. Returns are subject to verification by Campus Recreation Services.
- Viking or Recreation Cards must be left with the Pro Shop staff when trying on apparel. Failure to return apparel will result in restricted access to the facility until payment is made.
- Non-CSU Affiliates of the Recreation Center (Alumni/Community/Sponsored and Two Week Trial members) are eligible to purchase a Recreation Center parking pass allowing access to:
- Lot 54: Surface lot located at East 24th and Chester Avenue
- East Garage (EG Lot): Parking garage east of the Recreation Center on Chester Avenue
- Rec Garage (RG Lot): Parking garage located below the Recreation Center
- Lot 90: Surface lot located on East 30th
- All Recreation Center parking passes must be hung in the rearview mirror of the car. The parking pass is valid for 3 hours of member parking per day. If your parking pass is lost or stolen the replacement fee is $40. However, if the cost is below the current value of the pass the replacement cost will be the value of the missing parking pass.
- Current Cleveland State University students, faculty/staff, and business partners must purchase a parking pass from CSU’s Parking Services.
- The Recreation Center cannot sell a parking pass without a license plate number, make, model, year, and color of the vehicle. A valid email address must be on file for parking services. Each member choosing to park at CSU is expected to comply with established rules and procedures. Please reference CSU’s Parking Services website for additional information.
- Parking passes are $15 per month and members cannot purchase a pass longer than the length of their membership.
- Parking passes may not be sold for longer than 12 months.
- Parking passes cannot be sold to members with outstanding parking citations issued by Parking & Transportation Services. Outstanding parking citations can lead to potential suspension from the Recreation Center.
- Only one active parking pass may be issued per member. Two cars may be placed on one parking pass.
- Members with outstanding citations issued by CSU Parking & Transportation Services are not permitted to purchase or renew a parking pass until citations have been paid. All parking citations must be paid through CSU Parking & Transportation Services.
- Off-semester student members are eligible to purchase a parking pass directly through the Recreation Center.
- Metered parking is available in the RG Garage, Payne Avenue, and on Chester Avenue.
- The RG garage closes when the Recreation Center closes. If your vehicle is locked inside you will need to call Campus Police at 216-687-2020.
- All rules and regulations of University and city parking apply.
- Members that do not have a locker can rent a towel for $2 per towel at the Customer Service Desk, or you can purchase a towel card for $7.50 per month or $30 a semester. CSU Students are only permitted to purchase a semester towel rental provided they are enrolled in the current semester. CSU off-semester students, and off-semester students from other universities, are eligible to purchase a towel card in a monthly increment to match their membership length.
- All towels must be checked back in at Customer Service Desk.
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- Members may check out informal recreation equipment on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- A valid membership is required to check out equipment. Some restrictions apply for two week trial members.
- Daily guests and patrons with a 5 Punch Guest Pass are not permitted to check out equipment (except towels for a $2 charge per towel).
- Equipment checked out may not be taken out of the facility.
- If equipment is damaged, and/or not returned, a replacement fee will be assessed. The fee must be paid to regain access to the Recreation Center. Any replacement costs associated with informal recreation equipment checkouts, including towel rentals, are non-refundable.
- Members are held accountable for the items they check out. Members should not loan items to other patrons of the facility.
Men's Basketball Policy
- An ID card must be collected to check out a basketball. Basketball check out will be prohibited with failure to provide a valid ID.
- The member’s ID card (Viking Card, Recreation Card, or Temporary Membership Card) must be collected and stored at the Customer Service Desk for the duration of use. No Two Week Trial member, daily guest, or 5 Punch Guest Pass holder is eligible to check out a Men’s basketball. ID’s will be securely placed at the Customer Service Desk.
- ID’s will be held indefinitely in the case of an unreturned or missing basketball.
- Members are responsible for paying the replacement fee if the correct basketball is not returned.
- Access to the facility will be restricted if the basketball is not returned or replacement fees are left unpaid.
Swim Card Policy (Customer Service Desk)
- Swim Cards will be checked out like equipment.
- Anyone without a Viking Card or a Recreation Card will be able to check out a swim card.
- Cards must be checked back in upon leaving the facility.
- Members or guests that do not return the swim card will be charged $20 for a replacement swim card.
Lost, Stolen & Found Items
- Any item turned in as lost/stolen will be recorded in the lost and found log at Customer Service. Members’ personal information will be recorded in the lost and found database upon retrieval.
- Lost items that have been held for 14 days will be donated to charity.
- The owner of a stolen item should report the theft to a Campus Recreation Services staff member who will complete an incident report and contact Campus Police.
Lockers & Locker Room
- Food and drink is permitted in locker rooms in closed containers.
- Due to privacy concerns you may be asked to discontinue use of electronic devices. Photograph and video are strictly prohibited.
- Locker rentals include towel service and can be rented by the semester, annually, or on a month-to-month basis depending on the length of your membership. The patron is required to show ID when checking out a towel at the Customer Service Desk. CSU Students are only permitted to purchase a semester locker provided they are enrolled in the current semester. CSU off-semester students, and off-semester students from other universities, are eligible to rent a locker in a monthly increment to match their membership length.
- Any member that is poor financial standing for more than 30 days will have their locker emptied.
- All lockers must be renewed by the locker expiration date or they will be cleaned out and re-issued. All lockers must be renewed in person. Items cleared from expired lockers will be kept for 14 days and then donated to charity.
- The tan lockers in the family changing foyer are reserved for Campus Recreation Services staff members only.
- Digital lockers (outside the Main Gym) are for day use only – they will be emptied each evening. Items left overnight will be removed and stored at Lost & Found. An exact description of the item(s) and your photo ID are required to reclaim items. If you have forgotten your combination, please see the front desk for the Facility Manager on-duty for assistance.
- Personal locks are allowed on the tall lockers in any locker room, and the day use lockers outside the MAC Gym. These locks must be removed at the end of each day. Any locks left on after close will be cut and the items will be placed in storage for 14 days.
- The Men’s PE Locker Room will close one hour prior to the Recreation Center closing. Access to these lockers during special events will be limited.
- Campus Recreation Services staff has the right to enter any locker at any time. Members will be notified if lockers are going to be entered.
- Campus Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please use locks for all personal belongings.
- Locker room etiquette permits only children 3 years of age and younger of the opposite gender to enter locker rooms and shower areas.
- The family changing room is available for the use of patrons bringing children or dependents into the facility for a specific youth program. The family changing room is reserved for use by families.
- Use of the family changing room should be limited to 15-20 minutes at a time.
- Lockers cannot be frozen. If a member chooses to freeze their membership, members will have the option to be charged for their lockers for the duration of their membership freeze or they will need to empty their locker.
- Locker rooms close when the building closes.
- Weekly schedules are posted at the entries of the main gym and MAC Gym. Campus Recreation Services programs have priority of usage over informal recreation use. We reserve the right to cancel or change any program. Court spaces for informal recreation sports are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Only non-marking, athletic shoes are allowed on all hardwood or composite floor. No hard sole shoes allowed.
- 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.
- All personal belongings must be placed in a locker. The Recreation Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- We will follow the lunch time basketball court policies for all informal basketball games. The policies are posted on the courts and enforced by the court monitor 11:30 am – 2:00 pm (Monday – Friday), 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Monday – Thursday) and 12:00-3:00pm (Saturday).
- Basketball games are played to 12 straight.
- Requests for volleyball and badminton equipment set up will be accommodated when possible by contacting a member of the Campus Recreation Services staff.
- Do not remove any equipment set up on courts. Ask the Campus Recreation Services staff for assistance with equipment set up or removal.
- No jumping rope on hardwood floors.
Weight & Fitness Areas
- The use of banisters for stretching bands is strictly prohibited. Please use the provided anchors located in the stretching area.
- Boxing gloves or hand wraps must be worn when using the boxing circuit.
- Patrons must use the gym valets to wipe down fitness equipment after use as a courtesy to other patrons. Please spray the towel, not the equipment.
- Dropping weights is prohibited, as it damages the equipment and floors.
- Do not prop the weights up against the walls, mirrors, frames, or pillars.
- Keep hands and feet clear of moving parts while using machines.
- All weights must be re-racked after use.
- Do not operate or attempt to repair machines with loose or damaged parts. Notify the Campus Recreation Services staff if equipment presents a danger.
- All Personal Trainers must be hired through Campus Recreation Services. No third party training or instruction is allowed.
- Use of weight collars is required at all times.
- Due to facility space limitations and safety concerns, the following free weight lifts are only permitted in the cages: clean and jerk, and power clean lifts. Snatch is not allowed in the weight room or fitness area.
- Powdered chalk is prohibited in the facility.
- Appropriate attire and athletic shoes must be worn at all times.
- Spotting is highly recommended.
- No outside equipment (chains, kettlebells, bands, etc.) is permitted in the Recreation Center.
- Equipment should be used for its intended purpose and should remain in its established location. Campus Recreation Services staff reserves the right to stop behaviors deemed unsafe.
- Prior to using equipment, read the warning labels and instructions affixed to each machine.
- Dumbbells and weights are not permitted on cardiovascular equipment.
- Reservations can be made in person at the Customer Service Desk, or by phone during facility hours by calling 216-802-3204, or online at www.csurec.com. Reservations are accepted no more than 24 hours in advance.
- Unreserved courts may be used on a first-come, first-served basis until the top of the hour.
- One court may be reserved per person per day.
- Reservations are limited to one hour per person. Reservations can only be made on the hour.
- There is a 10-minute grace period for reserved courts. After this 10-minute grace period, the reservation is lost and the court is open to other patrons.
- Metal racquets must have racquet guards.
- Protective eye wear is available for purchase and strongly recommended.
- Hitting racquets against walls, glass, or the floor is strictly prohibited.
- Wallyball is available on racquetball courts and reservations are available. Tear down and set up must be completed by Campus Recreation Services staff.
- Activity outside of racquetball, squash, handball, and wallyball is strictly prohibited in the racquetball and squash courts.
Group Fitness Studios
- Participants are required to arrive to class on time. Participants later than 10 minutes for the hour classes, or 5 minutes for the forty-five minute classes, will be denied entry to class.
- It is recommended that participants stay for the entire Group Fitness class to ensure participation in the proper cool-down phase of class.
- Maximum enrollment for each class depends on type and/or level of instruction. The maximum amount of participants are as follows:
- 30 participants in Studios 227 and 229
- 19 participants in Studio 227 during cycling classes
- 18 participants in Studio 112
- 10 participants in Performance Studio 158
- If a class is enrolled at its maximum your single entry pass will be refunded.
- All equipment must remain in the studios and must be returned to its proper location and cleaned after use.
- All equipment should be used in the manner for which it is designed.
- No gum chewing allowed in the group fitness studios.
- Hard-soled closed-toe athletic or cycling shoes are required for all cycling classes.
- Footwear removal may be appropriate in certain classes and at the instructor’s discretion.
- All participants of Group Fitness classes requiring the use of equipment must be 18 years of age or older.
- Towels and water are recommended for all classes.
- Participants may not bring cell phones or any cameras into studios unless approved by CRS.
- Kettlebells are only allowed in Studio 158.
- Group Fitness Studios will remain locked upon completion of a class. Informal recreation will require a Facility Manager to provide access.
- All audio/visual equipment and blinds in the fitness studios are for fitness and wellness programming only. No audio/visual equipment or blinds shall be used for open recreation.
- The inside lane (11.5 laps/mile) can be used for walking. The outside lane (10.5 laps/mile) can be used for running.
- For the safety and courtesy of the track users, there is to be no standing on the track at any time.
- Only dumbbells are permitted for use on the track.
- Rollerblading is not permitted on the track.
- Please clean the stretching area equipment when finished.
- The track direction changes daily.
- Innerlink doors on the Green Roof will only be used for special events.
- The Green Roof is accessible during Recreation Center hours, weather permitting.
- The Green Roof is available for rental.
- Food and drinks are permitted on the Green Roof.
- Do not throw anything off the Green Roof.
- Campus Recreation Services programs have priority of usage over informal recreation use. We reserve the right to cancel or change any program.
- Busbey Natatorium may only be used when a Lifeguard is on duty.
- The Busbey Natatorium is a shared facility with CSU Athletics and Physical Education. Priority is given to athletic, physical education, and recreation programs and events.
- Two long course or three short course lanes will be set aside for Rec Swim during open hours. Rec Swim includes lap swimming, private swimming, and individual water exercising.
- A Viking Card, Rec Card or Swim Card must be presented and left with the Lifeguard attending the Aquatic Welcome Desk upon entering the Busbey Natatorium.
- It is highly recommended to shower before entering the Busbey Natatorium.
- Only clothing designed for pool use may be worn in the Busbey Natatorium. Athletic shorts, t-shirts, yoga pants are examples of inappropriate swimwear.
- Water in a closed container is permitted in the Busbey Natatorium.
- Food and supplements are not permitted, unless otherwise approved.
- No glass is permitted.
- No running on pool deck.
- US Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices are permitted with the permission of the Aquatic Supervisor on duty, and any children using them must stay within arms-reach of an adult in the water at all times.
- Children 17 years of age or under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- The Recreation Center and Busbey Natatorium may not be used for private or commercial purposes. Examples of prohibited activity include, but are not limited to: organized athletic team or individual practices, personal training, private instruction, sales, solicitation, etc.
- No underwater distance swimming or extended breath holding activities are permitted for longer than 15 seconds.
- Swimmers are not to swim or float under the black bulkheads.
- Lifeguards have the right to test a person’s ability to swim in the deep water.
- Do not hang on lane lines.
- No one is permitted on the starting blocks except groups renting the facility competitive swim practice.
- No flips, back dives or backward jumps are permitted by recreational swimmers during open swim.
- No diving from the sides is permitted in the Instructional Pool or in the shallow end of the Competitive Pool. Diving is permitted off the side of the pool at 9 feet or more.
- Swimming is prohibited when infectious or communicable disease is present.
- No one is permitted on the diving towers or the 3-meter springboards, except groups renting the facility for competitive diving practice, which must be approved by the Aquatics Coordinator. These practices must be supervised by an approved coach or instructor.
- Do not swim under the boards when diving is in progress.
- Aquatic Supervisors have final authority on all policies in the pool.
- Please be sure to read the Campus Recreation Services Policy & Procedure Manual. All policies & procedures listed are to be followed at all times.
- Reservation requests can only be made by completing the facility rental request form found on our website or by visiting the Recreation Center Pro Shop in person.
- All facility rental requests must be submitted 14 business days prior to the scheduled event and requests cannot be made more than 6 months in advance. All facility rental requests submitted before and after this time period will not be accepted.
- The Recreation Center gives priority to students and student organizations of Cleveland State University, followed by Cleveland State University affiliated groups and then the community. Students/Student Organizations have the ability to rent most spaces free of charge during non-peak facility hours. All non- students attending an event hosted by a student organization will be required to pay the guest pass fee upon entrance to the Recreation Center. Charges for setup, non-operational hours, and additional staffing or special equipment may apply. University Affiliated Groups may rent space throughout the facility at the member rate during non-peak facility hours. Patrons in attendance that are not a current Cleveland State student or Recreation Center member will be required to pay the guest pass fee upon entrance to the Recreation Center. Charges for setup, non-operational hours, additional staffing or special equipment may apply. Community Groups wishing to rent space in the Recreation Center may do so at the non-member rate, unless a member of the group has an active membership to the Recreation Center. Patrons in attendance that are not a current Cleveland State student or Recreation Center member will be required to pay the guest pass fee upon entrance to the Recreation Center. Charges for setup, non-operational hours, additional staffing or special equipment may apply.
- Members of the Recreation Center may reserve personal space at the member indicated rate. Personal space would include birthday parties, baby showers, graduation parties, etc. Members of the Recreation Center may reserve space for their organization/charity events at the non-member indicated rate. These events would include after-proms, employment events, charity events etc. These events may require proof of liability insurance. A member must be a dues paying member for the 4-previous consecutive months or must purchase 4-upcoming consecutive months in full to qualify for the member indicated rate. The non-member rate would apply to those individuals, groups, or organizations that are not members of the Recreation Center or are not affiliated with Cleveland State University.
- Facility rental requests will be approved or denied via email by the Associate Director within 5 business days of submission. After the facility rental request has been approved the name/organization must communicate all specific setup and outdoor lighting needs to the Associate Director 7 business days prior to the event. Any specific setup and outdoor lighting needs conveyed after this time period may not be accommodated. The Recreation Center reserves the right to decline facility usage for any name/organization submitting a facility rental request.
- This Contract and the Facility Rental Form and any additional forms attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference contain all agreements and understanding between the Parties and supersede any prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements, representations and warranties between the Parties respecting the subject matter hereof.
- The name/organization agrees to use only the facilities, equipment, and/or services described in this Contract and only for the purposes stated in this Contract. All events must terminate and all persons attending the event must vacate the premises promptly by the time specified in this Contract. The name/organization’s use of any facilities and equipment not contracted for, or extending beyond the times specified in this Contract, will result in additional charges. Should name/organization request any additional facilities, equipment, food or other services, name/organization agrees to pay CSU any and all applicable charges. The name/organization agrees to be responsible for the care and condition of any and all CSU premises, facilities, buildings, furnishings, and/or equipment used in connection with this event. Name/organization agrees to pay for any and all costs, expenses, and damage which result from name/organization’s use of such premises, facilities, buildings, furnishings, and/or equipment. CSU is not responsible for providing any facilities, equipment, or services not specified in this Contract. CSU reserves the right to approve any and all equipment and the supplier(s) of such equipment used at name/organization’s event. The name/organization agrees not to exceed CSU facility capacities, which are established by the State of Ohio Fire Code, under ANY circumstances. Any equipment and/or property left on CSU premises after name/organization’s event shall, after a period of ten (10) days, be deemed abandoned and will be disposed of by Campus Recreation Services.
- CSU reserves the right to remove or evict, without any refund to the name/organization, and without waiver by CSU of any amounts due and owing to CSU by the name/organization, individuals or groups which fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this Contract; which fail to comply with CSU’s rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines; and/or which interfere with CSU’s normal course of business. In the event the facilities and/or premises to be used are unavailable due to construction, partial or total destruction, acts of God, severe inclement weather, war, terrorism, outbreaks of disease, epidemics, government regulation, disaster, fire, strikes, civil disorder, unavailability of water, electricity or other necessary utilities, or any other similar cause beyond the control of the Parties which would make it inadvisable, illegal, or impossible to perform under the terms and conditions of this Contract, CSU retains the right to terminate this Contract and refund all deposits to the name/organization. If possession has already been started, the fees shall be prorated, and except for such prorating, the name/organization shall have no right or claim against CSU for any damage caused by such loss of use and/or termination, and the name/organization hereby expressly waives any and all claim to such damages.
- The Recreation Center provides space for any name/organization affiliated and non-affiliated with Cleveland State University. All approved facility rentals will be associated with a rental fee indicated in writing with your email confirmation. It is the responsibility of the name/organization listed on the request form to pay all rental fees in full on the day of the event. All rental fees in excess of $1,000 may be paid on an incremental basis determined by the Associate Director. Rental fees can be paid with cash, check, or credit card (except American Express) at the Recreation Center Pro Shop. In the event of inclement weather, the Recreation Center will charge the name/organization for the amount to time they used the rental space. The name/organization will have the opportunity to reschedule the event at a later date and time.
- All facility rentals are subject to a 25% deposit if it is deemed necessary by the Associate Director. This deposit fee will be provided in writing with your email confirmation. The deposit fee must be paid by the date indicated or the name/organization will forfeit their facility rental. The deposit fee will be applied to the total cost of the facility rental.
- All facility rental requests must be cancelled 14 business days before the scheduled event. Any cancellations after this time period are subject to a 25% penalty of the total facility rental fee.
- Community groups renting the Recreation Center must provide proof of holding $1 million in liability insurance.
- The Associate Director will determine if extra staffing will be required. If it is determined extra staffing will be needed the name/organization will be responsible for the staffing fee and this will be indicated in writing with your email confirmation. All facility rentals requesting to use space for a fitness & wellness activity must use Recreation Services Fitness & Wellness staff. This staff can be scheduled by contacting the Fitness & Wellness Coordinator at 216.802.3256.
- The Associate Director and University Police will determine if a police officer will be required at the event. If it is determined a police officer will be needed the name/organization will be responsible for the staffing fee and this will be indicated in writing with your email confirmation.
- The Recreation Center offers access to the Administrative Conference Room, Studio 112, 158, 227, and 229. Any facility rental requesting a setup is subject to a setup fee. The Recreation Center has a limited number of tables and chairs in stock. If the event requires more tables and chairs than the Recreation Center has we will contact Conference Services for additional amounts. The name/organization will be responsible for the additional table and chairs and this will be indicated in writing with your email confirmation.
- Immediately following the facility rental the Recreation Center asks the area is returned to its original arrangement by the name/organization listed on the facility rental. It is also ask that any trash, litter, food, banners, decorations, etcetera are placed in a receptacle and any personal belongings removed from the area. Failure to adhere to these policies is subject to a cleaning fee.
- It is the responsibility of the name/organization listed on the reservation request form to pay for all damages associated with the facility rental. The Recreation Center prohibits the use of tacks, pushpins, nails, tape, and any other mounting device altering the appearance of the interior of the facility. It is also prohibited to hang any device from the doorways or ceiling tiles in the administrative conference room or studios.
- The Recreation Center has a lost & found cabinet. If you feel a belonging of yours is in the lost & found cabinet please see a facility manager or Recreation Center staff member to check for you. The Recreation Center strongly encourages patrons to lock up your personal belongings in the day use lockers (it can be a personal lock or one can be purchased from the Pro Shop). The Recreation Center is not responsible for stolen personal belongings within the facility or its grounds.
- Cleveland State University Dining Services reserves the exclusive right to provide all food and/or beverages, including alcoholic beverages for the name/organization event. Food and beverage service is permitted only in designated food and beverage serving areas. If Cleveland State University Dining Services grants a written food waiver, the name/organization agrees to provide a temporary food permit approved by the City of Cleveland to the Department of Conference Services prior to the start of the event.
- Groups renting the Recreation Center are not permitted to sell or contract outside vendors to sell products during the rental.
- Food and beverages are allowed on the first floor only. Plastic bottles with water and a lid or spout may be used in the activity areas (1st, 2nd, or 3rd floors). Tobacco and glass beverages are PROHIBITED in and around the Recreation Center property and grounds. It is the responsibility of the name/organization to have all patrons involved with a specific facility rental to abide by these policies. Alcohol is strictly prohibited in all areas of the Recreation Center except on the Green Roof. Alcohol is only permitted on the Green Roof if cleared by the Associate Director 30 business days from the event. A CSU police officer must be present at any event at which alcohol is served. Compliance with CSU’s alcohol policy is mandatory for any event where alcohol consumption is requested. An event serving alcohol without prior approval from CSU will be cancelled immediately, with no refund to the name/organization.
- The name/organization agrees to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances and regulations and all applicable CSU rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.
- The State of Ohio allows qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons, but only if certain strict conditions are met. Ohio’s Concealed Carry Law does NOT allow concealed weapons to be carried anywhere on the premises of CSU unless the weapon is locked in an automobile or in the process of being locked in the automobile. It is illegal to carry a firearm, deadly weapon, or any other dangerous ordnance anywhere on the CSU Campus.
- The Parties agree that this Contract is governed by the laws of the State of Ohio and that any action or proceeding hereto relating in any way to this Contract or the subject matter hereof shall be brought and enforced exclusively in the competent courts of Ohio.
- The name/organization agrees not to use CSU’s name, seal, logo, or other CSU identification in advertising or promotional literature, except to note the location of the event. The name/organization further agrees not to imply, in any way, the sponsorship by CSU of any event without the express written permission of CSU. CSU’s Department of Marketing and Public Relations reserves the right to approve in advance and in writing all forms of advertising or publicity which include CSU’s name, seal, logo, or other CSU identification.
- At the name/organization’s expense, CSU, in its sole discretion, shall determine and control security arrangements for the name/organization’s event including, but not limited to, numbers, type, placement, and use of security personnel.
- The name/organization agrees to comply with CSU’s Smoke Free Environment policy which prohibits smoking on campus. The name/organization further agrees to comply with Ohio’s Indoor Smoking Ban, Ohio Revised Code 3794, as it applies to CSU.
- All amplified music including but not limited to public address systems, boom boxes, bands, and disc jockeys must be kept at low levels inside and outdoors. We must be respectful of other patrons in the building, as well as, the residents and neighborhoods surround the Recreation Center.
- The copier located at the Recreation Center administrative office suite is for office use only. We do not allow facility rentals to access the copier for any reason. Please make all copies before the facility rental takes place.
- This Contract is not binding upon CSU until signed by both CSU and name/organization. The person signing this Contract on behalf of name/organization certifies that he/she signs as a properly authorized representative of the name/organization. Any modifications to this Contract must be made by written addendum signed by CSU’s Campus Recreation Services and the name/organization and attached hereto. The terms of this Contract are severable such that if one or more provisions are declared illegal, void, or unenforceable, the remainder of the provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. The waiver by CSU of any provision of this Contract on any occasion and upon any particular circumstances shall not operate as a waiver of such provision on any other occasion or upon any other circumstances. The headings used in this Contract are not a part of this Contract and shall have no effect upon the construction or interpretation of any part thereof.
- On October 29, 2009, as part of its plan to address current issues in men's basketball recruiting, the NCAA Board of Directors sponsored legislative proposal 2009-100A. This proposal, adopted by the membership as NCAA Bylaw 22.214.171.124, and effective April 28, 2011, states: An institution [including any institutional department (e.g., athletics, recreational/intramural)] shall not host, sponsor or conduct a non-scholastic basketball practice or competition in which men's basketball prospective student-athletes (see Bylaw 126.96.36.199) participate on its campus or at an off-campus facility regularly used by the institution for practice and/or competition by any of the institution's sport programs. Prospective student-athlete refers to boy’s 7th – 12th grade, girl’s 9th – 12th grade and junior college athletes. This legislation was adopted to address the proliferation of non-scholastic events being planned and operated in an attempt to assist institutions with recruiting opportunities. For purposes of Bylaw 188.8.131.52, a non-scholastic event is defined based on the entity or person conducting the event, not by the event participants. An event is not a scholastic event simply because the participating teams are high school teams but rather whether a scholastic entity is operating the event. In reviewing whether an event is a scholastic or non-scholastic event, please consider the following:
- Who or what organization contacted the institution or contest facility to schedule the event?
- Who or what organization will be signing the facility rental agreement?
- Who or what organization will be responsible for insuring the event?
- Who or what organization will be advertising or promoting the event?
- We encourage compliance staff's to work closely with their facility managers in reviewing all facility rental agreements before signing. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the NCAA enforcement basketball staff.
Policies and Procedures
- No refunds are given for programs except for documented medical reasons or cancellation of a program by Campus Recreation Services.
- Program transfers can only be done 1 business day (24 hours) prior to the start of a program. Only 1 transfer is allowed per registration.
- Refunds and transfers must be made in writing on the Customer Action Form and turned in to the Membership Services Representatives located in the Pro Shop.
- Any suspension applies to all areas of Campus Recreation Services.
Adventure Recreation Programs
- Adventure Recreation clinics and trips are open to both Recreation Center members and non-members. Rates are subject to membership type.
- Attendance to all pre-trip meetings is required.
Fitness & Wellness Group Fitness Programs
- Campus Recreation Services reserves the right to remove any class from the schedule due to repeated low attendance.
- Class schedules may be adjusted for summer and winter breaks, recognized national holidays, and special events.
- Participants must check in for all Group Fitness classes.
- Group Fitness programs and instructors will vary each semester.
- Attendance to all Group Fitness programs is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fitness & Wellness Group X Classes
- Group X Classes are free and offered for all participants at all fitness levels.
- Proper swim attire and Viking/Rec Card or Swim Card are required for all Aqua classes.
Fitness & Wellness Premium Classes
- All Premium classes require a pass for attendance.
- Participants holding a valid Premium Class pass may attend any premium class. Participants can purchase a single entry pass from the Customer Services Desk, or a month/semester pass from the Pro Shop.
- Sharing a pass is strictly prohibited.
Fitness & Wellness Instructional Courses
- You must register and pay in advance for an entire session.
- Registration for instructional courses will close after the second class. No late registration will be accepted after this point.
Fitness & Wellness Services (Personal Training, Massage Therapy, Nutrition)
- Failure to show for any appointment, without 24-hour cancellation notice, will result in forfeit of the entire payment. All appointments must be paid at time of scheduling.
- The Recreation Center [and Busbey Natatorium] may not be used for private or commercial purposes. Examples of prohibited activity include, but are not limited to: organized athletic team or individual practices, personal training, private instruction, sales, solicitation, etc.
- Students: All CSU students who are registered for at least one credit hour may participate in intramural sports.
- Faculty and Staff: Any current faculty or staff member must have a current Recreation Center membership in order to be eligible to participate in intramural sports.
- Recreation Center Members: Any current Recreation Center member may participate in intramural sports.
- Alumni: Any alumni are eligible to participate only if they are current Recreation Center members.
- All intramural participants must have a valid CSU ID or valid Rec Card with a photo ID to participate in intramural sports. Any non-member with a valid CSU ID must pay the daily guest pass fee (each time) to participate in intramural sports that are conducted in the Campus Recreation Center. CSU ID cards will be checked before every intramural contest and are required for entry into the Campus Recreation Center.
Intramural Sports Rules & Regulations
- Shoes: Metal cleats are not allowed in any intramural sport. No black-soled shoes that may mark the floor are permitted. Sandals, street shoes, combat boots, five fingered shoes, or hiking boots are not allowed. No player will be allowed to participate in bare feet or socks. The Intramural Supervisor has the ability to make decisions on the appropriateness of footwear for that particular sport.
- Jewelry: No jewelry or any other item deemed dangerous by the Intramural Staff may be worn during play. Any player wearing exposed permanent jewelry (i.e. body piercing) will not be permitted to play. Band-Aids placed over jewelry are not permitted.
- There will be no billed hats, bandanas, or hard barrettes worn during play. Cloth or elastic bands may be used to control hair.
- Players may wear soft, pliable pads or braces on the leg, knee, and/or ankle. Braces may not have any exposed metal and/or screws. Braces made of any hard material (including plastic) must be covered with a padded sleeve or at least one-half inch padding for safety reasons. Under no circumstances will a player wearing a cast or splint be permitted to play.
- Protests may be made verbally to the Intramural Supervisor.
- If the team captain disagrees with the rule interpretation from the Intramural Supervisor, he/she may request to complete a written protest. This must be done before the start of the next play following a dead ball situation.
- Judgment calls will not be accepted as a subject of protest.
- Protests involving player eligibility must be completed before the end of the game. The team captain should request the game be stopped in order to check on the eligibility status. If a decision can’t be made at that time, the written protest should be completed at that time.
- The Competitive Sports and Camps Coordinator will make all decisions regarding protests. All decisions are final.
- A forfeit will be called if a team is not ready to play at the designated start time unless otherwise specified in the sport specific rules.
- The present team will be given a win and the absent team will be given a loss. If neither team has players, both will be given a loss. If one team has more players than the other, the team with more players will be given the win. If they have equal numbers, a coin flip will take place.
- If a team forfeits one game, the team is considered on probation. If that team forfeits more than one game they will be expelled from the league.
- After each forfeit by a team for a regularly scheduled game, the team will be responsible for a $10 forfeit fee to be paid before their next scheduled game. Information about payment of the fee is available at the Customer Service Desk.
- Failure to pay the forfeit fee will cause the team to be ineligible to play their next game in that particular sport.
- Unpaid fees will result in the loss of Recreation Center privileges for all team members.
- Any questions regarding game status, call the Intramural hotline 216-802-3211.
- A scheduled contest cannot be postponed unless inclement weather or an unforeseen circumstance occurs.
- If a contest is postponed during play due to unforeseen circumstances, the contest will be rescheduled and will resume from the point of postponement. If a regular season game is called after halftime, then the game will be awarded to the team which is winning.
- Postponed contests may be rescheduled by the Coordinator during any available field or court time.
- The Coordinator shall contact the team captains via email regarding rescheduled games.
- All CSU students are responsible for abiding by the University Student Conduct Code, a set of rules that protects people and property within the CSU community. This code applies to all registered students and registered student organizations while they are on CSU premises or while they are attending CSU-sponsored events. A copy of the University Student Conduct Code is available in the Department of Student Life, or online at www.csuohio.edu/studentlife/StudentCodeOfConduct.pdf.
- The Cleveland State University Intramural Sports Program reserves the right to change any team name that is deemed inappropriate or offensive to participants including names involving profanity or of a sexually implicit nature. Please use the proper judgment when selecting names and uniform artwork. Our goal is a pleasant, fun atmosphere for everyone competing. Teams may provide their own uniforms as long as they are all the same color and have numbers on them.
- An ejected player must cooperate with the Intramural employees and leave the facility. If a player refuses to cooperate or leave the premises, the game may be stopped and the team may receive a forfeit. The police may also be called to help escort the player out of the building.
- An individual ejected by an official for any reason will receive at least a one game suspension and must meet with the Coordinator before reinstatement. Ejected individuals may face greater sanctions which could include permanent suspension from all Intramural Sports. All sanctions regarding suspension will be made by the Competitive Sports and Camps Coordinator.
- An individual may receive a suspension for any unsportsmanlike conduct that occurs before, during, or after a contest. The unsportsmanlike conduct does not have to be called during a game in order for it to result in a suspension as long as it was observed by an intramural employee.
- Fighting is defined as physical contact and/or verbal abuse between two individuals and results in suspension according to the Campus Recreation Policies and Procedures manual and may result in a referral to Judicial Affairs.
- Any action taken at or toward an official in a physically threatening manner including verbal threats or the striking of an official may result in a lifetime suspension from intramural participation and a referral to Judicial Affairs. The game may be ended immediately and that team will receive a forfeit for that game.
- If the fight was caused solely to disqualify a particular player on the other team, the penalty will be the immediate ejection of the player involved and the team captain and forfeiture of the game.
- The Coordinator reserves the right to refer any individual to Judicial Affairs or recreation center members to the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
- Participants who choose to follow unsportsmanlike practices and are ejected from a contest are ineligible to participate in any intramural activity pending a meeting with the Competitive Sports and Camps Coordinator. The guidelines, which apply to reinstatement, are as follows:
- No individual will be reinstated prior to a personal meeting with the Coordinator to discuss the situation.
- It is the responsibility of the player(s) to contact the Coordinator and to resolve the situation.
- Contacting the Coordinator should be done between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. For best results, appointments should be made with the Coordinator. (216-523-7369).
- The period of suspension shall be determined from the result of the meeting with the player(s) and the Coordinator. The minimum suspension for an unsportsmanlike ejection shall be one intramural event.
- Meetings will be held with the individual involved in the incident only. If multiple people were involved, only 1 person will be met with at a time. Each team will be given a sportsmanship rating by the game officials and supervisor after each event.
- A team must have at least a “B” average (3.0) or better sportsmanship rating during the regular season to be eligible for the playoffs.
- Any player receiving 4 technicals or 4 unsportsmanlike conducts on 1 team will be removed from the league and must meet with the Coordinator before participating in any upcoming Intramural Sports.
- Special game Situations:
- A team winning a game by forfeit or default will receive an “A” rating.
- A team losing a game by forfeit will receive a “C” rating.
- A team notifying the Coordinator about a forfeit at least 12 hours before their scheduled game time will receive a “B” rating.
- “A” 4.0 Excellent Conduct and Sportsmanship: Players cooperate fully with the officials and other team members. The captain calmly converses with the officials about rule interpretations and calls. The captain also has full control of his/her team.
- "B" 3.0 Good Conduct and Sportsmanship: Team members verbally complain about some decisions made by the officials and/or show minor dissension.
- "C" 2.0 Average Conduct and Sportsmanship: Team shows verbal dissension toward officials and/or the opposing team. The captain exhibits minor control over his/her team, but is in control of their own actions.
- "D" 1.0 Below Average Conduct and Sportsmanship: Teams constantly makes negative comments to the officials and/or opposing teams from the field and/or sidelines. The team captain exhibits little control over teammates or their actions.
- A team which receives a "D" rating will be placed on probation.
- "F" 0.0 Poor conduct and Sportsmanship: Team is completely uncooperative. Captain has no control over teammates, and/or themselves. Any team causing a game to be forfeited, other than by not showing, shall receive an “F” rating.
- Any team receiving an “F” rating will be ineligible for the playoffs. A team which receives an “F” rating must have their captain meet with the Coordinator or the team will be ineligible for future contests until this requirement is met. Each team participating in an intramural sport shall submit a roster of players on the official entry sheet for that sport before the deadline.
- The minimum number of players needed for each league shall be the number of players needed to compete plus one additional player.
- The maximum number of players on a roster is 15 players for all sports. Outdoor Soccer will be the one exception and may have 20 players.
- Roster changes can be made up until the last game or match of the regular season as long as the players have not played in a game for that team.
- On the completion of every event, the Coordinator shall validate all students’ eligibility. Any students found to be ineligible will not be allowed to play intramurals. All rosters will be frozen before the playoffs. If a team is found using an ineligible player, all games in which he or she participated in shall be forfeited.
- Players may only play on one team per league.
- A player must be listed on the roster in the regular season in order to be eligible for the playoffs for that team. Once the final regular season game ends, the roster will become frozen. The player must not have played on any other team within that league.
- Teams must win at least 1 regular season game in order to be eligible for the playoffs.
- Teams must have at least a B sportsmanship average in order to be eligible for the playoffs.
- Captains are responsible for checking their email and voicemail on a daily basis.
- Generally, season schedules will be available at the Captains Meeting. We require that a representative attend both the Captains Meeting and the Playoff Meeting.
- Playoff schedules for each sport will generally be available two business days after the final regular season game.
- You must know your roster, if you use an ineligible player, the contest will be forfeited.
- You are responsible to make sure your team is ready to play at the designated time.
- You are the only spokesperson for the team to officials, scorekeepers, and supervisors. The Intramural Staff will only honor requests from the captain. If you are respectful and courteous you can expect to also be treated that way.
- The captain is expected to relay all appropriate information to the team, including league playing times, playoff game times, weather or other cancellations, rescheduled games, etc. .
- Be sure you and your team understand the rules of each sport in which you are participating, and the general rules covered in the IM Handbook. Copies are available on the website. Requests can be made to the Competitive Sports Coordinator.
- The Intramural Supervisor and Officials must be notified immediately at the time a discrepancy or rule interpretation occurs if you wish to protest a call. The only protests initiated and accepted immediately after a game will be those regarding player eligibility. However, protests involving judgment of the officials will not be accepted. Here are the steps to take when protesting:
- Immediately after incident, request stoppage in play to clarify the problem with officials.
- If the situation is not resolved, ask for the supervisor.
- If still not satisfied, ask to fill out a protest form from the supervisor (make sure officials note the time, score, and circumstances).
- Completely fill out the protest form. This protest will be turned in to the Recreation Center by the supervisor on the first day following the protested game.
- Unsportsmanlike conduct (such as fighting or intentional striking) or verbal abuse (such as harassment or profane language) of an employee, participant, or spectator shall be cause for immediate suspension from the game; the team may forfeit and be ineligible for playoffs. Additional individual and team sanctions are listed above.
- Alcoholic beverages and drugs are not permitted on or around the intramural playing areas. In addition, players and coaches may not chew or smoke tobacco products during any intramural events and other facility restrictions may apply. The supervisors or officials assigned to each game have the authority and responsibility to make decisions based on alcohol or drug use by the participants based on their actions, language and breathe odor. Individuals and/or teams will be asked to leave the intramural playing area in any of these cases. A team may also forfeit their game for unsportsmanlike conduct by their spectators, including drinking and drug/use abuse.
- Jewelry is not allowed in all sports, so be sure to remind your players before every game in order to avoid sport-specific penalties.
- Participation in the Intramural Program is voluntary. The university is not responsible for injuries incurred while participating in Intramural sports. Each participant is advised to carry personal health and accident insurance.
Intramural Sports Participant Limitations Multiple Teams
- An individual may only play for one (1) team in a sport of the same league. An individual may play on one men’s/women’s team and a co-rec team for the same sport.
- Current Varsity Athletes: A person who receives athletic financial aid, is a red-shirt, or participates at the varsity level anytime up to and including one calendar year before the start of the sport in which participation is desired, may not compete in that sport or a related sport at the intramural level. If your name was listed at any time on the roster you are considered a varsity athlete.
- Past Varsity Athletes: Past varsity athletes from a two or four year school may not compete in that sport or a related sport until the expiration of a one calendar year waiting period.
- Professional Athletes: A person who has received professional playing status in a particular sport may not compete in that sport or a related sport until the expiration of a five year waiting period.
- Sport Clubs Member: Intramural teams may only have the following number of Sport Clubs members as part of their roster. This is also the total number allowed on co-rec teams.
- Basketball: 2 Sport Club members
- Outdoor Soccer: 4 Sport Club members
- Indoor Soccer: 2 Sport Club members
- Ultimate Frisbee: 5 Sport Club members
- Volleyball: 3 Sport Clubs members
- Wallyball: 2 Sports Clubs members
- Intercollegiate and Sport Club athletes at any junior college, college or university shall have restricted access for intramural sports participation in that sport or similar activity. Similar sports shall apply to:
- Football as associated with Flag Football
- Baseball/Softball as associated with Softball
- Soccer as associated with Soccer
- Basketball as associated with Basketball
- Ultimate Frisbee as associated with Ultimate Frisbee
- Volleyball as associated with Volleyball
- Wallyball as associated with Wallyball or Volleyball
Intramural Sports Free Agents
- Any person who does not have a team to participate on can sign up as an Intramural Free Agent. Free agents will then be placed on Free Agent teams by the Competitive Sports and Camps Coordinator. Preferential placement on a team or league is not guaranteed.
Intramural Sports Forfeit Fee
- Teams that forfeit will be required to pay a forfeit fee. This fee must be paid before the team is eligible to play in their next game. Teams forfeiting twice will be dropped from the league.
- Procedures to start a new sport club:
- 1. Contact the Competitive Sports and Camps staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2. Meet with the Competitive Sports and Camps Coordinator to determine eligibility
- 3. Conduct a campus-wide organizational meeting to see what other interest there is in the Club.
- 4. Meet with the Coordinator of Student Organizations (Department of Student Life) and discuss the possibility of establishing a Sport Club.
- 5. Complete all paperwork (i.e. develop Club constitution, elect Club officers, etc.) to become a registered Student Organization with the Department of Student Life.
- 6. Attend any mandatory Sport Club meetings
- 7. Returning clubs must submit an Annual Club Registration Form to the Department of Student Life.
- Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible to participate with a photo ID.
- All community leagues are open to both CSU affiliated and non-CSU affiliated persons.
- A captain from each team will be required to attend the mandatory captain’s meeting to receive league rules and regulations, building/facility policies and other information, pay team entry fees, and completely fill out the team roster.
- Campus Recreation Services offers day camps throughout the school year, as well as 10 weeks of summer camp.
- All camps are for children ages Kindergarten completed through 14 years of age, regardless of affiliation to Cleveland State University.
- Non-refundable deposits are required at the time of sign up for each child and each session which will reserve enrollment into that week of camp for which they sign up.
- A member must be a due- paying member for the 4-previous consecutive months or must purchase 4-upcoming consecutive months in full to qualify for the member indicated rate. The membership must be current throughout the weeks enrolled to receive the member rate.
- Full payment and paperwork for a session is due the Wednesday prior to the upcoming week. Payments not received by the deadline will result in removal from that upcoming week.
- Our CSU summer camps are registered with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and follow all ODJFS rules and regulations.
- All laws and rules governing the operation of the camp are available for review upon request.
- Our camper to staff ratio is 8:1 for all age groups for camp.
- All staff members are certified in Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED by the American Red Cross.
- Staff members have a two-way radio and first aid kit accessible at all times.
- All camp staff are required to report suspicions or knowledge or child abuse or child neglect.
- All parents or guardians of a child enrolled in camp are allowed unlimited access to the camp during its hours of operation for the purposes of contacting their children.
- Each week of camp will run from 9am to 4pm. We do offer three additional Programs that could help to accommodate your early drop off or late pick. Fit and Fun is run from 7:30-9am, Stay and Play is run from 4-5:30pm. These programs are not summer camp, but will run adjacently with the camp program.
- Camp Swim Lessons is offered at an additional charge from 3:00pm-4:30pm.
- Your child’s safety is important and is our top priority here at Camp. Therefore, policies that have been established are not subject to change unless the Competitive Sports and Camps Coordinator has made prior arrangements with the parent or guardian of the child. To insure our Camp’s success it is important that campers arrive no later than 9am daily. The daily activities planned cannot begin until we have all staff and campers present. If you know that you will be running late, please call ahead so that we can plan our staffing needs accordingly. Daily check-in/check-out will begin fifteen (15) minutes prior to camp and after camp. A late pick-up fee will be charged to parents who do not pick their child on time. The fees for late pick-up are as follows: 4:16 PM—5:00 PM = $5.00 fee, 5:01 PM—5:30 PM = $10.00, after 5:30pm=$1 per minute. Parents may drop their children off at the designated areas and check their child into camp. To pick their child up, the parent, guardian or authorized person must present valid identification before the child will be released. The authorized person must be on the camper enrollment form; otherwise the camper will not be released to the individual. Children with parents that work on the Cleveland State University Campus may not be released for the child to travel unescorted to the parent or guardians office. This rule is not subject to interpretation or review. If the child is to be picked up prior to the conclusion of a days activities, the parent must report to the program leader or Competitive Sports and Camps Coordinator who will radio the child’s counselor notifying him/her that the child’s parent is here for the child. The Camp Intern or Competitive Sports and Camps Coordinator will bring the child to the parent.
- If a child becomes ill during camp hours, the parent/guardian will be notified to immediately pick up the child. If a child has a communicable disease (i.e. pink eye, chicken pox, infection, etc.) a written statement of release must be given to the Competitive Sports Coordinator or Camp Director from the doctor permitting the child’s return to the program. This is for the safety of all children in the program. If a child has experienced vomiting and/or diarrhea in more than one episode, or a fever of or exceeding 100 degrees prior to the start of the camp day, please do not bring your child to camp. If your child develops a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, or complains of not feeling well, he/she will be isolated from the rest of the children and a call to the parent/guardian will be made to request that the child be removed from the camp within one hour of being notified. If the staff deems emergency medical treatment is necessary, the child will be taken to the hospital or emergency care will be summoned. When your child has been free of fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for a period of 24 hours, he/she may return to the program.
- For camper emergencies, the Competitive Sports and Camps Coordinator or Camp Staff (in the absence of the Competitive Sports and Camps Coordinator) will notify the parent or guardian of the situation. If the parent/guardian is unavailable or cannot be reached, the camp staff will seek emergency medical treatment from qualified medical professionals. In the event emergency medical treatment is necessary, the physician is authorized to provide necessary medical care as needed unless otherwise indicated on the child’s Health History Form. If the parent or guardian still cannot be reached, the camp staff will notify the authorized emergency contact. If the parent or guardian has an emergency and needs to contact their child or camp staff member, the parent/guardian should call the Campus Recreation Services at (216) 802-3200.
- If your child needs to take medication during program hours the following steps must be completed:
- 1. The appropriate sections of the Health History Form must be completed by a parent/guardian prior to the child being given prescribed or over-the-counter medication. Any changes in dispensing instructions or amounts require a new form to be completed.
- 2. Prescription medication must be brought to the staff in the original prescription container. The dosage, times, etc. on the container must match the directions given by the parent/guardian on the medication form. Children and parents are responsible for reminding counselors about taking medicine at certain times on a daily basis and should make arrangements to call in to check on the status at those particular times. Medication that is not in its original prescription container will not be administered and will not be kept on site.
- 3. Non-prescription medications must be labeled with the child’s name and in its original container. It shall be administered according to package and/or parental instructions on the medication form. Children and parents are responsible for reminding counselors about taking medicine at certain times on a daily basis and should make arrangements to call in to check on the status at those particular times.
- 4. Camp staff will not administer any medication that is outdated.
- If the parent/guardian has a concern, suggestion, or complaint, please call, email, or see the Competitive Sports and Camps Coordinator or the Camp Staff. The issue will be addressed as soon as possible.
- The parent/guardian will be responsible for signing a Hold Harmless Agreement for each child that they enroll in camp. This form notifies the parent of the hazards and inherent risks of participating in a summer day camp. The form also notifies parents that the Summer Camp does not provide insurance for the campers. The parent/guardian should contact their insurance agent regarding insurance coverage for their child.
- Campers are encouraged to practice those social skills that will allow them to resolve conflicts and meet their needs without the use of harmful or destructive behaviors. When disciplinary situations occur that requires intervention, an adult provides the child with clear explanations as to why specific behavior is inappropriate. They then help him/her find alternative behavior that fits within the camp guidelines of appropriate behavior. These guidelines revolve around concerns for the safety of all members in camp.
- Behavior Problems - If the camp staff encounter behavior problem with any participant, he/she will first attempt to resolve the problem with the camper, if this fails, the Competitive Sports Coordinator will be consulted, followed by the parents. There is a strict 5-Point Discipline Policy. If a camper gets 5 Written Warnings during the summer, he/she will be dismissed from the program with no refunds. Every parent/guardian is required to read the following information to his/her camper and sign and return the 5-Point Discipline Policy Form to camp.
- 5-Point Policy
- 1st Written Warning (Parent/Guardian will be notified at time of pick-up.)
- 2nd Written Warning (Parent/Guardian will be notified at time of pick-up.)
- 3rd Written Warning (Parent/Guardian will be contacted immediately to inform them of the situation.)
- 4th Written Warning (Parent/Guardian will be contacted to pick up their camper immediately and the child will be suspended from camp for the remainder of the day and one day following.)
- 5th Written Warning (Parent/Guardian will be contacted to pick up their camper immediately and the child will be removed from the camp program and will NOT be eligible to return.
- Immediate Dismissal
- Any child who runs away from the staff will be removed from the program for the remainder of the program. If staff cannot convince the child to return, the police will be called.
- Any child who harms himself or another will be removed (physical and/or verbal abuse).
- Any child who abuses staff will be removed.
- Physical violence is not tolerated in this program. Summer camp staff reserves the right to dismiss a participant whose behavior endangers the safety of themselves or others.
Home School Sport and Swim
- Each month Campus Recreation Services offers a Sport and Swim session for home school children.
- Each session will include swimming followed by a different physical activity.
Aquatics & Safety Certifications
- All courses are taught by appropriately certified instructors.
- Registration ends five days prior to the first class.
- Refunds will not be given after blended learning or actual course has begun.
- An administrative fee will be charged for those not meeting pre-test requirements.
- Enrollment in a certification course does not guarantee certification. Participants must demonstrate proficiency in skills by passing both a written test with 80% or better and a skills test at the end of the session.
- Attendance is mandatory at all classes.
- Make up classes will not be offered for classes missed by participants.
- Participants will be contacted 24 hours in advance if the class is canceled due to lack of enrollment.
- Campus Recreation Services reserves the right to adjust the schedule, class formats, and instructor.
- Participants will check in at the Customer Service Desk prior to each class.
- Parents or guardians are not required to accompany under-aged participants in the building for these courses.
Aquatics & Safety Instructional Courses
- You must register and pay in advance for an entire session.
- Registration for instructional courses will close three days prior to the first class. No late registration will be accepted.
- There will be no make-up classes.
Aquatics & Safety Private Swim Lessons & Coaching
- Please contact Aquatics Coordinator to schedule private swim lessons and private coaching.
- Failure to show for any appointment, without 24-hour cancellation notice, will result in forfeit of the entire payment. All appointments must be paid at time of scheduling.
- The Busbey Natatorium [and Recreation Center] may not be used for private or commercial purposes. Examples of prohibited activity include, but are not limited to: organized athletic team or individual practices, personal training, private instruction, sales, solicitation, etc.
- Please contact instructor if you are going to be late for a session.
- Please limit workout to 30 minutes per machine when patrons are waiting to use equipment.
- During times of heavy usage it will be necessary to share lanes. Please follow these procedures for sharing lanes:
- It is best to share lanes with swimmers of similar swimming speed.
- Notify the person presently in the lane that you will be sharing the lane with them.
- When only two swimmers are using the lane, each swimmer may take one side of the lane.
- When three swimmers or more need to use the lane, circle swimming will be required.
- When circle swimming in a lane, you are to stay to the right side of the lane in each direction. Maintain an appropriate distance between swimmers.
- If you need to stop, move to the corner closest to the lane line so the following swimmers can continue their laps.
- Please use suit spinners. Do not leave soaking wet items in lockers.
- Do not leave food in lockers.
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