Recreation Center

Facility Policies

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Table of Contents 

 
Basketball Policies
  • 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 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.

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Charging Station
  • The charging station(s) are to be used for laptops, cell phones and tablets only. Other rechargeable devices and equipment are not to be plugged into charging stations.
  • Devices should not be left unattended while plugged into charging station(s); unattended devices will be removed from the charging station and taken to Lost and Found.
  • Campus Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items or devices.
  • Charging station(s) should not be pushed, pulled, turned, sat on, leaned upon or otherwise moved from their locations to avoid injury or damage to charging station. Failure to adhere to this policy could result in disciplinary and/or legal action.
  • Any damage inflicted upon equipment determined to be the fault of patron or employee misuse will result in legal and disciplinary action.

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Day Guest Pass
  • Day Guest passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 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.

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Disciplinary Policy
  • 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 with a scheduled appointment during standard business hours between 9am & 5pm.
  • Memberships will not be extended for disciplinary actions taken by Campus Recreation Services staff.

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Equipment Issue
  • 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.
  • Members or guests that do not return the swim card will be charged $20 for a replacement swim card.

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Facility Etiquette
  • During busy times, please limit yourself to 30 minutes per piece of equipment to allow for use by others.
  • Do not linger on equipment when finished. Other users may be waiting for that machine.
  • It may be necessary for patrons using the track or the pool to share lanes.
    • Alert other users that you are passing when possible.
    • Swimmers please circle swim.
  • Please use suit spinners. Do not leave soaking wet items in lockers.
  • Do not leave food in lockers.
  • Before using a day use locker, check to see that it is empty.
  • Headphones must be worn when using portable electronic devices.
  • If you must talk on your phone in the recreation center, please do so in a general seating area, not on equipment, in programs, or at the customer service or membership desk.
  • No profanity is allowed in the Recreation Center.
  • Any behavior disrupting others in a program or group fitness class is prohibited.

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Facility Rentals
  • 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.
  • Facility rental requests will be approved or denied via email by the Assistant Director of Scheduling & Operations 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 Assistant Director of Scheduling & Operations 7 business days prior to the event. 

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Five-Punch Pass
  • 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’ 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.

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Functional Fitness Area
  • The functional fitness space is reserved for group fitness classes and small group training during posted times. Informal recreation users are permitted to use equipment when classes are not in session.
  • Functional fitness equipment should remain in the designated area.
  • The wall balls should remain in their designated area only.
  • Atlas stones are not to be slammed.
  • For safety considerations for those on the first floor, the inside lane on the turf is reserved for weight sleds only.
  • Overhead movements are only permitted in the outside lane of the turf.
  • Barbell use is prohibited in the functional fitness area.
  • Agility work is permitted on the turfed lanes, but sprinting is reserved for the third floor track.
  • Campus Recreation Services staff reserves the right to stop behaviors deemed unsafe.
  • Failure to comply with area policies could result in disciplinary action, including removal from the facility. 

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Green Roof
  • 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.

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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 174
    • 15 participants in Studio 175
    • 18 participants in Studio 112
    • 10 participants in Performance Studio 158
  • 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 must be 16 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 Campus Recreation Services professional staff.
  • Kettlebells are only allowed in Studio 158 and the Functional Fitness area.
  • Group Fitness Studios will be locked upon completion of a class. Informal recreation in studios 227,229, and 175 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.

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Gymnasium
  • 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).  TImes may change based on assessment by Campus Recreation Services professional staff.
  • 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.

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Indoor Track
  • 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.
  • The only free weight equipment approved for use on the track is dumbbells.
  • Rollerblading is not permitted on the track.
  • Please clean the stretching area equipment when finished.
  • The track direction changes daily.

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iPads
  • There are 14 wall-mounted iPads throughout the facility that are for use as room schedule information display only.
  • iPads are to remain in presentation mode (Kiosk Pro) at all times and are not to used for personal, business, or any other purposes by patrons or CRS employees without permission from Assistant Director of Marketing & Technology.
  • Patrons are not to remove or attempt to remove iPads or their wall mountings. Failure to adhere to this policy could result in disciplinary and/or legal action.
  • Any damage inflicted upon equipment determined to be the fault of patron or employee misuse will result in legal and disciplinary action.

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Lockers & Locker Room
  • In accordance with Cleveland Municipal Code Ordinance No. 1446-13, Campus Recreation Services allows transgender citizens to use whichever restroom and locker room that aligns with their gender identity.
  • 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.
  • All Main Classroom Locker rentals must be done in the Pro Shop at Cleveland State University’s Campus Recreation Services. 
  • Digital lockers 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 Customer Services 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.
  • 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 staff has the right to enter any locker room or restroom in emergency situations.
  • Campus Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please use locks for all personal belongings.
  • Use of the inclusive changing room should be limited to 10-15 minutes at a time.
  • Recreation Center locker rooms close when the building closes, members should plan their workouts accordingly.
  • 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 inclusive changing foyer are reserved for Campus Recreation Services staff members only.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lockers will not be held for off-semester students.
  • Locker rentals are non-refundable and non-transferable. All sales final at purchase.

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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.

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Membership
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Parking
  • All parking passes must be purchased through CSU Parking Services.
  • All Recreation Center parking passes must be hung in the rearview mirror of the car.
  • Recreation Center parking passes are valid for 3 hours of member parking per visit.
  • Parking pass may be purchased by active, dues-paying members of the Rec Center.
    • A parking pass can not be purchased for longer than the length of membership. In addition, passes cannot be purchased for longer than a 12-month period.
    • Only one active parking pass may be issued per member. Multiple cars may be placed on one parking pass.
  • 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
  • Metered parking is available in the RG Garage, Payne Avenue, on Chester Avenue, and East 24th Street.
  • If the gate does not rise upon entry or exit after scanning your active parking permit, please press the “Help” button to be connected to a Parking Services representative. At no time should the gates be manually altered while trying to enter or exit the garage.
  • The RG garage opens approximately 15 minutes prior to the Recreation Center.
  • 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.
  • For full details or to purchase parking please see CSU Parking Services.

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Pool Policies
  • 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 15 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.
  • 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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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.

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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.

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Racquetball/Squash Courts
  • 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.

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Science, Technology, Engingeering & Mathematics (STEM)

Dual Admissions Policy

  • Cleveland State University is proud to partner with Cuyahoga Community College to provide students an opportunity to seamlessly continue their education from an associates to a bachelor’s degree.
  • Dual Admissions students enrolled in classes at Cleveland State University will be granted facility access with a valid Viking Card provided they are paying the general assessment fee in their tuition.
  • Dual Admissions students that are not enrolled in classes at Cleveland State University, rather are taking them at Cuyahoga Community College, will be responsible for paying out of pocket for a guest pass or membership, provided none of their fees are going towards the general assessment fee at Cleveland State University.
  • Subject to verification by Campus Recreation Services.
  • 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

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Service Animals
  • The following is a non-exhaustive list of work or task service animals may perform to assist individuals with disabilities.
    • Guiding individuals with impaired sight.
    • Alerting individuals with impaired hearing.
    • Pulling a wheelchair for an individual with a physical or mobility impairment
    • Alerting individuals with mental illness to take prescribted medications.
    • Alerting others or standing guard over individuals during a seizure.
    • Calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack.

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Swim Card Policy
  • 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.

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Towels
  • Free for all members renting a locker from the Recreation Center.
  • 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.
  • All towels must be checked out and returned to the Customer Service Desk under your name using a numbering system. Equipment Issue is located at the Customer Service Desk at the front of the facility. There is no need to wait in line to return your towel.  Simply inform the Customer Service staff of your name and drop your towel into the hamper at the end of your workout.
  • Failure to return your towel to Equipment Issue will result in a $10 charge.
  • For those that utilize the daily towel rental, the fee is $2 and has the same check-out/check-in procedures.

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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 Parking 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.

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Weight & Fitness Areas
  • The use of banisters for stretching bands is strictly prohibited. Please use the provided anchors located in the stretching area.
  • Hands and feet must be covered when using 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 follow guidelines listed in facility policy & procedure section of this document.
  • Spotting is highly recommended.
  • No outside equipment (chains, kettlebells, bands, etc.) is permitted in the Recreation Center.  Exceptions:
    • Belts
    • Straps
    • Jump ropes
    • Wraps
  • 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.

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