Recreation Center

Policies & Procedures

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General Policies and Procedures

  • All Cleveland State University policies apply to those using the Recreation Center. 
  • All patrons entering the facility must either have an active membership or pay the daily guest rate.
  • All patrons entering the facility must show a membership card or photo ID.
  • All patrons of the Recreation Center are required to enter the facility through the main gate off the entrance lobby (Chester Ave. and E. 24th).
  • In accordance with Cleveland Municipal Code Ordinance No. 1446-13, Campus Recreation Services allows transgender citizens to use which ever restroom and locker room that aligns with their gender identity.
  • Campus Recreation Services staff may require any member or guest to present proof of identification or guest pass purchase at any time. Individuals caught improperly entering the facility or providing false identification are subject to suspension of Recreation Center privileges and will have their identification card confiscated. A meeting with a Campus Recreation Services staff member are 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. 
  • All tours must be escorted by a Campus Recreation Services staff member.
  • Appropriate and non-damaging athletic attire must be worn at all times in all activity areas.
    • Close toed athletic shoes must be worn in exercise/workout areas.
    • For safety reasons, loose or dangly jewelry should not be worn.
    • Shorts cannot expose the gluteal fold.
    • All clothing must meet Ohio public decency standards per Ohio Revised Code 2907.09.
    • CRS staff has the right to make clothing decisions based on safety.
  • Water in a closed container is permitted throughout the facility. Sports drinks, food, and supplements are permitted in the first floor common areas but not activity spaces or anywhere on second and third levels.
  • Glass is prohibited in the Recreation Center.
  • Signs, fliers, or posters may not be displayed or distributed without permission from Campus Recreation Services staff.
  • Photography or video recording is prohibited without permission from Campus Recreation Services staff.
  • There is no solicitation allowed in or around the Recreation Center without permission from Campus Recreation Services Professional Staff.
  • No fighting is allowed in the Recreation Center. Participation in fighting will result in immediate removal from the facility. Patrons removed from the facility must schedule and attend a meeting with the CSU corrective action team to determine consequences prior to accessing the facility.
  • No pets are allowed in the facility. Only service animals are permitted in the facility.  Please see Cleveland State University policies on service animals.
  • 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.
  • 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, tobacco products, and vaping are not permitted anywhere on campus including the Recreation Center including outdoor spaces.
  • 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.
Minors in the Facility
  • Anyone under the age of 13 must have a signed waiver and be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Anyone age 13-17 years must have a signed waiver and valid state ID to use the facility independently.  Anyone 13-17 years with a waiver, but no state ID, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.