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Recreational Sports Policies
Rec Center Policies
1. Patrons are responsible for complying with all policies stated hereafter.
2. Patrons are only allowed in the facility during normal operating hours.
3. All patrons must swipe their University of North Georgia I.D. card at the gate upon entering the facility. Only valid patrons with proper ID Cards are allowed in the Rec Center. NO EXCEPTIONS.
4. Individuals under the age of 15 are not permitted to enter the Re Center. Individuals under 18 years of age must be directly supervised by their parent/guardian.
5. Rec Center Staff shall monitor overall facility conduct and use of equipment including the sound system, televisions, and thermostat.
6. All bags and personal items must be kept in the designated areas and may not be carried around the facility. Neither the Department of Recreational Sports nor the staff are responsible for lost or stolen items. Patrons should report missing items to the respective facility supervisor as soon as the items are noticed missing.
7. Lockers are available to rent per semester. Day-use lockers are also available for use, but contents and locks must be removed on a daily basis. Locks will be cut and lockers will be cleared at the end of each day.
8. No food or drinks are permitted in the Rec Center. The only exception is water or sports drinks in a sealed container or bottle. Water fountains and drink machines are available in the facility.
9. Guest Passes are available to those with a member assuming responsibility of the guest. Spectator Passes can be requested through the website.
10. Bikes/skateboards/roller-skates/roller blades are prohibited from the building.
11. Animals are not permitted in the facility, except for trained service animals.
12. No one may take pictures or shoot video inside the Rec Center weight areas, gymnasium, or locker rooms without permission from management staff.
13. Personal Training in the Rec Center can only occur through trainers certified by the Department of Recreational Sports and academic classes. Any other personal training, whether for pay or not, is strictly prohibited due to safety concerns and to ensure that no state facilities are used to advance a private enterprise.
14. If damages occur to the Rec Center equipment or facilities, the student/member will be responsible for the cost of the repair.
15. Patrons must follow all Rec Center policies and demonstrate courtesy towards others in the facility at all times. Respect for equipment, facilities, and staff must be demonstrated at all times. The Rec Center is a place for exercise, fun and relaxation. Abusive, vulgar or degrading language will not be tolerated.
16. The Rec Center is a place for everyone to feel welcome. Please let us know of any questions, comments or concerns that you may have.
Fitness Area Policies
1. Proper athletic workout attire is required (In accordance with University of North Georgia's Policy on Student Attire):
· Street clothes are not to be worn on weight and cardio equipment. This includes: jeans, cargo shorts/pants, corduroy shorts/pants, belts, and apparel with rivets or other decorations that may cause increased wear and tear to equipment.
· Shoes must have a rubber sole and must be athletic in nature. Sandals, open-toe or open-back shoes, hard-soled shoes, slip-on shoes, Sperrys, and boots are prohibited.
· Tops that expose midriffs, bare back, or nipples are unacceptable, including mesh tops and cut-offs.
· Shorts made of spandex or a spandex-like material must be of mid-thigh length or longer.
· Clothing must cover the buttocks and groin area at all times. Skirts are not allowed.
· Clothing with obscene or offensive language, gestures, or slogans are unacceptable.
· Singlets and/or full body, one piece suits, made of spandex, spandex-like material, or tight cotton cannot be worn alone; a t-shirt and/or shorts must be worn in addition to the singlet and/or full body suit.
· Appropriate support and undergarments are required and should not be visible to others.
· Anything that compromises the safety and the professionalism of the Rec Center are prohibited.
· The appropriateness of attire is at the discretion of the Rec Center staff.
· Apparel changes should be restricted to locker room facilities.
2. It is recommended that all patrons bring a clean towel to wipe down benches, upholstery, machines, and cardiovascular equipment after each use. Gym Wipes are provided for patrons to wipe down equipment after use.
3. There is a 30 minute limit on cardio equipment if people are waiting.
4. Bars, weights, and dumbbells must be returned to the proper plate holders or rack after each use.
5. Slamming or dropping dumbbells or weight stacks is strictly prohibited. Always maintain control while exercising.
6. Olympic Lifts are not allowed in the Rec Center. This includes but is not limited to cleans and snatches.
7. No equipment shall leave the facility unless prior approval has been obtained by the Recreational Sports Office.
8. SPOTTERS must be utilized when necessary on all free weight equipment. Facility staff is able to spot when needed.
9. WEIGHT CLIPS must be used on all bars that could potentially become unstable, at all times.
10. Immediately report any injury or equipment irregularity to the staff member(s) on duty.
11. Rec Center staff is available to assist patrons with the operation of equipment that is unfamiliar in order to prevent injury from improper usage. For a more in depth training, fitness assessments, exercise prescriptions, and personal training, please see the Fitness Coordinator.
Gymnasium Area Policies
1. No dunking and hanging on the goals is allowed during open recreational play.
2. Players must wear tennis shoes with non-marking soles on the courts, no Vibram Five-Finger. Shirts must be worn at all times.
3. Courts are available for use on a first come first serve basis. Scheduled events will be posted, so patrons will be aware of times when usage will be limited.
4. Hitting, kicking and bouncing of soccer balls, basketballs or other items against the walls is prohibited.
Posting Restrictions and Guidelines
Nothing may be posted in the Rec Center on any surface that is not an approved posting area, including, trash cans, walls, railings, bathroom stalls, benches, staircases, windows, doors, newspaper boxes, bulletin boards, etc.
The Rec Center Staff Associate will post all signs to the designated posting areas.
- Bulletin Board Postings:
- Subject to approval by Rec Center Staff
- Must be no larger than 11in x 17in (may be asked for smaller size if space is limited
- Gym Railing Postings:
- Subject to approval by Rec Center Staff
- Must be no larger than 3ft vertically & 6ft horizontally
- Must have clear, neat writing
- Recommended to plan sign with Rec Center Staff Associate before construction
- Must be for an event
- Bulletin Board Postings:
Commercial advertising is not permitted in the Rec Center without special approval.
Posters must advertise an event sponsored by a Registered Student Organization, UNG Department, or U.S. Government Organization.
The name of the sponsoring organization or department MUST appear on each poster. “Teaser” advertisements may be used, but the sponsoring organization must be identified on the fliers. Teasers are defined as ads which give little information except an eye-catching slogan or logo, which will be replaced later by a more informational ad.
If the flyer is printed in a language other than English, English subtitles must be listed to identify the name of the organization, the subject of the flyer, and the time and place of the event.
Advertisements may not promote alcohol in any form on campus. If an event occurs off campus, no references may be made to alcohol in any form, including drink prices or drink specials.
Bulletin boards are overseen by the Rec Sports Staff Associate. Boards that are specified for use by certain programs or departments are not available for general posting.
Flyers will be posted for up to 14 days on bulletin boards, and will be removed the day after the advertised event. Only one flier per organization is permitted on the bulletin board. Posters advertising past events may be removed to make room for current posters.
Events occurring at off campus, private establishments must feature the name of the sponsoring student organization in a significantly larger font size than the name or logo of the venue.
Each item will have a date stamped on it, representing approval for it to be posted as well as an indication of when it will be removed from the board.