Facility, Program, and Service

General Policies and Procedures

  • All Cleveland State University policies apply to those using the Recreation Center.  
  • University Recreation and Wellbeing (URW) Staff reserve the right to enforce policies in order to ensure the safety of all patrons.  
  • URW 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-served basis. 
  • All patrons entering the facility must show an active membership card or adhere to Guest Pass Policies (see below.)  
  • All CSU Viking Cards and CSU Rec Membership Cards are non-transferable, and only permitted to be used by the individual that they are issued to.  
  • URW 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 the Disciplinary Policy.  
  • All tours must be escorted by a URW staff member. 
  • Appropriate and non-damaging athletic attire must be worn at all times in all activity areas. 
  • Closed-toed athletic shoes must be worn in exercise/workout areas. Boots, sandals, flip-flops, heels, tap shoes, etc. are prohibited.  
  • For safety reasons, loose or dangly jewelry and clothing should not be worn. 
  • All clothing must meet Ohio public decency standards per Ohio Revised Code 2907.09. 
  • Food is permitted in the first-floor common areas but not in activity spaces or anywhere on second and third levels. 
  • Glass is prohibited in the Recreation Center and Busbey Natatorium.  
  • Equipment should be used for its intended purpose and should remain in its established location. URW staff reserves the right to stop behaviors deemed unsafe. 
  • There is no solicitation allowed in or around the Recreation Center, which includes the display of any signs, fliers, or posters. All requests of this nature must be pre-approved by the Assistant Director of Marketing and Advertising.  
  • Photography or video recording is prohibited without permission from the Assistant Director of Marketing and Advertising.  
  • Profanity, arguing, and fighting are prohibited in the Recreation Center. Participation in a fight will result in immediate removal from the facility. Those removed from the facility will be denied access until they attend a meeting with the Assistant Director of Facility Operations.  
  • Pets are prohibited in the facility. Please see Cleveland State University’s policies on service animals. 
  • The use of skateboards, rollerblades, roller skates, scooters, and bicycles is prohibited in the Recreation Center. Skateboards, scooters, and rollerblades/skates may be stored in lockers, but bicycles may not enter the facility and must be locked outside.    
  • The Recreation Center may not be used for private or commercial purposes unless such activity has been approved by URW. Prohibited activities include but are not limited to: organized athletic team or individual practices, personal training, private instruction, sales, and solicitation. 
  • No full-contact training outside of an instructional clinic or sports club practice. Examples include but are not limited to: sparring, grappling, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. 
  • Television stations will only be changed for a major broadcast or any Cleveland sports contest at the discretion of URW Staff.  
  • The use of speakers or any form of amplified sound is prohibited. All personal music must be contained in headphones.  
  • URW is not responsible for lost or stolen items. All bags must be stored in a locker at all times. URW staff is not responsible for any property left unattended. Lost items that have been held for 14 days will be donated to charity. 
  • Weapons of any kind are prohibited in the facility. 
  • Inappropriate sexual behavior, sexual language, and/or sexual misconduct are prohibited. 
  • Alcohol, drugs, tobacco products, and vaping are prohibited anywhere on campus, including the Recreation Center. 
  • For policies on political programs and activities on campus, please reference Facilities Use Policies. 

Guest Pass Policy (Effective April 4, 2022)

  • Members may sponsor up to 3 guests per day –guests must enter and exit the facility with the sponsoring member. 
  • Both the sponsoring member and their guest(s) will be required to sign a service agreement stating:
    • Member assumes responsibility for all guest actions. 
    • Guest(s) must enter and exit the facility with their sponsoring member. 
    • Guest(s) may not check out equipment. 
    • The daily guest pass is non-transferable, non-refundable, and cannot serve as credit for membership. 
  • Potential guests may not enter the facility to locate a sponsor. 
  • Members may not sign in any patron soliciting access at or near the Customer Service Desk and/or Pro Shop. 
  • University departments wishing to sponsor a guest must contact the Assistant Director –Facility Operations for approval. 
  • Additionally, URW understands there are times a guest should be able to self-sponsor, including in the following circumstances:
    • Any patron that has been a past affiliate (off-semester student, alumni, etc.) 
    • Current CSU Faculty/Staff(must provide a valid Viking Card) 
    • Previous CSU Rec Center members 
    • 5 Punch Pass 
       

Minors in the Facility

  • All guests are required to pay the guest pass fee, regardless of age, and are subject to all guest pass policies.  
  • The following age restrictions are in place within the Recreation Center:
    • Under 13: Must have a signed waiver by a parent or guardian and be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.  
    • 13-17 (w/Photo ID): Must have a signed waiver by a parent or guardian and carry photo identification to use facility independently. 
    • 13-17 (w/o Photo ID): Must have a signed waiver by a parent or guardian and be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.