Building Policies

Building Policies

  1. In an effort to prevent unnecessary wear and tear on equipment, public decency and transmission of viruses and infections, appropriate athletic attire attire for the space and activity performed is required, and is at the discretion of the Campus Recreation staff.  
  2. Genearally, attire should be clean and cover the chest, privates and buttocks through all ranges of motion. Bottoms must be free of belts, studs, rivets and zippers as these may damage the equipment. Swimwear is only allowed in the pool and locker rooms. Participants not wearing clothing properly or offensive in nature will be asked to adjust their attire or asked to leave the facility. 
  3. Clean athletic shoes with non-marking soles are required in all activity areas, except the locker room and pool area, or with prior approval from Campus Recreation Staff (ex. Yoga classes). Open toed shoes, boots, molded or metallic cleats and shoes with metal buckles are prohibited. 
  4. We recommend that jewelry, which may cause injury or damage equipment, be removed. Participants will be asked to remove jewelry that presents a danger to oneself or others.
  1. Dunking, slapping the backboards and hanging on rims or nets is strictly prohibited because of the risk of injury and potential damage to the equipment. Violations of this policy will result in ejection from the facility. Repeated violations may result in suspension from the facility.
  2. The courts may be used for designated activities only as indicated by the recreation schedule.
  3. Spitting on floors, walls, drinking fountains or support beams is not allowed.
  4. All open challenge play shall be handled in a manner fair to all wishing to participate. While others are waiting the same two teams or groups may participate for a period of time not to exceed one hour.
  5. Setting and removal of equipment is only handled by the facility staff. Ask for assistance if the court equipment needs to be adjusted.
  1. Running direction is patterned to help reduce leg stress associated with running tight turns. Users help promote safe running conditions by cooperating and running the posted direction for that day. The daily direction is indicated on the sign located at the top of the stairs.
  2. Walkers should walk in the outside lane. Joggers and runners should run in the inside lane. The middle lane is for changing speeds or conducting a fast pace walk.
  3. Stretching areas are located adjacent to the track.
  4. Do not spit on floors, walls or in the water fountains.
  5. Eleven laps equal approximately one mile.
  6. Baby strollers are not permitted.
  1. Users not familiar with the operation of the exercise machines should seek assistance from staff.
  2. The machines and weights should be used with care. Dropping plates, dumbbells and weight stacks can cause injury, equipment damage and facility damage.
  3. Users should be courteous to others by limiting the length of their workout at a single station and by observing posted time limits when others are waiting.
  4. Users should only use the machine pin designed for the machine they plan to use. The use of an incorrect pin, and/or the improper insertion of the pin may cause personal injury and/or damage to the machine. Machine pins should remain at the station to which they belong.
  5. If weights, pulleys or other parts become jammed, users should not attempt to free them without staff assistance. Report the problem to the front desk staff.
  6. Users should always inspect the equipment for loose, frayed or worn parts before using. If in doubt, do not use the equipment and report the problem to a staff member.
  7. To reduce the chance of injury users should keep head and limbs clear of weights and moving parts at all times.
  8. All equipment is to be returned to appropriate storage locations after use (i.e., weights must be re-racked on weight trees).
  9. Weights are not to be propped against the walls, pillars or mirrors due to the risk of damage or injury.
  10. Spotters are highly recommended at all stations in the free-weight area.
  11. Participants shall use extreme caution in moving equipment and weights to avoid potential injury to themselves or others.
  12. Utilization of collars in free weight lifting is recommended, however weights shall not be hoarded at weight lifting station.
  13. There is a 30 minute limit per individual for using cardiovascular equipment when others are waiting. Please see the front desk attendant if you need assistance.
  14. At no time is a person under the age of 14 permitted in the weight areas. Children under the age of 14 are not allowed in the cardio areas. Food is not allowed. Water bottles may be used if they are made of a non-breakable material and contain only water.
  15. Do not stack any additional plates on the selectorized machines.
  16. Please clean all machines and benches after using
  17. Please exercise at your own risk.
  1. Scheduled group fitness classes have priority usage of this area.
  2. The room is available for individual workouts during free periods.
  3. Clothing and bags are to be stored in the locker rooms or storage units.
  1. Safety goggles are highly recommended. Safety goggles, racquets and racquetballs are available for checkout at the reception desk.
  2. Racquetball racquets that have bumper guards and wrist ropes/straps are recommended.
  3. Courts may be reserved in advance at the reception desk or by calling 270.809.6000.
  4. All court reservations not claimed by 10 minutes after the hour are forfeited and may be claimed by any eligible user.
  5. If you have reserved a court and someone else is using it and will not relinquish it to you, or if someone is abusing the sign-up procedure in any other way contact an employee. He or she will assist you in addressing the situation.
  6. Reservations for racquetball or wallyball may be made the day of. Players are not permitted to reserve a racquetball court for back-to-back hours.
  1. The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is a smoke-free environment. All types of tobacco use is not permitted.
  2. Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the center.
  3. Food and drink may not be brought into the activity areas, except during designated functions water bottles may be used if they are made of a non-breakable material and contain only water.
  4. Please help keep the facility neat and appealing to all users by properly disposing of litter!
  5. Use of the facility while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is prohibited.
  1. Contact the staff at the reception desk to check for lost clothing and equipment.
  2. Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to charity.
  3. Murray State I.D. cards that are lost in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center can be located at the reception desk.
  4. The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center and Murray State are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  1. Individuals who damage the facilities or equipment will be responsible for the full repair or replacement cost.
  2. Individuals who abuse or damage the facilities, or fail to follow established procedures, may forfeit their right to use the facility.
  3. The preceding guidelines are established with the safety and enjoyment of all participants in mind. Decisions rendered by professional staff on any infraction may be appealed to the Campus Recreation Advisory Committee.

Members will be required to have their membership card in order to gain entrance. The membership card must be active.

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