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UREC Policies


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A. Participation Agreement
     i. All programs and activities offered in the CHP and other recreation
        facilities are on a voluntary participation basis and carry various
        degrees of risk or injury.  Participants assume sole responsibility
        to be knowledgeable of his/her own physical condition when
        participating in any acitivity.
B. All users must present an activated current Angelo State ID or
    membership card or register their hand in the biometric scanning
    system to gain entrance into the CHP.
C. Students
     i. Total Facility/Programming Access
     ii. Guest Policy
          1. One free guest per day
          2. Up to three paid guests per day for $5.00 each
          3. Total of four guests per day (one free, three paid)
          4. Sponsor must arrive and be present with guests in the activity area at all times.
          5. Day Program Pass for guests may be purchased for $15.00
              per guest per day
               a. Eligible programs include Fitness (Ram-X) Classes and
                  Climbing Gym
     iii. Entry to Facility
          1. Biometric Hand Scan
          2. Swipe ID Card
D. Up and Coming Scholars and Mother and Daughter Academy
     i. Total Facility Access
     ii. UREC Programming not open to these members which includes
         intramural sports, fitness classes and outdoor adventures (kayak
         check-out, trips and workshops.)
     iii. Guest Policy
          1. One free guest per day
          2. Up to three paid guests per day for $5.00 each
          3. Total of four guests per day (one free, three paid)
          4. Sponsor must arrive and be present with guests in the          activity area at all times.

  iv. Entry to Facility

          1. Biometric Hand Scan - Free
          2. Swipe ID Card - Cards may be purchased at the ASU One
              Card Office
E. Faculty/Staff
     i. $48 UREC Pass per fiscal year
          1. Total Facility/Programming Access
     ii. Guest Policy
          1. Up to four paid guests per day for $5.00 each
          2. Sponsor must arrive and be present with guests in the
              activity area at all times.             
          3. Day Program Pass for guests may be purchased for $15.00
              per guest per day
               a. Eligible programs include Fitness (Ram-X) Classes and
                  Climbing Gym
     iii. Entry to Facility
          1. Biometric Hand Scan
          2. Swipe ID Card
F. Faculty/Staff Member’s Spouse, Significant Others, Children Living at Same Residence under the age of 19
     i. Faculty Staff Host must purchase UREC Pass
     ii. $120 UREC Pass per fiscal year for total facility access, if age
         permits, or
     iii. Purchase a guest pass for $5.00 each day
          1. UREC Pass Member (Faculty/Staff sponsor) must be present
          2. Must submit a photo ID at Welcome Desk
     iv. Option of $75 Program Pass per fiscal year
          1. Programs include activities with intense supervision or that are
              instructor led
               a. Fitness (Ram-X) Classes
               b. Outdoor Adventures, including Climbing Gym and kayak
                   check-out
     v. Guest Policy
          1. Up to four paid guests per UREC Pass Holder for $5.00 each
          2. Sponsor must arrive and be present with guests in the activity area at all times.
          3. Day Program Pass for guests may be purchased for $15.00
              per guest per day
               a. Sponsor must purchase $75 yearly Program Pass or the
                   $15.00 Day Program Pass in order to purchase a Day
                   Program Pass for guests
               b. Eligible programs include Fitness (Ram-X) Classes and
                   Climbing Gym
     vi. Entry to Facility
          1. Biometric Hand Scan - Free
          2. Swipe ID Card - Cards may be purchased at the ASU One
              Card Office
G. Other Foundation Group Members (Alumni Association, Athletic Foundation, Friends of Art and Music Education, Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection, President’s Circle)
     i. $120 UREC Pass per calendar year
     ii. Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable
     iii. Membership is a privilege which may be modified or revoked
     iv. Facility Access Only
          1. Gym, Locker Rooms, Pool Racquetball Courts, Indoor Track
              and Weight Room
     v. Option of $100 Program Pass per calendar year
          1. Programs include activities with intense supervision or that are
              instructor led
               a. Fitness (Ram-X) Classes
               b. Outdoor Adventures, including Climbing Gym and kayak
                   check-out
     vi. Guest Policy
          1. Up to four paid guests per UREC Pass Holder for $5.00 each
          2. Sponsor must arrive and be present with guests in the activity area at all times.
          3. Day Program Pass for guests may be purchased for $15.00
              per guest per day
               a. Sponsor must purchase $100 yearly Program Pass or the
                   $15.00 Day Program Pass in order to purchase a Day
                   Program Pass for guests
               b. Eligible programs include Fitness (Ram-X) Classes and
                   Climbing Gym
     vii. Entry to Facility
          1. Biometric Hand Scan - Free
          2. Swipe ID Card - Cards may be purchased at the ASU One
              Card Office
H. Age of UREC Pass Member or Guests
     i. 16 or older for unaccompanied facility access
     ii. 15 and under must be directly supervised by a member of at least
         18 years of age
     iii. 13 years old or older to be in the climbing gym
     iv. 12 years old or older to use weight room or track
     v. Parent/Guardian of at least 18 years of age must supervise
         children 6 years of age and younger in pool and locker rooms
I. Guest Process
     i. Purchase Guest Pass from UREC Office Monday-Friday from 8:00
         a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
          1. No need for guest to be present at time of purchase
     ii. Sponsor Must Present Guest Pass to Welcome Desk
          1. The sponsor must escort his/her guest(s) into the facility and
              be present with guest(s) through the duration of their stay
          2. Guest should present a state issued ID at the Welcome Desk
     iii. Guest Will Receive a Wristband Indicating No Programs
     iv. Upon Exit
          1. Report to Welcome Desk
          2. Wristband is cut off by UREC Staff
               a. If wristband is removed by guest,  the sponsor will have their guest privileges revoked.
     v. The sponsor is responsible for the conduct and actions of his/her
         guest(s) while utilizing recreation facilities.  This includes lost,
         stolen or damaged equipment, as well as any facility damage.
J. Visitor Process
     i. Individuals visiting facility
          1. Meetings
          2. Visiting Faculty/Staff
          3. Watch Programs
     ii. Check-in at Welcome Desk
     iii. Wristband not required


   Equipment Check-out Process

  1. Permitted by students, UREC Pass Members, or other group members only
  2. Equipment is day use only
  3. All equipment must be returned in the same condition it was checked out.  Failure to do so may result in a charge that will be placed on your student account to reimburse the department for the damaged equipment.
  4. Guests not permitted to check-out equipment
  5. Specialized equipment (e.g. Outdoor Adventures Climbing Gym) can only be checked-out if approved through Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventures


   Day Use Lockers

  1. Lockers may only be used on a daily basis.
  2. Please store all items in a locker. Unattended items will be collected and considered lost if they are not stored in a locker.
  3. If items are left in the day use lockers at the conclusion of operational hours, items will be removed and placed at the Welcome Desk.


   Entry/Exit

  1. The Student Recreation Center is a controlled access facility. Please use the glass doors at the Northwest corner of the building.
  2. Other exits are for emergency use only and are monitored with alarms.

   Weight Room Policies

  1. To avoid damaging the upholstery on machines, participants may not wear jeans/denim or cargo pants with rivets or zippers.
  2. Closed toed shoes, athletic shorts, and athletic top covering the torso are required.
  3. Bags and backpacks must be placed in the day use lockers.
  4. Use equipment as designed and re-rack weights when finished.
  5. Be courteous and respectful towards all participants and staff.
  6. Do not drop weight plates, dumbbells, or barbells at any time with the exception of bumper plates in designated areas. If you cannot control the weight, enlist the help of a spotter.
  7. Please do not rest weights on benches.
  8. Spotters are strongly recommended when lifting all free weights.
  9. Please limit cardiovascular workouts to 30 minutes when others are waiting.
  10. Towels are required for weight room use. The towel must be visible and with you at all times.
  11. No glass containers allowed in the weight room area.
  12. Must be at least 12 years of age to enter the weight room area. 

   Ram X Class Policies

  1. At least one participant must be present within the first 5 minutes of class starting in order to continue the workout.
  2. Latecomers may join the class only if they arrive within the first 10 minutes of the classes starting time.
  3. Some classes will have only a limited number of spots available for participation. Therefore, these spots will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

   Indoor Track

  1. One mile = approximately 11 laps.
  2. The jogging track is for runners, walkers, and wheelchairs.
  3. All walkers should position themselves to the outside track; runners to the inside.
  4. Signs indicate the daily directional flow of traffic.
  5. No spitting on the track or into the water fountains.

   Climbing Gym Policies

  1. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver and be present with children under the age of 18.
  2. Climbing Pass
    1. Fees
      1. Climb Day Pass for $15 per patron per day – for any day when classes are in session and expires at the end of the semester which it was purchased.
      2. Faculty/Staff, Spouse, Significant Others, Children Living at Same Residence under the age of 19                                      a.  UREC Pass Member                                                             i. Option of $75 per Program                                                    1.  Outdoor Adventure Pass includes                                       climbing gym and kayak check-out.
      3. Other Foundation Groups (Alumni, Athletic Foundation, Friends of Art and Music Education, Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection, President Circle)                                                                                  a.  Foundation Group Member                                                     i. Option of $100 per Program                                                   1.  Outdoor Adventure Pass includes                                      climbing gym and kayak check-out.                                                                                
    2. All climbing passes include climbing gear available for check-out and staff to belay. 
    3. Climbers must be at least four years of age and able to fit into a climbing harness in order to participate.
    4. Participants under the age of 16 will be required to wear a climbing helmet and must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age.

   Pool Policies

  1. No swimming without a lifeguard on duty.
  2. All swimsuits must be opaque and appropriate for a family setting. No cut-off shorts allowed.
  3. Please walk on deck and in the showers. The floor may be slippery when wet.
  4. Shower in the locker rooms before entering the pool.
  5. Play safely. Dunking, shoving, and other horseplay may cause accidents and are not permitted.
  6. Jumping or diving in the shallow end or flips, backdives, or backwards jumps are dangerous and prohibited.
  7. Lap swimmers must follow proper lane etiquette.
  8. Only approved Coast Guard Certified flotation devices are allowed in the pool.
  9. Anyone 6 years of age or under must be accompanied in the water by an adult or be determined a competent swimmer by a UREC lifeguard.
  10. Any child who is not toilet trained is required to wear a swim diaper or plastic pants with elastic around the legs.
  11. Anyone entering the deep end may be asked to swim 2 widths of the pool to prove swimming ability.
  12. Lane lines are dividers and should only be used as floatation devices in an emergency.
  13. Patrons having an obvious communicable disease, skin eruption, cut, sore or lesion, eye, ear, nose, or throat infection are prohibited from using any public swimming pool.
  14. Spitting or blowing nose in the pool is prohibited.
  15. No food, gum, glass, or metal container allowed in the pool area. Water is permitted in plastic containers.
  16. Scuba gear and kayaks are prohibited during open swim.

   Racquetball Policies

  1. Eye guards are recommended for the safety of all players.
  2. Court reservations are for a one hour period, beginning on the hour, and may be made by calling or visiting the Welcome Desk up to 24 hours prior to the reservation.
  3. Individuals may reserve only one court for a one hour period of time; when that hour is completed and there are courts available for subsequent hours, an individual can continue to play.

   Attire

  1. Use of proper athletic shoes and modest attire while using recreation facilities is required. For safety and health reasons, shirts must fully cover the front and back of the torso. Sleeveless t-shirts may be worn, but the sides of the shirt must cover at least 2/3 of the lateral portion of the torso. No mid-drifts may be exposed. Tops must cover chest and rib cage areas.
  2.  Athletic shorts are required. Jeans and Khakis are not allowed.
  3. Closed-toed athletic shoes are required; open-toe, open-heel, barefoot, cleated, or heeled shoes are not allowed in the cardiovascular, group exercise, and strength areas.
  4. Only family friendly swimming suits allowed.
  5. UREC Staff reserves the right to determine if attire is appropriate for use.
  6. It is recommended that jewelry be removed prior to participating in any activities.

   Code of Conduct

UREC is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for patrons. The staff will proactively intervene to support an environment where all members and guests can enjoy the facilities and programs free from distracting behaviors. Membership privileges may be revoked without a refund, and the individual(s) will be escorted from the facility if behavior is deemed inappropriate.

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