Policies

Individuals are encouraged to have a physical examination and obtain adequate health and accident insurance prior to participating in Campus Recreation Services activities. Individuals participate in Campus Recreation Services programs and use facilities at their own risk.Alcohol and Drug PolicyThe University of Utah enforces federal and Utah state laws and penalties in regard to misuse of legal drugs (alcohol and tobacco) and use of illegal drugs, and reserves the right to enforce these penalties to their fullest extent as provided by law and/or has the option to use disciplinary sanctions as follows:A. Use, possession or distribution of any narcotic or other controlled substance on University premises or at University activities except as expressly permitted by law and University regulations.B. Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages of any type on University premises except as expressly permitted by law and University regulations.C. Smoking in violation of the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act.D. Violation of the Drug-Free Workplace Act by any work-study or employed student of the University (see Staff section below).Violation of the student code may result in one or more of the following sanctions:• Enforcement of federal and/or state laws as appropriate to the law violated, and/or
• Review of violation by University of Utah Student Behavior committee with possible sanctions that may include suspension or expulsion dependent upon the nature of the offense, circumstances, and previous violations.ID Card Policy

All Campus Recreation members must have a valid University ID or Campus Recreation ID to enter the facility.  Guests may enter when sponsored by a member.  If, an ID is forgotton, members may pay the $5.00 guest fee to ender the facility, the fee will be returned when a valid ID is presented within two business days.

The UCard holder is responsible for maintaining adequate security relating to the use and services associated with the UCard. The rights and privileges associated with the UCard are non-transferable.

ID’s used to gain illegal entrance into Campus Recreation Services (CRS) facilities or programs will be considered patron misconduct and theft of services. Misuse of UCard privileges with CRS will result in:

  • First Offense: ID Card will be confiscated and a $15 fine will be assessed. ID will be returned when fine is paid.
  • Second Offense: ID card will be confiscated and a $20 fine will be assessed; CRS privileges will be suspended for 90 days during enrollment/membership.

Children

All Campus Recreation Services (CRS) facilities and programs are primarily intended for use by adults, therefore, the following guidelines are in effect for children.

1. Children of primary card holders under age 22 and living at home.

2. The primary card holder will be held responsible for the actions and behavior of their children.

3. Children under 18 years of age must be participating with and directly supervised by their parents while using areas designated for children’s use. Exception: Faculty, staff, and students may sponsor brothers, sisters, and grandchildren by paying the guest fee and adhering to policies for children.

4. Children under eight years of age will not be admitted to the Field House facility.

5. Children under 18 years of age will not be allowed to participate in Outdoor Program outings and trips. EXCEPTION: Outings designated for such ages.

6. Children under 18 years of age will not be allowed in weight room, on weight lifting or cardiovascular machines.

7. Children under 18 years of age will not be allowed to rent equipment or lockers.

8. Children under 18 years of age may not participate in Intramural activities.

9. Children under 18 years of age may only use the HPER Pools during designated Family Swim times.

Facility Usage for Sales of Goods or Personal Gain

A. All CRS facilities and equipment will be used for official departmental programs and not for business or personal gain. No individual (faculty, staff, student or non-university related personal) shall sell any item in CRS facilities.  This includes Personal Training or Teaching in the Field House.

B. Campus Recreation Services reserves the right to display and sell items that promote recreational activities pertaining to individual programs and facilities.

C. The use of any CRS facility is not allowed for the personal or private gain of any individual.

Einar Neilsen Field House

A. Open Recreation has priority over scheduled activities. Exception: Fitness Program and Intramural Sports have priority over open recreation.

B. The Associate Director has responsibility for scheduling facility. Unauthorized, nonscheduled or nonconforming uses will not be permitted. The use must be appropriate to the nature and purpose of facility.

C. Any member, department, or organization within or outside the University may file a request to rent the Field House for non-commercial use.

D. When requesting the entire facility, availability will begin after standard operating hours and must not conflict with evening custodial duties.

E. Small groups wishing to use a single area (i.e. track) may do so when participation is low. The Associate Director will make the decision.

F. Rental groups will be charged for all services, including CRS staff, custodial services, Campus Security, Special Services, and all related expenses.

G. Campus groups charging admission must pay 15% of the gate, rate, or fees, whichever is more, to CRS. Off-campus groups may not charge for admission.

H. Off-campus groups must provide a certificate of insurance, for a minimum of $1,000,000, naming the University of Utah as additional insured.

I. If youth groups are utilizing facility, liability release forms must be signed and submitted by all participants/parent/guardians before use.

J. All University policies will be enforced.

K. Levels of sound amplification from equipment shall not exceed noise levels specified by noise control regulations of the Salt Lake City Health Department and University guidelines. The University has the right to require amplification systems to be turned down, or off entirely, if it is determined the sound level is too high. This can be done without the permission of CRS staff.

L. Court space may be reserved one day in advance, in person or over the phone. There is a tennis court fee for all non-recreation fee paying participants.

M. Shirts/tank tops and closed toed shoes must be warn in all circuit weight, free weight, cable weight and cardiovascular fitness areas.  Five Finger shoes are not allowed in the weight areas.

Outdoor Recreation Program

A. The Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP) professional staff has responsibility for scheduling facility. Unauthorized, nonscheduled or nonconforming uses will not be permitted. The use must be appropriate to the nature and purpose of facility.

B. Any member, department, or organization within or outside the University may file a request to rent the ORP facility or outside activity area for non-commercial use.

C. When requesting the ORP facility, availability will begin after standard operating hours.

D. Rental groups will be charged for all services, including CRS staff, custodial services, Campus Security, Special Services, and all related expenses.

E. Campus groups charging admission must pay 15% of the gate, rate, or fees, whichever is more, to CRS. Off-campus groups may not charge for admission.

F. Off-campus groups must provide a certificate of insurance, for a minimum of $1,000,000, naming the University of Utah as an additional insured.

G. If youth groups are utilizing facility, liability release forms must be signed and submitted by all participants/parent/guardians before use.

H. All University policies will be enforced.

I. Levels of sound amplification from equipment shall not exceed noise levels specified by noise control regulations of the Salt Lake City Health Department and University guidelines. The University has the right to require amplification systems to be turned down, or off entirely, if it is determined the sound level is too high. This can be done without the permission of CRS staff.

HPER Complex

A. Priority for scheduling: College of Health, Athletics, CRS, non-credit activities, and rental to other groups.

B. The Operations Manager for the College of Health has responsibility for scheduling facility. The CRS HPER Complex Coordinator has responsibility for scheduling staff for all user groups.

C. During CRS allotted time, Intramural Sports has priority over open recreation, although, it is always the goal of CRS to have at least one gymnasium available for open recreation

D. Campus Recreation Services is responsible for the following facility operations: Locker rental operations; funding and supervision of the Aquatics Manager position; staffing both the facility and natatorium for all user groups; selected phone service; training and supervision of all building staff. All positions report directly to the HPER Complex Coordinator.

E. Racquetball courts are first-come, first served unless scheduled for another activity.

Facility Rental Rates Einar Neilsen Field House

On-Campus Off-Campus
Track $25/hour $50/hour
Tennis Court $20/court/hour $40/court/hour
Racquetball Court $10/court/hour $20/court/hour
Squash Court $10/court/hour $20/court/hour
Dance Studio $20/hour $40/hour
Basketball/Soccer $20/hour $40/hour
Entire Facility $100/hour $200/hour

Outdoor Recreation Program

On-Campus Off-Campus
Facility $20/hour $40/hour
Basketball $10/hour $20/hour
Volleyball Court $10/hour $20/hour
Horseshoe Pit $5/pit/hour $10/pit/hour

HPER Complex

Rental rates determined by and available from the College of Health.

Guests

A. Guest 18 years of age or older, when accompanied by a valid CRS membership holder, are eligible upon payment of guest fee to use Einar Nielsen Field House. Sponsor must be in the facility with Guest.

B. Individuals 18 years of age or older are eligible to use HPER Facility upon payment of the guest fee.

C. Guests referred to in A and B may not check out equipment.

D. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parents (See Children’s Policy).

E. Eligible users who forget their identification must pay the guest fee to use the Field House or HPER Facility. This fee is refundable within the next two business days upon presenting valid identification.

F. Faculty, Staff, and Alumni who have not paid membership fees, may pay the guest fee to use the Field House, HPER Facility or participate in Outdoor Recreation Program rentals.

G. Guest may not participate in Intramural Sport programs or activities.

H. At the Field House, the primary cardholder (sponsor) must be in the facility and participating with guests at all times. At all facilities, sponsors are responsible for the actions, behavior and any damage caused by their guests.

I. Campus Recreation Services may deny entrance into any CRS facility by University or non-University participants who place the University’s facilities in unfair competition with private facilities or services elsewhere in the community.

J. Guests must follow all rules and policies as posted, printed, or directed by the CRS staff.

K. Any CRS non-member may rent equipment at the ORP at the published non-member rate.

Participant Responsibility

Acts of inappropriate behavior including but not limited to the following:

1. Furnishing false or misleading information to any Campus Recreation Services (CRS) employee.

2. Forgery, alteration or misuse of any CRS document, record, fund or University ID. This includes utilizing another ID for entrance into CRS programs or facilities.

3. Intentional disruption or obstruction of CRS activities.

4. Physical or verbal assault, sexual harassment(1), hazing, threats, intimidation, coercion or any other behavior which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any member of the university community or any other person while on CRS premises, at CRS activities, or on premises over which the University has supervisory responsibility pursuant to state statute or local ordinance.

5. Attempted or actual theft, damage or misuse of CRS property or resources.

6. Unauthorized or improper use of any CRS property, equipment, facilities, or resources, including unauthorized entry into any CRS area, building or premises.

7. Possession or use on CRS premises or at CRS activities of any firearm or other dangerous weapon, incendiary device, explosive or chemical, unless such possession or use has been authorized by the State or University.

8. Use, possession or distribution of any narcotic or other controlled substance on CRS premises, at CRS activities, or on premises over which the University has supervisory responsibility pursuant to state statute or local ordinance, except as permitted by law and University regulations.

9. Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages of any type in CRS facilities except as permitted by law and University regulations.

10. Violation of published University policies, rules or regulations.

11. Violation of federal, state or local civil or criminal laws on University premises, while participating in University activities, or on premises over which the University has supervisory responsibility pursuant to state statute or local ordinance.

12. Sportsmanship is the participant’s responsibility. You are responsible to monitor the safety level of your playing. Self-control must be maintained. One warning will be issued for unsportsmanlike behavior. If your play reaches harmful levels, Campus Police will be called. Disruptive behavior may lead to the suspension of Campus Recreation Services privileges.

13. Membership(s) may be terminated for violations of CRS policies/procedures or for failure to comply with reasonable directions and requests of CRS personnel.

Results

Violation of any of the above may result in any or all of the following:

  • Suspension from CRS facilities and programs and/or revocation of membership.
  • Referral to the Dean of Students Office.
  • Referral to the Student Disciplinary Committee.
  • Referral to Academic Affairs

 

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