Campus Recreation

75 Keaney Road, Mackal Field House, Room 104, Kingston, RI 02881

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Rules & Regulations

ASSUMPTION OF RISK

  • All physical activities that are sponsored by URI Campus Recreation are on a voluntary participant basis and carry various degrees of risk of injury.
  • Each participant is responsible to determine whether he/she has the proper fitness level to participate in activity at the sponsored by URI Campus Recreation.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to consult with their health care provider(s) before starting any exercise program.
  • By voluntarily participating in Campus Recreation programs/facilities, participants assume all risk for any harm or injury sustained.
  • Consider the consequences of your actions and do not engage in behavior that may harm other patrons or damage equipment.

It is strongly recommended that you have a medical examination and physician approval prior to engaging in any physical activity with regards to any recreational facility/program.  All participants must read and sign a Waiver, Release and Assumption of Risk form before participating in Campus Recreation activities/programs/facilities.

BEHAVIOR & PARTICIPATION

  • Campus Recreation policies are designed for the protection of our members as well as facilities. Participants are of all ages including children. Participants should be mindful and respectful of others around them.
  • Use of Campus Recreation facilities is a privilege. Members and guests shall respect the rights of others and display acceptable and appropriate behavior while participating in the Campus Recreation. Campus Recreation reserves the right to refuse access or remove any individual(s) whose behavior is inappropriate or in violation of University, the Department of Campus Recreation rules and regulations and/or the Code of Student Conduct.
  • Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to:
    – Vulgar, obscene, abusive, derogatory,verbal abuse or demeaning comments
    – Use of profanity or obscene gestures or actions
    – Fighting and/or unsportsmanlike conduct
    – Exhibiting abusive behavior, either verbal or physical
    – Displaying overt sexual behavior or engaging in sexual harassment or other types of harassment
    – The possession, use and/or distribution of non-prescription drugs, dangerous weapons or alcohol
    – Smoking and/or use of any tobacco products
    – Entering activity areas that are not open for recreation, or entering private offices or restricted areas without permission
    – Posing an unreasonable risk to health or safety to others
    – Failure to follow an established policy
    – Damage to or destruction of any property of the University or property of others/patrons while on University premise.
  • If a patron is directed to leave a facility, program, contest or activity for misconduct:
    1. He/she must leave the facility immediately.
    2. Once the Campus Recreation staff has informed a participant, member or guest of the necessity to see the appropriate person over the program/facility for misconduct, inappropriate behavior or ejection, it is that individual’s responsibility to schedule an appointment to meet with the designated staff member. If a sanction is imposed, it will begin after the meeting with staff.
    3. He/she must meet with the designated Campus Recreation full time staff member responsible for the program/facility in which the misconduct occurred. He/she shall immediately be ineligible for further access or competition in any program or facility until he/she has met with the designated Campus Recreation staff.
  • Any incident that involves a patron who strikes, hits, pushes, threatens, spits at/on, kicks, verbally abuses a Campus Recreation employee, another patron, or spectator, or improperly uses his/her membership ID will result in immediate suspension from all Campus Recreation programs and facilities. Further, if deemed appropriate, information regarding the incident may be forwarded by Campus Recreation staff to the Dean of Students Office and/or the URI Campus Police.

General Expectations / Policies

The Department reserves the right to put into effect any new guidelines to protect the health, safety and integrity of the patrons using Campus Recreation facilities.

Patrons are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by all rules and regulations of the Campus Recreation.

  • Not all rules are posted in immediate areas. If a staff member requests your cooperation, please adjust your behavior. If you have questions about a specific policy, please see Campus Recreation staff.
  • Failure to comply with staff instructions and proper facility use may result in loss of facility and/or membership privileges.
  • Campus Recreation reserves the right to render judgment and decisions on policies not specifically covered.
  • The University of Rhode Island and the Department of Campus Recreation are not responsible for any loss, damaged, illness, or injury to person or property arising out of or relating to participation in URI Campus Recreation activities including the use of recreation facilities. It is recommended that patrons report stolen items to URI Campus Police and the on-site Campus Recreation staff located at the member services desk.
  • To ensure that only eligible individuals are using Campus Recreation facilities, each participant is required to present their valid URI ID or membership pass upon each entrance.  Individuals will not be allowed to enter the facility unless they present proper identification.
  • Misuse of IDs and/or improper entry is subject to disciplinary action, including immediate removal and suspension from the Campus Recreation facilities/programs and further University discipline, if applicable.
  • For safety, public health issues, body image, and to protect the facility/equipment, proper exercise attire is required at all times. Participants not wearing appropriate clothing or clothing found to be offensive will be told to adjust as needed or asked to leave the facility
    Shirts: Upper body clothing should fully cover the back, shoulders, and torso.  Cutoff t-shirts, cropped tanks, halter-tops, tank tops and sports bras (only) are not permitted.
    Bottoms: Athletic-type apparel is required.  Jeans, khakis and pants, with or without buttons, metal zippers, metal rivets, belts and belt loops, are not permitted.  Shorts must be long enough to cover the buttocks and groin when exercising or moving.
    Footwear: non-marking, rubber-soled athletic-type/sport shoes are required. Footwear must completely cover the foot, including instep, toes, arch and heel. Footwear not permitted includes, but is not limited to, high-heeled shoes, spikes, open-toed shoes, turf shoes, cleats, boots, flip-flops, sandals and footwear that is muddy or dirty. Exception: Bare feet and/or socks are acceptable for some group exercise classes and/or group reservations in the activity rooms.
  • Use of personal bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, or roller blades is prohibited inside the facility.
  • Pets are not permitted inside the facility, except approved service animals.
  • Patrons may not use possess or be under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs in the Campus Recreation facility area and/or program areas (both on and off campus).
  • All Campus Recreation facilities, including outdoor fields, is a substance-free facility (including but not limited to: Alcohol / Drugs / Smoking / All Tobacco Products).
  • Food is restricted to the lobby.
  • Chewing gum is prohibited in all areas of the facility.
  • Only spill-proof water bottles are allowed inside the facility.
  • Standing on or leaning over railings is prohibited.
  • Patrons are asked to see the staff at the member service desk to report immediately any accident, injury, or related incident that occur.
  • Contact on-site Campus Recreation staff if there is a malfunctioning piece of equipment, temperature fluctuations, or any other maintenance concerns so it can be evaluated and serviced promptly.
  • Entrance and exit of the facility must be through the designated main entrance and exit.  Use of alarmed doors in non emergency situations is subject to disciplinary action, including immediate removal and suspension from the Campus Recreation facilities/programs and further University discipline, if applicable.
  • Signage or flyers of any type must be approved prior to posting. Only University programs may be advertised in Campus Recreation facilities.
  • Personal headsets are welcome, but the use of radios/portable stereos or amplified sound is not permitted in any Campus Recreation facility without prior approval.
  • Members requiring assistance or special considerations for use for recreational facilities should contact the Campus Recreation Main Office.
  • The Department of Campus Recreation reserves the right to take whatever action necessary to preserve the safety of the patrons and the integrity of the facilities and program.
  • All policies outlined in the University of Rhode Island Student Code of Conduct will be enforced.
  • All patrons must use the locker room appropriate to their gender. Note: For the Tootell Aquatics Center, there is a Family Changing Room located in the lower level of Tootell. For the Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center, there is a Gender Neutral Shower Room.
  • Spitting is prohibited on gym floors, walls, hallways, in drinking fountains, (exception: in toilets or in trash cans).
  • Facilities and equipment must be used for intended purposes only. Campus Recreation has the authority over facility conduct and use of equipment. Running is hallways is not permitted.
  • Prior to using equipment, read the warning labels and instructions affixed to each machine.
  • No equipment is to be removed from its designated area except by Campus Recreation staff.
  • Keaney Gymnasium is for intercollegiate varsity use only and open drop-in recreation usage is strictly prohibited (this includes running in the horseshoe, ramps and/or the bleacher steps). The Ryan Family Student-Athlete Complex is NOT available for open recreation.
  • Campus Recreation facilities may not be used for private or commercial gain/purposes. Examples of prohibited activity include, but are not limited to: personal training; coaching; teaching private instruction; sales; and solicitation. Only URI Campus Recreation staff may conduct instruction.
  • All Campus Recreation staff has enforcement authority for these policies.

 

Fitness and Wellness Center Policies

It is our objective to provide a positive, healthy, and safe environment to exercise in through quality programs, equipment services, and facility management. Use of URI recreational facilities is considered a privilege. The Coordinator of Fitness/and Wellness, Fitness and Wellness Specialist, on-duty facility Supervisor, and/or Fitness Attendant(s) have sole discretion as to the potential danger and or inappropriateness of any patron’s actions or attire.

The Department of Campus Recreation reserves the right to put into effect any new policies to protect the health, safety, and integrity of the participants using the fitness center.  Patrons are expected to comply with all Departmental directives when utilizing URI facilities.   We ask for your assistance in maintaining a clean, safe, and healthy environment.                                

 General – Fitness Center   

  • To ensure that only eligible individuals are using Campus Recreation facilities, each participant is required to present their valid URI ID or membership pass upon each entrance.  Individuals will not be allowed to enter the facility unless they present proper identification. Please carry your URI ID/Ram Pass at all times for identification purposes as well as equipment lending and access to activity areas within the facility.
  • Free orientations to cardiovascular and strength machines are available and recommended on equipment that is new to patrons. Orientations may be scheduled in person at the fitness center. Come dressed to work out. Orientations last approximately 1/2 hour and are designed for 1-3 people at a time. Orientations are highly recommended for all patrons under the age of 17.
  • For safety, public health issues, body image, and to protect the facility/equipment, proper exercise attire is required at all times. Participants not wearing appropriate clothing or clothing found to be offensive will be told to adjust as needed or asked to leave the facility
     Attire: Athletic-type apparel is required to be worn in all recreational fitness and wellness areas.  The midsection, chest and entire area between the shoulder blades on all individuals must be fully covered at all times.  Full-length, unaltered, sleeveless shirts, as well as racer-back tops that do not expose the areas as defined above, are acceptable. The buttocks and groin must be fully covered at all times.  Any article of (or combination of) clothing that exposes the midsection, chest, the area between the shoulder blades, the buttocks or groin are not acceptable. Jeans, khakis and pants, with or without buttons, metal zippers, metal rivets, belts and belt loops, are not permitted.
    Footwear: non-marking, rubber-soled athletic-type/sport shoes are required. Footwear must completely cover the foot, including instep, toes, arch and heel. Footwear not permitted includes, but is not limited to, high-heeled shoes, spikes, open-toed shoes, turf shoes, cleats, boots, flip-flops, sandals and footwear that is muddy or dirty. Exception: Bare feet and/or socks are acceptable for some group exercise classes and/or group reservations in the activity rooms.Athletic-type apparel is required to be worn in all recreational fitness and wellness areas.  The midsection, chest and entire area between the shoulder blades on all individuals must be fully covered at all times.  Full-length, unaltered, sleeveless shirts, as well as racer-back tops that do not expose the areas as defined above, are acceptable. The buttocks and groin must be fully covered at all times.  Any article of (or combination of) clothing that exposes the midsection, chest, the area between the shoulder blades, the buttocks or groin are not acceptable. Jeans, khakis and pants, with or without buttons, metal zippers, metal rivets, belts and belt loops, are not permitted.
  • Tobacco, food, chewing gum, glass bottles and cans are NOT permitted in the fitness center.
  • Water in closed, re-sealable plastic leak-proof containers is allowed. All other drinks, protein supplements, and shakes are not permitted in the fitness centers.
  • Members should immediately report injury or facility/equipment malfunction to the staff on duty. An Incident and/or Accident Report will be kept on file with the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Wipe off equipment after each use with gym wipes and use sweat towels which are provided. We encourage you to bring your own towel.
  • Screaming or use of offensive language will not be tolerated anywhere in the facility.
  • Personal belongings (coats, gym bags, back packs, etc.) are NOT permitted in the fitness center. Please store and lock belongings in the locker rooms or store inside cubbies. Staff is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
  • No more than four (4) members of any one varsity or club sport team may use the room at the same time.
  • All members and guests are to follow proper etiquette, respect the experience of other members, and demonstrate courtesy towards others who are working out at all times.
  • Intentional misuse of equipment and/or facility may result in immediate expulsion. Failure to leave when asked by staff may result in assistance from security personnel and could result is suspension or privilege revocation of membership.

 Cardio/Circuit Area/Free Weight Room Area

  • Patrons under 17 are not allowed in the Mackal Weight Room or Fascitelli heavy plate area.
  • The use of the cardiovascular machines is on a first-come, first serve basis.   During peak times a 30 minute limit will be enforced, please plan your work out accordingly.
  •  Equipment must be used in the manner for which it is designed. Prior to using equipment, read the warning labels and instructions affixed to each machine.
  • Allow other patrons to workout in between sets.
  • Chalk is NOT permitted in the fitness center.
  • Equipment located in the cardio areas must be wiped down using gym wipes only. wipe off controls, seats, pads and railing before and after using equipment.  Do not wipe/spray screens, consoles or hand consoles.
  • Equipment may not be removed from the fitness center at any time for any reason.
  • Use spotters are recommended on all lifts.
  • Use of Free Weights:
    – Re-rack all weight plates immediately after use
    – Do not slam or drop free weights on the floor
    – Return dumbbells to rack in order
    – Use of clips/collars are mandatory on all lifts with Olympic bars
    – Do not lean weights against walls, pillars, mirrors, glass or equipment
  • Usage of the circuit machines is for circuit training. Begin the circuit at any open station and move to the next sequential station.
  • Extreme caution should be used in lifting weights to avoid any potential injury.
  • Top loading additional weights onto existing weight stacks is unsafe and prohibited.

 Group Exercise Studios

  • Participation in drop-in classes is on a first-come, first served basis for members. Prior registration may be required for progression classes, clinics and/or special events.
  • Participants must have a valid facility membership, proof of purchase of a class pass, a punch card, or listed on a class roster. Receipt will be accepted as proof of purchase for specialty classes/special events.
  • The staff reserves the right to determine minimum/maximum participants based on availability of equipment and facility space.
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to class to inform the instructor of any pre-existing injuries or limitations that may impact your participation. This will allow the instructor to provide a safe and effective class by providing modifications. Presentation of a doctor’s note maybe requested prior to participation.
  • It is strongly recommended that participants attend classes from start to finish decreasing risk of injury.
  • It is prohibited to enter a class more than 5 minutes late or after the door is closed.
  • A plastic water bottle (to keep hydrated) and sweat towel are permitted and encouraged.
  • Non-marking athletic shoes required in all fitness related areas; however bare feet/socks will be allowed dependent of class type.
  • Drop in use is not permitted in studios when not in use.
  • All equipment must remain in the room. Return equipment to its original storage location after use.

 Stretching Areas

  •  Sneakers may be removed on mats for stretching. Sock must be worn at all times.
  • All equipment used during a functional training or stretch routine must be returned to original location.

 TRX® Suspension Training, Functional Training Areas, Synergy 360 Area and all Fitness Accessories

  • The primary use for the TRX® unit is for group classes and personal training.
  • During unscheduled times, the TRX® unit can be used for pull-ups, dips and other functional training.
  • Synergy 360 may be used for circuit classes and personal training.
  • All accessories for the Synergy 360 must be returned to original location after use.
  • Punching bag must be used with gloves and at your own risk.
  • Functional training is permitted only in designated areas of the fitness center. All exercises must be safe and/or have a spotter. All exercises performed in a non-traditional way are performed at your own risk.
  • All accessories including but not limited to the boxes, TRX® straps, physioballs, medicine balls, kettlebells must be used in an appropriate functional training way to avoid misuse or unsafe training scenarios.
  • Any equipment that is borrowed from the monitor stations must be done with a valid ID and the equipment returned to the station that it was lent. Patrons may receive a sanction on their account for any equipment not returned.

 Personal Training and Group Exercise Classes

  • Personal training is prohibited unless conducted by designated URI fitness center employees.   To ensure proper training and education levels, fitness center staff must be nationally certified and/or go through our screening process.
  • Group exercise drop-in classes, punch card classes, progression sessions or workshops/clinics are conducted by URI group exercise and presenters or individuals contracted by Campus Recreation to ensure proper training, education levels, and certifications are up-to-date.

 

PLEASE NOTEAny individual not fully complying with the Department’s policies will be asked to immediately vacate the premises. The Department of Campus Recreation reserves the right to refuse admittance to those individuals who impede our ability to manage and operate recreational facilities and/or disrupt programs and services. Membership privileges may be suspended, temporarily revoked, or permanently revoked by any individual who does not fully comply with facility policies and/or violates the URI Student Code of Conduct. In severe circumstances, other actions may be imposed in accordance with University policy.                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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