Policies

General

 

  1. A strict ID policy is enforced when entering the facility. Everyone must show their valid ID (i.e., ASU student or faculty/staff photo ID). No one will be permitted into an activity area without proper ID; this includes students enrolled in academic classes. If a question arises as to the validity of the presented ID, a second form of ID may be required.

  2. Food and beverages are not permitted in the activity areas. The only exception is beverages in a closed container.

  3. All clothing must exhibit good taste and basic decency as well as contain no obscene or offensive words or pictures.

  4. Shoes are required in all activity areas except the pool and in approved programs and classes such as yoga, martial arts, etc.

  5. Swimsuits are required in the pool areas. Swimming apparel is not permitted in any other activity area of the facility. 
  6. Sun Devil Fitness reserves the right to restrict the use of any apparel deemed unsafe or inappropriate for use within the Sun Devil Fitness Complex.

  7. Spitting is not allowed in the facility.

  8. Scheduled activities in the gymnasium take priority over open recreation. Any modifications of the schedule will be posted.

  9. No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards or pets (except approved assistance animals) are permitted inside. Bicycle racks outside the building should be used to secure bicycles. No gas-powered or electric motor carts are allowed, except those electric carts to assist individuals with disabilities.

  10. Individuals under the age of 16 are ONLY permitted in the facility during authorized Sun Devil Fitness sponsored events. During these programs, they should be accompanied by a responsible guardian over the age of 18.

  11. Movement of any equipment/furniture may only be conducted by Sun Devil Fitness staff members. All fitness equipment should remain in the part of the facility where it was originally located. Improper use or unapproved modifications of equipment beyond the designed purpose are prohibited.

  12. Use of outside training materials, especially items that may be considered a weapon, must be approved by the Sun Devil Fitness staff.

  13. Rosin powder, wax or any other substances that might alter the floor are strictly prohibited.

  14. Injuries, accidents or equipment failures are to be reported immediately to the Sun Devil Fitness staff.

  15. Requests for approval to post flyers, signs or posters are directed to the Sun Devil Fitness staff.

  16. Anyone requesting to take photographs or video in Sun Devil Fitness facilities must request permission from Sun Devil Fitness staff. Failure to follow this policy may result in loss of Sun Devil Fitness privileges and will be referred to the appropriate university department for disciplinary action.

  17. Sun Devil Fitness is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We encourage personal belongings to be secured in a locker.

  18. Use of Sun Devil Fitness facilities is a privilege. Violation of SDFC rules or posted policies, including verbal and/or physical abuse of employee(s) or patron(s), criminal activity, disorderly conduct or inappropriate behavior may be subject to: (a) immediate removal, (b) fines, (c) suspension of membership, (d) administrative referral to Student Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) under the Student Code of Conduct or other applicable policies, and/or (e) criminal action.

  19. Misconduct within the Sun Devil Fitness Complex can result in a two-week suspension and a $20 fine. IDs used to gain illegal entrance into programs and/or services will be considered patron misconduct and the ID will be confiscated. Suspension will begin the date the fine is paid.

  20. Interpretation of any policies will be at the discretion of Sun Devil Fitness staff.

  21. We encourage and support individuals with disabilities to bring trained assistants as needed. Any trained assistant supporting a person with disabilities may enter the facility at no charge (must be in compliance with policy by presenting a valid ID).

  22. Activities involving physical contact, sparing, or simulated combat, (including the uses of weapons and equipment for such purposes), are prohibited without the written consent of SDFC personnel.

Activity-specific Area Policies

Gyms

  1. Only approved activities are permitted in the gyms.

  2. Only soft-soled, non-marking, athletic and supportive shoes are permitted.

Combative Room (Tempe and Polytechnic Campuses Only)

  1. No shoes, of any kind, are permitted on the mats.

  2. No shoes are allowed when kicking bags.

  3. No jewelry, including watches, is allowed during participation.

  4. Activities involving physical contact, sparing, or simulated combat, (including the uses of weapons and equipment for such purposes), are prohibited without the written consent of SDFC personnel.

Weight Rooms and Fitness Areas

  1. The circuit training and cardio areas are unsupervised. Participants work out at their own risk.

  2. A shirt or tank top is required for participants in the strength and cardio areas. Torso, back and shoulders shall be fully covered. Athletic pants or shorts are required. Jeans or bottoms with rivets, zippers or buttons are not allowed, as these items can damage upholstery.

  3. Athletic shoes enclosing the entire foot shall be worn at all times.

  4. Only authorized personnel of Sun Devil Fitness are allowed to provide personal training services. Any participant observed or assumed to be personal training with a patron in the facility who is not employed by Sun Devil Fitness specifically for that purpose, is subject to fines and/or suspension of Sun Devil Fitness privileges.

  5. For your safety, please do not leave personal belongings on strength and cardio equipment, or floor. Please use lockers. Sun Devil Fitness is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  6. Please wipe down equipment after use.

  7. Safe and proper use of equipment is required at all times. If you are unsure how to use a piece of equipment, please ask a weight room supervisor.

  8. Please return all plates, dumbbells and accessories to the proper rack or weight tree after each use

  9. Collars must be used on bars at all times.

  10. Do not slam weight stacks and/or drop weights on the floor

  11. Participants are encouraged to rotate after one set and allow other participants to work in when using strength equipment.

  12. Please end your workout after 30 minutes if someone else is waiting.

Racquetball and Squash Courts

  1. Clean athletic shoes must be worn in racquetball and squash courts. Absolutely no black-soled shoes that mark the floor are allowed.

  2. All metal racquets must have plastic guard attached to racquet heads.

  3. Racquetball, handball and walleyball are the only activities allowed on racquetball courts unless approved by the Sun Devil Fitness staff in advance.

  4. Eye guards are strongly recommended.

Pool

  1. Swimming or use of the pool deck is prohibited unless the pool is open and university-approved lifeguards are on duty.

  2. Observe all safety regulations and instructions provided by SDFC staff.

  3. Exercise caution when using the pool area.


  4. No glass containers are allowed in the pool area.

  5. All food, drinks, lotions and oils must remain on the deck areas of the pool. No food or drinks in the pool.

  6. Running, horseplay and diving into shallow water are prohibited.

  7. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.

  8. Clean and proper swimming attire is required.

  9. Use the toilet before entering the pool

  10. Take a soap shower before entering the pool.

  11. Do not enter the pool with a cold, skin or body infection, open wound, diarrhea or any other contagious condition.

  12. If incontinent, wear tight-fitting rubber or plastic pants or a swim diaper

  13. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible guardian at all times

  14. Only Coast Guard approved P.F.D.s (lifejackets) are allowed. Inflatables are prohibited unless previously approved by SDFC staff.



  15. Patrons should keep personal belongings secure at all times. The SDFC is not responsible for the loss, damage or theft of items worn in the pool or left in the locker room.

All Sun Devil Fitness Complexes have a chair lift that allows for lateral transfers in and out of the pool. Full- and part-time staff members are not trained to assist in the lateral transfers for reasons of safety and/or physical abilities.

Locker Rooms

  1. Absolutely no cell phone or photographic equipment use allowed in the locker rooms. Please report suspicious activity to the Sun Devil Fitness staff.

  2. Please dry in the drying area, near the showers.

  3. WARNING: Locker room floors may be slippery. Please use caution.

  4. Use of Suitmate is intended for swimsuits ONLY. Please do not use for any other item(s).

  5. For general safety, glass containers are not permitted in the locker rooms.

Fields

  1. Information regarding how to reserve field space is available at fitness.asu.edu.

  2. All field space is intended for use by Sun Devil Fitness Complex members only. The Sun Devil Fitness staff reserves the right to request appropriate identification at any time.

  3. During approved Sun Devil Fitness activities, the fields will not be available for drop-in play.

  4. The Sun Devil Fitness Complex fields are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  5. Fields will be closed during inclement weather and at any other times deemed necessary by the Sun Devil Fitness staff.

  6. Trash must be placed in appropriate containers.

  7. No alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or tobacco products may be consumed/used prior to, or while using Sun Devil Fitness Complex fields.

  8. Glass containers are prohibited at all times.

  9. Motorized vehicles, bicycles and skateboards are not allowed on the Sun Devil Fitness Complex fields.

  10. Golfing shoes, metal cleats or shoes with other sharp objects are not permitted.

  11. The Sun Devil Fitness department is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  12. All pets must be on a leash and the owner is responsible for proper clean up and disposal of all excrement.

Indoor Track Policies

  1. Please use caution when entering and exiting the track.

  2. No spectating from track is allowed.

  3. Track directions vary each day:

    • Clockwise: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    • Counter Clockwise: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

  4. Walk on the inside lane.

  5. Run on the outside lane.

  6. Pass on the middle lane.

  7. Always look before passing or crossing a lane. The person in the lane has the right of way.

  8. Sprinting on track is prohibited due to safety reasons.

  9. Proper, clean footwear, with rubber or crepe soles, is required on the track surface.

  10. Personal items should be kept in lockers. Do not leave items lying along the track.

  11. Food and drink are not allowed on the track. No exceptions.

Assumption of Risk

The use of fitness facilities is completely voluntary and participation is solely determined by choice. ASU is not responsible for injuries incurred during intramural or recreational activities. Participation is voluntary. As a condition of participating, participants agree to release ASU and assume the risk of any injury that might result. Participants should be in good health and have accident insurance coverage for any injury that might occur.

Information is subject to change.

ASU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.

2006 Arizona Board of Regents or ASU