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It is strongly recommended that each individual have a medical examination and physician approval prior to engaging in any activity sponsored by the Recreation Center.

All individuals must sign and submit a completed Waiver of Liability form prior to participation.

The following are to protect the rights of eligible users:

  • Participants gain entry into all Recreation Center facilities by presenting a valid CBU I.D. card at the reception desk. 
  • Any attempt to gain, or provide, unauthorized entry into Recreation Center facilities may result in suspension of privileges.
  • All organized group activities must be approved by the Recreation Center Director in advance of the activity.

The following are to maintain clean and hygienic facilities and equipment:

  • Spray disinfectant and hand towels are provided for users to wipe down upholstery, equipment, and accessories.

Dress Code



What is NOT ok:

  • Spandex Shorts
  • Midriff showing
  • Sports bra showing


What is OK:

  • Shorts over spandex
  • Tank top underneath



What is NOT ok:

  • “Muscle” tank tops



What is OK:

  • Tank top underneath



The following are not permitted:

  • Food, beverage, gum, and glass containers are not permitted in any Recreation Center activity area. Re-sealable, plastic, personal water bottles are permitted.
  • Footwear with marking soles, open-toes and bare feet
  • Jeans, cut-offs, clothes with rivets, or other clothing items that could potentially damage equipment
  • Photography including camera phone use. Exceptions must be approved in advance by the Recreation Center Director. 
  • Bicycles, skates, skateboards, scooters, etc. inside the Recreation Center facilities.
  • Metal cleats
  • Inappropriate language or individuals behaving offensively; profanity and suggestive comments are not tolerated.

Equipment Rental:

  • Only the amount of equipment necessary to play the sport may be checked out (i.e., one basketball, two racquets, etc.).
  • Any equipment checked out under a patron’s account becomes their responsibility and must be returned.
  • It is the responsibility of the patron to inspect the equipment being rented to them for any previous damage.
  • Any damage incurred beyond normal wear and tear (i.e., bent/broken racquet) will be assessed a replacement fee. Damage is assessed upon the return of the equipment to the equipment desk. All late, lost or damaged equipment is subject to a fee. 
  • All equipment checked out must be returned to the equipment desk 30 minutes before closing time. 
  • Type of equipment available: racquetball, soccer/futsal, volleyball, basketball, badminton, and football.

The following are to encourage an inclusive welcoming atmosphere:

  • The Recreation Center is intended for the recreation and fitness needs of the general student body and CBU employees. Athletic team practices, coached workouts, or the perception of such are considered on a case by case basis; requests must be submitted in advance for consideration and approval by the Recreation Center Director and the Office of Student Services.
  • Personal music players with headsets are encouraged.
  • Mobile phone use is discouraged in all activity areas.
  • Participants must abide by all posted and written rules as well as comply with policy requests made by staff members.
  • No individual may use Recreation Center facilities for personal financial gain or for any form of solicitation without the prior written approval of the Recreation Center Director and the Office of Student Services.

The following are to provide a safe and reduced-risk environment:

  • The Recreation Center staff has authority in all decisions related to participant safety, potential facility or equipment damage, or noncompliance with facility guidelines or staff requests. This includes the authority to immediately modify, limit, or discontinue any activity.
  • Recreation Center staff will respond to all facility situations and initiate appropriate response to all participant injury situations. Recreation Center staff members are certified in CPR/AED/First Aid. Injury response is coordinated in conjunction with the Public Safety Office and Office of Student Services.
  • Injuries must be reported to a Recreation Center staff member immediately.
  • Defective or inoperable equipment must be reported to a Recreation Center staff member immediately.
  • There is “Zero Tolerance” for individuals involved in physical or verbal altercations.
  • Security cameras are in place to monitor access doors and activity areas.
  • Activity areas must be clear of personal items. Backpacks and gear bags should be stored in lockers or cubbies.
  • All lockers are day use lockers and just be cleared by the close of the facility.
  • All informal recreation activities must be consistent with the designed purpose of each facility area. 
  • All lost and found items should be brought the reception desk. All I.D.s are taken to Campus Life. All other items can be collected at the Public Safety Office.

Track/Turf Field Policies:

  • The Recreation Center staff reserves the right to request appropriate identification at any time.
  • During approved Recreation Center activities, the field will not be available for drop-in play.
  • Track/turf field will be closed during inclement weather.
  • Trash must be placed in appropriate containers. Glass containers are prohibited at all times.
  • The Recreation Center is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Use of metal cleats is not permitted. 
  • Do not attempt to retrieve balls that have gone over the side of the building. Contact Recreation Center Staff.

The Recreation Center staff reserves the right to refuse service to any participant who violates any policy or engages in verbal or physical abuse. An individual’s failure to abide by the Recreation Center policies and directions of Recreation Center staff may result in a suspension of Recreation Center privileges as well as subject such individual to sanctions for violation of the Standard of Student Conduct as set forth in CBU’s Student Handbook, and/or constitute grounds for discipline under the CBU Employee Manual, as the case may be.