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Facility Guidelines

 

Aquatics

Plaza Pool & Rec Pool

  1. Inclement Weather. In the event of inclement weather, the SRC Staff may close sections or the entire pool due to visual and safety limitations. SRC Aquatics Staff maintains the right to refuse or revoke admittance as a safety precaution.

  2. Pre-Swim Showering. All pool users are required to shower prior to entering the pool.

  3. Horseplay. Running, pushing, dunking, water fighting, chicken fights, hanging on the backs of other swimmers, breath holding contests, hypoxic breathing etc. are prohibited in the water, on the deck and around the building.

  4. Unsupervised Swimming. Swimming is permitted only while lifeguards are on duty.

  5. Lifeguard Directives. Members are required to follow the directions of lifeguards and SRC staff members. Do not distract lifeguards. Upon a long whistle blast signal from lifeguards stop what you are doing and follow the lifeguard’s directive.

  6. Diving. Diving is prohibited at the Rec pool. Diving is permitted at the Plaza pool at the discretion of the lifeguards.

  7. Floatation Devices. U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices are permitted under the direct supervision of an adult 18 years of age or older. Supervising adult must be in contact with those using devices at all times.

  8. Training Equipment. Training equipment that is provided by the SRC is prohibited from leaving the aquatic areas. Equipment should be used in the manner in which it was designed for and returned to the proper location following use.

  9. Water Toys. Water toys are restricted to those that are provided by the SRC.

  10. Bodily Fluids. Spitting, blowing the nose, or urinating in the pool is prohibited.

  11. Contagious or Infectious Conditions. Use of the pool may be refused to anyone appearing to have a contagious or infectious condition, such as a cold, athlete’s foot, ringworm, boils, and other skin infections.

  12. Stomach Illness. Swimming is discouraged if members are experiencing or have experienced stomach illness within the past two (2) weeks.

  13. Required Swimwear. For females, appropriate swimwear is that which covers breasts, buttocks, genitals, and the pubic region. For males, appropriate swimwear is that which covers the buttocks, genitals, and the pubic region. Street clothes, cut of jeans, shorts below the knees, thongs and see-through swimwear are prohibited. Shirts that are worn in the pool must be clean and white or apparel designed for aquatic use. Members with concerns regarding modesty may wear clean, covering garments that do not interfere with their safety in the water within these guidelines.

  14. Swimming Ability. All children under the age of 16 must pass a swim test before entering deep water. This test may also be required for anyone who does not demonstrate the ability to swim safely in deep water. The swim test consists of a one (1) length (25 yard) swim demonstrating controlled breathing and forward momentum on the surface of the water. Weak or non-swimmers are defined as any individuals who cannot successfully pass the above-mentioned swim test and must remain in shallow water no deeper than chest level. 

    Active in-water supervision is required for all non-swimmers at all times.

  15. Non-Potty Trained Children. Children who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers specifically designed for pool use under the appropriate swimsuit.

  16. Eyewear and Goggles. Eyeglasses worn in the pool should be worn with a safety strap. All goggles and masks must be well fitted and have tempered glass.

  17. Fins. Fins of any size are only permitted in designated lap swimming areas unless otherwise permitted by the lifeguard.

  18. Slip and Fall Protection. For your safety and the safety of others, members should dry off before entering the facility locker rooms.

  19. Unaccompanied Children. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Accompanying your child is defined as being in the same activity area and in constant supervision.

  20. Unauthorized Areas. Members’ belongings are prohibited from being in the aquatic offices, storage rooms, and maintenance areas and on or under the lifeguard towers.

  21. Lane Lines. Hanging and sitting on the lane lines is prohibited.

  22. Footwear. It is recommended that members wear shoes/footwear to and from the pool area.

  23. Glass Containers. Glass containers are prohibited in the aquatic facilities.

  24. Pets. Pets are prohibited in the aquatic facilities.

  25. Additional Assistance. If additional assistance is needed please notify the aquatics staff.

MatArena Multi Activity Court (MAC) and Red Ring Courts

  1. Equipment Set-Up. The SRC staff is responsible for set-up and take-down of all court equipment to include dividers. Only authorized personnel are permitted to adjust court equipment. Members may visit the SRC Membership Services Desk to request alternate equipment setups.

  2. Hanging on Rims and Nets. Dunking is permitted at the SRC; however, hanging on rims or nets is prohibited.

  3. Walls and Ceiling. The throwing, kicking, etc. of balls into the walls, bleachers and ceilings is not permitted.

  4. “Got Next” Policy. When wood courts are in demand members should utilize a waiting system that allows other teams and individuals to participate. When necessary an SRC staff member will facilitate this process. The typical policy that will be used is that all games are played to 10 (straight, not win by 2), scoring is by 1’s and 2’s; a team who wins is only permitted to stay on the court for a maximum of two games.

  5. Court Benches. Individuals/groups at the completion of their use are responsible for returning court benches to the condition in which they found them. All trash and personal items must be removed.

  6. Red Ring Courts Seating. During events when increased number of spectators is expected courts 1 and 3 will be used for competition and court 2 will be used for seating.

  7. Clothing. Appropriate clothing (i.e. t-shirt, tank top, etc) must be worn at all times throughout the SRC with the exception of the aquatic areas and locker rooms. Shirts covering the mid-section are required. Clothes with zippers and/or any other features that may damage equipment or playing surfaces are prohibited. Clothing displaying profane or offensive material is prohibited.

  8. Footwear. Individuals wearing improper footwear are not permitted to participate in specific activity areas. Shoes should be closed-toed, non-marking, and free of mud and debris. Cleats are not permitted.

Climbing Wall

Climbing Guidelines

  1. Every person climbing when Rockwall staff are not present must have completed the climbing wall safety orientation. The climber’s hangtag must be visible to climbing staff at all times. Climbers without tags will be encouraged to take the safety orientation and asked to temporarily leave the climbing area.

  2. Hangtags must be returned to the Rockwall staff by the end of the day.

  3. Bouldering is allowed during all facility hours to those who have signed the waiver.

  4. Top rope climbing is only allowed during climbing hours listed at the climbing wall. Topping out is never allowed on the wall.

  5. Lead climbing is still being developed at the Ridge and it will not be permitted until further notice.

  6. Belay devices must be attached to the harness of the belayer by means of a locking carabineer.

  7. Ropes must be attached to harnesses using a figure 8 follow through knot with an appropriate tail. Do not use the belay loop to attach ropes to harnesses.

  8. When equipped, harnesses must be doubled-backed at the waist and leg loop buckles when worn by the climber and belayer while climbing on ropes.

  9. Always check, double check and triple check the climber’s knot, harness and the belay system before each climb.

  10. Do not climb past top-rope anchors.

  11. Proper attire is required on the climbing wall; climbing shoes are available for checkout.

  12. No food or beverages are allowed in the climbing area. Water bottles are acceptable.

  13. No cursing or loud offensive language is allowed.

  14. NO HORSEPLAY or ROUGH-HOUSING!

  15. Belay instructions outside of climbing clinics is prohibited at the wall.

  16. Loose fitting jewelry is prohibited at the rock wall.

  17. Climbing facility staff has the right to remove your climbing privileges for the day and to recommend long term removal of climbing privileges for violation of these regulations.

  18. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Bouldering Wall Guidelines

Attention: CLIMING IS DANGEROUS. BOULDER AT YOUR OWN RISK!

  1. NO HORSEPLAY or ROUGH HOUSING!

  2. Spotting while climbing is highly encouraged.

  3. Proper footwear is required on the bouldering wall. No bare foot bouldering is allowed.

  4. Hangtags must be returned to the equipment desk by the end of the day.

  5. While bouldering, the climber’s head is not to go above a height of 13 feet (the height of the free standing boulder).

  6. No food or open beverages are allowed in the bouldering area. Water is permitted.

  7. Loose fitting jewelry is prohibited at the rock wall.

  8. The staff reserves the right to suspend or terminate privileges for inappropriate or unsafe behavior.

  9. Standing on top of the bouldering wall is not permitted.

  10. Use of bouldering pads while climbing is recommended.

  11. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Fitness Zones

Bryan Green Matador Training Zone, Total Training Zone, Top Level Training Zone

  1. Fitness Equipment & Programming Age Restrictions. Participants/members must be 16 years or older to utilize fitness or cardio equipment or participate in programming.

  2. Chalk. The use of chalk is prohibited.

  3. Weight Dropping. The dropping of weights is prohibited. Please complete exercises by placing weights on the floor and not dropping them. Members must remain in control of their weights at all times.

  4. Replacement of Weights. All weights must be returned to their proper racks after completion of a set.

  5. Cardio Time Limits. There is a 30-minute time limit on all cardio equipment. Time limits will be monitored and enforced if there is a wait for equipment.

  6. Spotters. The use of spotters is recommended.

  7. Collars. The use of collars on bars is recommended regardless of the weight.

  8. Equipment Cleaning. All cardio and fitness equipment with upholstery must be wiped down after each use. Disinfectant wipes are provided for your convenience. Please discard wipes in the proper receptacles when you have completed cleaning a piece of equipment.

  9. Equipment Repair and Adjustments. Only authorized personnel may repair equipment. Members are responsible for reporting damages or necessary repairs to the SRC staff. Unauthorized alteration or adjustment of equipment is prohibited.

  10. Removing Equipment. Fitness equipment cannot be removed from the fitness area. Doing so may cause damage to the hardwood floor, tile, or other surfaces.

  11. Olympic Lifts. Olympic lifts, such as the clean and jerk, overhead squat and snatch, etc. are not permitted in the SRC.

  12. “Workng In.” To facilitate workouts while fitness spaces or specific equipment are in demand please let other members work in between sets or while resting.

Indoor Track

  1. Activity Direction. Users must follow signage for proper direction of activity.

  2. Running vs. Walking. Inside lanes are designated for running/jogging; outside lanes are designated for walking.

  3. Track Availability. The track is intended for open recreation use. Do not stretch or block the flow of traffic on the track. Group use and structured practices on the track are not permitted.

  4. Clothing. Appropriate clothing (i.e. t-shirt, tank top, etc) must be worn at all times throughout the SRC. Shirts covering the mid-section are required. Clothes with zippers and/or any other feature that may damage equipment are prohibited. Clothing displaying profane or offensive material is prohibited.

  5. Footwear. Individuals wearing improper footwear will not be permitted to participate in specific activity areas. Shoes should be closed-toed, non-marking, and free of mud and debris. Cleats and barefoot running are not permitted on the track.

Locker Room

  1. Children in Locker Rooms. To protect members’ privacy, children age 5 and under are permitted to enter the opposite sex locker rooms. Guardians should use the Family Changing Room whenever possible.

  2. Day-Use Lockers.

    1. Day use is defined as using the locker during times in which you are present in the SRC and involved in activities. Lockers are not to be used for day storage when you are not present in the SRC. Personal items must be removed after your activity time in the SRC.
    2. All day-use lockers are available for free and are subject to availability.
    3. Full size, quarter size, half size (some ADA accessible) and mini size lockers are available for day use.
    4. Members are expected to provide their own locks for day-use lockers. However, a limited supply will be available for checkout and also for purchase at the Pro Shop.
    5. At closing time, locks will be cut and personal items remaining in day-use lockers will be removed and placed in the lost and found, which is located at the SRC Membership Services Desk. Items will then be retained per the SRC lost and found guidelines.
    6. The SRC is not responsible for replacing locks that are cut.
  3. Cleanliness. The SRC staff is committed to maintaining cleanliness in its locker rooms. Do not leave trash or personal items in the locker room or shower area. Please report any concerns to a staff member immediately.

  4. Cell Phone, Handheld Device, Recording Device, Camera Use. Cell phone and messaging device use is prohibited in locker rooms. Cell phone and messaging device use is not permitted in fitness areas, studios, or on courts; they may be used only in the lobby and public lounge areas.

  5. Locker Room Etiquette.

    1. For your protection use a secure lock on day use lockers.
    2. Demonstrate respect for others by cleaning up area after use.
    3. Modesty is encouraged; cover up with a towel to and from the showers.
    4. Wear protective foot covering in the showers and locker rooms.
    5. Share bench space with other members.
    6. Dry off before leaving the shower area.
    7. Keep sink areas clean.
    8. Close lockers after use.
    9. Return used towels to the pro shop or fitness area before leaving the facility.

Locker Service

Locker Rental

  1. Lockers can be rented at the Membership Services Desk in the SRC to individuals with a current, active membership.

  2. Locker contracts begin on the day they are purchased and expire at the end of the term. Please reference locker and towel service schedule.

  3. Lockers may be rented independently or as a combination package with a pool/shower-size towel service. Please reference Towel Service Guidelines.

  4. Quarter and half size lockers are available for rent.

  5. ADA half-size lockers are reserved for those who meet qualification and are available for rent.

  6. Full-size lockers are reserved for day use only.

  7. Lockers are available for rent on a term basis for members with a term membership. Please reference locker service pricing schedule.

  8. Non-student members that wish to purchase a term locker are required to purchase a term membership.

  9. A lock will be issued for each rental locker. Personal locks may not be used on rented lockers. Personal locks may be used for day use lockers only.

  10. Items left in expired lockers will be cleaned out on the first day after the expiration date of the rental period. Personal items left in lockers after the clean out date will be retained per the USU lost and found guidelines.

  11. Sharing or sub-leasing of lockers is prohibited.

  12. Members are not permitted to use their locker to advertise or post information on the exterior or interior.

  13. Members are responsible for securing their own locker. The SRC is not responsible for any items in a locker during the rental period.

Day Use Lockers

  1. Day Use is defined as using the locker during times in which you are present in the SRC and involved in activities. Lockers are not to be used for day storage when you are not present in the SRC. Personal items must be removed after your activity time in the SRC.

  2. All day-use lockers are available for free and are subject to availability.

  3. Full size, quarter size, half size (some ADA accessible) and mini size lockers are available for day use.

  4. At closing time, locks will be cut and personal items remaining in day use lockers will be removed and placed in the lost and found, which is located at the SRC Membership Services Desk. Items will then be retained per the USU lost and found guidelines.

  5. The SRC is not responsible for replacing locks that are cut and removed. 

Pro Shop/Equipment Checkout

Equipment Checkout

  1. Equipment can only be checked out from and returned to the Pro Shop.

  2. Equipment checkout is available from the SRC opening time until 15 minutes prior to closing.

  3. Equipment is checked out on a first-come first-served basis and may not be reserved.

  4. Members can only check out the quantity of equipment appropriate for one participant.

  5. Members with outstanding equipment holds will not be permitted to checkout additional items.

  6. Equipment that is checked out from the Pro Shop must remain exclusively in the SRC.

  7. Members are required to check out all equipment for family hour participants or guests.

Member Liability

  1. Equipment must only be used for its intended purpose.

  2. Members are responsible for assessing their own skills as well as anyone else who uses checked out equipment. The SRC is not liable for any injury caused by misuse of equipment.

  3. Members are liable for replacement cost of equipment that is not returned and for replacement cost of equipment that is returned damaged beyond what is expected from typical use.

  4. Members may not loan checked out equipment to others for use. A member’s privilege to checkout equipment may be suspended if this occurs.

Racquetball Court

  1. Eyewear. Eye protection is required. Standard prescription glasses do not constitute as eye protection. Goggles must be worn. Members may bring their own goggles or they may be checked out from the Pro Shop.

  2. Wrist strap. The use of the wrist strap on the racquet is strongly recommended.

  3. Reservations. The following is an outline of the court reservation guidelines.

    1. Reservations are coordinated through the Pro Shop and can be made in person or by calling 818-677-5434, option 3.
    2. Members are only permitted to make reservations under their own name.
    3. Reservations may be made starting at 4 p.m. on the day prior to your desired date of play on the hour.
    4. The court may be reserved for one hour at a time.
    5. If there is no reservation immediately following a scheduled session, a member may continue to play. However, back to back reservations by the same member may not be made.
    6. Reservations are available on the hour from the facility opening time until one hour prior to the facility closing time.
    7. Reservations are forfeited 5 minutes after the starting time.
  4. Court Damage. Striking the court walls or floor with the racquet is prohibited. Prior to beginning use of the court members should check the area for damage and alert an SRC staff member if there are any issues.

  5. Approved Activities. The court is for racquetball play unless approved by the SRC Staff. Members participating in unapproved activities will be asked to leave the court.

  6. Clothing. Appropriate clothing (i.e. t-shirt, tank top, etc) must be worn at all times. Shirts covering the mid-section are required. Clothes with zippers and/or any other feature that may damage equipment or flooring are prohibited. Clothing displaying profane or offensive material is prohibited.

  7. Footwear. Individuals wearing improper footwear will not be permitted to participate in specific activity areas. Shoes should be closed-toed, non-marking, and free of mud and debris. Cleats are not permitted.

Rentals & Reservations

  1. Groups Eligible for Reservations and Timelines. Groups that are eligible to reserve space in the SRC for sponsored events are the following:

    1. University Student Union and Associated Students Sport Clubs will be permitted to host events beginning January 26, 2012Requests for these events will be accepted beginning December 1, 2011.
    2. Officially recognized student organizations and clubs and CSUN campus departments will be permitted to host events beginning August 27, 2012. Requests for these events will be accepted beginning June 15, 2012.
    3. Off-campus groups and individuals will be permitted to host events beginning January 1, 2013. Requests for these events will be accepted beginning October 1, 2012.
  2. Approved Event Characteristics.  Unless otherwise approved by the SRC Director or their designee events approved in the SRC must be based on fitness, wellness or recreation. Approved bookings will be classified as either simple or complex practices or events. The following are some examples:

    1. Simple Practices — Sport Club weekly practices (grappling, boxing, martial arts groups, basketball, volleyball), etc.  
    2. Simple Events — Intramural programming, group exercise classes, sport club games, swim lessons, etc.
    3. Complex Events — Sport club tournaments, extramural tournaments, dive-in movies, swim meets, etc.
  3. Practice Times. Bookings classified as practices will be scheduled for a maximum of 2 hours in order to allow for the maximum amount of user groups to access space in the SRC.

  4. Monopoly of Space. Activity areas in the SRC are intended to be open and available for use unless formerly reserved. Groups are not permitted to hold informal practices, trainings and workouts to the extent they restrict the use of an activity area. The SRC staff reserves the right to request groups who are utilizing an area without a reservation to leave a space and/or disperse if they are creating an environment where others can’t participate freely.

  5. Proper Safety Rules. Groups that utilize the SRC are required to follow all standard and prescribed safety rules for the particular activity they are participating in.  

  6. Equipment Removal. Equipment that is used to supplement an event at the SRC must be removed within 48 hours of the completion of the event or a fee may apply.

  7. Spaces Not Able to be Reserved. The following spaces are not able to be reserved in the SRC because they are dedicated for open recreation or internal use:

    1. Track
    2. Fitness Zones
    3. Matty’s Kids Club
    4. SRC Conference (for internal use only)
    5. Determination Studio
  8. Available Equipment. The following equipment is available to be reserved for events:

    1. 30" x 6' rectangular tables
    2. 18" x 5' rectangular tables
    3. Folding chairs
    4. Portable public address system
    5. 32 Gallon trash cans
    6. Indoor volleyball Net/Set-Up
    7. Indoor badminton Net/Set-Up
    8. Water polo goal
    9. Table tennis table
    10. Studio floor covering
    11. Wood/Rubber floor covering
    12. Pool volleyball net
    13. Confirm sporting equipment (balls)
  9. No Show Required Participant Number Guideline. In addition to the USU No Show policy within the SRC a group will be considered a “no show” for a reservation if they do not have 6 participants within 15 minutes of the reservation start time. The exception to this guideline will be for the first 4 bookings of a group’s reservation or one month whichever occurs first.

  10. Exceptions. Exceptions to these guidelines can be made by the USU Executive Director/designee. 

Studios

Inspiration, Motivation & Determination Studios

  1. Audio Equipment. Studio audio equipment may only be used by SRC staff for scheduled activities.

  2. Access. The Motivation Studio will be available for open recreation when not scheduled for program use. All other studios are only available for scheduled programs. Groups are not permitted to exclude others from entering and using the studio for open recreation. Open recreation time in the Motivation Studio is intended to be informal and passive (i.e. stretching, abdominal exercise, trainer discussions, etc).

  3. Studio Equipment. Equipment provided in the fitness studios may not be removed from those spaces.

  4. Clothing. Appropriate clothing (i.e. t-shirt, tank top, etc) must be worn at all times throughout the SRC. Shirts covering the mid-section are required. Clothes with zippers and/or any other feature that may damage equipment are prohibited. Clothing displaying profane or offensive material is prohibited.

  5. Footwear. Individuals wearing improper footwear will not be permitted to participate in specific activity areas. Shoes should be closed-toed (with the exception of approved programming), non- marking, and free of mud and debris. Cleats are not permitted.

Towel Service

Workout Towels

  1. Workout towels are available free of charge and can be checked out, exchanged or returned at the Pro Shop or Fitness Zone desks.

  2. Members will be liable for replacement cost of towels if items are returned damaged beyond what is expected from typical use or if a towel is lost.

Pool/Shower Towel Service

  1. Towel service is available for pool/shower towels.

  2. Towel service enrollment can be done at the Membership Services Desk or the Pro Shop.

  3. Towel contracts begin on the day purchased and expire at the end of the term membership. Please reference locker and towel service schedule.

  4. Towel service is available with or without the rental of a locker on a term basis. Please reference towel service price schedule.

  5. A term membership is required to purchase towel service.

  6. Members who purchase this service will be provided a towel upon their request at the Pro Shop. All towels should be returned after use and are prohibited from leaving the SRC.

  7. Pool/shower towels can be exchanged for a clean towel at the Pro Shop or Rec Pool at any time.

  8. Members will be liable for replacement cost of towels if items are returned damaged beyond what is expected from typical use or if a towel is lost.

Spectators

Spectators in the Student Recreation Center are permitted in to the facility for observation of events and activities. Please note the following guidelines below. Spectators in violation of these guidelines or in violation of the Student Code of Conduct when applicable may be removed from the facility. Spectators must follow all SRC staff instructions.

  1. Clothing. Appropriate clothing (i.e. t-shirt, tank top, etc) must be worn at all times throughout the SRC with the exception of the aquatic areas and locker rooms. Shirts covering the mid-section are required. Clothes with zippers and/or any other feature that may damage equipment are prohibited. Clothing displaying profane or offensive material is prohibited.

  2. Noisemakers. Air horns, confetti poppers, and other artificial noisemakers that interfere with play and create a hazardous environment are prohibited.

  3. Spectating Areas. ASpectators are restricted to designated spectator areas and should remain a safe distance from the playing area.

  4. Occupancy. In the event that an activity area reaches occupancy limits as a result of spectators, games may be delayed and/or suspended to clear the area.

  5. Sporting Behavior. All spectators are expected use positive sporting behavior regardless of the intensity of competition. Negative sporting behavior is defined as improper behavior that includes but is not limited to verbal abuse, physical abuse, obscene gestures/actions, vulgar language, fighting, and other acts.

  6. Food. Food, other than packaged convenience fitness products, is not permitted in the SRC.

  7. Beverages. Beverages are only permitted in the facility if they are in non-breakable bottles with screw top or lids. No beverages other than water are permitted on the wood floors of the courts.

  8. Alcohol. Alcohol is prohibited in the SRC.

  9. Intoxication. Spectators exhibiting signs of intoxication may be removed from the SRC.

  10. Spectator Pass. Non-member spectators will be admitted into the SRC to observe specific programs and events when appropriate. Non-member spectators must purchase the spectator pass at the SRC Membership Desk for $1. Non-member spectators are not permitted to participate in any activity and should only be observing during their visit.

User Responsibilities

Participation in the Student Recreation Center, as part of the University Student Union, Inc. and California State University, Northridge, is governed by the Student Conduct Code (http://www.csun.edu/a&r/soc/studentconduct.html) and all other University safety, security and facility standards. Use of the Student Recreation Center facilities is a privilege and participants are expected to be good citizens and respect the rights of others. Individuals who engage in unacceptable or irresponsible behavior may have their access revoked or modified indefinitely as determined by the Student Recreation Center Director. In addition to the previously mentioned standards the following are user responsibilities.

Members are encouraged to contact SRC staff to report individuals who may be in violation of this guideline.

  1. Personal Gain. The SRC may not be used for teaching/coaching/training for personal gain. Personal training and coaching is only permitted by SRC employees.

  2. Training and Coaching. Training and coaching of any type and in any location of the SRC is only permitted by designated SRC employees.

  3. Personal Risk. All patrons participate at their own risk. Members will be required to sign a liability waiver.

  4. Staff Requests. To provide a safe and secure environment, members, guests and spectators are required to follow the requests and instructions of SRC professional and student employee staff members.

  5. Activity Area Guidelines. Many areas of the SRC have additional guidelines that members must adhere to.

  6. Discipline. Members who violate SRC guidelines may be restricted from use of the SRC at the discretion of the SRC Director or their designee.

  7. Fighting or Rough Play. Fighting and rough play are prohibited. All users are expected to use proper conduct. Infliction or threat of bodily or emotional harm, whether done intentionally or with reckless disregard, including threat or action in retaliation for making allegations of misconduct, is prohibited.

  8. Harassment Harassment of any kind is prohibited. All users are expected to treat everyone with dignity and respect while using the Student Recreation Center.

  9. Access. If you require assistance in accessing or using any facilities in the Student Recreation Center, please contact (818) 677-5434.

  10. Recording of Images Without Knowledge. Using electronic or other means to make a video or photographic record of any person without the person's prior knowledge/approval is strictly prohibited. The storing, sharing, and/or distributing of such unauthorized records by any means is also prohibited.

  11. Project or Class Related Audio/Visual Recording. Any individual(s) who seeks to film (photograph/video), interview, or conduct class projects in the SRC or any University Student Union facility must contact USU Reservations and Event Services at 818-677- 3644 to fill out the appropriate request. Taking pictures via cameras, video cameras, and video-ready cell phones is strictly prohibited in the pool, men and women’s locker rooms, and rest rooms.

  12. Commercial Filming and Photo Shoots. Those wishing to explore commercial filming or photo shoots should contact the Commercial Services Manager at 818-677-2194 to discuss their interests.

  13. Martial Arts Equipment. All CSUN policies regarding weapons and firearms apply at the SRC. Participants in certain activities may be granted permission to utilize appropriate martial arts weapons as part of a class, practice or competition with prior written application and approval from the SRC Director or designee.

  14. Footwear. Individuals wearing improper footwear will not be permitted to participate in specific activity areas. Roller shoes are prohibited in all areas of the SRC.

    1. Fitness Area. Closed toe shoes are required at all times. Shoes should be free of mud and other debris.
    2. Wood Floors, Studios, Indoor Track and MatArena. Shoes should be non- marking and free of mud and debris. Cleats are not permitted.
  15. Clothing. Appropriate clothing (i.e. t-shirt, tank top, etc.) must be worn at all times throughout the SRC with the exception of the aquatic areas and locker rooms. For females, appropriate clothing is that which covers breasts, buttocks, genitals, midsection and the pubic region. For males, appropriate clothing is that which covers the buttocks, genitals, midsection and the pubic region. Clothing displaying profane or offensive material and with zippers and/or any other feature that may damage equipment is prohibited.

  16. Personal Items. The SRC is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Personal items must be kept in designated storage areas and secured. All items left unattended (i.e. bags, phones, keys, etc.) will be removed and can be collected from lost and found at the Pro Shop.

  17. Food. Packaged fitness energy and nutrition products are the only food items permitted in the SRC. Food, other than packaged convenience fitness products, is only permitted on the SRC or Plaza Pool deck.

  18. Beverages. Beverages are only permitted in the facility if they are in non-breakable bottles with screw top or lids. No beverages other than water are permitted on the wood floors of the studios and courts.

  19. Lost and Found. Lost and found is located at the Pro Shop.

  20. Skateboards, Razor Scooters, Bikes, Etc. Skateboards, razor scooters, bikes, etc. are not permitted in the SRC and must be secured and stored in designated storage racks. All improperly stored items will be removed per University policies.

  21. Solicitation. Solicitation of any kind is not permitted in the SRC.

  22. Profanity. The use of abusive and/or profane language is prohibited.

  23. Vending Machines. Tampering with or maliciously damaging any vending machine is prohibited.

  24. Cell Phones and Messaging Devices. Cell phone and messaging device use is prohibited in locker rooms. Cell phone and messaging device use is not permitted in fitness areas, studios, or on courts; they may be used only in the lobby and public lounge areas. 

Lost and Found Policy

The University Student Union (USU) and the Student Recreation Center (SRC) will hold all items that have been lost or found throughout the entire facility.

If you lost an item, check the building where the item was lost before reporting to the USU front desk.

The USU will not accept items in the lost and found that the campus lost and found does not accept.

Those items are, and not limited to:
Items which would present a bio-hazard, bathing elements, undergarments, bathing suits, toiletries, makeup, torn clothing, animals, trash, dishes including water bottles, items that would not be legal to possess (i.e., weapons, etc.)

These items will be discarded when found.

The USU will keep items in the lost and found for one month only.

Items of value will be transported to the Department of Police Services who maintains the campus lost and found. Visit their website.

Items of value we have identified are: jewelry, keys, watches, wallets, electronics, identification cards, credit/debit cards, and passports.

Membership & Facility Access

Definitions

  1. A Student Member is defined as a student who is enrolled in any units at CSUN (undergraduate or graduate).
  2. A continuing student is defined as any student who was enrolled in the previous semester.
  3. A Tseng College Student is defined as any student who is part of Tseng College in the masters, credentials, open U, or non-credit program.
  4. A Tseng College IEP Student is defined as any student who is part of Tseng College’s Intensive English Program, either in the first or second term.
  5. An Administrator, Faculty, or Staff, Member is defined as any person (full-time or part-time) who is currently employed by CSUN or a campus auxiliary.
  6. An Emeriti Member is defined as any CSUN employee who has either retired or has been honorably discharged from active professional duty, but retains the title of one’s office or position.
  7. An Alumni Association Member is defined as any person who has a current Alumni Association membership.
  8. A Former Student enrolled between Fall Term 2007 until Fall Term of 2011 is defined as: Students who were enrolled during any period of time between the Fall Term of 2007 and the Fall Term of 2011 who paid the University Student Union (USU) fee that funded SRC construction. These students are eligible to become a member of the SRC at a discounted rate for the first two years the building is operational. [Spring, 2012-Spring 2014]
  9. An Alumnus Member is defined as a graduate or former student of California State University, Northridge.
  10. A Spouse or Domestic Partner Member is defined as a spouse of domestic partner of a current member.
  11. A Dependent Hours participant is defined as a dependent who is 18 years of age or younger of a current member.
  12. A Guest is defined as any person who is sponsored by a current member.
  13. An SRC Programs and Operations Staff Member is defined as current USU or Associated Students (AS) employees whose primary responsibilities are for programs and services in the SRC. These employees are eligible for free annual SRC memberships. The membership is in effect as long as the individual remains an USU/AS employee.
  14. An USU or AS staff are defined as current USU or AS staff whose primary responsibilities are not within the SRC. These employees are eligible for annual discounted memberships. The discounted membership rate is recommended by the SRC Director or designee and approved by the USU Executive Director or designee. 

Policy

The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is a controlled access facility. Memberships are available to those in the following categories: California State University, Northridge students, administrators, faculty, staff, emeriti, alumni, alumni association members, spouse or domestic partners of members, dependents of members, guests, SRC Programs and Operations staff members, USU or AS staff members, and former students who were enrolled at CSUN during any semester from Spring 2007 through Fall 2011.

Any student who receives a fee waiver based on University policies will need to pay the membership fee, equivalent to the current portion of the USU fee associated with the SRC for students in order to obtain a membership to access the SRC. Students not enrolled as continuing students in the summer term who wish to utilize the SRC will be required to pay a fee which is equivalent to the SRC summer fee. Students who are enrolled as continuing students in the summer term and who pay the USU fee through the Extended Learning or California State University, Northridge, are eligible for membership in the SRC.

Applicants must fill out an SRC enrollment membership and waiver of liability and hold harmless agreement form and show a valid photo ID to be biometrically enrolled using an authentication technique that analyzes the shape of the hand and the length of the fingers.

Access to the SRC facility is granted for all categories of membership under the following terms and conditions: 

  1. Proper Identification. The SRC is a controlled access facility and membership is required to enter. Members will be verified by a biometric reader prior to entering the facility.
  2. Refusal Right. The SRC has the right to refuse membership to any member or individual who has violated any CSUN, USU or SRC codes of conduct, policies, rules or regulations, or is not in good standing with the University for any reason.
  3. Illegal Access. The following are prohibited:
    1. Attempting to gain access into the SRC with an ID other than your own.
    2. Allowing another person to use your ID to gain access into the SRC.
    3. Attempting to allow access to anyone through an emergency exit door.
    4. Exiting through emergency exit doors (except in a declared emergency).
  4. Children/Young Adults. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times in the SRC, including the aquatic areas with the exception of children participating in Matty’s Kids Club. Accompanying children is defined as the parent/guardian being in the same activity area and monitoring and supervising the activity of the child at all times.
  5. Non-Member Spectators and Observers. Non-Member Spectators and Observers will be admitted into the SRC to observe programs and events when appropriate. Spectators must sign a waiver of liability and hold harmless agreement and are subject to spectator rules and regulations. Non-Member Spectators and Observers are not permitted to participate in any activity and should only observe during their visit. A non-member spectator or observer is defined as a person coming to observe an activity in the SRC and is prohibited from participating in any SRC activity.
  6. Expulsion. SRC Staff and the Building Manger have the authority to:
    1. Request an individual to leave the facility and premises because of a violation of facility policies.
    2. Cancel an event and request the individual or the individual’s group to leave the facility and premises because of violation of facility policies.
    3. Repeated violation of SRC regulations may result in a loss of privileges and facility access membership as recommended by the SRC Director or designee and approved by the Executive Director or designee.
  7. Posted Regulations. Facility users must obey all posted regulations and comply with decisions made by the Building Manager and SRC Staff, including identifying oneself when so requested.
  8. Personal Image Release. At various times throughout the semester, CSUN/SRC/USU officials will be taking digital images, photographs, and/or videotapes of patrons for educational, promotional, and informational purposes for use in department related printed material and on our Web site. No identifying information will accompany the likeness or images used in publications.

 

Refund Policy

Memberships

There are no refunds for student memberships paid through California State University, Northridge fees.

There are no refunds for term or annual memberships except in the case of a personal or immediate family medical necessity or a death in the family. A proration will be applied to the original purchase price of the membership. All memberships are non-transferrable.

Programs and Services

There are no refunds for programs or services except in the case of a medical necessity or a death in the family. A proration will be applied to the original purchase price of the service if the refund is granted.

Participants must cancel or reschedule an appointment twenty-four hours prior to the start time of their scheduled appointment, except in the case of an illness, medical necessity, or a death in the family. Failure to cancel within this time frame may result in a forfeited session.

Failure to appear for a scheduled appointment will result in a forfeited session, except in the case of a medical necessity or a death in the family.

Participants are expected to arrive on time for their scheduled appointment. The scheduled appointment end time will not be adjusted for a late arrival.  

Sessions that are purchased must be redeemed within one (1) year of the date of purchase.

Programs and services are non-transferrable.

Retail

Refunds for retail items are allowed under the following conditions: All merchandise must be in original packaging and in condition for immediate resale in order to be eligible for a refund. All returns must be accompanied by the original receipt. No refunds will be given after 14 days from the original purchase date. 

Definitions

Categories of membership are as follows:

  • Non-fees paid student
  • Administrators/faculty/staff
  • Alumni Association
  • Former students enrolled between fall term 2007 until fall term 2011
  • Alumni
  • Sponsored Adult
  • (Dependents)
  • (Family members-non-dependents)

Categories of programs and services include but are not limited to:

  • Intramurals
  • Instructional Series of fee-based Group Exercise classes
  • Personal and group training sessions
  • BodyAge assessments
  • Swim lessons (private and/or semi-private)
  • Pool passes
  • Guest passes
  • Special events
  • Towel service
  • Long-term locker rental

Categories of merchandise include but are not limited to:

  • General goods
  • Apparel
  • Gifts and accessories

Procedures

Method of refund will occur in the same payment type as the original transaction. If cash refund exceeds $50.00 or exceeds the amount of cash tendered in Point of Sale station for day of refund, then the customer will receive a check by mail. 

In the case of a medical necessity, a doctor’s note will be required.

In the case of a death in the family, documentation will be required.

Turf Field

  1. Approved Users. Participation on the SRC Turf Field is reserved for SRC members. All other users must have prior approval from University Student Union Reservation and Event Services.

  2. Personal Risk. All members participate at their own risk. Members will be required to sign a liability waiver.

  3. Staff Requests. Members, guests and spectators must follow the instructions of SRC and University staff.

  4. Discipline. Members who violate SRC guidelines may be restricted from use of the SRC at the discretion of the SRC Director of their designee.

  5. Fighting or Rough Play. Fighting and rough play are prohibited. Infliction or threat of bodily or emotional harm, including threat or action in retaliation for making allegations of misconduct, is prohibited and may result in removal from the field.

  6. Footwear. Individuals wearing improper footwear will not be permitted to participate on the turf field. Members participating in activities must wear closed toed shoes. Metal cleats and metal tipped molded cleats are prohibited.

  7. Clothing. Appropriate clothing must be worn at all times. Clothing displaying profane or offensive material is prohibited.

  8. Safety Equipment. Proper sport specific safety equipment is required at all times.

  9. Personal Items. Personal items not being worn must be kept on the team benches or in the SRC designated storage areas. The SRC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  10. Food. Food, chewing tobacco and gum are prohibited.

  11. Field Markings. Panting or marking the field with tape is prohibited.

  12. Lost and Found. All found items will be turned in to the SRC Membership Services Desk.

  13. Motorized Vehicles. Motorized vehicles are prohibited from driving onto the SRC Turf Field.

  14. Bikes. Bikes are not permitted on the SRC Turf Field and must be secured and stored in designated storage racks. All improperly stored items will be removed per University policies.

  15. Pets. All animals, with the exception of service animals, are prohibited from being on the SRC Turf Field. All pets must be kept outside of the SRC Turf Field fence.

  16. Fencing. Intentionally throwing, kicking, or striking balls into the fence is prohibited.

  17. Acceptable Sports/Activities. The following activities are prohibited.

    A. Tackle Football without proper equipment and approval 
    B. Cricket (unless played with a tennis ball) 
    C. Baseball games or batting practice 
    D. Golf

  18. Field Margins. Groups that utilize SRC Turf Field are required to follow all safety margin guidelines set forth by the respective governing body for field/court layout. 

Field Equipment Checkout

SRC Field Equipment Checkout

  1. Equipment can only be checked out from and returned to the SRC Field House.

  2. Equipment checkout is available from the SRC field opening time until 15 minutes prior to closing.

  3. Equipment is checked out on a first-come first-served basis and may not be reserved.

  4. Members can only check out the quantity of equipment appropriate for one participant.

  5. Members with outstanding equipment holds will not be permitted to checkout additional items.

  6. Equipment that is checked out from the SRC Field House must remain exclusively on the SRC field.

  7. Members are required to check out all equipment for dependent hours participants or guests.

Member Liability

  1. Equipment must only be used for its intended purpose.

  2. Members are responsible for assessing their own skills as well as anyone else who uses checked out equipment. The SRC is not liable for any injury caused by misuse of equipment.

  3. Members are liable for:
    1. Replacement cost of equipment that is not returned due to theft, loss, or damage.
    2. Replacement cost of equipment that is returned damaged beyond what is expected from typical use.
  4. Members may not loan checked out equipment to others for use. A member’s privilege to checkout equipment may be suspended if this occurs.

Posting Guidelines

SRC Posting Guidelines

Any items to be posted in or on the Student Recreation Center (SRC) must be approved in advance by the SRC Director or designee. Posting in or on the SRC is reserved for the University Student Union (USU) Marketing department, SRC sponsored events, California State University, Northridge Associated Student (AS), and other campus-affiliated groups with special permission only.

All unauthorized materials will be removed and may be discarded.  Failure to comply with posting guidelines may result in cleaning and/or repair fees.

Exceptions to this policy may be made by the SRC Director or designee.

  1. Studios. Postings must be in plastic sign holders or on storage room doors only, using blue painters tape. No posting on the studio walls or mirrors.  
  2. Fitness Zone Bulletin Boards. All postings must be related to fitness, health, or wellness. Only staples are permitted on the fitness zone bulletin boards. Postings must be stamped with an expiration date by the SRC Director or designee.
  3. Break room bulletin board can be used for work place appropriate postings. Postings must be stamped with an expiration date by the SRC Director or designee.    
  4. Red Ring Courts. Only internal posting is allowed on Red Ring Courts. Exceptions to this may be made by the SRC Director or designee. Postings must be laminated and placed on the wood panels only, using blue painters tape. No posting on windows, walls, or any padded surfaces.    
  5. Matarena. Only internal posting is allowed on Matarena. Exceptions to this may be made by the SRC Director or designee. Postings must be laminated and placed on the door only, using blue painters tape. No posting on walls, inside the Matarena, or bleachers.    
  6. Posting around the facility. Posting in places other than what is listed above must be approved by the SRC Director or designee. 
  7. General
    1. All postings are subject to removal by the SRC staff
    2. All out of date postings will be removed
    3. Temporary signage in place for events must be taken down no later than 1 hour after the event ends. 
    4. All internal postings must be made on SRC sign template. Hand written signs are not allowed. 
    5. When appropriate, internal postings should be laminated. 
    6. Facility Operations staff is be responsible for monitoring the bulletin boards and all postings.