General Guidelines

All Recreation Services patrons are expected to be responsible, courteous, and safety conscious at all times. Disorderly conduct, abuse or misuse of the facility or its equipment, or disregard for policies will not be tolerated.  Policies are posted on site and are located at specific areas throughout the recreation facilities.

Violators will be required to leave the facility and may be subject to disciplinary action. Violators of Recreation Services policies may also be suspended from using the facilities and programs. Users who are suspended will not have any portion of their fees refunded.


  • Recreation Services reserves the right to refuse admittance.  Upon request an ISU ID or pass must be shown to staff.
  • Entry to and exit from the facility must be through controlled access points only. Other exits should be used for emergencies only.
  • Priority usages are designated for ISU students and Passholders during open hours.
  • All users must present a valid ISUCard upon entry.
    • Participants must be 18 years of age or older and must provide proof of age upon request.  Individuals under the age of 18 (who are not current ISU students) are only permitted in the building during an Athletic Department sponsored events, specified special events, designated family hours or with prior approval of Recreation Services.  Participants must show one of the following for entry into the facility:
      • Students: valid, current ISUCard
      • Patrons: ISUCard and/or current user card
      • Student Athletes: valid, current ISUCard
      • Guests: proof of eligibility or sponsor to purchase a daily guest pass


  • The Athletic Department has priority over the main floor area in the Lied Recreation Athletic Center Monday – Friday from 2 PM – 6 PM during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Sports such as but not limited to:  baseball, softball, cricket, golf, lacrosse and soccer are limited to only the Lied Recreation Athletic Center during scheduled reserved club times or during the morning hours when other patron’s safety is not at risk from the activity.  Building Supervisors will make this determination and at any time may end the activity.
  • In the Lied Recreation Athletic Center, footballs are permitted on the turf, but cannot be kicked or punted.
  • Sport Clubs may practice during scheduled times with limits to control play in a safe manner.
  • Intramurals, Sport Clubs, Campus Organizations, University Affiliations and groups with advanced reservations approved through the Recreation Services scheduling office have priority over all other groups.
  • Open Recreation Courts:


Subject To Change At Any Time – Available on a first come basis

  • Lied Recreation Athletic Center –Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton and the turf
  • Lied Recreation Athletic Center—Minimum of 2 badminton and 2 volleyball courts will be available Monday-Thursday 6:30pm-11:30pm.  Additional nets may be set up on the west end if space allows.
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday nets will be put up as needed or as availability allows
  • Beyer Hall – Basketball Courts (3)
  • State Gym East – Basketball Courts (2)
  • State Gym West—Court 1 Basketball court will be available Monday-Thursday 4pm-11pm
  • State Gym West—Court 2 Volleyball court will be available Monday-Thursday 4pm-11pm
  • State Gym West—Court 3 Badminton courts (3) will be available Monday-Thursday 4pm-11pm
  • Racquetball and Squash courts may be reserved in advance by going to the Recreation Services website.  Courts that are not reserved are on a first come, first served basis.  Check in with the Service Center Staff.
  • Racquetball has one challenge court at Beyer Hall and Lied Recreation Athletic Center where you must challenge the winner to play.
  • In the Lied Recreation Athletic Center, pass holders  with young children may walk their child in a stroller, on the lower track, between 8 AM and Noon, Monday through Friday. Children must remain in the stroller times.
  • Appropriate clothing in public areas is required at all times.  This includes shirts and shorts/pants/sweats.
  • Appropriate, clean, closed toe, non-marking, athletic shoes are required in all activity areas.  Street shoes or shoes that mark the floors are prohibited.


  • Appropriate clothing in public areas is required at all times.  This includes shirts and shorts/pants/sweats.
  • Appropriate, clean, closed toe, non-marking, athletic shoes are required in all activity areas.  Street shoes or shoes that mark the floors are prohibited. (See Attire Policy for specifics)
  • Animals are not permitted in the facilities except trained service animals.
  • Only non-alcoholic beverages in closed, re- sealable plastic containers are allowed in activity areas. Food is not allowed unless permitted otherwise.
  • Bicycles, scooters, in-line skates and skateboards of any style, are prohibited from being used in Recreation Services facilities.
  • Hanging from rims or nets is prohibited.
  • Gum, tobacco and use of alcohol or other controlled substances are not allowed in Recreation Services facilities, programs or services.
  • No type of sport activities will be allowed in hallways of Recreation Services facilities.
  • Solicitation, private classes, personal training, or any other activity associated with personal gain is not permitted.
  • Any individual(s) who seeks to film (photograph/video), interview, or conduct class projects in any Recreation Services facility must first receive permission from the Facilities staff. Taking pictures via cameras, video cameras, and video ready cell phones is strictly prohibited in the pool, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and restrooms.
  • Non-university groups conducting organized practices may ONLY use the courts on a space-available, hourly rental basis.  Details available at Recreation Services central administrative offices.


  • Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • All patrons may use day-use lockers, but the contents and locks must be removed on a daily basis. Locks will be cut or opened and lockers will be cleared at the end of each day. Patrons should report missing items to the respective facility supervisor as soon as the items are noticed missing.
  • The Department of Recreation Services normally takes photographs, video, and/or tape recordings of our various programs, activities, or special events. During these various programs, a photograph or video/audio recording may be taken of you. Unless you request otherwise, your participation will be considered permission for Iowa State University and the Department of Recreation Services to photograph, film, audio/video tape, record and/or televise your image and/or voice use in any publications or promotional materials, in any medium now known or developed in the future without any restrictions. If you object to Recreation Services using your image or voice in this manner, please notify the Department of Recreation Services.
  • Usage privileges may be revoked or suspended for policy violation at any time.
  • All policies outlined in the Student Disciplinary Regulations (Code of Conduct) will be enforced. The Student Disciplinary Regulations (Code of Conduct) can be found on the ISU Website under the Policy Library.