Policies

Entrance to the rec services facilities

General Guidelines

Assumption of Risk

NOTICE:  An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, including gyms and health and fitness facilities.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and even death.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults and individuals with certain underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.  For these reasons, all individuals should carefully assess and monitor their own health and safety before entering and using Rec Services facilities and services.

By participating in activities or using equipment and facilities offered by ISU Recreation Services, patrons knowingly and voluntarily ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISK of injuries, regardless of severity, which may occur as a result of participation in aquatics, sport clubs, group fitness, intramurals, outdoor recreation (climbing or bouldering wall), self-directed exercise and/or other activities provided by Recreation Services. Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Conduct

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.  Usage privileges may be revoked or suspended for policy violation at any time.

Policies are posted on site and are located at specific areas throughout the recreation facilities.  All Recreation Services policies can be located on our website. 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.

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.

Entry

  • All users must present a valid ISUCard upon entry or be sponsored by a member and purchase a daily guest pass
  • 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.

Dress Code

Rec Services strives to maintain a clean, safe, and inclusive environment while honoring personal workout clothing preferences.

  • Shirts/tops, shorts/pants, and closed-toes shoes must be worn at all times other than in the pool and locker rooms.
  • Clothing cannot display offensive language.
  • Appropriate, clean, closed-toe, non-marking, athletic shoes are required in all activity areas.  Street shoes or shoes that mark the floors are prohibited.
  • Clean attire that is intended for swimming must be worn in the pool and hot tub (no workout clothes).
  • We do not require gender-specific attire within any of our recreation facilities. Participants are encouraged to wear attire that honors their workout experience most.

General Guidelines

  • 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.
  • Racquetball and squash court participants are given priority over other activities in those designated courts.
  • 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.
  • No type of sports activities are allowed in hallways.
  • Hanging from rims or nets is prohibited.
  • Bicycles, scooters, in-line skates and skateboards of any style, are prohibited from being used inside Recreation Services facilities.
  • The use of audio devices is restricted to Recreation Services staff.  Please use headphones/earbuds to listen to your audio content.
  • Animals are not permitted in facilities except trained service animals. Companion animals are not allowed.
  • Only non-alcoholic beverages in closed, re-sealable plastic containers are allowed in activity areas. Gum, tobacco and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Food is not allowed unless permitted otherwise.
  • Solicitation, private classes, personal training, or any other activity associated with personal gain is not permitted.

Lied Athletic Recreation Center

  • The Athletic Department has priority over the main floor area in the Lied Recreation Athletic Center Monday – Friday from 2 PM – 6 PM and Saturday from 8 AM- Noon during the fall and spring semesters.
  • In the Lied Recreation Athletic Center, footballs are permitted on the turf, but cannot be kicked or punted.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Sport Clubs may practice during scheduled times with limits to control play in a safe manner.

Non-Discrimination Policy

  • Iowa State University and the Department of Recreation Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Veteran. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.
  • Recreation Services is committed to assuring that its facilities, programs, or services are free from discriminatory, inappropriate, and disrespectful conduct or communication.
  • Verbal or written abuse, threats, intimidation, violence, or other forms of harassment towards participants or staff will not be tolerated.
  • All participants and staff are expected to respect the rights of others and to be civil, effective citizens of the ISU community.
  • Recreation Services patrons may participate in programs and utilize facilities in a manner consistent with their gender identity. 

Social Media/Photography/Video

  • The Recreation Services Department 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.
  • 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 rest rooms

Assumption of Risk

By participating in activities or using equipment and facilities offered by ISU Recreation Services, patrons knowingly and voluntarily ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISK of injuries, regardless of severity, which may occur as a result of participation in aquatics, sport clubs, fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation (climbing or bouldering wall), self-directed exercise and/or other activities provided by Recreation Services. Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Beyer Hall Athletics & Cardinal Gymnastics

Athletics

  • ISU Student Athletes will be required to show a valid ISUCard and swipe into the facility.
  • Spectators associated with an ISU Athletic Events will be allowed access through the main southwest entrance. Facility access is limited to the event venue and restrooms only.
  • University employees, conducting business, will be granted access.
  • Visitors need to enter through the main southwest entrance and state their business.

Cardinal Gymnastics

Classes

  • Participant access will be through the main southwest entrance.
  • Participant parents/guardians will follow the same procedure as the youth participant for access.
  • Cardinal Gymnastic participants and parents/guardians are limited to the ISU Gymnastics Room and restrooms. Children under 18 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult (18 or older) to the restroom.
  • Children not participating in Cardinal Gymnastics are required to be under the direct supervision (eye sight) of a parent/guardian and are limited to the Gymnastics Room or restrooms.
  • Cardinal Gymnastic participants need to be escorted to the gymnastics room from the main entry by their parent/guardian or a Cardinal Gymnastics employee.
  • Recreation Service is not responsible to escort participants to and from classes.

Open Gym, Birthday Parties and Parents Night Out

  • Gymnastics staff will notify Recreation Services when these events will take place in advance.
  • Participants and parents/guardians access will be through the main southwest entrance. Children (under 18 years of age) are required to be under the direct supervision (eye sight) of a parent/guardian and are limited to the Gymnastics Room, Gymnastics Team Room or restrooms.
  • Inform Building Supervisors you are at the facility for these specific events.

Camps / Clinics

  • Participants and coaches access will be through the main south west entrance. Camp/Clinic participants must be under the supervision of the Team Camp staff and are allowed in only areas that are reserved for the event.

Beyer Hall Multipurpose Room

Multipurpose Room 3430

This space is used on a reservation only system.  This area is locked and secured unless a group has it reserved.  Groups need to follow this procedure to access this area:

  • During scheduled club practices or group reservation you need to go to the Beyer Hall Service Center Desk at the main entrance
  • Inform the Building Supervisor which club/group they represent and the area they need to access.
  • A Building Supervisor will accompany the club/group to the area and allow them entrance into the space.
  • Once the scheduled time is completed the club/group needs to vacate the space.

Beyer Hall Sport Clubs Storage Access

Club Storage Cages Room 1500

Clubs that have storage cages/cabinets in Beyer Hall Room 1500 need to follow this procedure to access those areas:

  • Go to the Beyer Hall Service Center Desk at the main entrance.
  • Inform the Building Supervisor which club they represent and the area needed to access.
  • A Building Supervisor will accompany the club to the area and allow the club entrance into the space. Each club will have a key checked out to them to access their club cage/cabinet.
  • Once the club leaves this area they need to ensure the door is locked behind them.
  • The club should notify the Building Supervisors at the Service Desk that they are done accessing that area.

Bicycles, scooters, in-line skates and skateboards

Bicycles, scooters, in-line skates and skateboards of any style, are prohibited from being used inside Recreation Services facilities.

Bulletin Boards, Banners, Flyers and Tabling in Rec Facilities

Bulletin Boards

  • Public bulletin boards are located at the entrance to the general locker rooms at Lied Recreation Athletic Center. A public bulletin board is located outside of Beyer Office area 2304.
  • There are no public bulletin boards located in State Gym.
  • Material must not be offensive and appropriate for public viewing.
  • Material must be related to ISU sponsored/endorsed activities; i.e. student organizations, academic units, etc…
  • Recreation Services reserves the right to remove any items at any time.

Banners

  • All banners must be pre-approved by Recreation Services before they can be placed within Recreation Services facilities.
  • Material must be related to ISU sponsored/endorsed activities; i.e. student organizations, academic units, etc…
  • Recreation Services reserves the right to remove any items at any time.

Flyers

  • All flyers must be pre-approved by Recreation Services before they can be placed within Recreation Services facilities.
  • Material must be related to ISU sponsored/endorsed activities; i.e. student organizations, academic units, etc…
  • Recreation Services reserves the right to remove any items at any time.

Postings

  • Signs are not to be taped on walls, window or doors unless approved by Recreation Services.

Tabling

  • All tabling must be pre-approved by Recreation Services
  • Activity being promoted must be related to ISU sponsored/endorsed activities; i.e. Student organizations, academic units, etc.
  • Material must not be offensive and appropriate for public viewing.
  • Recreation Services reserves the right to cancel tabling arrangements or ask tabling organization to leave at any time

Conduct

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.  Usage privileges may be revoked or suspended for policy violation at any time.

Policies are posted on site and are located at specific areas throughout the recreation facilities.  All Recreation Services policies can be located on our website. 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.

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.

Disciplinary Guidelines

All Recreation Services users 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.  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.

The Student Code of Conduct will be the basis for how individuals should conduct themselves within our facilities and programs.  Conduct issues will be reviewed on a case by case basis by Recreation Services with appropriate disciplinary actions handed out.  Additional disciplinary actions may be given by the Office of Dean of Students Judicial Affairs.

Entry Policy

  • All users must present a valid ISUCard upon entry or be sponsored by a member and purchase a daily guest pass.
  • 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.

Facilities Dress Code

  • Shirts must be worn at all times other than in the pool or locker rooms.
  • Shirts cannot have an armpit gap more than the width of your hand.
  • Tank tops cannot have an armpit gap more than the width of your hand.
  • Torso cannot be exposed: no sports bras only, no mesh/sheer/see through shirts allowed.
  • Shorts cannot expose buttocks.
  • Clothing cannot contain offensive language.
  • Appropriate, clean, closed toe, non-marking, athletic shoes are required in all activity areas. Street shoes or shoes that mark the floors are prohibited.

Facility Usage – All Patrons

Students

Students enrolled in classes for the current academic semester at Iowa State University, who are assessed the Activity, Services, Building & Recreation Fee, are issued a membership to Recreation Services automatically and can access Recreation Services facilities and programs with their ISUCard. In some instances, an enrolled student is not automatically assessed the Activity Fee.  To gain access to Recreation Services Facilities and Programs, you will need to request this fee be assessed. To make this request, please go to this link: http://www.registrar.iastate.edu/activityfee.

NOTE: Current students are not eligible to purchase a membership directly from Recreation Services. All students wishing to have a membership must be assessed the Activity, Services, Building & Recreation Fee.

Non Enrolled Student:  A student must have been enrolled and completed the previous academic session at ISU. New transfer and incoming students must be enrolled in the upcoming semester at ISU. This classification grants affiliation with the University and the ability to purchase a monthly membership and locker for the months when they are not officially enrolled.  It is not available for consecutive academic semesters.

Non-students

All non-students who are 18 years of age or older and have a current, valid ISUCard are eligible to purchase a membership. The following are included in the Non-Student category:

  • Employees (Faculty, Staff, Post Doc, Visiting Prof, Retiree)
  • Student & Employee Spouses and Dependents
  • Retired Employee Spouses
  • Alumni Association Members with a current, valid Alumni Association ISUCard. (Instructions)
  • Approved Affiliate Employees
  • Affiliate Spouses (not eligible to be issued an ISUCard.  Please contact Recreation Services for information regarding how to obtain a membership).

NOTE: If a non-student becomes a current student, the student status overrides the above categories. In this instance you would need to be assessed the Activity, Services, Building & Recreation fee for your membership as outlined above.

Sponsored Guests

All current members may sponsor up to four adult guest(s) per day for an $8 guest pass. Guests must have a valid ID at time of purchase. The sponsor must stay in the facility with their guest during the visit. All sponsored guests must be 18 years of age or older unless visiting during Family Hours.

ISU campus guests attending an ISU-sponsored conference or event may purchase a daily guest pass by presenting a valid photo ID and proof of conference or event attendance.

GUEST GUIDELINES / ONE DAY ADULT PASS

  • Individuals wishing to utilize Recreation Services facilities or programs, who are 18 years or older, may purchase one (1) daily guest pass with valid photo identification by being sponsored in by a current Recreation Services member.
  • Recreation Services members may sponsor up to a maximum of four (4) adults per day and must remain in the building with their guest(s).
  • Sponsors are responsible for the conduct of their guest(s) and are subject to suspension/termination from facilities and programs if their guest(s) conduct warrants a disciplinary action.
  • Anyone eligible for a Recreation Services membership may purchase a one (1) day guest pass with their valid ISU Card without needing a sponsor.
  • A daily guest pass is non-transferable, is valid for only the day of purchase and may be used to gain access to all Recreation Services facilities.
  • Guest(s) are not eligible to check out equipment, participate in Intramurals, or register for trips/work-shops.
  • Guest(s) are eligible to participate in group fitness classes and the climbing wall. Must show receipt for access.
  • Refunds are up to the discretion of Recreation Services staff and will be handled on a case by case basis.

Family Use of Facilities

Those with a current membership, and are 18 years or older, have the ability to sponsor four dependent (under the age of 18) guests during Family Hours. Additional dependent guests are able to be sponsored if the member is also sponsoring in adult guests. The ratio of adults to dependent guests is 1:4.

Hours and Locations:  Family Hours at State Gym, Beyer Hall, and Lied Recreation Center are Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. These hours may vary during holiday and break periods. Please check department website to confirm hours, availability, and closings.

Fees:

  • Dependents (17 years and younger)- $1.00 per child; up to four children per adult
  • Sponsored Adult (18 years & older)- $8.00 (Same as a day pass…4 adult maximum per sponsor)

 Dependent Policies:

  • Dependents are only allowed in activity areas if they are participating in that activity and only during posted family hours. All age restrictions will apply for use of an activity area.
  • Children six years of age and older are not allowed in opposite sex lockers rooms. Family changing rooms are available.
  • Parental Permission Agreement Form must be filled out and signed off on for each individual dependent participant and must be filled out by that individual’s parent or legal guardian.

Age:

  • 16 years & 17 years old– must have parent or guardian(s) remain in the facility at all times and is available for direct supervision if necessary
  • 14-15 years old– if using the Cardio, Weight, & Fitness Areas, running tracks, or group fitness classes a parent/guardian must supervise indirectly (in the same area) at all times
  • 13 years and under– NOT permitted in the Cardio, Weight, & Fitness Areas, running tracks, or group fitness classes
  • 6-13 years old– must be indirectly (watching participants and in the same area) supervised at all times
  • 5 years and under– must be directly (participating in activity with child & within reaching distance) supervised by a parent or guardian at ALL times. Additionally, children 5 years and younger may not use the bouldering wall.
  • When in an opposite sex locker room, children 5 years and younger must be changed and showered in one of the closed-door showers. Family changing rooms are available. The parent or guardian must make every attempt to keep exposure of the child to a minimum.
  • Any age can use the bouldering wall.
  • Any age can climb the wall if the harness fits properly.

Fitness Area Policies

Fitness Area Policies:

  • Need help? JUST ASK a Fitness Attendant if you would like assistance on how to use a piece of equipment.
  • Users are to abide by the facility dress code.
  • Athletic closed toe shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Food, gum, tobacco products or open beverage containers are prohibited.
  • No mixing of supplements in the weight room area.
  • Gym chalk is prohibited.
  • Please re-rack weight plates and dumbbells in the proper place when finished.
  • Do not neglect or misuse any of the equipment.
  • Cubbies are for storage only. Please do not set weights on cubbies, or use them for exercise.
  • Dropping of weights or cable stacks is prohibited. Weights must be controlled throughout the entire movement.
  • Please wipe down equipment after use.
  • Collars must be used on all barbell lifts.
  • Personal training or private instruction is restricted to those individuals who are specifically employed by Recreations Services.
  • Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Users are to abide by all staff requests.
  • Equipment will be on a first come, first serve basis with a maximum of 30 minutes.

Facility Dress Code Policy

  • Shirts must be worn at all times other than in the pool or locker rooms.
  • Shirts cannot have an armpit gap more than the width of your hand.
  • Tank tops cannot have an armpit gap more than the width of your hand.
  • Torso cannot be exposed: no sports bras only.
  • Shorts cannot expose buttocks.
  • Clothing cannot contain offensive language.
  • Appropriate, clean, closed toe, non-marking, athletic shoes are required in all activity areas. Street shoes or shoes that mark the floors are prohibited.

ID Card Forgiveness

Forgot ISU Card Policy

  • In the event that a Recreation Services patron forgets their ISUCard or Rec Services paper card, they will be allowed to enter the facility on the first instance. Each member is granted one use of this policy per semester.
  • Recreation Services staff will verify information with picture/information If there is no picture in the Recreation Services computer system, the patron must be able to provide a form of government issued ID which includes the following picture and date of birth
  • The patron must know their ISU ID # in order to use this one time entry.
  • Recreation Services staff will verify membership to ensure that this patron has an active membership and has not been previously granted access during the current semester. If they haven’t, they will be allowed to access the facility that day. If they have already accessed the facility without an ISUCard during the same semester and it is noted in the computer system, they will need to purchase a daily pass or they need to present their current ISUCard.
  • Once the semester is over, Recreation Services Administrative Office will re-set the computer system to allow for students to have the one time free entry for the new semester.
  • The patron must be able to fill out the form completely (i.e. fill out ISUCard# = all 9 digits)
  • Rec Services staff will then check the excel spreadsheet to ensure that this patron has not been previously granted access during this current semester. If they haven’t, they will be allowed to access the facility that day.
  • If they have already accessed the facility without an ISUCard during the same semester and it is noted on the spreadsheet, they need to purchase a daily pass or they need to present their current ISUCard.
  • Rec Services staff will then enter information into the spreadsheet. Each business day, the previous day’s forms will be sent to the business office for verification within the University system.  Any discrepancies will be noted on the spreadsheet.

ISU Outdoor Field Policies

Outdoor Field Policy

  • Southeast Recreational Complex, Maple Willow Larch (MWL) Fields, Southwest Recreation Complex and Lied Multipurpose (formerly ISU Soccer Field) are reserved for Intramural and Sport Club activities. These fields may also be used by non-university groups if they have not been reserved by ISU affiliated organizations. Reservations can be made by contacting Doug Arrowsmith at 294-0386 or by filling out an online facility reservation request form by visiting the ISU Recreation Services website at www.recservices.iastate.edu.
  • ISU Recreation Services will make decisions pertaining to field and weather conditions and reserves the right to close the facility and/or cancel activities at any time.
  • Physical changes to the site are not allowed unless pre-approved by Recreation Services (i.e. moving bleachers or goals, installing items into the ground, etc.)
  • Pets, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, motorized vehicles, and any other items that are deemed unsafe, are prohibited.
  • Tobacco and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Vehicles are not allowed on the grass playing surfaces at any time. Parking is also prohibited on the grass playing surfaces.
  • Groups are required to pick up any trash and are expected to dispose of it properly in trash receptacles.
  • ISU Recreation Services can postpone or cancel activities at any time if the event is deemed unsafe; or if event coordinators, participants, or spectators are uncooperative or in violation of the aforementioned policies.
  • Violations of Recreation Services rules, Recreation Services program policies, or ISU student conduct policies, may lead to removal from the facility and loss of privileges.

Locker Rentals

  • Lockers in the locker rooms of Beyer Hall, the Lied Recreation Athletic Center, and State Gym may be rented monthly or annually.
  • Patrons must have a active membership (month, annual, or student) to Recreation Services facilities before they can purchase a locker (daily guest pass or weekly membership do not qualify).
  • We provide all lockers with departmental lockers. Personal locks are not allowed and will be cut off and contents removed daily on rented lockers.  Contents may be retrieved from the Recreation Services front desks.
  • Locker renewals may be done online or at State Gym during business hours.
  • New locker rentals can be purchased at State Gym during business hours when we have lockers available.
  • Upon expiration, personal items are cleared out of all lockers that haven’t been renewed. Personal items are put into a bag and stored in a cabinet for no more than 60 days after expiration.
  • Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

Locker Rooms, Restrooms, & Steam Room Policies

Locker Rooms & Restrooms

  • Recreation Services patrons may utilize facilities including locker rooms and restrooms in a manner consistent with their gender identity.
  • Taking pictures or video via camera, or cell phone is strictly prohibited.
  • It is recommended that all patrons and guests leave no valuables unsecured or unattended.
  • Lost and found articles may be taken to the service desk or to the main office.
  • Do not leave any doors or entrances into the locker rooms propped open.
  • Patrons should double-check their lock to make sure it is locked when showering or leaving the facility.
  • After showering, do not leave any soap or shampoo in the shower area.
  • Please notify the Building Supervisors of any needs you may have, unsafe activities or facility problems immediately.
  • Personal locks are not to be used at any time, and will be cut off daily.

Children Dressing Area Policies

  • Children 6 years of age and older are not allowed into an opposite sex locker-rooms or rest rooms.
  • Lied Rec Center – Children less than 6 years of age may use the opposite sex rest rooms in the partisan stall area.
  • Beyer Hall and State Gym – Children less than 6 years of age must use the family changing rooms are located near the State Gym Pool.

Steam Rooms – Lied Recreation Athletic Center

  • Recreation Services patrons may utilize facilities including locker rooms and restrooms in a manner consistent with their gender identity.
  • It is recommended for safety reasons that participants with health problems check with a physician before using the steam room.
  • Due to high temperatures and humidity, the steam room can be dangerous to your health. We recommend that you consult your physician before you use the steam room.  Those with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and respiratory problems, and those who are pregnant, should avoid exposure to high heat and humidity.
  • Please shower before entering the steam room.
  • The steam room temperature is set between 100 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit. (Temperature cannot be adjusted by the user)
  • Allow yourself at least 5 minutes after exercising to cool down before entering the steam room.
  • Limit yourself to a maximum of 10 minutes exposure.
  • No food or drink (except water) is allowed inside the steam room.
  • No shaving allowed for sanitary reasons.
  • Lied Rec: Shorts, swim suit or underwear must be worn for sanitary reasons. Women must wear a top.

Lost & Found

Lost and found items such as small valuables, ID cards, clothes, equipment and other miscellaneous items may be turned into a Recreation Services Service Desk and will be secured by the Building Coordinator on duty.  Lost and found items will be stored at the Service Desk locations until either claimed or turned over to Central Stores. Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Lost ISU Cards

  • The ISU Card verifies your status as an ISU student, faculty or staff member and provides access to university services and facilities, such as Recreation Services facilities and programs.
  • You must present a current, valid ISU Card with the correct, most recent version number for access into Recreation Services facilities and programs.
  • Lost cards may be replaced by going to the ISU Card Office located in 0530 Beardshear Hall – 515-294-2727. Their regular business hours are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • Immediately report the loss of your ISU Card in AccessPlus under ISU ID’s or to the ISU Card office, 0530 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-2727. A replacement card will be issued for a fee.
  • If you have a new card you must fill out the Recreation Services ISU Card Problem form and mark the new card version number on that form so Recreation Services will have the updated information in their system.

Non-Discrimination – Accessibility Policy

  • Iowa State University and the Department of Recreation Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Veteran. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.
  • Recreation Services is committed to assuring that its facilities, programs, or services are free from discriminatory, inappropriate, and disrespectful conduct or communication.
  • Verbal or written abuse, threats, intimidation, violence, or other forms of harassment towards participants or staff will not be tolerated.
  • All participants and staff are expected to respect the rights of others and to be civil, effective citizens of the ISU community.
  • Recreation Services patrons may participate in programs and utilize facilities in a manner consistent with their gender identity.
  • Facilities operated by Recreation Services are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our staff is eager to provide assistance when needed. We want all of our patrons to fully utilize our facilities and reach their health and fitness goals.

Participation Agreement

By participating in or using any activities, programs, equipment or facilities available through ISU Recreation Services participant/user hereby agrees to the following terms and conditions:

By participating in activities or using equipment and facilities offered by ISU Recreation Services, patrons knowingly and voluntarily ASSUME ANYAND ALL RISK of injuries, regardless of severity, which may occur as a result of participation in aquatics, sport clubs, group fitness, intramurals, outdoor recreation (climbing or bouldering wall), self-directed exercise and/or other activities provided by Recreation Services.

I hereby certify I have adequate health insurance to cover any injury or damages that I may suffer while participating, or alternatively, agree to pay all costs associated with any such injury or damages to myself.

I further certify that I am in good health and have no mental or physical condition or symptoms that could interfere with my safety or the safety of others while participating in any activity or while using any ISU equipment or facilities.  I understand and agree that I alone am responsible to determine whether I am physically and mentally fit to participate, perform, or utilize the activities, programs, equipment or facilities available at Iowa State University, and that I am not relying on any advice from ISU Recreation Services in this regard.  To the extent I have any questions or need any information about my physical or mental condition or limitations, I agree to seek professional advice from a qualified physician.

Further, I hereby RELEASE FROM LIABILITY AND HOLD HARMLESS, the State of Iowa; the Board of Regents, State of Iowa; Iowa State University and all of their respective officers, employees, student workers, student interns, volunteers, agents, and/or departments from any and all liability, claim and/or cause of action arising out of or related to any loss, damage or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or to my  property resulting, in whole or in part, from my participation  or use of, any facility, equipment, and/or programs of Iowa State University.

Participation Agreement- Dependent

This Parental Permission Agreement must be read carefully and signed by the parent/legal guardian of each minor participant who wishes to participate in Recreation Services.

THIS IS A LEGAL CONTRACT AND AFFECTS ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD ARE INJURED OR OTHERWISE SUFFER DAMAGES WHILE PARTICIPATING WITH RECREATION SERVICES.

Inherent Risks and Dangers of Recreational Activities:

I understand and appreciate that risk is inherent when participating in recreational activities. Use of Recreation Services facilities and programs involves active physical participation in team sports, swimming, climbing and other physical fitness activities. While participating in these activities, the body is subject to a variety of influences that may become potentially hazardous. Some of these hazards include, but are not limited to: cuts, abrasions, contusions, dizziness, muscle cramps, heart attack, stroke, drowning, and a variety of other injuries, up to and including death. I affirm to the best of my knowledge, that my child is in good physical and mental health and free from cardiovascular, respiratory or other diseases or ailments, which could endanger him/her while using Recreation Services facilities and programs.

Behavior Expectations of the Participants:

  • Successful participation in recreational activities requires participants to abide by general rules and regulations as well as rules specific to the particular activity (swimming, climbing, basketball, racquetball, use of weight and cardio equipment, etc.). It is important to follow the policies and procedures as it relates to minor participation. Appropriate minor use guidelines will be presented at time of entry into Recreation Services facilities.
  • Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Inappropriate behavior will be discussed with the child when it occurs. Negative behavior affects more than just the participant involved in the misconduct; it can affect all those around them. If a participant is destructive to University property, the parent will be contacted for appropriate payment and/or removal from the Recreation Services facilities and/or programs.
  • Recreation Services may remove any participant due to violence, bullying, or other destructive behavior. User fees will not be refunded.

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

I, _______________________ (Parent/Guardian of Participant) understand and agree that there is a risk of serious injury to my child while utilizing Recreation Services facilities, equipment, and programs and recognize every activity; including but not limited to rock climbing, group fitness classes, use of weight and cardio equipment, swimming, and pick-up basketball, has a certain degree of risk, some more than others. By allowing my child to participate, I knowingly and voluntarily assume any and all risk of injuries, regardless of severity, which from time to time may occur as a result of my child’s participation in athletic and other activities through ISU Recreation Services.

I hereby certify that my child has adequate health insurance to cover any injury or damages that he/she may suffer while participating, or alternatively, agree to bear all costs associated with any such injury or damages that may result from my child’s participation.

I further certify that my child is in good health and has no mental or physical condition or symptoms that could interfere with their safety or the safety of others while participating in any activity using any equipment or facilities of ISU Recreation Services. I understand and agree that I alone am responsible to determine whether my child is physically and mentally fit to participate, perform, or utilize the activities, programs, equipment or facilities available at Iowa State University, and that I am not relying on any advice from ISU Recreation Services in this regard. To the extent I have any questions or need any information about my child’s physical or mental condition or limitations, I agree to seek professional advice from a qualified physician.

Further, I hereby RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS, the State of Iowa, the Board of Regents-State of Iowa, Iowa State University and all of their respective officers, employees, student workers, student interns, volunteers, agents, representatives, institutions, and/or departments from any and all liability, claims, damages, costs, expenses, personal injuries, illnesses, death or loss of personal property resulting, in whole or in part, from my child’s participation in, or use of, any facility, equipment, and/or programs of Iowa State University.

By signing this Release and Waiver of Liability, I state that I have read and understand the conditions set forth in this Parental Permission Agreement, my child and I agree to all conditions set forth herein, and I sign this voluntarily.

This Parental Permission Agreement and Release and Waiver of Liability shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Iowa, which shall be the forum for any lawsuits arising from or incident to this Agreement.

This form can be found here. You are able to print this form out and have it pre-filled out prior to arriving at our facilities.

Pool Rules – State Gym Pool & Spa

General Policies

  • DO NOT enter the pool area unless a lifeguard or qualified instructor is present.
  • Swimsuits must be worn; street clothing is not allowed in the water (t-shirts are allowable).
  • Please shower before entering the pool.
  • No food or beverage allowed (NO GUM).
  • No diving into the shallow areas (lanes, vortex or spa) or in other areas marked “NO DIVING.”
  • Jumping from the deck to the play area is not allowed.
  • No running on the deck or pool enclosure area.
  • No rough play in or around the swimming pool.
  • Swimming lessons are prohibited in the pool unless scheduled
  • Use of the swimming pool by anyone with a contagious disease or open sore is prohibited.
  • Please remove all band-aids before entering the water.
  • Do not swim after the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Lane lines, handicap chair, time clock, radio, television and other pool equipment are to be handled only by the lifeguard staff.
  • Hanging on the backboard, rim (dunking) or volleyball nets prohibited.
  • Non-Coast Guard approved flotation devices are prohibited.
  • Recreation Services is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.
  • Decisions rendered by the lifeguard staff are final.

3 Meter Platform Policies

  • One person at a time – next diver must wait on the pool deck until the person has gone off the platform.
  • No handstands, back flips or cartwheels are allowed.
  • Go straight off the board and exit the water immediately (stairs located on the east side of diving well).
  • The use of goggles or masks while diving is prohibited (can be placed on the wrist while diving).

Spa Policies

  • Persons with a medical condition, including pregnancy, should not use the spa without first consulting with a physician.
  • Anyone having a contagious disease shall not use the spa.
  • Persons shall not use the spa immediately following exercise or while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs.
  • Persons shall not use the spa alone or without supervision.
  • Children shall be accompanied by an adult.
  • Persons shall not use the spa longer than ten minutes.
  • No one shall dive or jump into the spa.
  • A maximum of 25 people are allowed in the Spa at one time.

Lap Swimming Etiquette

For the Health and Enjoyment of all swimmers, please abide by the following:

  • Expect to share a lane. If there are 3 or more swimmers, you must circle swim.
  • Try to swim with others of your own pace.
  • Swim in a counterclockwise direction staying on the right side of the lane.
  • Pass only when the passing lane (middle of lane) is clear.
  • Avoid congregating at the end walls. Please move to the extreme right corners of the lane if stopping for a moment.
  • Be considerate of others and their individual workouts.

Pool Rules -Beyer Hall

Pool Rules – Beyer Pool

  • DO NOT enter the pool unless a lifeguard or qualified instructor is present.
  • Only “Lap Swimming” is allowed in Beyer Pool (Aqua Jogging is allowed in the Diving Well).
  • No diving into the lanes or in other areas marked “NO DIVING.”
  • No running on the deck or pool enclosure area.
  • No horseplay in or around the swimming pool.
  • No back dives, back flips or front flips allowed.
  • Swimming lessons are prohibited in the pool without permission of Recreation Services.
  • Use of diving boards, starting blocks and trampoline are prohibited during informal recreation swim.
  • Use of the swimming pool by anyone with a contagious disease or open sore is prohibited.
  • Please remove all band-aids before entering the water.
  • No food or beverage allowed (NO GUM).
  • Do not swim after the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Lane lines, handicap chair, time clock, radio and other pool equipment are to be handled only by the lifeguard staff.
  • For your convenience, swimming lanes are designated Fast, Medium, and Slow.  Please choose a lane according to your ability.  Lifeguards reserve the right to move patrons if necessary.
  • Non-Coast Guard approved flotation devices are prohibited. These include, but are not limited to; water rings, water wings, unapproved life jackets and inner tubes.
  • Recreation Services is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.
  • Decisions rendered by the lifeguard staff are final.

Lap Swimming Etiquette

For the Health and Enjoyment of all swimmers, please abide by the following:

  • Expect to share a lane. If there are 3 or more swimmers, you must circle swim.
  • Try to swim with others of your own pace.
  • Swim in a counterclockwise direction staying on the right side of the lane.
  • Pass only when the passing lane (middle of lane) is clear.
  • Avoid congregating at the end walls. Please move to the extreme right corners of the lane if stopping for a moment.
  • Be considerate of others and their individual workouts.

Racquetball & Squash Courts

  • Racquetball and squash court participants are given priority over other activities in those designated courts.
  • Only clean, non-marking, athletic shoes intended for wood floors are allowed.
  • Avoid striking the court walls and floor with racquets.
  • For your safety, Recreation Services strongly recommends using a racquet equipped with a wrist cord and wearing protective eyewear.
  • Removing equipment from the facility is not permitted.
  • Please notify the Building Supervisors (515-294-2466) of any needs you may have, unsafe activities or facility problems immediately.
  • 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.

Refunds

Recreation Services memberships, lockers, and program registrations are paid in full at the time of purchase.

A refund or cancellation will be granted on the following basis:

  • Injury/Illness
  • Exit from the University or relocation that prohibits active participation for the remaining period of membership
  • Program cancellation due to lack of enrollment
  • Extenuating circumstance preventing access to facility, program, or service

Same Day Refunds

A same day refund can be made if a member changes their mind about a purchase or a membership on the day that it was purchased.  Refunds must be made using the same payment method as the original purchase.

Non-Same Day Refunds

Refund or cancellation requests for transactions that do not occur on the day that a refund/cancellation is requested may be done by filling a Refund/Cancellation Request form at the State Gym Service Desk.

All refunds require the approval of the ISU Recreation Services Business Office.  Refunds may take several weeks to process and may be for a pro-rated amount.

Service Animal Policy

Assistance animals are permitted on campus subject to the conditions and restrictions outlined within this policy.

All assistance animal accommodation requests made by students and visitors will be reviewed and assessed by Student Disability Resources (SDR) consistent with applicable laws and policies. All assistance animal accommodation requests made by employees will be reviewed by University Human Resources Employee Relations/Labor

Relations (UHR ER/LR). ISU reserves the ability to make special modifications, within the confines of applicable law, to its policies to reasonably accommodate the person requesting the accommodation. top

Emotional Support Animals on Campus: Only residents who have complied with this policy are permitted to have emotional support animals in their assigned university housing units. Residents wanting emotional support animals to reside in university housing must seek and receive approval pursuant to the Procedures and Guidance –

Assistance Animals on Campus (see Resources below) prior to the emotional support animal entering university housing. Only one emotional support animal will be permitted per resident and generally only one emotional support animal will be assigned per university housing unit. Emotional support animals are restricted to residential areas and are not otherwise permitted inside other university buildings, including, but not limited to: classrooms, dining facilities, recreational buildings, employment areas, libraries, sporting events, and research laboratories. Because emotional support animals are not trained to provide specific work or tasks, visitors and students not residing in university housing, faculty, and staff are generally not permitted to have emotional support animals on campus as a part of any disability accommodation. top

Service Animals on Campus: Service animals are generally permitted to accompany people with disabilities on all university properties where students, faculty, staff, and visitors are allowed, in buildings/facilities. A service animal’s access to certain areas on campus may need to be limited should the service animal’s presence create an undue hardship to the University. See the section on Exceptions and Exclusions below. Any such circumstances will be reviewed by SDR (for students and visitors) or UHR ER/LR (for employees) on a case-by-case basis.

All service animals must be housebroken (i.e., trained so that it controls its waste elimination, absent illness or accident) and must be kept under control by a harness,

leash, or other tether unless the person is unable to hold those, or such use would interfere with the service animal’s performance of work or tasks. In such instances, the service animal must be kept under control by voice, signals, or other effective means.

Students needing a service animal are encouraged to work with Student Disability Resources (SDR) prior to bringing the service animal to campus, to ensure reasonable accommodations are appropriately provided to the student. Students wishing to have their service animal reside with them in university housing will need to comply with this policy and the Procedures and Guidance – Assistance Animals on Campus (see

Resources below).

Faculty and staff (or applicants for employment positions) needing a service animal are encouraged to contact UHR ER/LR prior to bringing the service animal to campus to ensure the disability accommodation request process is followed and reasonable accommodations are appropriately provided to the employee or applicant.

Visitors with inquiries pertaining to service animals may contact either SDR or UHR

ER/LR. Visitors may consult the SDR and/or UHR ER/LR websites for additional details relating to process steps.

Further detail can be found on the ISU Policies Library.

Social Media Photo/Video

  • The Recreation Services Department 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.
  • 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 rest rooms.

State Gym Multipurpose & Storage Access

Club Storage Cages (Rooms 0112 & 1130)

Clubs that have storage cages/cabinets in State Gym room 0112 or 1130 need to follow this procedure to access those areas:

  • Each club will have a combination code assigned to them from their club officer to unlock and access their individual cage.

Multipurpose Room 1130 (Boxing Ring Area)  & Multipurpose Room 0112

  • During scheduled club practices or group reservation go directly to your space.
  • ONLY ISU eligible students and two coaches are allowed in this space. Non eligible individuals need to purchase a membership or day pass.  Violation of this policy may result in club sanctions and affect the availability of this space.
  • If others will not vacate your reserved space go to the front Service Desk and inform the Building Supervisor what the issue is and they will remove the group that does not have a reservation.
  • If this space is not reserved then it may be used on a first come basis.

Stroller Policy

  • Patrons with young children may walk with their child in a stroller on the lower track of the Lied Recreation Athletic Center:
  • Monday – Friday 8 AM – Noon (if there are no other scheduled activities).
  • Children must remain in the stroller at all times.