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Member Policies

Participant Policy Manual 

Attire and Footwear

The RAC reserves the right to determine the acceptability of all exercise attire. CRI staff decisions concerning appropriate clothing will be final. Failure to dress properly will result in denial of use of the RAC and/or participation in CRI programming.

If necessary, a RAC member or guest may be addressed by a staff member if the member’s clothing is offensive to another user, is inappropriate, or if items pose a danger to self or others.

Appropriate attire is required at all times:

  • Shoes that mark up hardwood floors have open toes or heels, and turf shoes are not permitted in any activity area within the RAC.
  • Shoes, shirts, shorts and/or pants must be worn at all times. Shirts/tank tops must completely cover the midsection. Men’s shirts/tanks may not show the nipples and arm cut-outs must not go below the elbow.
  • Clothing with offensive language, designs or pictures is not acceptable.
  • Jeans and zippered and/or metal riveted shorts/pants are prohibited due to the risk of ripping equipment upholstery and the risk of injury to self and others.
  • Shorts must meet the fingertips and cover the buttocks and groin.
  • Appropriate support and undergarments are required at all times.
  • Jewelry, which may cause equipment damage or poses a risk of injury, should be removed.

Guest Policy

Guests under 16 years of age are only allowed in the RAC on weekends during the fall and spring semesters (after 4pm on Fridays and until 6:00pm on Sundays) but can visit during all open hours in the summer semester. They must be accompanied by an adult RAC member at all times.

Computer Use Policy

Individuals who use CRI Facility computer clusters assume the responsibility of seeing that these resources are used in the appropriate manner. Misuse of these computers is considered a violation of University policy and regulations, and may also be a violation of law if data of other computer users is disturbed or privacy rights of individuals are violated. See the Georgia Southern University Code of Student Conduct: Section IV for a detailed list of prohibited activities.


Participants utilizing CRI facility and equipment assume the liability of and agree to compensate CRI for any damage other than normal wear and tear while it is being used. See the Georgia Southern University Code of Conduct: Section II for the complete policy regarding prohibited acts and liability.


Non-compliance by a participant to any University or CRI policy is subject to ejection. When an individual is ejected from the facility for any reason, the individual is suspended from any CRI facility and program usage until they have met with the Director or his/her designee.

Food and Beverages

  • Food is NOT allowed at any time in any activity area
    (exception: food may be allowed for special events if prior approval/arrangements are granted by the Facility Coordinator). Food should be kept in the Lobby or on tile floors, including smoothies.
  • Water, in a sealable container or sports bottle is the only beverage allowed in all activity areas.
  • Glass containers are prohibited at all times.
  • All containers are subject to substance check at any time by CRI staff.

Indecent Behavior Policy

Inappropriate displays of public affections are prohibited in the facility as well as around M.C. Anderson Park. RAC employees ultimately have the discretion regarding acceptable behavior. Failure to comply with this RAC Policy will result in an immediate daily ejection. Blatant disregard for policy will result in an indefinite suspension.

Towel Policy

Towels will be available for the participants of the RAC. We ask that each member take one towel per visit and return the towel in the designated towel return areas. The towels are located on the Cardio Deck and Machine Weight Room of the Fitness Center and are intended for use in the Fitness Center & Group Fitness Classes. Towels are not allowed for use in the pool area of the Aquatics Center, but are permitted in the sauna.

Participant Policy Manual 

SRC Use and Attire

  • The SRC is available for use when it is open and only when there is at least one SRC staff member on duty.
  • No on under the age of 18 years (except for currently enrolled Georgia Southern students) may use the SRC unless supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • SRC users must wear proper athletic attire. Users who do not wear proper athletic attire will be asked to leave the SRC.
  • No clothing with zippers, rivets, or buttons, including jeans and/or cargo pants
  • No mesh tops or altered shirts (unless worn with a t-shirt). The entire torso must be covered.
  • Athletic shorts of mid-thigh length or longer.
  • No weightlifting suits or “plastics”
  • Users must wear closed-toe athletic shoes that cover the entire foot. No open-back shoes, open-toe shoes, sandals, flip-flops, or bare feet.
  • No personal training is allowed in the SRC except that which is provided by members of the SRC staff
  • Users should place personal items in the lockers and cubicles provided. SRC staff members are not prohibited from holding or watching users’ personal items. The university and the SRC are not responsible for personal items that are lost, stolen, or damaged at the SRC.

Prohibited Items

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Food
  • Chewing gum and candy
  • Tobacco products of any kind
  • Canned soft drinks, and any drinks in non-resealable containers

Safety and Courtesy

  • Report any injury or accident to a member of the SRC staff immediately.
  • Report any malfunctioning or damaged equipment to an SRC staff member.
  • If you are not sure how to use a piece of equipment properly, ask a member of the SRC staff for assistance before using it.
  • If you feel pain, discomfort, or dizziness, stop exercising and notify a member of the SRC staff.
  • Clean or wipe down equipment after you have used it, using the supplies provided.
  • Users who engage in behavior that is disruptive, that violates university policies, or that interferes with other people’s use of the SRC will be asked to leave.
  • Do not place your hands, feet, any part of your body, or any object against the mirrors.
  • Photography is not permitted in the SRC without the permission from both the Department of Recreation & Wellness and the individual.

Guest Passes

SRC Members may invite guests to use the SRC, and may host one guest during a single day. The guest pass covers one guest and expires at the close of the day it was paid. The SRC Member must accompany his or her guest at all times.

  • Guests must show a photo ID upon entering the SRC
  • Guests are subject to the same rules that govern SRC Members’ use of the SRC

The cost of the guest pass will be covered at a rate of $5.00 per day. Payment will be made at the front desk upon entry and only accepted after a valid form of ID is shown.

Last updated: 1/27/2020