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Policies and Procedures


The University of Colorado Recreation Services Department has developed guidelines in an effort to create the greatest and safest facility for all participants. Campus Recreation policies are designed for the protection of members, employees, and facilities.

  • All currently enrolled CU students must present their CU Buff OneCard to enter the Student Recreation Center. Non-student members shall present either a CU Buff OneCard, or a valid Membership Card and a photo ID.  All patrons shall have their ID on their person at all times while using the facility.
  • CU Faculty and Staff, non- member students, members of the Alumni Association, as well as University affiliates may use the Rec Center on a drop-in basis by purchasing a daily pass at the going rate.  Drop-in user shall present a Buff OneCard, Alumni Association card, or other documentation as proof of eligibility.
  • To promote healthful interaction, Full Fee-paying students, Members with a current membership, and qualified Drop-in users may invite up to three guests per day.  Guests must purchase a daily pass at the going rate and be accompanied and by their sponsors.  Sponsors are responsible for guests’ behaviors as well as loss/damage to the Recreation Center equipment and/or facilities.
  • CU Buff OneCards, memberships and passes to the CU Recreation Center are non transferable. Attempts to use another member's ID or provide a member ID for another's use violates University and State regulations, and the ID will be confiscated.
  • Tobacco, alcoholic beverages, and any other illegal substance and weapons/firearms are prohibited at the Rec Center and Bear Creek and Outdoor Recreation facilities.
  • The Recreation Services Staff reserves the right to deny entry to anyone displaying inappropriate behavior, including belligerence or intoxication.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the activity areas, unless explicitly approved for special events and stated on the EMS facility set up sheet in the computer or printed on the Facility Supervisor Clipboard. Beverages in non-glass, spill proof containers are permitted as long as they do not present a trip hazard.
  • Bicycles, mopeds, cleats, skateboards, and roller-skates/blades are not allowed within Rec Center facilities. Skateboards and bikes are not permitted at the entry to the Recreation Center or on patio furniture, benches, bleachers, and landscape boulders.
  • Photography and videography is prohibited within the CU Rec Center.
  • Appropriate attire is mandatory at all times. You must be properly clothed while walking down the hallway. Towel wraps are not appropriate attire.
  • Clean, non-marking, textured sole, close-toed shoes are required in activity spaces. Bare feet are prohibited except as specified by management. Open toe shoes and hiking boots are not permitted.
  • Patrons are responsible for the cost of any damages resulting from disorderly conduct or misuse of equipment.
  • Posters, signs, and flyers are not allowed in the building unless approved by Recreation Services staff.
  • Guests are responsible for conducting themselves in an appropriate manner while using the CU Student Recreation and Bear Creek Center.
  • Use of Campus Recreation facilities for personal gain violates University policy relating to facilities, services, and solicitations, and is prohibited at all program venues.
  • All adjustments to the facility or equipment are to be performed by Recreation Center staff members only.
  • Children under 16 are not allowed in the Rec Center unless they are participating in age specified Department sponsored program or rental event or unless accompanied by an adult with a valid "family" pass or Conference Services chaperone at all times. Children under 16 are not allowed in the weight rooms.
  • No person shall use words or actions that could provoke a violent response from the individual(s) to whom the words or actions are being directed.
  • Baby strollers/carriers are not allowed in activity areas or Fitness/Wellness classes.
  • Outdoor sports are not allowed inside the facility (i.e., soccer, lacrosse, football, baseball, Frisbee, etc.)
  • Facility schedules are subject to change for special events.
  • Recreation Center Policy Manual
Alcohol & Drug Policy
Alcohol & Drug Policy Biennial Review Report
Prepared October 11, 2011

Each program within Recreation Services has their own policy pertaining to alcohol and drugs. Facilities policies are also provided below.

  • The Recreation Center offers late-night, alcohol-free activities and social programs (e.g., Jam Fest, Relay for Life and Ice and Dice, staying open until 11 pm on weekends), as do various student clubs and organizations.
  • Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and any other illegal substances are prohibited in the Student Recreation Center or Bear Creek Recreation Center.
  • CU Events with Alcohol: Serving alcohol on campus requires Police or approved Security on-site. Additional paperwork and authorization is required. (Please note: Student Organizations may not sponsor alcohol events attended by underage students.) Certain venues prohibit alcohol at all times.
  • Rec Services staff is asked to participate in Live Free Weekend.

Our web site policy and procedure page is under construction.

Below, you will find web sites that address broader policies on alcohol and other drugs.

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