General Rules and Regulations
Illinois State University’s codes of conduct are enforced at the Student Fitness Center at all times. Use of Illinois State University 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 to the Student Fitness Center revoked or modified indefinitely as determined by the Executive Director of Campus Recreation and the Student Fitness Center. Students may be subject to further university disciplinary action as outlined in the Illinois State University Code of Student Conduct: Illinois State University Code of Student Conduct .
Identification (ID) Card Requirements/Access Control
Illinois State University students and all Student Fitness Center (SFC) members must show proof of membership by presenting a valid ISU Redbird Card or SFC membership card to gain access to the activity space of the Student Fitness Center. Campus Recreation is fully authorized to deny entrance to the Student Fitness Center without possession of valid identification noted above. Students and/or members who forget their ID card will receive a one-time exemption to enter the SFC per semester. If a student or member forgets their ID card on an occasion(s) in the same semester following the use of the one-time exemption, they will be unable to gain access to the activity spaces of the Student Fitness Center.
KNR students are required to present a valid ISU Redbird card to enter the activity space to attend class. If a student forgets their ID card and wants to attend class, the student must go to the Campus Recreation Suite (Room 103) to get approval from a receptionist in order to enter the SFC. This is also considered a one-time exemption, and it should be noted that this takes time to verify and may result in late arrival for class.
Misuse of ID or Membership Card
ID cards and membership cards are property of the University. Misuse of ID’s to gain facility access is considered fraud. Campus Recreation team members will confiscate misused ID cards and will as the person(s) to leave the facility. Misuse of an ID card may also result in loss of membership privileges.
Public Display of Affection (PDA)
Engaging in inappropriate public display of affection in the Student Fitness Center is strictly prohibited.
In an effort to promote safety, reduce the spread of communicable diseases and prevent additional wear and tear on the equipment, all participants are asked to wear appropriate athletic clothing while working out or participating in activities. Participants not wearing appropriate clothing or clothing found to be offensive will be told to adjust as needed or asked to leave the facility. The following are considered appropriate and permitted:
- Athletic/tennis shoes with non-marking soles are required in all activity areas, except certain fitness classes, such as Pilates and Yoga.
- Sandals, bare feet, and steel-toed boots are not permitted.
- Appropriate attire must cover the chest and buttocks. Shirts must be worn that cover the chest in all public areas, except for the pool and locker rooms.
- Swimsuits are required in the pool area. A clean t-shirt may also be worn. Swimming apparel is not permitted in any other activity areas of the facility.
- Jeans, pants, or shorts with rivets/buttons are not permitted in the activity areas.
Campus Recreation reserves the right to restrict the use of any apparel or equipment deemed unsafe.
Smoking and Tobacco
Illinois State University is a Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus in accordance with the Smoke-Free Campus Act (110 ILCS 64 et seq.), the Smoke-Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82 et seq.), and the School Code Tobacco Prohibition (105 ILCS 510-20.5b) . Smoking and tobacco use is prohibited on campus, including buildings, grounds, and parking lots.
Alcohol and Drugs
Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs may not be consumed prior to or while using the facility. Individuals may not use the facility while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Food, Chewing Gum, and Beverages
- Food, chewing gum, and drinks, other than water, are only permitted in the lobby area of the SFC.
- Water is the only drink permitted in the activity spaces of the SFC and must be in an enclosed, unbreakable container.
For the safety and comfort of our members, the use of mobile technology is not permitted in the pool, restrooms or locker room areas. Members may use mobile technology in other areas of the facility for access to music or phone; however, if disruptive behavior (talking loudly) is noticed or reported, the member will be asked to refrain from use of the device. The use of mobile technology at any time for photo or video purposes is strictly prohibited unless approved in advance by the Executive Director. Violators of the above policy may be asked to leave the premises and may face further disciplinary actions.
Bicycles, rollerblades, roller skates, and skateboards are prohibited within all facilities. Personal items brought into the facility must be secured in a locker. Bike racks are available in front of the SFC and at the east and west entrances of McCormick.
There are five main locker rooms in the SFC. Two are for faculty/staff, two are for students and one is an all-gender locker room that is equipped with two private shower/changing areas. The following guidelines are required in the locker room spaces:
- No glass is permitted in the locker rooms
- Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items due to unauthorized use. Due to photo/video capabilities, use of mobile technology is prohibited in locker room areas.
- Daily use lockers will be available in the locker rooms. All items will need to be removed from these daily use lockers every hour as the Campus Recreation team members will be disinfecting all areas of the locker rooms each hour. Any items left in a locker or in the locker room will be taken to the Welcome Desk and placed in the lost and found.
- Only swimsuits are to be placed in the Suitmate water extractor located in the locker rooms and private changing room areas. Please read and follow the directions to use the extractor.
Semester/Annual Locker Rentals
Permanent lockers are available to SFC members for purchase on a semester and annual basis.
- Rental lockers are pre-assigned with locks provided by Campus Recreation and are available for a fee on first-come, first serve basis.
- Lockers are to be used for legitimate recreational purposes only.
- All locks and lockers are the property of Illinois State University.
- Campus Recreation is not responsible for abandoned items.
- No items may be hung outside of the lockers.
- Locker rentals are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
- In the event the locker needs to be emptied, items will be put in a secure location behind the Welcome Center desk for one week. If belongings are not claimed within one week, the items will be disposed of in an appropriate manner.
- Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal property or for items left in unsecured lockers.
- Daily lockers are available in the locker rooms and on the second floor of the Student Fitness Center.
- Combination locks are available at the Welcome Desk for daily use free of charge with a valid SFC membership.
- The combination lock must be returned after each use and personal items must be removed from the locker. If the lock is not returned by the end of a workout reservation, the lock and items will be removed by a Campus Recreation team member and a $10.00 cleaning and handling fee will be assessed to the renter and must be paid prior to retrieving the locker contents.
- Personal locks are permitted; however, they must be removed at the end of a workout reservation. Failure to remove a personal lock at the end of a workout reservation will result in the removal of the lock by a Campus Recreation team member and a $10.00 cleaning and handling fee will be assessed to the renter and must be paid prior to retrieving locker contents.
- In the event the locker needs to be emptied, items will be put in a secure location behind the Welcome Desk for one month. If belongings are not claimed within one month, the items will be disposed of in an appropriate manner.
- All locks and lockers are the property of Illinois State University.
- Lockers are to be used for legitimate recreational purposes only.
- Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal property or for items left in an unsecured locker.
Towel Service can be purchased at the Welcome Center desk daily, semesterly, or annually.
- Towel pick-up and return are located at the equipment check-in desk.
- A Redbird card or Student Fitness Center member card is required at pick-up to verify towel service.
- Towel service provides members one towel at a time. If the member returns a towel, another towel can be provided.
- All towels must be returned after use. A Redbird Card or Student Fitness Center member card is required to return the towel. Lost or stolen towels will be the responsibility of those using the service and result in a $10 replacement charge.
- Towels are also available on a daily basis for $1 per towel, per day.
We encourage our members to only bring necessary items to the Student Fitness Center. Valuables should be left at home and individuals are responsible for securing personal belongings in lockers. Please report any suspicious behavior to any Student Fitness Center team member.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found is located at the Welcome Center desk.
- Personal hygiene items such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc. will be disposed of each day at closing time. Other items will be kept for one week and then disposed of appropriately.
- Lost IDs and membership cards will be placed at the Welcome Center desk for retrieval.
- Wallets, cell phones, MP3 players, and other items deemed to be of high value will be placed in the lockable cabinet for security purposes. These items may be retrieved by the Facility Manager on duty.
- Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property.
Gym bags, backpacks, and purses are not permitted in activity areas. These items left on the floor in open areas present opportunity for theft and may cause tripping hazards for other patrons. Items must be stored in daily lockers for the safety and security of all participants.
The SFC is designed to accommodate patrons of varying abilities. Campus Recreation team members are available at any time to provide special assistance to members with disabilities. Members area encouraged to provide as much advance notices as possible to the facility prior to a visit to help ensure that their request for special assistance may be met. Service animals are allowed in all facilities. Crates for service animals are available in the pool and on the fitness floor while the member is working out.
Except for service animals, pets are prohibited in all facilities. Crates for service animals are available in the pool and on the fitness floor while the member is working out.
Personal photography and videotaping are permitted in or at Campus Recreation facilities except for restrooms, locker rooms and pools. Personal photography and videotaping are defined as media of friends/family obtaining informally for personal/private use. Personal photography used for commercial purposes is not allowed. Taking photos or videos of individuals without their consent is prohibited and is cause for immediate removal from Campus Recreation facilities and possible suspension.
Academic photography and videotaping are permitted in Campus Recreation facilities with prior authorization except for restrooms, locker room and pool. Academic photography and videotaping are defined as media obtained and/or reproduced for academic purposed including class projects, University promotions and information. Please call (309) 438-3700 for more information and authorization procedures.
Media access is allowed in most Campus Recreation facilities with prior authorization. Media access is defined as media obtained and/or reproduced for use by a media outlet. Proper usage includes published materials produced by the media outlet. Please call (309) 438-3700 for more information and authorization procedures.
Illinois State University Campus Recreation reserves the right to deny access to anyone as it deems necessary.
- Contact (309) 438-3700 or campusrecreation@IllinoisState.edu in advance. State who you represent, what is the purpose and how information will be used.
- If permission is granted and arrangements have been made, representatives must check in at the Welcome Desk upon arrival.
- Member Services Associate will issue the representatives(s) a lanyard with an ID badge that must be visible to team members and patrons while in our facilities. Appropriate identification (driver’s license, state ID, employee ID, etc.) must be left with a Member Services Associate until the photo ID lanyard is returned.
- For commercial or architectural/constructional access, please follow guidelines above. Please allow at least 48 hours to process these requests.
Flat screen TV's throughout the facility will have permanent channels designated to each TV. Closed caption will be available for your convenience.
All areas, including locker rooms, should be vacated after each workout reservation. Reminders will be announced over our PA system at 15 minutes, 5 minutes and at the closing time of the facility. All rented equipment should be returned to the Welcome Desk.
The SFC will generally be open during regular hours, though all or portions of facilities may be closed. KNR classes held in the SFC will only be canceled if Illinois State University is closed due to inclement weather. Formal programs such as classes and intramural sports may be canceled or postponed if playing conditions and/or instructor travel are affected.
The Campus Recreation website will post any weather-related schedule changes.
- A valid form of identification must be presented at time of equipment pick-up.
- Equipment return dates/times will be scheduled at time of reservation. If unable to return at scheduled time, please call (309) 438-8417 prior to completing your reservation.
- Equipment returns may be scheduled to be returned outside of open RAC hours at time of equipment pick-up, dependent on staff availability.
Who is Eligible to Rent
Equipment rentals and trips are available to active members of the Student Fitness Center, current ISU faculty/staff regardless of SFC membership status, and residents of Bloomington or Normal, IL.
- Students must be current fee-paying students and present an active ISU ID.
- Faculty and Staff must present an active ISU ID, and may appear as a “non’ member in RecTrac if they do not have a current membership at the Student Fitness Center.
- Fitness Center Member s musthave a current membership to the Student Fitness Center and present an active membership ID. These individuals will be charged at the community rate.
- Community renters who do not fall into the above categories, are 18 years of age or older, and present a valid government-issued driver’s license or identification card. This category includes ISU alumni or retirees without an active SFC membership.
- Groups may rent equipment as an organization. Group rentals will only be rented under the household for that organization, with the person making the rental listed as the group contact.
- Those wishing to reserve equipment for a future rental may make a reservation online via WebTrac or in-person during open hours at the Redbird Adventure Center.
- All Community members will have to request a household ID before they may make a reservation. This can be requested over the phone or in-person during open hours at the Redbird Adventure Center.
- Equipment may be reserved up to 6 months in advance.
- Reservations are not required; same-day rentals are available depending on equipment availability.
- Reservations can be made for pick-up outside of normal operating hours only if both of the following has been completed:
- An appointment has been scheduled with the Adventure Coordinator at least 1 day in advance of the requested pick-up date.
- A reservation has been made in WebTrac for the appropriate dates and is paid in full.
Rental rates are determined by a flat daily rate for each item. Rentals for less than 24 hours will still be assessed the single daily fee. All equipment is available for rent by the day. Weekend rentals (Friday to Monday) are considered a two-day rental.
Equipment is rented in serviceable condition. It is the renter’s right and responsibility to inspect and report damaged or missing equipment prior to leaving the Redbird Adventure Center and to report damaged or missing equipment at that time. If damage or missing parts are discovered after leaving, it must be reported to the Redbird Adventure Center at (309) 438-8417 prior to close of business the day of rental to exchange the item and avoid damage fees upon return.
Changes, Cancellations, and Changes
- Changes to rental equipment, quantity, or dates must be made no later than two (2) business days prior to the scheduled pick up date.
- No refunds will be issued and full payment will be due for reservations canceled or changed within two (2) business days of the scheduled pick-up date.
- A 25% reservation fee will be charged for any reservation canceled or changed between two (2) and six (6) business days from the scheduled pick up date.
- A full refund will be processed for cancellations or changes made six (6) or more business days in advance of the scheduled pick up date.
- No refunds will be issued for rented equipment. Early returns will not receive refunds.
Payments can be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards.
- Checks must be made out to "Illinois State University Campus Recreation."
- Late Fees: It is the responsibility of the renter to return equipment by the due date listed on the reservation. Equipment returned after the date it is due, or only partially returned, will incur a late fee of up to $10 per item, in addition to the daily rental rate for each additional day the equipment is not returned.
- Cleaning Fees: It is the responsibility of the renter to return clean equipment. Equipment returned excessively dirty, as determined by Adventure Connection team members, will be assessed cleaning fees (maximum $20/item).
- Damage Fees: Renter is responsible for using the equipment in the manner it is intended to be used. The renter is responsible for paying the full costs of repair or replacement of equipment that is damaged, lost, stolen, or not returned. These fees are assessed by the program coordinator.
- It is the responsibility of the renter to load and unload rented boat(s) from their vehicle and to secure the boat(s) to their vehicle for travel. If assistance is needed in loading, securing, or unloading a rented boat, the renter should plan accordingly and bring additional people.
- The Adventure program offers canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding watercrafts. Water sports are inherently dangerous. Small environmental changes may affect the water conditions very quickly. Paddlers should evaluate the river/body of water they intend to paddle and be aware of the skill level required to navigate safely. Only expert paddlers should attempt to paddle during adverse weather conditions. It is your responsibility to paddle within your ability level; paddling above your ability may result in injury and/or possible death.
- Current conditions for the body of water that you are about to paddle should be assessed immediately prior to putting in. Conditions can fluctuate in a 24-hour period and require that you monitor them closely prior to and during a trip. It is your responsibility to check weather and water conditions prior to paddling.
- Campus Recreation at Illinois State University requires that all persons using a watercraft wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and carry all necessary safety equipment when paddling. Paddling strokes and rescue skills should be learned and practiced prior to venturing onto open water.
- Illinois law prohibits boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Don't drink and boat!