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Illinois State University’s codes of conduct are enforced at the Bowling and Billiards 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 Bowling and Billiards Center revoked or modified indefinitely as determined by the Director of Campus Recreation and the Bowling and Billiards 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 Bowling and Billiards Center (BBC) patrons must show proof of membership by presenting a valid ISU Redbird Card or be entered into our member software to gain access to the activity space of the Bowling and Billiards Center. Campus Recreation is fully authorized to deny entrance to the BBC without possession of valid identification noted above. Students and/or Faculty/Staff who forget their ID card will receive a one-time exemption to enter the BBC per semester. If a student or faculty/staff forgets their ID card on an occasion(s) in the same semester following the use of the one-time exemption, they will be charged the public rate for any services in activity spaces of the Bowling and Billiards 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 needs to attend class, the student must go to Room 114, the manager’s office, to get approval from the manager in order to enter the BBC. 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

Redbird ID cards and login information are property of the University. Misuse of Redbird ID’s or login information to gain facility access is considered fraud. Campus Recreation team members will confiscate misused ID cards and will ask the person(s) to leave the facility. Misuse of an ID card or login information may also result in loss of access or user privileges. Instances of misuse of a Redbird ID or login information will be reported to Student Conduct.

Public Display of Affection (PDA)

Engaging in inappropriate public displays of affection in the Bowling and Billiards Center is strictly prohibited.

Proper Attire

Socks required for bowling with rental shoes. Socks will be sold to patrons who do not have their own.

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 and on the tables in the bowling and billiards areas. 

  • No food, chewing gum, or drinks, other than water in an enclosed unbreakable container, are allowed inside Esports Main Gaming. 

Mobile Technology

For the safety and comfort of our patrons, the use of mobile technology is not permitted in restrooms. Patrons 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 patron 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 Director or Assistant Director of Marketing. Violators of the above rule may be asked to leave the premises and may face further disciplinary actions.

Personal Transportation

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 near the southeast corner of the building by the Bone Student Center entrance, and near the southwest corner of the building by the Milner Library book drop off area. 

Semester Locker Rentals

Permanent lockers are available to BBC patrons for purchase on a semesterly or annual basis.

  • Daily lockers will be available for rental during hours of operation and will be emptied at the end of hours of operation.
  • 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 front 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.


We encourage our patrons to only bring necessary items to the BBC. Valuables should be left at home and individuals are responsible for securing personal belongings on their person or in a rented locker. Please report any suspicious behavior to any BBC 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, 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.

Accessibility Information

The BBC is designed to accommodate patrons of varying abilities. Campus Recreation team members are available at any time to provide special assistance to patrons with disabilities. Patrons are encouraged to provide as much advance notice 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.


Except for service animals, pets are prohibited in all facilities.

Media Rules

Personal photography and videotaping are permitted at Campus Recreation facilities except for restrooms. 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

Academic photography and videotaping are permitted in Campus Recreation facilities with prior authorization. Academic photography and videotaping are defined as media obtained and/or reproduced for academic purposed including class projects, University promotions and information. Please contact the Marketing Team for authorization.

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. Please contact the Marketing Team for authorization. 

Closing Time

All areas should be vacated after each reservation. Reminders will be announced over our PA system at 30 minutes, 15 minutes, 5 minutes and at the closing time of the facility. All rented equipment should be returned to the front desk. All patrons must have paid for their services and rental time before we close.

Inclement Weather

The BBC will generally be open during regular hours, though all or portions of facilities may be closed. KNR classes held in the BBC will only be canceled if Illinois State University is closed due to inclement weather. Formal programs such as classes or leagues may be canceled or postponed if conditions and/or instructor travel are affected.

The Illinois State University website will post any weather-related schedule changes.