General Rules and Regulations

  • All members are required to present a valid U.N.C. ID or Recreation Center Membership Card to gain entry to the Rec Center. If you have problems with your card, please see the Campus Recreation administrative staff.
  • Members that forget their ID, or who have a damaged card, can access the facility once by presenting another form of identification and they must state their Bear ID number. These patrons will also be required to sign a waiver stating that they understand the policies of the Campus Recreation Center. Under this policy, they confirm that they will need to have their card problem resolved before their next visit, or their access will be denied.
  • Attire: Shirts (t-shirt or full tank top), athletic bottoms (without zippers or studs) and athletic shoes are required in first floor activity areas and the group fitness room. Athletic shoes must be non-marking and fully enclose the foot. For your safety, excessive clothing (hooded sweatshirts, gloves, vinyl clothing, multiple layers, etc.) is not permitted.
  • Personal belongings should be locked in a locker for your protection and for the safety of others. If you choose not to use a locker, please store your items in one of the cubbies in the cardiovascular area or on the bleachers in the gyms. Please note: the Rec Center is not responsible for lost items.
  • POOL: During Rec Swim, use of the starting blocks and high dive are not permitted. The lap end of pool is a no diving zone during Rec Swim. Parents, please closely supervise your children at all times. Please refer to the posted pool rules for additional information.
  • The use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco products is prohibited in the Rec Center.
  • Discipline problems will be handled first by Rec Center staff and then referred to U.N.C. Police as necessary.
  • Rules Governing Underage Members: Children under 18 must be closely supervised by an adult while in each area of the Rec Center and Swimming Pool.
  • Activity Area Rules: Please read and adhere to all posted rules and instructions in each activity area.
  • UNC Campus Recreation holds the exclusive right to all personal training in the facility. Any personal trainers not employed by UNC Fitness Programs are not permitted to train clients in our facility. If we suspect that you are training clients in our facility you may be asked to leave or have your CRC privileges revoked.
  • In keeping with the mission statement and related goals for creating a welcoming, safe and fun environment for Campus Recreation, patron will not be allowed to express verbal or written profanity while in the Campus Recreation Center or participating in Campus Recreation programs.

The rules of this Rec Center are designed for the protection of our members, employees and facilities. Please observe all posted signs and directions given by Rec Center staff. The staff will gladly explain the rationale behind Rec Center policies and procedures. Violations may result in loss of Rec Center privileges.


The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines for healthy aerobic activity recommends that individuals should perform cardiovascular exercise 3-5 days per week maintaining appropriate exercise intensity for 30-45 minutes also including gradual warm up and cool down periods lastly approximately 5-10 minutes each. Additionally, ACSM recommends that individuals engage in strength training 2-3 days per week.

Industry trends and research surrounding inappropriate exercise behaviors have warranted increased concern among campus recreation professionals. Excessive or over-exercising alone has been shown to be a factor that can increase the likelihood of bodily harm to participants and has specifically been associated with a variety of physical injuries and problems including, but not limited to anemia, osteoporosis, impaired immune defenses, chronic fatigue, dangerously low percent body fat, and/or cardiac arrest. In addition excessive exercise is linked to the presence of eating disorders, placing patrons with such behaviors at high risk. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and other health and fitness organizations, the dangers of extreme exercise and eating disorders warrant specific attention. Therefore, the University of Northern Colorado department of Campus Recreation has developed the following guidelines with collaborative efforts from University professionals with knowledge and expertise in these areas.

Members of the Department of Campus Recreation and The University of Northern Colorado Response Team, which includes members from the University Health Center, Counseling Center, Assault Survivors Advocacy Program, Dean of Students office, Campus Police, who have been trained to assess and consult regarding these issues, support these guidelines and will preside over referred cases. Campus Recreation staff and members of the University Response Team support a multidisciplinary approach to student health and safety and will collaboratively develop procedures for handling issues with students acting unsafely on campus.