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Recreational Facility Policies and Procedures

Campus Recreation Facility Policies and Procedures are applicable to all recreational and athletic activity areas.

It is strongly recommended that each participant have a medical examination and physician approval prior to engaging in any physical activity with regards to any recreational facility.

General Recreational Facilities Policies

Indoor Facilities:
The following are designed to maintain clean and hygienic indoor facilities and equipment

  • Food, beverages, gum, tobacco, cans, glass, and Styrofoam are not allowed. Leak-proof personal water bottles are permissible.
  • Only non-marking athletics footwear is allowed. Open-toe shoes are not permitted.
  • Appropriate exercise attire is required. Jeans and cut-off shorts are not acceptable exercise or swimming attire.
  • Pets are not allowed except for Guide, Service, or Signal Dogs.
  • Spitting on floor or in drinking fountains is not permitted.
  • Items to be posted at any recreational facility must be approved and posted by the Campus Recreation Staff.

Outdoor Facilties:
The following are designed to maintain clean, hygienic, and safe outdoor facilities and equipment

  • Food, gum, tobacco, cans, glass, and Styrofoam are not allowed. Plastic bottles with approved liquids are permissible.
  • Cleats or spikes are only permitted at approved events and activities. No cleats are permitted for informal recreation.
  • Food and beverages are allowed only with prior approval.
  • Appropriate attire is required for all activities.

Enviroment:
The following are designed to encourage an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere

  • Unaltered, full shirts with sleeves are required in the Weight Center and Drescher Fitness Center.
  • Only personal audio devices with headsets are allowed.
  • Profanity on printed clothing is not tolerated. Anyone using inappropriate language or behaving offensively will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Users of any recreational facility must abide by all policies and comply with requests made by the Campus Recreation Staff.
  • Organized group activities and/or any type of coached workout may not occur during Informal Recreation. Such activities must be approved by the Campus Recreation Staff; i.e. Personal training not affiliated with Campus Recreation.
  • Activities held at any of the recreational facilities may not conflict or compete with other Campus Recreation Sports Clubs, Intramurals, Fitness Program, Campus Recreation Events or Athletic and academic program offerings.

Safety:
The following are designed to provide a safe and risk free environment

  • During Campus Recreation sponsored events and activities, the Campus Recreation Staff will provide first response to all facility situations and will contact the Department of Public Safety when deemed appropriate. All staff is certified in CPR, First Aid and AED.
  • Incidences and injuries should be reported to a Campus Recreation staff member immediately.
  • Defective equipment should be reported to a Campus Recreation staff member immediately.
  • Individuals under the influence of alcohol, illegal substances or found bringing it into any facility will be asked to leave and reported.
  • Bicycles, skates, or skateboards are not allowed in any facility.
  • Backpacks and gear bags are not permitted in recreational facilities unless stored in designated areas. Activity areas must be clear of all personal items.
  • All activities must be consistent with the designated purpose of each facility.
  • Users of Campus Recreation facilities are expected to comply with the policies and procedures for each specific activity area.

Authorized Participants:
The following relate to who is permitted to use Pepperdine University's recreational facilities:

  • Facility usage is restricted to Pepperdine University students, faculty, staff, dependents, and alumni, Crest Associates, and guests with a valid guest pass. Possession of a Pepperdine ID, Crest card, Alumni Card, or guest pass is required at all times.
  • If a user does not have their ID/card on them when they enter the facilities, Campus Recreation staff will first verify that they are eligible to use the facilities and then grant them entrance without an ID/card once per semester. All subsequent times within a semester that a user does not have their ID/card, they will be denied access. Guests will not be granted access without a valid guest pass.
  • Alumni have the same usage privileges they had as a student for one year after graduation if they present an Alumni card, which can be obtained in the Alumni office. After one year, they can obtain a 3 day guest pass from the Alumni office up to 4 times per year.  
  • The following groups have priority scheduling: Athletics, Campus Recreation programs, and Physical Education classes.

Guest Policy:

  • Students, faculty, and staff are allowed to receive a 3 day guest pass valid for up to 4 guests 4 times per academic year. For details on Crest Associates' guest passes, contact the Crest office at 310-506-4754.
  • Guest Passes can be obtained by:

Students & Employees: Visit the HAWC front desk with a valid Pepperdine ID during open hours.

Crest Associates: Contact the Crest office at 310-506-4754.

  • Guest Passes are not available in our facilities and must be obtained by the guest's host in advance. A host's failure to obtain a guest pass during HAWC open hours does not obligate Campus Recreation staff to grant entrance to guests who attempt to enter the facilities without a guest pass.
  • Guests will not be allowed to enter without a valid Guest Pass.
Pepperdine University Campus Recreation reserves the right to refuse service to any participant who violates any policy or procedure, or engages in any verbal and/or physical abuse of Pepperdine Staff, Campus Recreation Staff, or participants.
Campus Recreation and Pepperdine University is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Pepperdine University Recreational Facilities

Outdoor Fields

 

The following Policies and Procedures apply to the following facilities: Alumni Park Upper and Lower Fields, Campus Recreation Upper Field and Park (across from FM&P), Campus Recreation Field (above pool), Eddy D. Field Baseball Field, and Tari Frahm Rokus Soccer Field.

  • The Baseball Field is closed to all non-team usage.
  • The Soccer field is closed to all non-team usage. The grass area is playable in the end zones as per posted rules.
  • Golfing areas (greens, tees, bunkers, etc.) are closed to all non-team usage.
  • All divots must be replaced during any field activities.
  • In case of inclement weather, all fields may be closed a minimum of 48 hours. Please call Campus Recreation at (310) 506-4490 for field status.
  • Vehicles may not be driven on any field area.
  • The following are prohibited on fields: cleats or spikes (unless approved in writing by the appropriate scheduler), fires, fireworks, pets, profanity, and smoking.
  • Requests for field use must be submitted in writing at least four weeks in advance of any event and must have written approval from the Department of Campus Recreation before use.
  • All outdoor facilities close at dark unless prior written approval has been obtained from the appropriate scheduler.
Any topics not covered in the above Policies and Procedures are governed by the general Recreational Facilities Policies and Procedures.

Firestone Field House Weight Center

  • An Acknowledgement Release Form must be filled out completely, in ink, prior to use of this facility.
  • Only non-marking athletic footwear is allowed. Open-toe shoes and riveted hiking boots are not permitted. No shoes that may cause damage to the equipment are allowed.
  • Appropriate exercise attire is required. Jeans and jean shorts are not acceptable exercise attire.
  • Unaltered, full shirts with sleeves are required in the Weight Center (no sports bras or swimsuits).
  • To protect the equipment and improve health conditions, all participants are required to wipe down equipment after each use. Gym Wipes are provided.
  • No unauthorized personal training of any kind is permitted in the Weight Center.
  • Slamming or dropping the weights is not permitted.
  • Equipment may not be moved, altered, or removed from the facility without authorization from the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Return all weights to appropriate rack after each use.
  • Spotters are required for heavy free weight lifting exercises.
  • Use of chalk is not allowed
  • Damaged or defective equipment should be reported immediately to the Weight Center Staff.
  • Do not remove any signage from damaged or out-of-order equipment.
  • Clamps are required for all free weight lifting.
  • Backpacks and gear bags are not permitted in the Weight Center unless stored in designated areas. Activity areas must be clear of all personal items.
  • Food, gum, tobacco, cans, glass, and Styrofoam are not allowed. Plastic bottles with approved liquids are permissible.
  • Cell phones may not be used while in the Weight Center and must be set to vibrate or silent.
  • Cameras, including cell phones, are not allowed in the Weight Center at any time unless written approval has been obtained from the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Personal towels are highly recommended for use during all workouts on exercise equipment and required for all indoor cycling.
  • No individuals under the age of 12 are allowed to enter the Weight Center. All individuals between the ages of 12 and 16 must be accompanied and closely supervised by a legal guardian.
Campus Recreation will enforce the policies and procedures and will provide qualified staff in this room during all operational times to ensure safety, customer service, and equipment maintenance. This room is not available for use without a Campus Recreation staff member present.
Any topics not covered in the above Policies and Procedures are governed by the general Recreational Facilities Policies and Procedures
 

Drescher Fitness Center Policies and Procedures

  • An Acknowledgement Release Form must be filled out completely, in ink, prior to use of this facility.
  • The Drescher Fitness Center is for the use of Drescher Graduate Campus residents and Executive Center guests. Unauthorized use or allowing unauthorized use of this facility may result in privileges being revoked and further action being taken.
  • Only non-marking athletic footwear is allowed. Open-toe shoes and riveted hiking boots are not permitted. No shoes that may cause damage to the equipment are allowed.
  • Appropriate exercise attire is required. Jeans and jean shorts are not acceptable exercise attire.
  • Unaltered, full shirts with sleeves are required in the Drescher Fitness Center (no tank tops, sports bras, or swimsuits).
  • To protect the equipment and improve health conditions, all participants are required to wipe down equipment after each use. Gym Wipes are provided.
  • No unauthorized personal training of any kind is permitted in the Drescher Fitness Center.
  • Slamming or dropping the weights is not permitted.
  • Equipment may not be moved, altered, or removed without authorization from the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Return all weights to appropriate rack after each use.
  • Damaged or defective equipment should be reported immediately to the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Do not remove any signage from damaged or out-of-order equipment.
  • Backpacks and gear bags are not permitted in recreational facilities unless stored in designated areas. Activity areas must be clear of all personal items.
  • Food, gum, tobacco, cans, glass, and Styrofoam are not allowed. Plastic bottles with approved liquids are permissible.
  • Cell phones may not be used while in the Drescher Fitness Center and must be set to vibrate or silent.
  • Windows must remain closed at all times.
  • Remote Controls must be returned to the designated area.
  • Respect of other patrons of the Drescher Fitness Center is expected with regards to the television and the fans. Appropriate programs, a half hour limit if someone else is waiting for the television, and a respectful volume are all expected.
  • Personal towels are highly recommended for use during all workouts on exercise equipment and required for all indoor cycling.
  • Cameras, including cell phones, are not allowed in the Drescher Fitness Center at any time unless written approval has been obtained from the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • No individuals under the age of 12 are allowed to enter the Drescher Fitness Center. All individuals between the ages of 12 and 16 must be accompanied and closely supervised by a legal guardian.
Dresher Fitness Center does not have a staff person present at any time. Exercise at your own risk. Hours of operation are posted and the Drescher Fitness Center may not be used during any non-operating hours.
Any topics not covered in the above Policies and Procedures are governed by the general Recreational Facilities Policies and Procedures.
 

Ralph-Straus Tennis Pavilion

 The Ralph-Straus Tennis Pavilion is intended for fitness and instructional purposes only. Use of the facility must have approval from the Department of Campus Recreation.

  • An Acknowledgement Release Form must be filled out completely, in ink, prior to use of this facility.
  • Only non-marking athletic footwear is allowed.
  • All equipment used for Group Exercise activities must be properly stored and secured after each use.
  • Any event that requires special set-up must be pre-approved by the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • All activities must be supervised by authorized personnel.
  • Appropriate exercise attire is required. Jeans and jean shorts are not acceptable exercise attire.
  • No unauthorized personal training of any kind is permitted in the Tennis Pavilion.
  • Sound equipment is only for the use of approved instructors.
  • Backpacks and gear bags are not permitted in the Tennis Pavilion unless stored in designated areas. Activity areas must be clear of all personal items.
  • Food, gum, tobacco, cans, glass, and Styrofoam are not allowed. Plastic bottles with approved liquids are permissible.
  • Cell phones may not be used while in the Tennis Pavilion and must be set to vibrate or silent.
  • Personal towels are highly recommended for use during all workouts on exercise equipment and required for all indoor cycling.
  • No individuals under the age of 12 are allowed to enter the Tennis Pavilion. All individuals between the ages of 12 and 16 must be accompanied and closely supervised by a legal guardian.
Campus Recreation will enforce the policies and procedures and will provide qualified staff in this room during all operational times to ensure safety, customer service, and equipment maintenance. This room is not available for use without a Campus Recreation staff member present.
Any topics not covered in the above Policies and Procedures are governed by the general Recreational Facilities Policies and Procedures
 

Ralph-Straus Tennis Pavilion Plaza

 
  • Groups or activities that conflict with a related building user group are not allowed.
  • Vehicles may not be parked on the plaza.
  • In-line skates, skate boards, and bicycles are not allowed.
  • Pets are not allowed except for Guide, Service, or Signal Dogs.
  • Smoking is not permitted during Campus Recreation Events.
  • Requests for use of the Tennis Pavilion Plaza should be made through the Department of Campus Recreation
  • Any event that requires special set-up must be pre-approved by the Department of Campus Recreation. Users must provide their own tables and chairs.
  • Equipment may not be moved, altered, or removed without authorization from the Department of Campus Recreation
 

Firestone Field House Gymnasium

 

The Gymnasium is intended for Athletics Sporting Events and Campus Recreation structured and informal use.

  • Only non-marking athletic shoes are allowed. Open toe shoes are not permitted.
  • Throwing balls against the walls, bleachers, and lights is not permitted.
  • Hanging from the basketball rims is not permitted.
  • Sitting on the Basketball Hoop Pads is not permitted.
  • Leak-proof personal water bottles are permissible in the gymnasium during organized play.
  • Participants must abide by all posted rules.
  • Campus Recreation staff members are responsible for set-up and takedown of gymnasium sports equipment during Campus Recreation structured and informal use hours. Only individuals trained in set-up and takedown will be permitted to access the equipment.
  • All personal items, including backpacks and gear bags, must be stored in the designated area.
  • Spitting on floor or in drinking fountains is not permitted.
  • The Firestone Field House Gymnasium closes at midnight unless there is an authorized event scheduled with an authorized staff person present.
Any topics not covered in the above Policies and Procedures are governed by the general Recreational Facilities Policies and Procedures.

Swimming Pool

 

The following policies and procedures apply to both the pool deck and the water.

  • Swimmers are required to take a shower prior to entering the pool.
  • Appropriate swimwear is required. No cut-off shorts.
  • Only sunscreen in a plastic bottle is permitted.
  • Food, beverages, chewing gum, tobacco, cans, glass, and Styrofoam are not permitted. Leak-proof personal water bottles are permissible on the deck.
  • Hard sole street shoes are not permitted on the deck. Only designated pool shoes are allowed in the water.
  • Running, pushing, throwing objects, or rough play is not allowed.
  • Spitting, spouting water, and blowing nose are not allowed.
  • Flotation devices are subject to lifeguard approval. Exceptions are kick boards, waist flotation devices, hand paddles, kick fins and pull-buoys that are to be used for training or group exercise class purposes.
  • Entering the pool deck and/or water while unsupervised by a staff lifeguard is prohibited.
Any topics not covered in the above Policies and Procedures are governed by the general Recreational Facilities Policies and Procedures.

Tennis Courts

 

The following policies and procedures apply to tennis courts.

  • Appropriate tennis attire is required. Jeans and jean shorts are not acceptable tennis attire.
  • Unaltered, tennis shirts with sleeves are required while on the court (no tank tops, sports bras, or swimsuits).
  • Food, beverages, chewing gum, tobacco, cans, glass, and Styrofoam are not permitted. Leak-proof personal water bottles are permissible on the court.
  • Only non-marking athletic court shoes are allowed. Open toe shoes are not permitted.
  • In-line skates, skate boards, and bicycles are not allowed.
  • Leaning, hanging or pushing on the net is not permitted.
  • Equipment may not be moved, altered, or removed without authorization from the Department Athletics or the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Please follow proper court etiquette at all times (no pushing, swearing, yelling, throwing objects, or rough play)
  • No unauthorized personal lessons of any kind are permitted.
  • Spitting on court or in drinking fountains is not permitted.
  • The Tennis Courts with lights close at 10:00pm unless there is an authorized event scheduled with an authorized staff person present
  • The Tennis Courts without lights close at dark unless there is an authorized event scheduled with an authorized staff person present.
Any topics not covered in the above Policies and Procedures are governed by the general Recreational Facilities Policies and Procedures
 

Locker Room

 

The following are designed to maintain clean and hygienic locker room and bathroom facilities:

  • Food, gum, tobacco, glass, and Styrofoam are not allowed. Leak-proof personal water bottles are permissible.
  • Pets are not allowed except for Guide, Service, or Signal Dogs.
  • Over night lockers are not permitted.
  • Facility use is restricted to the Pepperdine University community.
  • Pepperdine University is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • All participants are required to clean up the locker room and sink area after usage.
  • Cameras, including cell phones, are not allowed in the locker room.
  • External doors must remain closed and drape must remain down at all times.
  • In case of emergency, incidences, and injuries contact Public Safety at X4441 immediately.

Sand Volleyball Courts

 

The sand volleyball courts are designed for informal and structured programming primarily through Housing and Community Living and the Department of Campus Recreation.

  • Informal court use is limited to sand volleyball play unless approved by Housing and Community Living or the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Food, beverage, gum, tobacco, cans, glass, and Styrofoam are not permitted on the court.
  • Grabbing, pulling, or hanging on the net is not permitted.
  • The court may be closed due to inclement weather without notice.
  • The court will be closed after dark unless prior written approval has been obtained from the appropriate scheduler.
  • All users must be respectful of quiet hours (10:00pm - 10:00am)
  • No external audio devices are permitted during finals week and all uses of external audio devices must respect the surrounding residences in regards to volume level.

Office and Conference Room

 

The Conference Room and Office Meeting areas assist the Department of Campus Recreation in administering campus activities by providing a convenient location for meeting and event preparation. This room and area are generally not open to other campus reservations.

  • The conference room is scheduled through the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Access to the office and conference room for individuals without assigned keys will be through the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • No materials may be posted on the walls unless approved by the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Items may not be stored in the conference room or office meeting area.
  • If specific items need to be stored in the room overnight prior approval from the Department of Campus Recreation must be obtained.
  • To avoid insect/rodent infestation, all food or beverage residue must be cleaned thoroughly including disposing of trash in the outside dumpster.
  • All users should report any damage (spilled food, broken equipment, etc.) to the Department of Campus Recreation immediately.
  • Abuse of these policies will result in the loss of room privileges.

Annual review of these policies and procedures needed with a Campus Recreation staff member, an Athletics staff member, a student government representative, and any other pertinent departments as needed.