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
The following are designed to maintain clean and hygienic indoor facilities and equipment:
- Food, beverages other than water, 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.
The following are designed to maintain clean, hygienic, and safe outdoor facilities and equipment:
- Food, gum, tobacco, cans, glass, and Styrofoam are not allowed. Leak-proof personal water bottles 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.
The following are designed to encourage an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere:
- Unaltered, full shirts with sleeves are required in the Firestone Fieldhouse 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 or personal training may not occur during Informal Recreation. Such activities must be approved by the Campus Recreation Staff (e.g. personal training not affiliated with Campus Recreation is not allowed.)
- 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.
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 or illegal substances, or found bringing it into any facility will be asked to leave and will be 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.
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, Crest Associates, and guests with a valid guest pass. Possession of a Pepperdine ID, Crest 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: Campus Recreation programs, Physical Education classes, and Athletics.
- 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.
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.