Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. To promote safety and wellbeing, the YMCA asks all persons to act appropriately when in our facility, on our property, or participating in our programs.

We expect persons using the YMCA to act maturely, to behave responsibly, and to respect the rights and dignity of others. The actions listed below, which are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of behaviors, are considered inappropriate, and are prohibited in our facilities or programs and may lead to suspension or termination of membership:

Using or possessing alcohol or illegal drugs on YMCA property, in YMCA or facilities, or at YMCA sponsored programs.

Smoking on YMCA property – all YMCA buildings and grounds are smoke-free and tobacco-free environments; this includes e-cigarettes.

Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or any type of menacing behavior. The YMCA has zero tolerance for discrimination against any person for their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Physical contact with another person in an angry, aggressive, or threatening way.

Verbally abusive behavior, including profanity, angry language, swearing, name-calling, or shouting.

Sexually explicit conversation or behavior; any sexual contact with another person.

Inappropriate, immodest, or sexually revealing attire is not allowed. Shirts must be worn over sports bras. Athletic shoes must be worn on wood floors. Proper swimsuits must be worn in pool areas. Appropriate workout/activity attire is always required. No clothing with vulgar language or racial slurs is allowed.

Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property.

Loitering within facilities or on the grounds of the YMCA after being requested to depart the YMCA’s property.

Carrying or concealing any weapons, devices, or objects that may be used as weapons (including items that appear to be real). The YMCA bans all weapons on premises with or without a permit.

Any willful activity that may result in the harming of the member, guest, or others.

Use of YMCA social networking websites in a manner that is contrary to the YMCA’s mission, is detrimental to the community, or is in violation of the law.

Use of cameras or other picture taking or recording devices is not permitted in the locker rooms.

Taking pictures or video of another person at the YMCA, without their permission and knowledge, is not allowed.

In addition, the YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse, is or has been a registered sex offender, has ever been convicted of any offense relating to the use, sale, possession, or transportation of narcotics or habit forming and/or dangerous drugs, or is presently or habitually under the influence of dangerous drugs or chemicals, narcotics, or intoxicating beverages. To ensure the safety of our members, the YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests.

Anyone who feels that this Code of Conduct is being violated should immediately report the behavior to a Director on duty or front desk personnel.

Suspension or termination of YMCA membership may result from a violation of this Code of Conduct or other YMCA policies. While an incident is being investigated, the membership of the person(s) accused of violating this Code of Conduct may be suspended pending a final decision. Suspension or termination of YMCA membership privileges may result from a decision by the Code of Conduct Committee if they deem a violation has occurred.

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