Using the principles of Honesty, Responsibility, Caring and Respect as a guide, we have implemented the following Code of Conduct to ensure that all who participate with the Y enjoy a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment.
We ask individuals to act in a manner that upholds these principles at all times when they are in our facility or participating in our programs. We expect those using the YMCA to behave in a way that show respect and caring for others, which includes not using any language or engaging in any action that can hurt or frighten another person or that falls below a generally accepted standard of conduct. Specifically, actions not adhering to these guidelines and are not permitted include:
- • Wearing inappropriate attire. Attire must be appropriate, including swimsuits only in the pool area, and shoes, shorts and shirts or leotard in other areas of the facility. Clothing with vulgar or profane writing or language is not allowed.
• Using angry or vulgar language including swearing, name-calling or shouting.
• Making physical contact with a person in any angry or threatening way.
• Engaging in sexual activity or contact with another person.
• Harassing or intimidating by words, gestures, body language or any other menacing behavior.
• Stealing or other behavior, which results in the destruction of property.
• Carrying or concealing any weapons devices or objects which may be used as a weapon.
• Using or possessing illegal chemicals or alcohol on YMCA property or in YMCA vehicles.
• Smoking. All YMCA facilities offer a smoke-free environment for those who use them.
• Any other conduct of an inappropriate, threatening or offensive nature.
Members and guests are encouraged to be responsible for their personal comfort and safety, and to ask any person whose behavior threatens their comfort to refrain from doing so.
The YMCA reserves the right to suspend or revoke program or membership privileges of members whose behavior is deemed inappropriate or detrimental to the well-being of members or staff. A member whose membership has been suspended or terminated may appeal the decision in writing to the Board of Directors.