New Hall Fitness Room Policies

General Policies

  • Participation is open to all Recreation and Wellness members until 7 p.m. After 7 p.m., participation is limited to hall residents only.
  • A valid NIU One Card is required for entrance (One Cards are non-transferable)
  • Participation is at your own risk
  • Use of video recording devices and photography must be approved by Recreation and Wellness staff
  • Spitting is prohibited
  • Facilities and equipment should be used for their designated purpose
  • Cardiovascular machine use is limited to 30 minutes during peak hours
  • Wipe down equipment when finished
  • Dropping/slamming of weights is prohibited
  • Personal training is permitted by Recreation and Wellness staff only
  • Patrons may not move the equipment
  • Additional weights may not be placed on the strength machines
  • Recreation and Wellness is not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • Use of bicycles, roller blades, or skateboards is prohibited within the facility
  • Animals, other than trained service animals, are not permitted in the facility
  • Participants are encouraged to report any maintenance, repair, theft or safety issues to Recreation and Wellness staff
  • Failure to abide by Recreation and Wellness policies may result in loss of facility privileges (Recreation and Wellness staff and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards have the authority to determine the extent of this loss of privilege)
  • Recreation and Wellness staff have the authority to ask patrons to leave the facility for failure to abide by any facility policy

Clothing and Footwear

  • Appropriate athletic attire and closed-toe, non-marking shoes are required
  • Shirts that cover the chest, abdomen, sides and back are required in all areas except the locker rooms
  • Street clothing (i.e. jeans, dress pants, boots, flip-flops, etc) are prohibited during activities
  • Jewelry should not be worn during activity

Food, Beverage, and Tobacco Use

  • All beverages must be in re-sealable, plastic containers
  • Glass containers are prohibited
  • Gum is not allowed in the facility
  • Consumption of alcohol or the appearance/smell of intoxication will result in removal from the facility
  • All Recreation and Wellness facilities are smoke free and tobacco free

Facility Behavior

  • Abusive, vulgar, or disruptive language will not be tolerated
  • Fighting is grounds for immediate removal from the facility
  • Inappropriate sexual behavior and/or sexual misconduct is prohibited
  • Patrons must refrain from behavior that is distracting or disruptive to the recreational pursuits of others
  • Uncooperative individuals, or those not following posted policies, will be asked to leave and be referred to the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct