Harper College

Health and Recreation Center Policies

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The following general rules and policies are for the use of the Health and Recreation Center (Building M). Violations may result in, but are not limited to, the following actions: removal from the building, suspension of membership privileges and/or referral to the Harper College Police. All other policies can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

General Rules

  • All new members must activate their membership at the Welcome Desk prior to entry. Requirements include:
    • complete registration information
    • signature of electronic waiver
    • photo (taken by Welcome Desk staff)
    • Harper I.D. card or key card activated
  • Anyone entering the building must check-in at the Welcome Desk before accessing other areas; the exception are Harper students accessing the Upper Level classrooms.
  • A valid membership and a Harper I.D. or membership key tag are required for access to the facility; the exception are Harper students accessing the Upper Level classrooms. Members may use the app as proof of membership; members are also required to have photo I.D. at all times.
  • The use of any and all tobacco products is prohibited in the facility. Additionally Harper College has a smoke/tobacco free environment which prohibits use in and on College premises per the following policy: https://www.harpercollege.edu/handbook/policies/smoking.php
  • Use, distribution, or possession of any illicit drugs, unauthorized prescription drugs, alcohol or controlled substances is prohibited on the premises, and internal sanctions, federal and state legal penalties may result from violations.
  • Patrons may only enter and exit via the main entrance located on the north side of building. All other exits are for staff and/or emergency use only.
  • Injuries, accidents or equipment failures must be reported to the Building Manager.
  • Only personal trainers and instructors approved by the Department of Campus Recreation are permitted to provide services in the facility.
  • Mature and respectful conduct is expected and required at all times.
  • Disorderly conduct, abuse of the facility, equipment, or staff and/or disregard for the Health and Recreation Center policies will result in immediate dismissal from the facility. Additional sanctions may include:
    • Disciplinary action, reimbursement for damages and/or potential suspension from the facilities and programs.
    • A user asked to leave by the staff will not be refunded any paid fees.
    • All patrons must comply with staff directives. The Campus Recreation staff has authority regarding facility conduct and use of equipment as well as in all emergency situations.
    • Failure to comply may result in suspension or termination of Health and Recreation Center privileges.
  • The Department of Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Personal belongings are not permitted in activity areas and must be kept in a locker.
  • Mopeds, bicycles and electric scooters are not permitted inside the facility.
  • Skateboards, roller-skates, roller blades and non-electric scooters are not permitted to be operated in the facility under any circumstances.
  • Animals are not permitted in the facility except for the express purpose of assisting or aiding persons with disabilities.
  • Any announcements, fliers, posters, or any other marketing materials must be submitted to the Director of Campus Recreation for approval before being displayed in the facility.
  • No prolonged public displays of affection permitted in any areas of the Health and Recreation Center.
  • Please consult a physician prior to engaging in physical activity. The Department of Campus Recreation is not responsible for accidents or injuries that occur due to the nature of activity.
  • Members are permitted to be accompanied by a Caregiver/Personal Attendant if they require physical assistance or constant supervision prior to, during, or after a workout session.

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Last Updated: 5/28/24