Policies & Procedures

 

GENERAL POLICIES

RESERVATIONS, RENTALS, &USAGE POLICIES

MEMBERSHIP TYPES

Forgotten & Lost ID’s Polices Racquetball and Squash Reservation Policies Primary Member
Lost & Found Polices Quad/Field Usage&Reservations Household Member
Weight Room & Cardio Area Polices Locker&Towel Service Policies Family, Minor member
Gymnasium Policies Guest Passes&Special Memberships
Children in Facility Policies Equipment Rentals Guest Access & Special Groups
 T.B. Ellis Pool Employee Adherence

 

GENERAL POLICIES 

Participation is at your own risk.

All members are required to present a valid JSU Student ID, JSU Walter Payton Wellness Center membership KeyFob, or former WPC Card upon entering the building.

All guests are required to present a valid photo ID (See Guest Policies).

JSU Walter Payton Wellness Center users are expected to respect all recreation facilities and the rights of other individuals. Any user who engages in disorderly conduct, including verbal or physical abuse of an employee or other user, is subject to immediate removal from the Walter Payton Wellness Center and possible loss of membership privileges.

Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not permitted in all JSU Walter Payton Wellness Center facilities, including Walter Payton Center, TB Ellis Pool. Outdoor Track, Outdoor Tennis Courts, and Outdoor Fields.

Closed-toe/foot athletic shoes are required throughout the facility, except pool area. Only non‐marking shoes are permitted on playing surfaces.

Photographs without the JSU Walter Payton Wellness Center staff and individual’s permission are prohibited. This includes usage of all technology with built‐in camera devices, (i.e., cell phones, PDAs, cameras, etc.)

Profanity, excessively loud or suggestive language/grunting, will not be tolerated.

Food, colored drinks and gum are prohibited in all work out areas. Only non-breakable, clear water bottles with a lid or control spout are permitted in work out areas.

Bags, keys, ID, and other loose items must be in a locker, designated storage bin, or on your person. All items left in or around workout facilities will be taken to the Member/Guest Services desk. A locker fee may be charged to return your belongings.

Bags and other personal items (besides water, towels, and work out equipment) are not allowed on the fitness floor.

Users should refrain from using motorized vehicles, skate boards, sky walkers, wheeled shoes, or bicycles while inside the facility.

Violation of facility rules, policies, the Jackson State University Code of Student Conduct, or Staff directions may lead to removal from all facilities, loss or suspension of Walter Payton Wellness Center privileges, and/or other appropriate behavior.

Forgotten & Lost ID’s  Polices

Patrons without their JSU Student ID, JSU Walter Payton Wellness Center Membership KeyFob, or former WPC Card are allowed to enter the Walter Payton Wellness Center once per semester, notes will be added to the account to reflect the one time use. University policies require individuals to carry a JSU ID or affiliate card at all times while on campus.

Patrons who wish to use their one-time forgotten ID privilege must provide another form of photo identification to verify membership and active membership status. A form must also be completed before entering the facility.

Subsequent forgotten ID will require purchase of a daily pass with membership verification.

Lost JSU Student ID, JSU Walter Payton Wellness Center Membership KeyFob, or former WPC Card must be replaced through the JSU ID Service Office (student badge) or Walter Payton Wellness Center Member/Guest Services desk at the Walter Payton Center.

Lost Walter Payton Wellness Center KeyFobs and WPC Cards will cost $5 to replace.

Lost & Found Policies

The Department of Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items. The Walter Payton Wellness Center encourages members to leave their valuables at home and lock personal items in a locker during workouts. No bags or loose items may be left on the fitness floor (see General Policies, 11).

Only electronics, jewelry, keys, wallets, and purses found in the facility and returned to the Member/Guest Services Desk are recorded & secured for a period of 30 days.

Lost & Found ID’s will be held at the Member/Guest Services Desk for 48 hours. After 48 hours the ID will be taken to Campus Police for pick up. (Campus Police ext. 2580)

Items other than (see list above) are discarded at the end of each month.

Lost & Found items must be reported to the Member/Guest Services desk.

Lost & Found items must be retrieved in person at the Member/Guest Services Desk.

Weight Room & Cardio Area Policies

Patrons should use extreme caution during weight lifting to avoid potential injury to themselves and others.

Weights must not be slammed or intentionally dropped to the floor. If found dropping weights, you may be asked to leave the facility.

Weights must be re‐racked.

Weights are only allowed in the cardio, weight room, and studio areas.

All equipment must be returned to its proper location after use.

Patrons must comply with all instructions given by Weight Room Attendants, Supervisors and JSU Walter Payton Wellness Center Staff.

Cardiovascular equipment is limited to 30 minutes per machine per patron.

To avoid congestion and waiting lines, we request that patrons limit their time to 20-minute intervals per each circuit or individual piece of equipment.

Equipment must be wiped down after use. You may use the spray bottles and towels located throughout the facility. Please do NOT WIPE OR SPRAY CARDIO EQUIPMENT SCREENS, as it will cause damage to the machine.

All equipment should be used only in the manner for which it was designed.

No weights should be added to equipment that was not created for that intended use.

Closed‐toed/foot athletic shoes are required.

Shirts must be worn in the weight room at all times.

 

Only athletic apparel may be worn in the gym. No jeans, scrubs, clothing with protrusions and/or fraying may be worn during workout.

Only Walter Payton Wellness Center employed Personal Trainers are permitted to train in the facility.

Children under 16 are NOT ALLOWED in the weight room or cardio areas. Members between the ages of 16-17 may use the fitness floor only when parent or guardian is in the Facility.

Gymnasium Policies

Dunking or hanging on basketball nets or rims is not permitted.

Non‐marking, closed-toed/foot athletic shoes are required on gym floors.

No shooting at goals while full court games is in play.

The volleyball and badminton systems must be set‐up or taken down by JSU Walter Payton Wellness Center staff only.

The basketball courts are for open runs only, no practices or team drills, personal training isn’t allowed unless reserved. Facility Reservations Forms are available online at www.jsums.edu/WalterPaytonWellnessCenter

Open Gym Basketball Policies

All games end at 15 points.

One basket equals one point; 3 point baskets are worth 2 points, winning is by 2 points.

Spectators are not permitted to interfere in any game in progress.

Players on the losing team may not play in the following game if people are waiting.

Winning team must relinquish court after 3 consecutive wins, if people are waiting.

Players call their own fouls. No free throws, rather possession at the top of the key.

 

Children in Facility Policies

Children between 0-15 years of age must be directly supervised by an adult at all times
while within the facility. Children 0-5 are not required to have a membership.

Children 16 and 17 years of age must be indirectly supervised by an adult while within the
facility.

Children over the age of five are not permitted in the locker room of the opposite sex. An
opposite gender assisted changing room is available adjacent to the Atrium.

Children accompanied by an adult, without proof of family membership will be charged a
child guest fee. Limited to two children per visit.

T.B. Ellis Pool

Members of the WPC can utilize the T.B. Ellis during swimming pool hours.

The swimming pool is coed and proper attire must be worn at all times.

No food and drink are permitted in the swimming pool area.


RESERVATIONS, RENTALS, &USAGE POLICIES

Racquetball and Squash Reservation Policies

Only non‐marking, closed-toed/foot athletic shoes allowed on the courts.

Pets are prohibited from outdoor facilities and may not be left unattended on the outskirts of a facility.

Food, chewing gum, sunflower seeds, alcohol and tobacco use is prohibited with the exception of bottled water.

Reservations are for one‐hour periods beginning on the hour.

Reservations can be made two weeks prior of  the event at the Welcome Desk or
by calling 601-979-1368.

Courts may not be reserved for back‐to‐back hours by playing partners.

Patrons may only reserve one court per activity type per day.

Court reservations are held for ten minutes past reservation time. After 10 minutes reservations are fortified.

Children under 18 years of age may not make court reservations or use the courts without adult supervision.

A dust mop is available outside of all indoor courts and patrons wishing to sweep there courts prior to play may do so.

Only JSU Walter Payton Wellness Center employed Instructors are permitted to teach on the courts.

Group Exercise Policies

Only current, active Walter Payton Wellness Center Members with active membership, guest pass, valid free trial or premium fitness pass are eligible to participate; passes are available in Member/Guest Services.

Participants must be present five minutes prior to class start or spot will be forfeited.

Walk-ins with Premium Fitness Pass may be allowed if space permits. Reserved spots receive first priority.

No admission to ANY group exercise/premium fitness classes after the designated start time.

ONLY the following items are allowed in each studio: water in a spill‐proof container, towel, Heart Rate monitor, and mats.

Group Fitness equipment must stay in studios at all times. Any equipment found outside may be ground for suspension. Each studio’s equipment must stay in designated studios.

Participants must wipe down all fitness equipment after each use.

Please put all fitness equipment back in studio closets at the end of class.

Remove all trash and clean up around your workout station.

Report any maintenance/equipment issues to the class instructor.

 

Quad/Field Usage&Reservations

All outdoor facilities (track, fields, patios, etc.) require reservations for use.

Facility Reservation Forms are available online at www.jsums.edu/Walter Payton Wellness Center . Please complete the form and submit to Carol Woodson, Events Director, at carol.j.woodson@jsums.edu

Anyone is eligible to make a facility reservation. Different rates apply to student and on campus organizations. Valid ID/documents must be shown to receive special rates.

Completed forms must be submitted to carol.j.woodson@jsums.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.  [Reservations are not confirmed until a copy is signed by the organization advisor and a confirmation email is received.  All required steps identified in the confirmation email must be completed (including payment/deposit) before reservation is finalized.]

No metal cleats allowed.

Pets are prohibited from outdoor facilities and may not be left unattended on the outskirts of a facility.

Alcohol and tobacco use is prohibited with the exception of bottled water. Additional information must be provided for events with food and alcohol.

Pick up all trash and leave the outdoor facilities as found.

Vehicles are prohibited on all fields.

 

Locker&Towel Service Policies

Day Use/Self-Service lockers are available at no charge. Bring your own lock to secure your belongings while you work out.

Please remember to take all belongings and lock with you upon leaving.

Members who do not empty day use lockers are subject to having their belongings removed. All locks left on Day Use lockers overnight will be cut off and belongings stored at Member/Guest Services in Lost and Found. Locker fees may apply to retrieve belongings.

All Lockers are subject to be opened to retrieve towels at the Walter Payton Wellness Center Staff discretion.

The JSU Walter Payton Wellness Center reserves the right to clean out expired lockers.

There will be a $10 retrieval fee for items left in Long Term Lockers after the expiration date.

Equipment Rental Policies

A JSU Student ID, Walter Payton Wellness Center KeyFob or WPC Card is required for equipment rentals.

There will be a fee for damaged or unreturned equipment. Please see Welcome Desk for specifics.

Fees not paid for broken equipment will be applied to student/member accounts.

 

MEMBERSHIP TYPES

Primary Member

An individual membership defined as the primary membership holder, such as Civil/State Employee, Alumni, Retiree, Military, Community and Student. This member will have all other sub-members attached to this account. Monthly drafting (if applicable) will be taken from the Primary Member’s account. Only one form of payment for all associated accounts.

Household Member

A Primary Membership must be purchased prior to a Household (secondary) Membership.

Purchase of a Household Membership permits one adult or minor (6-17) to use the facility. One Membership KeyFob will be issued to household member with purchase.

Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to purchase a Household Membership: (Note ‐ criteria must be proven each time a member renews)

Same Address (proof through checking, utility bill, or state ID) or

Financial co‐dependency (joint checking or savings, shared lease, or mortgage)

Family

A Primary Membership must be purchased prior to a Family Membership.

Purchase of a Family Membership permits up to 4 additional members to Primary Membership (includes: adults and children 6-17 years) to use the facility.  One Membership KeyFob will be issued per family member with purchase.

Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to purchase a Family Membership:
(NOTE ‐ criteria must be proven each time a member renews)

Same Address (proof through checking, utility bill, or state ID) or

Financial co‐dependency (joint checking or savings, shared lease, or mortgage)

Minor Member

One card is issued, with purchase, to individuals 6 ‐ 17 years only after primary membership has been established. Individuals 0-5 years of age do not require a membership.

A state ID or school records are required as proof of shared residence.

Children 6-15 must be directly supervised at all times while using the facilities.

Children 16 and 17 must be indirectly supervised at all times while using the facilities.

Children must comply with all JSU Walter Payton Wellness Center policies and procedures.

Children without proof of household or family membership will be charged an $5 child guest fee.

 

Guest Passes & Special Memberships

TigerZone Passes

Passes can be purchased for $20/month for up to 2 kids, and $5/month for each additional child or $2 per session per child. Time cannot be split into smaller increments nor can the service exceed two hours. These passes are also not transferrable to other members. Passes may be purchased with Member/Guest Services.

Sessions exceeding two hours may incur additional charges.

Members must sign their child in and out at the Welcome Desk.

Parents must stay within Walter Payton Wellness Center Facilities for duration of TigerZone service.

TigerZone sessions can last up to 2-hours and must be purchased individually for each child for example: If you bring three children and have the TigerZone pass, you will be deducted for three sessions alternatively, you may purchase three one-time passes for those three children.

 

The service is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

No more than 5 children may use TigerZone services at one time. 5:1 Ratio/ 5 participants: 1 Tiger Zone Attendant.

Infants must be at least 3 years of age to no more than 15 years of age, to be eligible for TigerZone services.

TigerZone participants must be toilet trained.

Parents will be contacted and asked to care for their child if:

  1. A child is crying and cannot be consoled by the TigerZone Attendant
  2. A child is overly disruptive and/or disobedient
  3. If child has an accident/soiled their clothes
  4. Child has been in TigerZone for more than 2 hours

Walter Payton Wellness Center staff reserves the right to deny services at any time to ensure the safety of all.

Guest Access & Special Groups

General Qualifications

Jackson State University faculty, staff, and current students, with verifying ID, may self‐
sponsor for a $5.00 fee.

JSU Walter Payton Wellness Center Members with appropriate ID may sponsor up to two guests per day, including children.

All sponsored guests must have a picture ID and be accompanied by a guardian at all times if 17 and under.

Daily guests may not sponsor guests.

Guest passes are valid for unlimited entry during business hours on the day it was purchased.

Local college students with current student ID may purchase a visiting student summer membership.

Walter Payton Wellness Center Members must enter with their guests and remain within same facility at all times.

Passes for each guest include use of day locker, guest must have. Guest are not allowed to check out equipment.

Walter Payton Wellness Center Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests, and the replacement of damaged, lost, or stolen equipment used by the guest.

Individuals may not solicit members either inside or outside the Walter Payton Wellness Center to obtain a sponsorship.

The Walter Payton Wellness Center reserves the right to refuse admittance to any guest.

 

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Employee Adherence

Employees are expected to adhere to these guidelines.  Willful disregard of this policy shall be considered non-compliance and may result in a formal reprimand up to and including termination.  The information stated in this policy pertains and applies to applicable employees, departments and funding sources of the University.