Campus Recreation and Wellness Policies
If the University of Baltimore is closed due to an emergency or extreme weather, Campus Recreation and Wellness will also be closed. Please dial the UBalt Emergency Notification line at 410.837.4201 for emergency updates or visit the University of Baltimore Police Department website for more information about the university closing policies. For the most up-to-date information, Campus Recreation and Wellness strongly encourages all students to sign-up for the Campus Text Alert System through the MyUB portal.
Closings and Delays
If the University opens late, closes early, or is closed for the day, Campus Recreation and Wellness’s hours of operation and programs will follow the adjusted University schedule.
Accidents and Insurance
Campus Recreation and Wellness, the Division for Student Affairs and the University of Baltimore are not responsible for injuries incurred at University-organized activities, programs or events. Campus Recreation and Wellness will provide assistance in contacting University of Baltimore Police Department, who will then provide first aid as needed and will solicit transportation to a hospital if necessary.
Participants should know and be able to meet the physical demands of any activity in which they are to engage. Each activity has a certain degree of risk, some more than others. Please note that participants of an event or program may be required to sign a liability waiver prior to participation.
If medical assistance is necessary, the medical expenses beyond those covered by the participant’s insurance are the responsibility of the participant. It is also the responsibility of the participant to report any accident or incidents to Campus Recreation and Wellness within three business days following a program or event.
Facility and Program Access
Campus Recreation and Wellness strives to make its programs and activities accessible to all of our users. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate, please contact our office at 410.837.5598. To ensure the requested accommodation is met, please make your request at least two weeks in advance.
You can find more information about the Disability Services office at the Office of Disability and Access Services website.
Notice of Non-discrimination
The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of—and prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of—sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected characteristics in its policies, programs, activities or employment practices; this includes inquiries regarding Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as amended ("Title IX"), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Inquiries or complaints regarding sexual misconduct and other gender-based discrimination, including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity, should be directed immediately to the Title IX coordinator, Anita Harewood, vice president, Office of Government and Public Affairs, Academic Center, Room 114, phone: 410.837.4533, T9@ubalt.edu, or to the Office of Student Support, Academic Center, Room 112, phone: 410.837.4755, T9@ubalt.edu, or to the Office of Human Resources, Charles Royal Building, Third Floor, 410.837.5410, T9@ubalt.edu. Sexual misconduct and other gender-based discrimination reports will be handled under the University of Baltimore Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Inquiries or complaints regarding other forms of discrimination, such as complaints of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity or other legally protected characteristics, should be directed immediately to the following offices:
- For inquiries or complaints against students, contact the Office of Student Support, Academic Center, Room 112, 1420 N. Charles St., at 410.837.4755 or email@example.com.
- For inquiries or complaints against faculty or staff, contact the Office of Human Resources, 1319 N. Charles St., Charles Royal Building, Third Floor, at 410.837.5410.
University of Baltimore students are expected to wear appropriate attire at all times. Appropriate attire is considered clothing that covers an individual’s undergarments, midriffs and posterior. Ill-fitting and inappropriate clothing with objectionable, vulgar or offensive writing, images or imprints may not be worn in University facilities or at University-organized programs or events. Failure to comply with these policies may result in removal from a program, event or facility.
Note: Individual programs, events and facilities may also require a specific dress code appropriate for their area, please refer to their individual webpages for more information.
The fees associated with enrollment at the University are used to provide co-curricular experiences and facility access to students. Please note that access to university programs and facilities may be limited and incur additional fees for all users, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Any fee associated with the event, program or facility, including ticket sales, deposits, membership fees, and guest fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Participants should refer to specific events, programs and facilities to determine access and associated fees.
Substance AbuseSmoking, smokeless tobacco, vaporizers, e-cigarettes, alcohol and other drug use are strictly prohibited in any University facility. Violators will be subject to the University of Baltimore’s conduct procedures found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide.
Code of Conduct
Campus Recreation and Wellness has a zero tolerance policy for inappropriate and destructive conduct. Verbal or gestured profanity, provocation, pestering, fighting and destruction of property are not tolerated in the Recreation Center. Such behavior will result in ejection from the Recreation Center for the day with potential loss of access privileges at the discretion of the Director of Student Center and Recreation Programs. Any student violating this policy may also be subject to the University of Baltimore’s conduct procedures found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide.
Use of False Identification
The use of another person's identification within any University program, event or facility is strictly prohibited. Anyone using another person's identification will be escorted out of the program, event or facility and their University involvement suspended until further notice. Any student using another person's identification will be subject to the University of Baltimore’s conduct procedures found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide.
Lewd or disruptive behavior, indecent or obscene conduct on university premises or at university-organized activities is prohibited. Students are expected to exhibit appropriate and respectful interpersonal physical contact at all times. Excessive interpersonal contact or inappropriate public displays of affection (PDA) may result in disciplinary action, subject to the University of Baltimore’s conduct procedures found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide.
All members of the University community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the goals of the institution and demonstrate respect for self, others, and their property. The University of Baltimore strives to provide students with an environment and opportunities that encourage learning, acceptance, recognition, and appreciation of those who are different from themselves. Actions that do not demonstrate respect for self, others, the law, and Universities policies and procedure may be subject to the University of Baltimore’s conduct procedures found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide.
You can find more about the University of Baltimore’s other academic grievance policies and procedures here.
The use of any equipment with the purpose of taking pictures, recording video, or audio, including the camera feature on electronic devices, is strictly prohibited inside University facilities, events, and programs without prior written approval from the Recreation Center.
Branding and Logo UsePrior to using University logos, trademarks, or seal in any way, you must request and receive written permission from the Recreation Center.
Recreation Center Policies
Gym Usage Expectations
To provide a comfortable experience for your fellow gymnasium users, please observe the following expectations:
- Those with an active University of Baltimore or Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Academy access card, or cadets escorted by a BPD access card holder, will be able to enter and use the gymnasium Monday-Thursday from 4-9 p.m. (shared use hours).
- Please be considerate of others. You may be required to limit the length of your workout or activity based on others interested in using the facility.
- During shared use hours, gymnasium equipment and basketball court usage is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Proper athletic attire must be worn at all times. Shirts should cover the torso, which includes the back, midriff and rib cage.
- Athletic, closed-toe, non-marking footwear is required at all times. No flip flops, sandals, clogs, boots, dress shoes or bare feet.
- Mobile phone use is restricted to the lobby. “Selfies” are permitted in the exercise areas, but it is prohibited to photograph others without their consent. Mobile phone usage of any kind (including talking and texting) and photography of any kind (including “selfies”) is never permitted in the locker rooms.
- Belongings are not to be left on the gymnasium floor. Please use the lockers and cubbies provided.
- Dropping weights is prohibited. Please re-rack weights when you are done with your workout.
- Wipe down equipment with the provided sanitary wipes.
- Access to the gymnasium is restricted to University of Baltimore and BPD Academy members only.
- Mutual respect must be displayed by all gymnasium patrons. Disruptive behavior such as fighting, profanity and abuse of equipment will not be tolerated.
- Report problems with gymnasium equipment to your direct supervisor.
Failure to abide by the University of Baltimore Gymnasium Usage Expectations outlined above and applicable code of conduct may result in disciplinary action up to and including membership suspension or termination.
Current UBalt students, regular UBalt employees (including both exempt and non-exempt), regular UBalt faculty, adjunct faculty, and Contingent I and Contingent II UBalt employees are automatically members of the Recreation Center.
All visiting faculty and University contractors are not eligible for memberships to the Recreation Center.
Recreation Center membership is on an individual basis. Only valid and current University of Baltimore staff/students/faculty and Recreation Center members may use the Recreation Center facility. All members must present valid UBalt ID upon arrival at the front desk. Individuals using the facility without checking in will be escorted out of the Recreation Center and may have additional sanctions placed on them at the discretion of the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation.
All membership fees are due at time of signing up. You must have a valid Picture ID, Payment, and Proof of eligibility for certain membership rates that we offer in order to have a membership with Campus Recreation and Wellness (Campus Recreation and Wellness).
Facility Dress CodeAppropriate athletic attire, such as T-shirts, shorts, warm-up suits, sweat suits or aerobic clothing, is required at all times when using Campus Recreation and Wellness facilities. Non-marking, closed toe athletic shoes must be worn in all activity areas.
No guests are allowed in the facility at this time. Anyone found in the facility who is not a member will be escorted out and their right to future access suspended until further notice at the discretion of the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness.
Outside Personal Training/Instruction
Personal training and/or any form of instruction is restricted to only those individuals that have been specifically employed by Campus Recreation and Wellness. Any participant observed to be personal training with a member in the facility that is not an employed Campus Recreation and Wellness personal trainer/instructor may have their Recreation Center privileges suspended or revoked at the discretion of the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness.
No person under the age of 18 is permitted in the Recreation Center. The only exceptions are for University of Baltimore students and events approved by the Director of Student Center and Recreation Programs.
Proper University of Baltimore identification must be shown when entering the building. Campus Recreation and Wellness staff reserve the right to ask for additional forms of identification at any time.
Stairwell 1 and the elevator are the main entrances into the Recreation Center. All other access points should only be used in the event of a fire or other emergency. Anyone violating the policy will be escorted out of the facility and may have their Recreation Center privileges suspended or revoked at the discretion of the Director of Student Center and Recreation Programs.
Lost and Found
Campus Recreation and Wellness is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Participants are encouraged to secure all personal belongings and store them in the lockers. Day locks are available at the equipment desk and semester locks are available at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Main Office. Items found unattended should be returned to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Main Office.
All equipment and supplies in the Recreation Center are property of the University and should not be misused, abused or removed from the Recreation Center. Any damaged facility equipment or any checked out equipment returned or not returned by closing time is the responsibility of the member who may incur the financial cost of replacement.
Towels are given out at the front desk for your convenience. Please place towels in the bin by the front desk after the completion of a workout.
All lockers are the property of the University of Baltimore and members using lockers must also abide by the policies in the Recreation Center. The use of a locker by a person other than to whom it is issued is prohibited.
Personal locks may be used on day-use lockers only and must be removed upon departure for the day. Any personal locks will be removed at the end of each day and contents of the locker will be bagged/tagged and held for one month, after which the items will be donated to a local charity.
All items must be stored completely within the locker. Items left outside the locker will be removed and disposed of accordingly.
The Recreation Center is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged or missing items from a locker. Members are advised not to store any valuables.
The Recreation Center reserves the right to open your locker with or without your consent in instances where locker procedures are being abused or in cases of an emergency situation.
Flammable or chemical materials, weapons of any kind and illegal substances are strictly prohibited. Additionally, no perishable items are to be stored.
No food or drink is allowed in the Recreation Center. Water in re-sealable plastic containers is acceptable. Glass containers are not allowed in the Recreation Center.
Use of any Campus Recreation and Wellness facility for personal or monetary gain is not permitted. Facilities may not be used for private instruction or to provide service without written permission from Campus Recreation and Wellness.
The use of any equipment with the purpose of taking pictures or video, including the camera feature on electronic devices, is strictly prohibited inside the Recreation Center without prior written approval from the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness
Posting any items on any Recreation Center bulletin boards and walls is strictly prohibited without prior written approval from the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness.
If you have a request to change any audio/visual settings on the televisions and radios, please notify Campus Recreation and Wellness staff in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Main Office. Changing these devices is at the discretion of the Operations Supervisor on duty.Patrons using personal stereos must have headphones.
Competitive Sports Policies
To avoid confusion and keep our program running smoothly, registration forms for team and individual sports are due by 5 p.m. of the deadline date.
All team rosters are final at the conclusion of the last regular season game.
- Individuals - Participants must be currently enrolled as a student at UBalt or employed as a faculty/staff member at UBalt. Participants must present proper identification prior to registering for an activity, as well as prior to the beginning of each and every event. If a player does not have the necessary identification materials, he/she will be ineligible to participate in that day’s event. Required identification for eligible participants is a valid UBalt photo ID (can be acquired at the Campus Card Office, Academic Center, Room 105).
- Intramural Staff – Campus Recreation and Wellness staff has the right to reexamine any participant's IDs. If someone is caught using an ID card that is not his/her own, it will be confiscated by the Intramural Supervisor.
- Team Rosters – a player is bound to the first team for which he/she plays; players may not switch teams during the season. In cases where a player participates for multiple teams, the player will be disqualified from further competition.
- Sportsmanship Average: To be eligible for the playoffs, a team must have a 3.0 sportsmanship average and must maintain that average throughout the playoffs.
- Eligible Players: It is the responsibility of the captain to make sure that the players on his/her team are eligible. All games in which an illegal player participates will be forfeited.
- Forfeits: Any team forfeiting two or more games will be ineligible for the playoffs.
- Eligibility Exceptions - Golf tournament. At least one player in each foursome must be intramural-eligible, but the rest of the players needn’t be.
Each team participating in intramural team sports should elect or appoint a “captain".
- General: The team captain is the link between the Intramural Sports Office and the participants. Team captains are responsible for making sure that all members of their teams are aware of all Intramural Sports policies and rules. Captains are responsible for their teams’ sportsmanship, and in some cases may be held accountable for the actions of individuals on their teams, and possibly spectators as well.
- Organizational Meeting: Refer to the Intramural Sports calendar and printed literature for each specific sport for Captains Meeting dates, times, and location. It is mandatory that the team captain or a team representative attend this pre-season meeting where policies, rules, and league schedules are distributed and discussed. If this meeting is missed, a team representative is required to meet with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports within 24 hours to ensure they will be permitted into the league.
- Identification: Each participant is required to bring a valid University of Baltimore identification card or Campus Recreation and Wellness ID to every activity area. Failure to do so will result in that participant being ineligible to sign in and play. (See Behavior Policy #11)
- Signing The Score Sheet: The team captain is responsible for signing a score sheet at the end of the game. This allows the captain to verify that the score was kept correctly and that they are aware of the sportsmanship grade.
Forfeit PolicyEach team participating in intramural team sports should elect or appoint a “captain".
- League Sports: Any team or individual failing to report to the activity site by the scheduled starting time shall forfeit the contest to their opponent unless prior arrangements are made with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and/or the Intramural Supervisor. If both teams fail to report, each team will be given a forfeit.
Grace Period: Each team is given a 5 minute grace period only if the following conditions are met:
- The team must forfeit their first half time outs.
- All participants must also be dressed, signed in, and ready to participate at the end of the grace period.
- If the following conditions are not fulfilled or agreed upon between the supervisor and the forfeiting team, the game will result in a forfeit.
- Tournaments: Any team or individual failing to report to the activity site by the scheduled starting time shall forfeit the contest to their opponent unless prior arrangements are made with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and/or the Intramural Supervisor. If both teams fail to report, each team will be given a forfeit.
- Grace Period: A 5 minute grace period is available for any regular tournament or playoff match. The following conditions apply in order for the grace period to be valid. All participants must not only be present, but ready to participate at the end of this period. If the preceding conditions are not fulfilled or agreed upon between the competing participant, the supervisor (if present), and the forfeiting participant, then the match will result in a forfeit. In situations of a best of 3 or 5, if a participant is late but still within the 5-minute grace period, they will only forfeit the first game of the match. If they exceed the 5-minute grace period, they forfeit the entire match.
- Reinstatement Policy: If a participant forfeits out of a tournament (forfeits two or more matches), they must schedule a meeting with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports in order to be able to compete in another tournament.
- Official Score: The official score of a forfeited Soccer game is 5-0. The official score of a forfeited basketball game is 25-0.
- Minimum Players: Each sport’s set of rules contain a minimum number of players required to be maintained throughout the entire game. If the opponent forfeits, the opposing team is still required to have at least the minimum number of players to avoid a double forfeit.
- Illegal Players: If a team uses an illegal player in the regular season, all games or contests in which that player participated will be declared forfeits and a victory will be given to their opponent(s). If this occurs during the playoffs, the team will be disqualified from the tournament and the opponent will move on in the bracket.
- Disqualification: If a team forfeits two games in a season, they will be declared ineligible for the playoffs and will be dropped from the league entirely.
- Defaults: Any team knowing that they will not be able to participate in a regular season or playoff contest may verbally notify the Intramural Office to default. Verbal notification must be made to the Intramural Office by 2:00pm the day of the game to be considered a legally defaulted contest. A team that legally defaults a game will receive a loss in league standings, but not a forfeit. A default does not negatively impact a team’s forfeit minimum.
- Rescheduling Policy: Players/Teams may not reschedule games unless approved by both opponents and the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports.
- Team Names: The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports reserves the right to change names of teams deemed offensive, profane, and/or inappropriate.
- Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Unsportsmanlike conduct is at the discretion of the intramural staff.
- Ejected Participant: Any ejected participant must leave the activity site immediately. At this time, the player who was ejected will be ineligible to participate in any intramural activity until he/she has completed the reinstatement procedure with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports.
- Ejected Participant Reinstatement: Any ejected participant who is seeking reinstatement must petition in writing (letter or e-mail) to the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports for a reinstatement hearing. The petition must include a description of the events leading up to and during the incident, rationale for actions of the ejected participant, rationale for why the participant should be reinstated and contact information (name, e-mail address, phone number, and UBalt ID number). Upon receiving the petition, a hearing will be arranged between the ejected participant and the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports where a decision will be made regarding reinstatement.
Team Sportsmanship Ratings: Intramural staff and game officials will evaluate teams and assign a sportsmanship grade following each game. Ratings are given based on the following criteria:
- 4 – Outstanding sportsmanship and conduct: All players cooperate fully with staff and officials and the captain controls his/her team.
- 3 – Good sportsmanship and conduct: Team members are in control throughout the contest. Only minor infractions and non-harmful conduct.
- 2 – Below average sportsmanship and conduct: Verbal dissent or aggression towards the opposing team resulting in a yellow card. Any team receiving one sportsmanship-related yellow card or technical foul will receive no higher than a 2.
- 1 – Poor sportsmanship and conduct: Team members continually show disrespect for the opposing team and officials. The team captain shows little or no control over the team. Any team receiving two sportsmanship-related yellow cards, two technical fouls, or one sportsmanship-related red card will receive a 1.
- 0 – Unacceptable sportsmanship and conduct: The team is completely uncooperative, resulting in several yellow and/or red cards to be issued. Any team receiving three sportsmanship-related cards and/or causing the game to be ended early will receive a 0. The team captain must meet with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports to be reinstated to the league after a 0.
It is the responsibility of participants and spectators to cooperate with Intramural employees in controlling spectators or team followers.
- Participants and spectators acting in an inappropriate manner will be asked to leave the playing area by the Intramural Supervisor.
Any participant or spectator who commits, incites, or aids others in committing any of the following acts of misconduct shall be subject to removal from Intramural Sports participation:
- Participant or spectator hits, strikes, or pushes an employee (student or professional) – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 semester.
- Hitting or striking another participant or spectator – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 semester.
- Threatening behavior (verbal or physical) before, during, or after a contest toward an employee (student or professional) – indefinite suspension from IM Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 game.
- Threatening behavior (verbal or physical, can include fighting, etc.) toward another participant or spectator before, during, or after contest – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 game.
- Verbally abusing an employee (student or professional) – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 game.
- Verbally abusing a participant, opponent, user, guest, or member – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 game.
- Any action(s) which could potentially cause equipment or facility damage and/or personal injury – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities- minimum: 1 game.
- An Individual or team receiving multiple unsportsmanlike conduct fouls -the player(s) will be suspended for a game/max: season. A team will be dropped from league play and/or ineligible for playoffs.
- Team players and captains are expected to be cooperative and honest when asked for assistance in identifying individuals who may be involved in incidents. Failure to do so may result in an individual and/or team penalty including game or season forfeiture.
- Failure to cooperate with staff (i.e., giving name, completing forms, etc.) after an ejection-minimum: game forfeiture.
- Any participant using an assumed name, or using an UBalt photo ID card illegally will be declared ineligible from all Intramural Sports program for the academic year. Team will forfeit play-off games for the immediate incident.
The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports has final authority in any and all behavior related issues.
If a team/participant feels an official has made an incorrect interpretation of a rule or questions the eligibility of a player, the team captain may request a time out and inform an official that he/she wishes to have a ruling on the interpretation by the Intramural Supervisor.
- Eligibility: Protests based on the eligibility of an opponent must be completed within 24 hours of the completion of the game in which the opponent’s eligibility is in question.
Rule Interpretation: Questions pertaining to the interpretation of rules by officials must be resolved on the field/court at the time the interpretation occurs, prior to the next live ball, and by the Intramural Sports Supervisor.
If corrections are necessary, the Intramural Staff shall make them immediately and the team/participant shall not be charged with a time out. However, if the interpretation was correct in the opinion of the supervisor, the protesting team/participant will be charged with a time out; if the team does not have any remaining time outs, the appropriate delay penalty (sport specific) will be enforced. If the participant still does not agree with the decision, a protest form can be obtained from the Intramural Sports Supervisor. The Supervisor will inform both teams that the remainder of the game is being played under protest. The form must be turned into the Intramural Office within 24 hours of the completion of the game. The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports will determine the final outcome of all written protests.
- Officials’ Judgment: No protest will be accepted which involves the judgment of a game official.
- Final Authority: The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports will make all final decisions on written protests.
- Dress Code: Please refer to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Dress Code Policy.
- Jerseys: For some sports, contrasting color jerseys and/or jerseys with numbers are required. Jerseys may be checked out from the Intramural Sports Scorekeeper at the activity site.
- Proper Footwear: Proper footwear must be worn for all sports. For outdoor sports, cleats may be worn but they must be rubber, plastic, or plastic-tipped cleats (metal cleats are not permitted). For indoor sports, non-marking athletic shoes must be worn.
- Players Wearing Jewelry: All jewelry is illegal for all sports. Any player wearing jewelry will be asked to leave the game and not be permitted to return until the jewelry is removed or taped up. Intramurals is not responsible for supplying tape.
- Medical Alert Bracelets: Any medical alert bracelets will be permitted, but they must be taped to the body with the medical data visible