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Policies

MSU Issued ID Card

Eligible recreational participants MUST bring a valid MSU Issued ID Card to enter any Recreational Sports and Fitness Services facility. To be considered VALID, the person's status with the University (student, staff, and spouse) must be in good standing according to our scanning system when entering the facilities. Additionally, an MSU Issued ID Card must clearly show all pertinent information on the front (picture, name, PID number). If you have questions about the validity of your MSU Issued ID Card, please visit Room 170 in the International Center.

Assumption of Risk

Students are advised that participation in the Rec Sports Program involves physical risk. Participation is strictly voluntary. Injuries and their resulting cost are the responsibility of the participant. There is a possibility that a participant may be injured during the course of normal activities. This risk of injury extends to the physical being, as well as personal belongings that the individual may bring to the activity (including, but not limited to eyeglasses, or personal possessions left on the sideline, in lockers, at Dem Hall, IM East, IM West, IM Circle, Munn Field, IM East Field, Vet Med Field and Munn Arena).

Vandalism

Deliberate destruction of University property and equipment, public property, or personal property of individuals will not be tolerated. All incidents can be reported to Student Services and MSU Police.

Alcohol and Drug Policy

If any participant is suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol by the supervisor or official on duty, the individual will be asked to leave the facility. If the individual does not cooperate with officials and supervisors, the suspected participant may be escorted from the facility/field by MSU DPPS. 

Assumed Name or Identity

The MSU ID is the property of Michigan State University and is non-transferable. Alteration, falsification, or misuse of this ID is a violation of MSU regulations and rules as applicable. The ID will be confiscated upon entry to the facility when using an assumed name or identity. To retrieve a lost or stolen ID please contact the MSU ID office or the facility director. 

Harassment Policy

Michigan State University is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff that is fair, humane, and responsible - an environment that supports career and educational advancement on the basis of job and academic performance. Sexual harassment subverts the mission of the University and offends the integrity of the University community. It is not tolerated at Michigan State University.

Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful gender (sex) discrimination. It may involve harassment of women by men, harassment of men by women, and harassment between persons of the same sex. Sexual harassment is made unlawful by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. The University and the law also prohibit retaliation against persons who complain about alleged sexual harassment or who cooperate in an investigation of reported sexual harassment.

This Policy applies to all members of the University community - faculty, staff, and students. This Policy also prohibits sexual harassment by third parties towards members of the University community.

Members of the University community shall not engage in sexual harassment. Persons who do so are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge for employees and dismissal for students. The University also prohibits sexual harassment by third parties towards members of the University community.

The Recreational Sports and Fitness Services Department is in constant vigilance to ensure an environment that is free of abusive behavior directed toward an individual or group because of race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disabilities, including learning disabilities, mental retardation, and past/present history of a mental disorder. Any harassment toward a Michigan State University employee or participant will subject the individual and/or team to university disciplinary procedures.

If you feel that you have been harassed, please register your complaint with the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), Olds Hall, 408 W Circle Drive, Suite 4, East Lansing, or call 517-353-3922 or email at oie@msu.edu.

Intramural Code of Conduct

The Recreational Sports and Fitness Services Department takes sportsmanship very seriously and offenders will be dealt with accordingly. Sportsmanship policies will be enforced strictly to ensure the safety and enjoyment of ALL participants, including our Student Intramural Staff. Actions that are dangerous and/or conduct that is detrimental to the Intramural Program will not be tolerated and are grounds for suspension from further participation in all Intramural Sports activities.

The Intramural Program has the jurisdiction to suspend or remove individuals and teams from participation in any and all Intramural Sports activities. The Intramural Program and RecSports reserves the right to remove any player or team for involvement and/or further unsportsmanlike actions, and to refer participants to Student Services and make recommendations for their consideration.

Retiree Policy

Retirees are provided with the same priviledges and held to the same policies and procedures of current Michigan State University Faculty and Staff. Each retiree must have an MSU Issued Retiree ID card to enter Rec Sports facilities.   

Family Recreation

Recreational Sports and Fitness Services offers designated times for family recreation and/or family swim. During these times students or faculty/staff who have dependent children are encouraged to explore and recreate at the designated times and facilities listed here.

*Dependent children must be accompanied by the student or faculty/staff, parent or guardian.

*For the purpose of utilizing family recreation, the Department of Recreational Sports and Fitness Services defines family as, dependent children of the respective student or faculty/staff member.

*In order for a spouse of MSU faculty, staff, or students to use the facilities outside of Family Recreation Hours, he/she must obtain a valid Spouse ID from the MSU ID Office and pay the neccessary fee (if applicable).

*Family Recreation is NOT for the extended family or friends of the family of the respective student or faculty/staff member.