Department Procedures

  • Alumni

    Alumni Access to MSU Recreational Sports Facilities


  • Membership
    Please see Alumni procedures here. facilities/access
  • Assumption of Risk

    Individuals 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, and/or at any recreation facility).

  • 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.
  • Drug and Alcohol Policy

    (All-University Policy) (Applicable to University employees as well as students)

    Congress has passed and the President has signed the Drug- Free Workplace Act of 1988 and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. The following is Michigan State University’s Drug and Alcohol Policy for employees and students.


    Consistent with State and Federal Law, Michigan State University will maintain a workplace free from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance.² The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of controlled substances, illicit drugs and alcohol are prohibited on any property under the control of and governed by the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, and at any site where work is performed by individuals on behalf of Michigan State University.

    Pursuant to applicable University procedures governing employee discipline, any employee involved in the unlawful use, sale, manufacturing, dispensing or possession of controlled substances, illicit drugs and alcohol on University premises or work sites, or working under the influence of such substances, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal and referral for prosecution.

    The employee must notify the University of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five (5) calendar days after such conviction. Failure to provide such notice will subject the employee to discipline up to and including dismissal pursuant to applicable University procedures governing employee discipline. The employee shall notify his/her immediate supervisor, who will report the incident to the Office of Human Resources, Academic Human Resources or Student Employment Office.

    Michigan State University supports and sponsors programs aimed at the prevention of substance abuse by University employees. The Employee Assistance Program provides preventative programs and counseling for employees experiencing substance-dependency problems. Assistance is available on a voluntary basis. Leaves of absence to obtain treatment may be obtained under the medical leave provision of the appropriate labor contract or policy.

    ¹ This policy applies to all University employees, including but not limited to: faculty, academic staff, support staff and student employees.

    ² Five schedules of controlled substances are defined in the comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, 21. U.S.C. 812.


    Michigan State University’s compliance with provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 applying to students is achieved through a comprehensive alcohol and other drug prevention program which includes policy enforcement, education programs and treatment services.

    General Student Regulations 2.11 and 2.12 prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on Michigan State University property or as part of any of its activities. These regulations are as follows:

    2.11 “No student shall possess, use, manufacture, produce, sell, exchange or otherwise distribute any drug prohibited by federal or state laws.”

    2.12 “No student shall possess, consume, furnish, manufacture, sell, exchange or otherwise distribute any alcoholic beverages except as permitted by state law and University ordinance.”

    Alleged violations of MSU regulations are adjudicated through the MSU student judicial process. Consequences for violations may include, but are not limited to, some form of disciplinary probation, required attendance at educational programs, referral for assessment and treatment, relocation to a new living environment, and suspension from Michigan State University for sale of illegal drugs or repeated violations of the regulations. In addition, students can expect to be arrested and fined for violations of State Law on campus.

    Michigan State University supports and sponsors programs aimed at the prevention of substance abuse by students. Information about education and treatment services may be obtained from the Olin Health Education Office, Olin Health Center and the Counseling Center.

  • 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 and later destroyed when using an assumed name or identity.

  • Harrassment

    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

  • Code of Conduct

    The Department of Recreational Sports and Fitness Services takes participant conduct very seriously. The Department will uphold and adhere to the Spartan Life Student Handbook - General Student Regulations at all times. This will serve as the guiding Code of Conduct for all recreational activities.

  • Retirees

    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 on our Family Recreation page under the Facilities tab.

    *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.