All fitness facilities have “conditions” for membership. By becoming a user of the Fit Centre, you are agreeing to the conditions and policies of membership. The following policies apply to all
- All memberships are
non refundable, non-transferable and cannot be temporarily suspended.
- You must be 18 years of age or a current USask Student to be eligible for a membership
- Valid student, faculty/staff, or membership cards are required every time you use the facility. Cards are to be left at the Customer Service Desk for the duration of your workout.
- All student, faculty/staff and membership cards are non –transferable and unauthorized access of the Fit Centre may result in
of membership privileges. suspension
- Proper attire to be worn in the Fit Centre at all times*.
Supervisors on duty will monitor overcrowding, unacceptable behavior, and dangerous practices.
Assumption of Risk
Physical activity has inherent risks. For health and safety, all members will be asked to complete a Get Active Questionnaire –developed by
Fit Centre staff
- Clean athletic shoes that cover the entire foot
- T-shirts and tank tops
- Athletic shorts or pants
- Non-revealing clothing
- Sandals/ Dawgs/ Crocs/ Sanuks/ Toms
- Outdoor footwear
- Denim shorts or pants
- Cargo shorts or pants
- Clothing with buttons or exposed zippers that may damage benches
- Ripped clothing
*The Fit Centre staff reserve final judgment on clothing and will handle inappropriate attire on a case-to-case basis.
Weight Room Etiquette
- Only use equipment on which you have been given proper instruction
- Ask staff for assistance if you are unsure of how to use a machine
- Use spotters when training with heavy free weights
- Use collars on all bars all the time
- Do not drop or bang weights
- Put away your weights after use, the next person may not be as strong as you. As well, when plates are left on bars and benches, it appears that they are still in use.
- Be aware of other people waiting to use the machine or bench you are currently on. Let other people work in with you. This helps prevent people waiting on machines.
- Wipe down benches after use. There are spray bottles and cloths spread throughout the weight room.
- Keep workout area clear.
- Coats and bags are not allowed past the front desk.
- Olympic platforms should only be used with rubber weight plates
- Olympic platforms are not to be used during final exams
- Cardio limit is 30 minutes per type of machine
- Report any equipment problems to the staff immediately.
- If you feel faint or dizzy, stop, sit down and ask for assistance.
Thank you for following the etiquette set by the gym. By following these basic guidelines, your experience in the weight room will be better enjoyed by you and are other members.
Rights and Responsibilities
Members are held individually responsible for the decisions they make regarding their behavior.
The Physical Activity Complex is a unique facility located on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan and administered by the College of Kinesiology. It houses programs and services offered to both the University of Saskatchewan community and
All members of the PAC (which includes students who have paid appropriate fees, staff, faculty, and those from the larger community purchasing services) are considered members of the University of Saskatchewan Community. As such, all members have rights and responsibilities related to
All members are expected to use mature judgment in choosing clothing and
The University of Saskatchewan embraces diversity and ensures fair, respectful and inclusive treatment of all its members, no matter their gender identity. This includes acknowledging that our students, staff and other members of the university community, as well as visitors to campus, are able to use the washroom and changeroom facilities that most closely align with their own gender identity.
All members of the PAC are responsible for their behavior and are expected to adhere to all policies, rules, and expectations outlined for all programs, services, and facilities. In addition, members are expected to be aware of - and adhere to - the policies exclusive to each program and service in which they participate.
Violation of the rules and regulations set out by the management of the PAC, its related programs and services, may lead to suspension or loss of membership to the PAC and/or participation in its related programs and use of services.
Participation in all PAC programs and activities is a privilege and all members are expected to:
- Treat all staff and facilities with respect.
- Act with courtesy and integrity while respecting the rights, welfare, and dignity of other members.
- Adhere to the policies and procedures set by PAC Management and the College of Kinesiology.
- Act in a safe and responsible manner regarding themselves and others and adhere to all policies related to safety, and safe use of equipment.
It is imperative that all users/members of the PAC and its related services understand that participation and membership in, and use of the PAC, its services, programs and activities is a privilege, which comes with responsibilities.
Staff Rights and Responsibilities
All staff employed at that PAC act as ambassadors for the College of Kinesiology and University of Saskatchewan, ensuring that all patrons are made to feel welcome in the facilities managed by the College of Kinesiology. Expectations of our staff are:
- Treat all fellow staff, patrons, guests and facilities with respect.
- Act with courtesy and integrity while respecting the rights, welfare, and dignity of members and fellow staff.
- Adhere to and enforce the policies and procedures set by PAC Management and the College of Kinesiology.
Members in violation of the rules and regulations set out by the management of the PAC/College of Kinesiology as applicable to its related programs and services, may have their access suspended, have their membership revoked, or lose access to programs and services.
Suspensions may be imposed upon occurrence of a single infraction, or after repeated occurrences for any violation of the expectations of members. In lieu of suspension, PAC Management may impose sanctions for any violation of the membership expectations.
These sanctions may include, but are not limited to one or more of the following:
- Verbal and/or written warning from PAC staff
- Temporary/short term exclusion from a program, activity, and/or facility.
- Formal reprimand which outlines expected future behaviors, any specific requirements for the members return to the facility, and future possible sanctions for further violations.
- Permanent removal from all programs, activities, and/or facilities related to the PAC.
- Further actions through any and all existing University Policies and procedures governing conduct and behavior, including the University Of Saskatchewan Standard Of Student Conduct.
*PAC Management, the College of Kinesiology, and its related staff reserve the right to revoke/suspend memberships immediately after a single violation if deemed appropriate.
PAC Sanctions Committee and Appeals
When a situation is deemed to be serious enough in nature that potential sanctions may be brought forward, the concern will be forwarded to the PAC Sanctions Committee. This committee can choose to impose sanctions or warnings, or if necessary, forward the concern on to the University Secretary under the Standard of Student Conduct policy of the University of Saskatchewan.
The Sanctions committee will be made up of the following:
- A Designate from the office of Vice-President Academic/Student & Enrolment Services Division
- A Student member of the PAC or A Faculty member of the PAC (dependent upon
- Director of Recreation Services
The sanctions committee will ask for written input from all parties involved in the dispute. If necessary, the committee may also ask the involved parties to present their case in person. Upon reviewing all relevant information, the decision of the sanctions committee will be forwarded in writing to the appropriate parties. PAC Management will continue to keep all sanctions on file to ensure appropriate information is available in those cases where progressive discipline is required.
Members of the PAC who have had sanctions imposed against them have the right to appeal the decision of the PAC Sanctions Committee to the Dean – College of Kinesiology, within 30 days of the decision. Any requests for appeal should be made through the Director of Recreation Services.
Note that sanctions will not be temporarily waived during the appeal process.