Policies and Procedures

The Fitness Center management has established a variety of policies and procedures to ensure the members have both a fun and safe experience while using the facilities. It is recommended that our members review the following policies. If you have any questions regarding our policies and procedures, please don't hesitate to the contact the Fitness Center management at fitness@oswego.edu.

Access to Fitness Center and College ID
Fitness Center Attire
Group Exercise Class Cancellations
Food and Beverages
Equipment Sign-Out
Fire Alarms
Guests/Visitors
Health and Safety
Injuries
Lost and Found
Parking Options
Cardiovascular Equipment Usage Procedures
Weight Lifting Policies
Membership Revocations and Suspensions
Inclement Weather


Access to Fitness Center and College ID
A college ID is required to gain access into the Fitness Center, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have lost your college ID, please visit the ID office at 504 Culkin Hall to replace your lost ID. If you do not have your ID and cannot replace it at the time, you may bring another photo ID along with your ID number to gain access. Use of another persons ID to gain access to the Fitness Center will result in  immediate suspension of membership of the person sharing their ID.
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Fitness Center Attire
Proper athletic attire must be worn while using the fitness centers. Sneakers, socks, athletic pants/shorts, and t-shirts are considered appropriate attire. Bare feet or sandals are NOT permitted (except during yoga classes). During winter months and rainy days, please bring a dry pair of shoes. The facility attendant on duty may deny access to Fitness Center if you do not have a dry pair of shoes.
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Group Exercise Class Cancellations
The Fitness Centers offer as many group exercise classes as possible with a limited number of qualified student instructors. There will be times when an group exercise instructor may not be able to instruct a class given personal, academic or medical reasons. At these times, the instructor will make every attempt to find another instructor to serve as a substitute for that class. There may be times when you attend a class with a substitute instructor. At other times, however, an instructor may not be able to find a substitute and the class will be canceled. Please understand that the Fitness Centers are operated by student staff and cancellations are unavoidable given the limited number of qualified instructors available to the two Fitness Centers. In cases of cancellation, signs or notices on the sign-in sheet will be posted in advance of the class. Please feel free to call the Fitness Centers the day of a class to check on availability.
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Food and Beverages
Other than water bottles, food and beverages are not allowed in the centers. It should also be noted that water fountains are located near each center if you do not choose to bring water with you to the centers.
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Equipment Sign-Out
A limited number of leather lifting belts, dip belts, jump ropes, and hand weights are available for use within the fitness centers. You may sign this equipment out at the front desk by leaving your I.D. card. The equipment must be returned to the desk before leaving the fitness center at which point the facility attendant will return your I.D. card.
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Fire Alarms
Whenever a fire alarm is sounded, immediate evacuation of the building is the appropriate response. If there is a fire alarm while you are using the facilities, you must immediately leave the center through the nearest exit door and remain outside until it has been announced that it is safe to enter the center.
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Guests/Visitors
Guest passes may be used so non-members may use the Fitness Centers. A Fitness Center Guest is defined as an individual who is:

  1. not affiliated with SUNY Oswego and visiting a current fitness center member; or
  2. a full or part time student, faculty, or staff member of SUNY Oswego who does not have a current fitness center membership; or
  3. an invited visitor to campus that is hosted by a campus department or organization.


Each fitness center membership includes 3 FREE one day passes.

Summer memberships also include 3 FREE guest passes. Additional guest passes are $3 each. Guest passes are available at 303 Culkin Hall, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (4:00 in summer). Guests must be at least 18 years of age.
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Health and Safety
If you have the flu, a cold, or any other contagious illness, please do not train in the centers. Using the Fitness Centers with a contagious illness puts you and all other members at risk. Illness causes an individual's system to become weaker and the likelihood for injury increases significantly when training under these conditions. Furthermore, given the nature of physical training, the transmission of contagious diseases occurs quite readily. Bottles of disinfectant and paper towels are available in both fitness centers for cleaning perspiration from the pads and benches. Please be courteous of fellow Fitness Center members and use the supplies provided in the areas that you use.
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Injuries
Any member who incurs an injury or becomes dizzy/ill while using the centers should immediately contact a Fitness Center staff person for assistance. A first aid kit is kept at the front desk for minor injuries. In cases requiring more extensive first aid, fitness center staff will contact the appropriate persons for assistance. It is important that fitness center staff be notified of any cases of injury or illness so that proper procedures can be initiated. Athletic tape may only be used for minor injuries.
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Lost and Found
Articles lost in either facility are kept in the lost and found boxes located by the front desk as you enter the centers. The centers are not responsible for any lost or stolen articles or for any items left at the front desk while you are at the centers.
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Parking Options
All students, faculty and staff must follow proper campus parking policies. If you are an off-campus student, you may park near Cooper Fitness Center (Lot E-18 or E-8) after 3 p.m. on weekdays or anytime on weekends. Do not park in front of Glimmerglass Fitness Center or in University Police lot.
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Cardiovascular Equipment Usage Procedures
Cardio equipment is on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that you please limit use to 30 minutes, while people are waiting. Our facility attendants can assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Please wipe down cardio equipment after use.
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Weight Lifting Policies

  1. For the courtesy of all Fitness Center members and for safety reasons, all lifters MUST re-rack their own dumbbells and weight plates after they have finished using them. Searching for sets of weights needed for your weight lifting program can be extremely annoying and this is easily  avoided when all lifters re-rack their own weights. Furthermore, having weights spread throughout the centers poses obvious hazards. Continued failure to abide by this Fitness Center policy may lead to the suspension or termination of your membership.
  2. Please do not slam or drop the weights.
  3. All lifters MUST use a spotter for safety reasons. If you do not have a lifting partner, ask a Fitness Center staff person to assist you. If you are a person who uses chalk when lifting, please keep it in a spill proof container.

    Membership Revocations and Suspensions
    All SUNY Oswego and Residence Life and Housing policies and procedures apply to the Fitness Centers. The Fitness Center staff is responsible for enforcement of college policies and fitness center guidelines. Courtesy for other members, staff and the equipment in the Fitness Centers is expected and required. Loud, boisterous or abusive behavior will not be tolerated. Failure to comply with college policies and Fitness Center guidelines may result in immediate eviction from the centers, revocation of membership with no refund, and disciplinary review through the campus judicial system.
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    Inclement Weather
    During times of inclement weather and college class cancellations, the Fitness Centers will make every effort to remain open. There may be times, however,  that a staff member is unable to make a shift due to weather conditions (especially in the early morning) and the Fitness Center will be closed. Please feel free to call either Fitness Center during these times to check on their status.
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