member code of conduct

The YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests. That’s why we ask everyone to act responsibly and to respect the rights and dignity of others at all times when in our facility or participating in our programs.

The following actions are prohibited in our facilities, vehicles and programs. The list is not all-inclusive.

• Using or possessing alcohol or drugs

• Smoking - the YMCA and its property is a smoke-free environment

• Carrying or concealing a weapon or any device or object that may be used as a weapon

• Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language,or any type of menacing behavior

• Physical contact with another person in an angry, aggressive, or threatening way

• Verbally abusive behavior, including angry or vulgar language, swearing, name-calling, or shouting

• Sexually explicit conversation or behavior; any sexual contact with another person

• Inappropriate, immodest, or sexually revealing attire

• Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property

• Loitering

• Working with a personal trainer not employed by the YMCA

The YMCA will deny access and membership to any person on the national or New York State registry of sex offenders (level 1, 2, and 3). The YMCA reserves the right to deny access and membership to any person who has been charged or convicted of a crime involving sexual abuse but is not on a sex offender registry.

The YMCA reserves the right to deny access and membership to any person who has ever been convicted of any offense relating to the use, sale, possession, or transportation of illicit drugs, or is presently or habitually under the influence of illicit drugs, including intoxicating beverages.

Members and guests are encouraged to take responsibility for their personal comfort and safety by asking any person whose behavior threatens their comfort to refrain from such behavior. Anyone who feels uncomfortable in confronting a person directly should report the behavior to a staff member or the Building Supervisor on duty. YMCA staff members are eager to be of assistance. In order to be able to carry out these policies, we ask that members and guests identify themselves to staff when asked.

The Branch Executive will investigate all reported incidents. Suspension or termination of YMCA membership privileges may result from a determination by the Branch Executive if, in his/her discretion, a violation of the YMCA Member Code of Conduct has occurred.