Campus Recreation commitment to an Inclusive, Safe, & Welcoming Environment
Georgetown University along with Campus Recreation is committed to creating and maintaining a culture of respect. To report an incident of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence and/or stalking, you may contact the Interim Title IX Coordinator, Samantha Berner, at email@example.com, or make a report online.
Please note that the Title IX Coordinator is not a confidential resource. If you would prefer to speak with someone confidentially or are unsure about whether you want to report, you may want to start with a confidential resource; Health Education Services (HES) provides free and confidential counseling for students and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides free and confidential counseling for faculty and staff. For more information on Title IX at Georgetown, including on- and off-campus resources, reporting options, and University policies, please visit the Georgetown University Sexual Misconduct website.
Yates is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations based on guidelines established by DC Human Rights Law and best practices.
All members may access locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity. DC law requires that members use private change rooms and shower facilities where appropriate. We encourage members to talk to Staff at Yates if there is a concern or a question. For more information, please visit the Trans@GU website.
For more information regarding our inclusion policies, or if you are a person with a disability or medical condition that might require an accommodation, please email Campus Recreation.
Campus Recreation Minors Policies
Children aged 16 and 17
Children aged 16 and 17 are permitted to use all areas of Campus Recreation with indirect parent/guardian or authorized adult supervision. Indirect supervision means that a parent, guardian, or authorized adult (an individual 18 years of age or older, who is authorized by the parent or guardian to supervise the child) must be in the facility at the same time; however, both are not required to be in the same area.
Children under 16 years of age
Children under 16 years of age must be directly supervised at all times when using Campus Recreation facilities by a parent, guardian, or other authorized adults(s).
Campus Recreation does not provide on-site childcare services. Children under 16 years of age may not wait at the sidelines or play in another area while the parent/guardian or authorized adult participates in adult recreational activities to include but not limited to Racquet Sports, Weight Training, and/or Cardiovascular Exercise (on machines or track).
If a child under 16 years of age is found unaccompanied in Campus Recreation facilities, a staff member will attempt to find the child’s parent/guardian or authorized adult. If said adult cannot be located, staff will call the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) to address the issue of an unaccompanied minor consistent with University procedures.
Children 5 years of age or older must use gender appropriate locker rooms. Private restrooms are available behind Basketball Court #3 on Level 1. Please see Building Managers to discuss special accommodations.
Strollers and other child carriers are not permitted anywhere on the Yates Main Floor or on the pool deck.
Pool Rules for Children
Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied to the pool and directly supervised by a parent/guardian or authorized adult at all times on the pool deck or in the water. If the child can swim, the parent/guardian or authorized adult must be at the poolside. If the child cannot swim, the parent/guardian or authorized adult must be in the water with them.
Indirect supervision is required for children 16 and 17 years old who use the pool.
All children under 18 years of age are permitted to participate in activities in deep water, provided they can swim adequately. Individuals of any age who appear to lack adequate swimming skills may be required, by a lifeguard, to pass a 25-yard swim test without stopping.
Changing clothes on the pool deck is prohibited. Locker Rooms are available to change clothes.
Fitness Floor Guidelines for Children
Children aged 16 and 17 are permitted to use all areas of Campus Recreation facilities with indirect parent/guardian or authorized adult supervision. Indirect supervision means that a parent, guardian, or authorized adult (an individual 18 years of age or older, who is authorized by the parent or guardian to supervise the child) must be in the facility at the same time; however, both are not required to be in the same area.
Children aged 16 and 17 are permitted to use weight and cardiovascular equipment on the Yates Field House Fitness Floor with indirect adult supervision, as defined above. Proper clothing and use of equipment are required for safety purposes of all who access the Yates Field House.
Children under 16 years of age must be directly supervised at all times when using Campus Recreation facilities by a parent, guardian, or other authorized adult(s). Children under 16 years of age are not permitted to use weight training and/or cardiovascular equipment without prior approval from the Director or Associate Director. If approval is granted under special Personal Training circumstances, adult supervision will be required.
Campus Recreation does not provide on-site childcare services. Children under 16 years of age may not wait at the sidelines or play in another area while the parent/guardian or authorized adult participates in adult recreational activities to include but are not limited to Racquet Sports, Weight Training, and/or Cardiovascular Exercise (on machines or track).
Group Fitness Guidelines for Children
According to the Campus Recreation Minors Policy, no one under the age of 16 is permitted to attend Group Fitness classes. Specific circumstances require prior approval from the Director of Fitness.
Georgetown University Protection of Minors Policy
Georgetown University has a Protection of Minors Policy to protect those under 18 years of age who participate in programs and activities associated with the University and to provide guidance and requirements that apply to University students, faculty and staff who are involved with such programs and activities. The policy also includes requirements for non-University organizations that operate programs or activities involving minors on campus. Additional information about the policy may be found on the Georgetown University Protection of Minors website.
When you participate in Campus Recreation programs and services, information is collected from you so that you may gain entry to the facility and be contacted regarding updates to your program. This information is needed to enhance the experience and for marketing and promotional purposes.
The following are examples, but not an exclusive list, of information that Campus Recreation collects: name, address, phone number(s), gender, date of birth, affiliation with Georgetown University, e-mail address, marital status, and emergency contact name and phone number. Information collected by Campus Recreation will not be sold or exchanged without your consent.
We may also collect information about you and your interests regarding recreational programs. Your information may be used for the following purposes:
• To personalize your experience. Your information helps us better respond to your individual needs.
• To improve customer service. Your information helps us more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
• To process transactions.
• To send periodic e-mails and postal mailings. The information you provide may be used to relay news, updates, and related service information, etc. Upon registration with the Yates Field House, you will automatically be opted-in to receive these messages. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe, we will be happy to oblige. We include detailed instructions to unsubscribe at the bottom of each e-mail that you receive.
Georgetown University grants Campus Recreation members the privilege of bringing guests into the Campus Rec facilities. Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests and must accompany their guest at all times when using Campus Rec facilities. Failure to accept this responsibility will lead to suspension or revocation of membership privileges. For security reasons, all guests must present a photo ID before being allowed into the building. Guest fees apply and can be found on the Guest Policy page.
Lockers and Towel Service Policy
Members and guests may place their own lock on any unoccupied day locker. These locks must be removed before closing each day. Any locks left on day lockers overnight will be removed and anything found inside will be discarded or donated to charity.
Locker Rentals are available. Students may rent lockers for the academic year. A separate rental contract is available for the summer months. Non-student members may also rent lockers. These contracts will extend to the expiration date of the membership. Anything left in the lockers after the expiration date will be considered abandoned and will be discarded or donated to charity. Rental lockers are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Towel Service is available to members for an additional fee. Only one towel may be checked out at a time. Towels should be picked up and returned to the Pro Shop. Failure to return the towel to the designated collection area or losing the towel will result in a replacement fee. Towel Services can be purchased on a monthly basis or added to automatic membership deductions. Towel Services are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Recreational equipment such as basketballs, soccer balls, and volleyballs may be borrowed by surrendering a Yates or Georgetown ID card at the Pro Shop. The Pro Shop also rents racquetball, squash, tennis, and table tennis racquets for a nominal fee.
Members and students are responsible for all borrowed equipment. IDs will only be returned upon receipt of borrowed equipment or receipt of payment for lost or damaged equipment. Equipment must be returned during the appropriate department’s normal office hours.
All parking on campus is controlled by the Office of Transportation Management (OTM). All faculty and staff can apply for parking through OTM. Alumni and Friends of Yates members receive a sticker from the Campus Recreation Main Office to put on their Yates ID, which permits them to receive a validation sticker at the Campus Recreation Front Desk to put on their parking ticket so they have free parking prior to 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday, in the Southwest Quadrangle parking garage. Between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. members may pay a fee to park. Member vehicle access is limited to the Canal Road entrance and members must park in the Southwest Quadrangle parking garage.
The parking lot opposite Yates Field House (Lot Y) is reserved for handicapped members with a valid parking pass issued by OTM, and deliveries. Vehicles illegally parked will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Heavy pedestrian traffic and limited space do not allow OTM to open this lot to Campus Recreation members. Student and Faculty/Staff members must comply with University parking policies, and we cannot distribute parking passes to these members per OTM policy. For questions or further details about parking on campus, contact the Office of Transportation Management at (202) 687-4372.
For members who wish to park off campus, there are several metered parking spots along Reservoir Road to the north of campus. Please note that Georgetown University does not manage this street parking.
Bike racks are provided for bicycles. Bikes may not be locked to the railings or fences. Bikes are prohibited from being brought into Yates Field House or Kehoe Field.
First Aid Policy
Anyone injured in Campus Recreation facilities should immediately notify a staff member. The staff will evaluate the situation and call the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD), and Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Services (GERMS), if necessary.
Lost and Found Policy
Valuables (rings, watches, wallets, etc.) that are brought to the Main Office are turned over to the Georgetown University Police Department (202-687-4343) on a bi-weekly basis. Lost item flyers may not be posted in Campus Recreation facilities.
Pets are not allowed in Campus Recreation facilities, or on any of the athletic or recreational fields. Service animals are exempted from this policy. Please do not tie or chain pets outside of Campus Recreation facilities.
Inappropriate Conduct Policies
In Yates Field House
Campus Recreation Staff will not tolerate screaming, yelling, or use of offensive language. Anyone who behaves in a manner inconsistent with Campus Recreation rules and regulations set forth in the Policies and Procedures, or fails to follow Georgetown University policy or law will be asked to leave Campus Rec facilities. Disorderly conduct, not adhering to the posted opening/closing hours, abuse of the facility, equipment, or staff and/or disregard for the facility guidelines could result in immediate dismissal from the facility. Campus Recreation management may suspend or revoke membership privileges in accordance with our policies. No refunds will be granted for revoked memberships. Student infractions will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct.
Campus Recreation welcomes engagement and feedback on all online platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Yelp. However, Campus Recreation reserves the right to delete any public content that is found to be inappropriate or disrespectful toward other users, the department, or Georgetown University. Proper disciplinary action will be taken if the offense persists.
The building supervisors will determine the safety of all activities in accordance with Campus Recreation policy. Management reserves the right to revise these regulations in the best interest of the students and members. Any revisions of the Policies and Procedures will be posted.
Personal Training Policies
Personal Training at Campus Recreation may only be provided by Certified Personal Trainers employed by Campus Recreation. Anyone who is not employed by Campus Recreation as a Personal Trainer and is found or suspected of providing outside Personal Training services may be approached by Campus Recreation staff and questioned regarding their activities. For more information, please visit our Personal Training Policies Page.
Photography and Videography Policies
At Campus Recreation, we work hard to provide the best possible experience for our members. In order to do so, we expect all members and guests to adhere to the following photography and video policies.
Personal Device (“Selfie”) Policy
Photography, videography, and audio recordings for personal use consists of using a personal device to capture media of yourself, friends, or family obtained informally for personal/private use.
- Photography, videography, and audio recording is strictly prohibited in Yates Field House locker rooms and bathrooms.
- Photography, videography, and audio recording of others without their explicit permission, including those who are identifiable in the backgrounds of images and videos, is strictly prohibited.
- Members using their personal device for photography and/or video must not interrupt the experience of other members or cause a safety risk to others.
- Any member seen abusing this policy is subject to being asked to put their phone away, and being removed from the facility if they continue to violate the policy.
Photography & Videography Policy
Campus Recreation facilities are considered a private facility, therefore photography, videography, and audio recordings taken by devices other than a personal cell phone without permission are strictly prohibited.
- Student photography and videography requests must be submitted through our online media request form at least 5 business days prior to requested date of shoot.
- Students given media access must arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to shoot time. Upon arrival, check in with the front desk and ask for Chris Baunoch to receive a media pass.
- Students must respect the personal privacy of other members. Any members who can be identified in the photograph/video must give explicit permission and have a right to decline the request.
- Students taking photography/video must not engage in activities that causes a safety risk to self or others.
- Photography, videography, and audio recording is strictly prohibited in Yates Field House locker rooms and bathrooms.
If you are a media representative and wish to cover Campus Recreation in any capacity, please contact Chris Baunoch, the Assistant Director of Marketing & Strategic Engagement at least 24 hours in advance.