Yates Field House Minors Policy

Children aged 16 and 17
Children aged 16 and 17 are permitted to use all areas of Yates Field House 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 Yates Field House facilities by a parent, guardian, or other authorized adult(s).

Yates Field House 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 Yates Field House, 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.

Locker Rooms
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
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 Yates Field House 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 Yates Field House 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.

Yates Field House 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 Yates Field House 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.

Guest Policy

Georgetown University grants Yates Field House members the privilege of bringing guests into the Field House. Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests and must accompany their guest at all times when using Yates 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

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 Equipment Checkout. 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.

Equipment

Recreational equipment such as basketballs, soccer balls, and volleyballs may be borrowed by surrendering a Yates or Georgetown ID card at the Equipment Checkout. The Equipment Checkout 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.

Parking

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 dashboard pass from the Yates Field House Main Office, which permits free parking prior to 9:00am and after 4:00pm weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday, in the Southwest Quadrangle parking garage. Between 9:00am and 4:00pm 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. Your receipt or dashboard pass must be displayed on your dashboard while you are parked.

The parking lot opposite the 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 Yates 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.

Bicycles

Bike racks are provided for bicycles. Bikes may not be locked to the railings or fences.

First Aid

Anyone injured in the Field House 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

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.

Pets

Pets are not allowed in the Field House, or on any of the athletic or recreational fields. Service animals are exempted from this policy. Please do not tie or chain pets outside the Field House.

Inappropriate Conduct

In Yates Field House
Yates Field House Staff will not tolerate screaming, yelling, or use of offensive language. Anyone who behaves in a manner inconsistent with Yates Field House rules and regulations set forth in the Policies and Procedures, or fails to follow Georgetown University policy or law will be asked to leave the Field House. Yates Field House 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.

Online
Yates Field House welcomes engagement and feedback on all online platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Yelp. However, Yates Field House 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 Field House 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.

Georgetown University Sexual Misconduct Policy

Georgetown University along with Yates Field House 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 titleixideaa@georgetown.edu, 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

Personal Training Policies

Personal training at Yates Field House may only be provided by Certified Personal Trainers employed by Yates. Anyone who is not employed by Yates Field House as a Personal Trainer and is found or suspected of providing outside personal training services may be approached by Yates Staff and questioned regarding their activities. The following or any similar behaviors may elicit such questioning:

  • Assisting a participant with technique and/or cuing any specific instruction.
  • Writing and/or designing a fitness or workout program for a participant.
  • Explaining and providing exercise directions to a participant or group of participants.
  • Directing exercise order or exercise duration for a participant.
  • Meeting with the same participant on a frequent basis or multiple participants on the same day.
  • Getting and returning weights or equipment for a participant.
  • Directing a participant around the room and telling them what exercise(s) to perform next.
  • Receiving payment from another individual for an exercise session.

Yates Field House Staff members reserve the right to interpret and enforce policies as deemed appropriate. If a Staff member concludes that this policy has been violated, both the trainer and patron may be asked to leave the Field House. Repeated violations of this policy may result in suspension or permanent loss of Yates Field House privileges and membership.

Photography & Videography Policies

At Yates Field House, 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
Yates Field House is 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 Haley Harrington 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.

Media Requests
If you are a media representative and wish to cover Yates Field House in any capacity, please contact Haley Harrington, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at least 24 hours in advance.