Policies

Weight room

Campus Recreation welcomes you to the Fitness and Recreation Center (FRC).  In an effort to insure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants, your observance of the following, in addition to all posted FRC rules, regulations and policies, is appreciated.

Violation of Fitness and Recreation Center and program rules, policies, or the University of Montana code of Student Conduct, may lead to removal from the FRC and/or loss or suspension of privileges. 

Policy Revision Effective June 4, 2018

Campus Recreation values a welcoming environment as well as your health and well-being. In order to promote this, shirts that cover the entire chest, back and torso must be worn in all areas of the Fitness and Recreation Center except the locker rooms.

Attire policy in the FRC

Fitness & Recreation Center Policies

  • A Valid Griz Card is required to use the FRC.
  • Griz Cards are nontransferable. Participants caught using another person’s Griz Card to gain entrance into the FRC will result in confiscation of that card, and access privileges into the FRC may be revoked or suspended.
  • Smoking or the use of chewing tobacco is prohibited.
  • Water in closed resalable plastic containers is allowed. All other drinks, food and glass containers are not permitted in any activity area.
  • Shoes that are wet, dirty or have marking soles are not permitted in any activity area.
  • (Effective Monday, June 4, 2018) Campus Recreation values a welcoming environment as well as your health and well-being. In order to promote this, shirts that cover the entire chest, back and torso must be worn in all areas of the Fitness & Recreation Center except for the locker rooms.
  • Open-toed shoes, bare feet or stocking feet are not allowed.
  • No pets allowed with the exception of trained guide dogs.
  • Inappropriate behavior such as fighting or harassment will not be tolerated at any time.
  • Participants displaying inappropriate behavior may be asked to leave the facility at once, and access privileges into the FRC may be revoked or suspended.
  • Signs, fliers, posters, etc. may not be posted in the FRC without prior approval.
  • The University of Montana and the Department of Campus Recreation cannot assume liability for property loss or injury resulting in the use of recreational facilities.
  • Personal training by individuals other than Campus Recreation staff is not permitted.
  • Anyone suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be escorted from the Fitness and Recreation Center.
  • Hand wraps and gloves are required when striking the heavy bag.
  • Gloves are available for check-out at the equipment desk. Hands must be wrapped before gloves will be checked out. Hand wraps can be purchased at the equipment desk.
  • No sparring activites are allowed.
  • Wipe down bags and mats after each use with disinfectant provided.
  • Shirts must be worn at all times.
  • Climbers must sign in and complete the Assumption of Risk form before climbing.
  • Climbers must be UM belay certified to climb on the ropes.
  • Roped climbing is available only during monitor hours.
  • All belayers must stand while belaying. Sitting or laying down while belaying is not allowed.
  • Tie in with figure-eight follow-through knots only. Only locking belayer. Standard climbing signals must be used.
  • Bouldering is permitted in the bouldering cave, and hands may not extend beyond painted Grizzly Paws when bouldering in the wall area.
  • Use of a bouldering pad and spotters are encouraged, especially when in an inverted position.
  • Climbing shoes and/or gym shoes should be worn while climbing.
  • Shirts and shoes are required in the Fitness & Recreation Center.
  • The campus board is design for an upper-body workout; please do not use feet.
  • Only climbing staff or approved designees will move handholds and/or hardware.
  • Water in closed containers is allowed in the climbing area. All other food and drinks should be consumed outside the climbing wall area.
  • Must use chalk balls versus loose chalk.
  • It is the responsibility of all users to be aware of their surroundings and to not climbing or stand below other climbers where they could have objects or climbers fall on them.

Spouse/Partner Membership Policy

In determining eligibility for a Campus Recreation membership, a spouse/partner shall be defined as a person currently and legally married to a UM sponsor or a domestic partner, regardless of sex, who resides with the UM sponsor and shares expenses and responsibilities in a relationship of at least six months. The UM sponsor does not need to be a member of Campus Recreation in order for the spouse/partner to become a member. 

Personal Care Attendants and Sign Language Interpreters

Personal care attendants and sign language interpreters are eligible for access the Campus Recreation facilities in order to aid someone in their workout. The care attendant or interpreter may access Campus Recreation facilities only for the purpose of providing assistance to a Campus Recreation member.

Asserted Gender Policy

University of Montana Campus Recreation recognizes and celebrates the transgender student population among its participants and encourages students to participate in Campus Recreation programs based on their asserted gender identities.

Campus Recreation expects program participation to be based on one’s self-identified gender and that it is done in good faith and is consistent with a participant’s asserted gender.

Those who wish to play intramural sports and who have questions about eligibility or need additional support are encouraged to contact Intramural Sports management:  Kristen Hoon or Natalie Hiller-Claridge at (406) 243-5295.

  •  A participant’s asserted gender will be applied when there are gender-specific rules or player ratio requirements for co-rec divisions.
  • Transgender individuals may play on the team that best matches their gender identity.
  • Player eligibility will be based on the gender identified on the official team roster.
  • Shirts must be worn at all times.
  • Shoes that are wet, dirty, dent the floor or have marking soles are not permitted.
  • Food, drinks and tobacco are not allowed.
  • Water in closed re-sealable containers is allowed. All other drinks, food and glass containers are not allowed.
  • Rooms, if not reserved for classes, are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Any member of the University of Montana Community who possesses a valid Griz Card may use and reserve courts by the hour each day.
  • Courts may be reserved one school day in advance on the Campus Recreation online registration portal or at the Fitness & Recreation Center equipment desk in person or by phone at (406) 243-2320.
  • Players must check at the equipment desk prior to playing.
  • We require that all racquetball, handball and squash players wear protective eye wear, which is available for free checkout at the equipment desk.
  • Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times in the courts. Shoes that are wet, dirty or have making soles are not permitted.
  • For the Consideration of others and assisting in providing a hygienic sauna, it is required that a clean towel or gym shorts be worn at all times.
  • Due to high temperatures, the sauna can be dangerous to your health.  Individuals with the following conditions are at risk and should consult their physician before entering:
  1. High blood pressure
  2. Heart disease
  3. Respiratory problems
  4. Pregnancy
  • Do not exceed 30 minutes in the sauna at a time.
  • Allow yourself at least 5 minutes after exercising to cool down before entering.
  • Allow enough time to completely relax during and after your sauna bath.
  • Drink plenty of water before and after sauna visits to replace fluid loss.
  • Keep all plastic, metal, and glass out of the sauna.  They will become burning hot to the touch.
  • Some people enjoy a surge of humidity from splashing water onto the sauna rocks.  Be considerate of everyone’s use of the sauna.  Please take note of the following guidelines.
    1. The rocks must be fully hot before adding water.
    2. Use only 6 ounces of fresh warm water at a time. 
    3. Be careful to keep your hands and head clear of the steam’s updraft.
  • Please be courteous to other participants and wipe off machines and benches with cleaner after use.
  • Store personal belongings (i.e. backpacks, books, jackets etc.) in the cubbies, rental or day-use lockers.
  • Water in closed re-sealable plastic containers is allowed. All other drinks, food and glass containers are not permitted in the Weight Room.
  • The use of chewing tobacco is prohibited.
  • If you have any questions regarding the use of exercise machines, please ask for assistance from the Fitness Programs staff.
  • Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times
  • Shoes that are wet, dirty or have marking soles are not permitted.
  • Open-toed shoes, bare feet or stocking feet are not allowed.
  • Safe and proper use of equipment is required at all times. Collars must be used on all free bar lifts with plates.
  • Please do not drop weights on the floor or slam plates together.
  • Avoid walking too close to a lifter when he/she is in the middle of a set.
  • Allow others to work-in on equipment when appropriate. Please do not monopolize equipment.
  • Ask for spotter’s assistance when necessary. Offer to spot others when appropriate.
  • Always unload bars and rack plates and dumbbells in their designated areas.
  • Personal training by individuals other than Campus Recreation Staff is not permitted.
  • Profanity, abusive language, spitting, fighting and/or harassment will not be tolerated at any time.
  • Participants displaying inappropriate behavior may be asked to leave the facility at once, and access privileges into the FRC may be revoked or suspended.