Things You Need to Know
The Eugene Family YMCA has policies in place for the benefit, safety and welfare of our members, guests and our organization.
Membership Code of Conduct
The Eugene Family YMCA is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all its members and guests. The Y is an organization open to all people. We welcome and value individuals of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, gender identities, abilities and sexual orientations. We are committed to having programs and services that embrace diversity, respecting the people and needs of our communities
We encourage the following:
- Engaging in Healthy Lifestyles
- Respecting Differences and Celebrating Diversity
- Modeling Empathy
- Learning New Skills
- Meeting Other People
- Supporting Relationships
- Being a Role Model
- Behaving in a Safe Way
To promote safety, all individuals are asked to act appropriately and follow the rules/guidelines at all times within our facility or when participating in our programs. We expect persons using the Y to act maturely, to behave responsibly and to respect the rights and dignity of others.
Failure to follow this code of conduct will result in disciplinary actions, which may include immediate eviction from the premises, loss of privileges, suspension or expulsion. The following actions listed below are behaviors considered inappropriate in our facilities and programs, and therefore not allowed:
- Being under the influence, selling, using or possessing alcohol or illegal drugs on Y property, or while participating in a Y sponsored program
- Smoking and vaping – the Y and its property is a smoke-and-vape-free environment
- Carrying or concealing weapons or any object that can be used as a weapon
- Threats of harm, physical aggression or acts of violence
- Abusive, harassing and/or obscene language, gestures, bullying or intimidation
- Discriminatory speech or actions
- Conduct or actions of a sexual nature
- Inappropriate attire as determined by Y staff
- Theft or behavior that results in the loss or destruction of property
- Loitering within or on the grounds of the Y
- Unauthorized pictures/videos/audio of facilities, members or participants without their permission
- Animals are not permitted in the facility or on Y property (ADA service animals accepted)
- Y members are not allowed to formally instruct, coach, teach, or educate their clients, students, other Y members, or participants on the Y’s property, within the Y facility, or with the use of Y equipment or supplies without written authorization from the CEO. Note, these requirements do not apply to classroom-style instruction events that take place in an office or in the conference rooms at the Y
- Y members are not allowed to utilize the Y’s property, facility, equipment or supplies for formal instruction, coaching, teaching, or education that is provided to them or a member of their membership unit by an individual not acting in their capacity as a Y employee
- Policies and services are subject to change without notice in order to better meet the needs of Y members and participants
- Any other behavior deemed in conflict with the Y by the CEO or Program Directors
Individuals who experience or observe inappropriate conduct are encouraged to promptly report their concern to Y staff. Every effort will be made to ensure that reports are investigated and will be resolved in a timely manner. The Y may contact security, police or other authorities for assistance or to take appropriate legal action.
Membership Waiver and Agreement
MEMBER HEALTH: The applicant(s) represents that she/he is in physically sound condition and understands that participation in aerobics and other exercise, weight training, recreational sports, use of pools, spa, sauna, steam rooms and/or fitness equipment carries a potential risk of injuries or illness. The applicant further understands that the Eugene Family YMCA assumes no responsibility for any such injury or illness.
STATUS CHANGE: I will keep my information at the Eugene Family YMCA current and correct. I will notify the YMCA of address, email or phone number changes, emergency contact information, addition or deletion of eligible family members and any other information that would affect my membership or membership status at the Y.
HOLD REQUEST: I understand that I may put my membership on hold each year for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months for travel, illness or injury and that holds for travel cannot be retroactive.
TERMINATION: I understand that in order to terminate my membership I need to notify the YMCA in person by signing a termination form no later than the last day of the month prior to the month I want my membership to stop.
MEMBER CONDUCT AND RIGHT TO USE FACILITY: The applicant agrees to abide by all rules and regulations of the Eugene Family YMCA and understands that failure to act in accordance with the rules may result in expulsion from the YMCA and cancelation of membership. This includes adhering to the Y’s Character Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. See Member Handbook for details (coming soon).
PROPERTY LOSS: The applicant understands that the YMCA is not responsible for property lost, damaged or stolen while using YMCA facilities or participating in YMCA programs. Please keep your belongings secured in our facility and while participating in our programs.
PHOTOGRAPH PERMISSION: The applicant hereby gives permission for the YMCA to use, without limitation or obligation, photographs, film footage or audio recordings which may include the member’s image or voice for purposes of promoting or interpreting YMCA programs. The Y will not take your photo without your permission. The use of cameras, video or recording equipment by members, participants or guests is prohibited without Y Staff authorization.
INSURANCE: The applicant understands that the YMCA does not provide any accident or health insurance for its members or participants and further understands it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide such coverage.
ACCEPTANCE / RELEASE: I acknowledge the conditions of membership stated above, for myself and on behalf of all family members included in this membership. I hereby release the Eugene Family YMCA, its agents, servants and employees from any and all claims for injury, death, loss or damage which may result from participation as a member.
SCREENING: The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.
Please review the Y membership handbook for detailed member information.
Virtual Membership Group Exercise Waiver
Physical exercise, in all of its forms and with or without the use of equipment such as blocks, straps or any other equipment that may be used by an instructor of The Young Men’s Christian Association of Eugene Family YMCA (the “YMCA”), is a strenuous physical activity. Accordingly, you are urged and advised to seek the advice of a physician before beginning any physical exercise regimen, routine, program, or using any suggested equipment shown in any of the videos from the YMCA. The YMCA is not a medical organization and its instructors or staff cannot give you medical advice or diagnosis. All suggestions and comments relating to the use of equipment, poses, moves and instruction are not required to be performed by you and are carried out at your election while viewing YMCA videos. Nothing contained herein should be constructed as any form of such medical advice or diagnosis.
By using this content you represent that you understand that physical exercise carries the risk of serious and/or permanent injury, whether physical or mental, and death, arising from your actions and the actions, inactions, and negligence of others including the YMCA. You understand that it is your responsibility to judge your physical and mental capabilities for such activities. You freely assume all risks, including risks arising from the negligent actions and inactions of others, and accept full responsibility for your participation.
You waive, release, discharge, and covenant not to sue, on behalf of yourself, your minor children, and any incapacitated person in your care or custody (“Releasing Individuals”), the YMCA, its employees, officers, directors, affiliates, contractors, volunteers, representatives, agents, insurers, and servants from any and all claims arising out of or resulting from any injury, death, loss, or damage suffered by any Releasing Individual, including such injuries arising from the Releasing Individuals’ use of this content and the YMCA’s activities or programs, regardless of whether such injuries result, in whole or in part, from the negligence of the YMCA.
You agree to indemnify, save, and hold harmless the YMCA from any loss, liability, damages, or costs the YMCA occurs due to your use of this content and the YMCA’s activities or programs, whether or not such loss, liability, damages, or costs are caused by the negligence of the YMCA.
You agree that this Waiver is binding on you, your heirs, legal representatives, successors, and assigns in addition to the terms and conditions of any releases and waivers of liability and indemnity agreements you have executed or will execute with the YMCA.
Updated October 9, 2020