Evans Field House

Policy Approval Authority President
Responsible Division Division of Student Affairs
Responsible University Office Recreation and Wellness
Responsible Officer(s) Associate Director of Facility Operations
Contact Person Nick Maentanis, nmaentanis@niu.edu
Primary Audience Faculty
Status Active
Last Review Date 06-01-2018
Policy Category/Categories Ethics & Conduct
Facilities / Real Estate
Finance / Risk Management
Student Affairs

General Policies

  • Use of the Field House Activity Space is prohibited outside of Open Recreation Hours of Operation and facility reservations
  • A valid NIU One Card is required for entrance (One Cards are non-transferable)
  • Participation is at your own risk
  • Use of video recording devices and photography must be approved by Recreation and Wellness staff
  • Spitting is prohibited
  • Facilities and equipment should be used for their designated purpose
  • Entrance and exit of the facility must be through the south entrance only
  • Recreation and Wellness is not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • Guest passes must be purchased at the Recreation Center
  • Use of bicycles, roller blades or skateboards is prohibited within the facility
  • Animals, other than trained service animals, are not permitted in the facility
  • Participants are encouraged to report any maintenance, repair, theft or safety issues to Recreation and Wellness staff
  • Failure to abide by Recreation and Wellness policies may result in loss of facility privileges (RecWell staff and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards have the authority to determine the extent of this loss of privilege)
  • Recreation and Wellness staff have the authority to ask patrons to leave the facility for failure to abide by any facility policy

Field House Cardio Room Policies

  • Shirts that cover the chest, abdomen (front and back) and sides are required in all areas except locker rooms
  • Cardiovascular machine use is limited to 30 minutes during peak hours
  • Wipe down equipment when finished
  • Dropping/slamming of weights is prohibited
  • Personal training is permitted by Recreation and Wellness staff only
  • Patrons may not move the equipment
  • Additional weights may not be placed on the strength machines
  • Report damaged or faulty equipment to Recreation and Wellness staff

Clothing and Footwear

  • Appropriate athletic attire and closed-toe, non-marking shoes are required
  • Shirts that cover the chest, abdomen (front and back) and sides are required in all areas except locker rooms
  • Shirts and shoes are required except in locker rooms
  • Street clothing (i.e. jeans, dress pants, boots, flip-flops, etc) are prohibited during activities
  • Jewelry should not be worn during activity

Food, Beverage, and Tobacco Use

  • Food is permitted only in the lobby and vending areas
  • All beverages must be in re-sealable, plastic containers
  • Glass containers are prohibited
  • Gum is not allowed in the facility
  • Consumption of alcohol or the appearance/smell of intoxication will result in removal from the facility
  • All Recreation and Wellness facilities are smoke free and tobacco free

Age Restrictions

  • Family Hours are our full hours of operation
  • All children must purchase a valid child membership or guest pass
  • Children may not enter the Cardio Room, Weight Room, Deadlift Room or Boxing/Plyometric Room
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times
  • Children are allowed as spectators only during approved Recreation and Wellness Special Events

Facility Behavior

  • Abusive, vulgar or disruptive language will not be tolerated
  • Fighting is grounds for immediate removal from the facility
  • Inappropriate sexual behavior and/or sexual misconduct is prohibited
  • Patrons must refrain from behavior that is distracting or disruptive to the recreational pursuits of others
  • Uncooperative individuals, or those not following posted policies, will be asked to leave and be referred to the code of Student Conduct.


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