Scot Center General Rules and Guidelines

General Rules and Guidelines
Running Track
Admission Policies
Eligible Facility Users
Footwear
Children
Standards of Conduct
Injury and Accident Reporting
Miscellaneous Policies
Dress Code
Legal Information

General Rules and Guidelines

  • Enter and exit building only through the main lobby or Williams Fitness Center doors.
  • Rubber soled shoes must be worn on the track.
  • Clean shoes are required for Sport Floor use.
  • Gum, tobacco products, sunflower seeds and smoking are not permitted.
  • Food and drink are not allowed on the Sport Floor.
  • No spitting on sport floor or track.
  • No strollers, skateboards, rollerblades or any type of wheeled vehicle on track or courts.
  • Place all trash in receptacle. Trash cans are not to be moved or used as equipment.
  • Look both ways before crossing the track to and from the courts.
  • Do not drag equipment on sport floor or track.  All items must be carried.
  • No kicking or throwing balls outside of the netted areas.
  • No punting, kicking or hitting balls into the ceiling or curtains.
  • Do not place tape on track or sport floor surface.
  • Put all equipment away when finished.
  • Event spectators must remain in the viewing decks.
  • Parents and guardians are responsible for watching their children.
  • Stay off all pole vault and high jump pits.
  • The College of Wooster is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Nets will remain down for most events.
  • Groups are permitted to only use equipment that is agreed upon with facility staff.
  • The Sport Floor is generally open during operating hours except during special events, camps, and league play.
  • Special groups and activities such as clinics, tournaments, and basketball games take priority over open play.
  • No pets are permitted in the building unless proper documentation can be shown that it is a service animal.
  • Non-affiliated individuals are not permitted to use the facility in any recreational capacity.

Running Track

  • The Track is open for general use every day with the exception of special programs. Information about special programs will be posted at the Scot Center Main Entrance Information Desk.
  • Youths below the age of 16 are not permitted on the track without a parent/guardian.
  • Walkers and runners must go in the direction of the arrow.
  • Please walk single file if there are other walkers or runners.
  • The track may not be used as a spectator area.

Admission Policies

  • All facility users must show proper identification upon entering any of the Physical Education and Athletic facilities. The identification cards, guest passes, or recreation facility cards and a photo ID will be checked at the facility entrance. Failure to present proper identification may result in not being admitted to the facilities.

Eligible Facility Users

  • Current College of Wooster student, faculty, staff, or emeriti with a College of Wooster photo ID.
  • Spouse, domestic partner, or legal dependent of a College of Wooster faculty or staff member.
  • Parents of current students who are visiting the College, and visitors directly affiliated with the College are eligible for a day guest pass. (Request for a guest pass should be made to a member of the Scot Center Operations Staff.)

Footwear

  • Rubber soled shoes must be worn on the track.
  • Clean shoes are required for Sport Floor use.
  • The use of black-soled athletic shoes is prohibited in all gymnasiums, tracks, and courts.

Children

  • Parents or guardians that prefer to utilize recreational facilities with their dependents at times other than those stated above must still accompany their child at all times.
  • Children under 18 are not permitted to use the Williams Fitness Center or Swigart Strength Center room and any equipment housed in those spaces.

Standards of Conduct

  • All facility users assume an obligation to behave in a manner compatible with the college's function as an educational institution. The Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation Department retains the right to maintain security and to exclude those who are disruptive to the educational process. Please see College Policies and Regulations for more details.

Security

  • All persons using the Physical Education and Athletic facilities are urged to properly secure their personal belongings. When using lockers, make sure the lockers are always locked when unattended. It is also advisable to avoid leaving money and personal valuables inside lockers. The college nor the Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation is responsible for any lost or stolen personal belongings. Do not keep personal property in hallways, on bleachers, or on floors unattended.

Injury and Accident Reporting

  • All injuries sustained in structured and non-structured recreational activities should be reported to the appropriate person. When using the Scot Center or Armington Physical Education Center please notify the supervisor, and/or the Issue Room attendant, and/or the security officer on duty. Persons reporting these incidents should provide all the needed information in writing whenever possible. The accident/injury report form should be completed in full.
  • Please be aware that the Physical Education and Athletic Department assumes no responsibility for injuries sustained while voluntarily participating in any activities associated with the department or its facilities. All participants are urged to avail themselves of an insurance program, which includes benefits for injuries sustained during leisure time activities.

Miscellaneous Policies

  • No literature or signs may be posted in any Physical Education and Athletic Facilities without the approval from a member of the Athletic Facilities and Operations staff. Materials shall only be posted on bulletin boards. Materials may not be posted on walls, doors, lockers, etc.
  • Smoking and/or the use of smokeless tobacco products inside or at any Physical Education and Athletic facility is prohibited.
  • No pets, bikes, or radios (except headsets) may be brought into or used at a facility without the permission of the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations.
  • The consumption of food and beverage is restricted to the lobby areas of both Scot Center and Armington Physical Education Center and Timken Gymnasium, unless approved by the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted within the Physical Education and Athletic facilities without the consent of the Student Activities Office and the Department of Physical Education and Athletics.
  • The use of the facilities will be on a scheduled and supervised basis. Facility users will not be given keys to open facilities. The opening and closing of all Physical Education and Athletic facilities shall be by the Physical Education and Athletic staff. Maintenance and security personnel will not open facilities, unless special arrangements have been made by a member of the Athletic Facilities and Operations staff.
  • No tape or adhesive products are to be placed on any of the facility floors without prior approval from a member of the Athletic Facilities and Operations staff.  Only specific floor tape is permitted to be used once permission is given.

Dress Code

  • All facility users who engage in a recreational activity must be properly dressed for that activity. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times
  • The use of black-soled athletic shoes is prohibited in all gymnasiums, tracks, and courts.

Legal Information

Notice to users of facilities and equipment of the Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation:

  • Be advised that you use the facilities and equipment at your own risk. Wooster is not responsible for negligent use or behavior. Please be aware that inappropriate use may result in injury, paralysis, or death.
  • Spectators are advised that they may watch contests at their own risk. Wooster is not responsible for injuries to spectators as a result of game play or negligence.