Article by Bailey McCaffrey
Do you ever stop and appreciate the things your fellow Rams are doing to keep Campus Recreation the best place for everyone? Do you notice the things you do that could bother other patrons? Although you could be unaware, your actions are shaping the experiences of those around you, whether they are positive or negative. This is a list of 5 things that you should, and shouldn’t, do at Campus Recreation that can impact the experience of the people around you.
Simple enough? We love to see you beaming faces. It makes your day better and it makes other peoples day brighter.
DON’T ignore the Service Center staff-
They appreciate it more than you could imagine when people are friendly and acknowledge their presence. Working behind the desk for hours at a time can feel lonely, so don’t be afraid to say hi.
DO encourage those around you-
Every Ram that steps foot in the Student Recreation Center is trying to better them selves in one way or another. Something that is hugely appreciated about our patrons is you all are quick to build up one another. Keep the encouragements coming.
DON’T sit on the equipment when you aren’t using it-
Have you ever wanted to use a piece of equipment but it is being used by somebody who clearly just needed a place to sit? Be courteous of the people around you and make sure you are only on equiptment while you are using it.
DO be social-
The Student Recreation Center is filled with like-minded Rams who are worth getting to know. Whether you are spending time with people you came with, or getting to know somebody new, invest in our Campus Recreation community to get the most out of your time.
DON’T stand in the way of people running in the track-
You wouldn’t want to interfere with their run, would you? It is a Student Recreation Center policy to use the outside lanes of the track if you are walking or doing anything on the track that could slow someone behind you.
DO re-rack your weights-
Putting your weights back where you got them is an easy way to respect the Student Recreation Center staff and your fellow Recing Rams.
DON’T leave your weights without putting them away-
Get the point? This is clearly important to students, patrons, and staff at Campus Recreation. It helps keep the Student Recreation Center clean and safe. It also lets people know when you are done using a piece of equipment, instead of having to wonder if someone is coming back for a set. We need your help keeping the weights in the right spots.
DO keep things clean-
Facilities staff and other Rams are thankful to our patrons who wipe down the equipment after using it to keep things clean and tidy. We appreciate you all who help keep Campus Recreation how it is!
Don’t break policies-
There are policies to follow at Campus Recreation which have been created to keep the environment safe and enjoyable for everyone. The policies include keeping backpacks and jackets in lockers, wearing closed toed shoes, not wearing jeans on the equipment, not using chalk, etc. Please pay attention to the extended list of the policies posted on the walls of the fitness floors, or an extended list can be found on our website here.