YMCA CODE OF CONDUCT
The Butte Family YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests. To promote safety and comfort for all, all individuals are asked to act appropriately at all times when in our facility or participating in our programs.
We expect persons using the YMCA to act maturely, to behave responsibly, and to respect the rights and dignity of others. Our Member’s Code of Conduct outlines behaviors not allowed but is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of behaviors considered inappropriate in our facilities or programs.
- Using or possessing alcohol or illegal drugs/chemicals on YMCA property, in YMCA vehicles, or at YMCA sponsored programs.
- Smoking on YMCA property – The YMCA and its property is a smoke-free environment.
- Carrying or concealing a firearm or weapon on YMCA property. Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or any type of unwelcome behavior.
- Physical contact with another person in an angry, aggressive, or threatening way.
- Verbally abusive behavior, including angry or vulgar language, swearing, name-calling, or shouting.
- Sexually explicit conversation or behavior, or any sexual contact with another person.
- Inappropriate, immodest, or sexually revealing attire.
- Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property.
- Transferring membership cards.
- Loitering within or on the grounds of the YMCA.
The YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse, is or has been a registered sex offender, has ever been convicted of any violent crime or offense related to the use, sale, possession, or transportation of narcotics or habit forming and/or dangerous drugs, or is presently or habitually under the influence of dangerous drugs or chemicals, narcotics or intoxicating beverages.
Members and guests are encouraged to take responsibility for their personal comfort and safety by asking any person whose behavior threatens their comfort to refrain from such behavior. Anyone who feels uncomfortable in confronting a person directly should report the behavior to a staff person on duty.
In order to be able to carry out these policies, we ask that members and guests identify themselves to staff when asked.
The YMCA will investigate all reported incidents. Suspension or termination of YMCA membership privileges may result from a determination by the YMCA if in its discretion a violation of the YMCA Member’s Code of Conduct has occurred.