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    To establish the parameters for the use of athletic and recreational facilities at all University locations.

    This policy is not applicable when such facilities are used for authorized events (ticketed or non-ticketed) which are designated for the public to attend.


    It is the policy of the Pennsylvania State University that all Athletics facilities (spaces typically, but not solely, designated for specific intercollegiate athletic program(s) use) will be accessible only by those University athletes and athletic personnel authorized to access such facilities, and during their normal hours of operation. A valid University identification card is required to gain access.

    Recreational facilities (spaces typically, but not solely, designated for recreational activity not affiliated with intercollegiate athletic activity) are useable only by those individuals with a valid University student or faculty/staff/trustee/retiree identification card, programmed (where applicable) to allow proper access to such facilities, plus one accompanied guest. The sponsoring individual will be responsible for their accompanied guest at all times while using the facility. Membership fees or daily guest rates may apply for certain services, or access to specialized facilities. Access to such facilities will only be authorized during the time each facility is specifically designated as being open/available for use. 

    While open, these facilities shall have the appropriate staff on duty to oversee operations being conducted at that facility.

    Use of these facilities by individuals or groups other than those specified above must be requested in writing, and approved by the appropriate facilities office responsible for access to the athletic and/or recreational facility being requested.


    Other Policies in this manual should also be referenced, especially the following:

    AD15 - Fees and Charges for Facilities and Services,

    AD24 - Identification Cards for Faculty/Staff, Students, and Affiliates

    AD65 - Electronic Security and Access Systems

    Effective Date: March 18, 2013
    Date Approved: March 18, 2013
    Date Published: March 18, 2013 (Editorial change, October 23, 2014)

    Most recent changes:

    Revision History (and effective dates):


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