CODE OF CONDUCT

At the Y, we expect staff, members and guest to behave in accordance with our mission and values at all times, respecting the rights and dignity of others. We demonstrate caring, honesty, respect and responsibility by:

  • Dressing appropriately, speaking in respectful tones and refraining from vulgar and derogatory language.
  • Respecting the property of others; never engaging in theft or destruction.
  • Resolving conflicts in a respectful, honest and caring manner; never resorting to physical contact or threatening gestures.
  • Respecting others by refraining from intimate behavior in public; abstaining from contact of a sexual nature.
  • Creating a safe, caring environment; no firearms or weapons are allowed on the premises with the exception of sworn law enforcement officers with proper identification.
  • Participating in programs to build a healthy spirit, mind and body; never engaging in the use, sale, dispensing or passing of illegal drugs or narcotics, or the use of alcohol on YMCA premises; never using tobacco on or around YMCA premises

YMCA OF THE FOX CITIES RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILTIY AND IDEMNITY AGREEMENT

The YMCA of the Fox Cities is founded on Christian principles and values and prohibits inappropriate behavior and conduct. This includes, but is not limited to, profanity or abusive language, inappropriate or revealing attire, smoking, use of alcohol or drugs, sexually explicit conversation or behavior, any sexual contact with another person, harassment or intimidation, the removal of Y property, carrying or concealing a weapon or criminal conduct of any type. Such inappropriate behavior or conduct is unacceptable and the Y consequently retains the right to deny memberships to its applicants and to revoke a membership of any current member or participant at its sole discretion. In addition, the Y reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving child and/or sexual abuse, has ever been convicted of any offense relating 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.

THE YMCA OF THE FOX CITIES TAKES A NO TOLERANCE STANCE FOR ANYONE REGISTERED AS A SEXUAL OFFENDER.

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 or the building supervisor on duty. The 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. In further consideration of being permitted to enter the YMCA of the Fox Cities (hereinafter referred to as the Y) for any purpose including, but not limited to, observation or use of facilities or equipment or participation in any off-site program affiliated with the Y. The undersigned hereby agrees to the following: THE UNDERSIGNED hereby releases, waives, discharges and covenants not to sue the Y and all branches thereof, its directors, officers, employees and agents (hereinafter referred to as “releasees”) from all liability to the undersigned, his personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin for any loss or damages and any claim or demands therefore on account of injury to the person or property or resulting in death of the undersigned, whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise while the undersigned is in, upon or about the premises or any facilities or equipment therein or participating in any program affiliated with the Y. THE UNDERSIGNED hereby agrees to indemnify and save and hold harmless the releasees and each of them from any loss, liability, damage for cost they may incur due to the presence of the undersigned in, upon or about the Y premises or in any way observing or using any facilities or equipment of the Y whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise. THE UNDERSIGNED hereby assumes full responsibility for all risk of bodily injury, death or property damage due to negligence of releasees or otherwise while in about or upon the premises of the Y and/or while using the premises or any facilities or equipment thereon or participating in any program affiliated with the Y. THE UNDERSIGNED further expressly agrees that the foregoing Release, Waiver and Indemnity Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of Wisconsin and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding continue in full legal force and effect. THE UNDERSIGNED has read and voluntarily signs the Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement and further agrees that no oral representations, statements or inducement apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made.

Adherence to the YMCA of the Fox Cities Code of Conduct is essential. Noncompliance may result in suspension or termination of Y membership privileges.