Membership Conduct Guidelines

The Oshkosh Community YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all of our members and guests. Members and guests may be disciplined for violation of the Y’s policies and procedures, or for any other improper and/or inappropriate conduct. Disciplinary action taken is at the sole discretion of the Y and it reserves the right to take whatever action is appropriate based on the nature of the violation. It is our expectation that all members and guests follow basic rules of conduct or they will be asked to leave and may be in jeopardy of losing their Y membership.  Youth Behavior Policies 

The member code of conduct outlines prohibited actions. These are inappropriate behaviors in our facilities and programs:

  • Using or possessing alcohol or illegal chemicals on Y property or at Y sponsored programs.
  • Smoking on Y property.  This includes any tobacco product and VAPES.
  • Possessing a weapon or any device or object that may be used as a weapon, including open carry or concealed carry.
  • Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or any type of menacing behavior.  Any objectionable comment, act or display that demeans, belittles, compromises or causes personal humiliation or embarrassment.
  • 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; any sexual contact with another person.
  • Attire:  Please embrace the family friendly environment of your Y. Any clothing considered an undergarment should not be worn alone.  Sports bras are considered an undergarment.  Members cannot wear inappropriate, immodest, or sexually revealing attire. Swimsuits are only to be worn in the pool areas. Dress pants, jeans or other items with rivets, buttons or zippers that may damage the upholstery are not allowed.
  • Shirts and closed toed shoes are required in all Health & Wellness areas (which includes indoor track and gyms).   The following classes are exempt from wearing shoes during class:  Water Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Eccentrics and Tai Chi.  All other group exercise classes and within the wellness center do require wearing closed toed shoes for safety. 
  • Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property.
  • Loitering within or on the ground of the Y.
  • Using a camera cell phone and/or video recording device in locker rooms and restrooms.
  • Membership is not transferrable.  A member may not give another individual permission to use their membership benefits in their absence.  Guest passes are available for purchase.  An individual who misrepresents themselves will be escorted from the Y and may be ineligible to join.
  • The Y has a zero tolerance policy on individuals who are registered sexual offenders.  The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests.  If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access. The Y is a state licensed child care and Oshkosh Area school district 4K site.

Members and guests are encouraged to take responsibility for their personal comfort and safety by immediately reporting suspicious and/or inappropriate behavior to a staff person on duty. Members and guest should not hesitate to notify staff if aid is needed.

At the Y, staff and volunteers go to great lengths to outline all rules and policies to ensure the comfort and safety of you, your family and other members. Because it is impossible to foresee or communicate every situation that may arise, we reserve the right to amend or add a policy/operating rule to ensure the safety and comfort of all. We understand that consistency among our Y's is a cornerstone of our business practice and want you to be met with the same guidelines, regardless of which locations you visit. However, due to varying facility designs, space and amenities, from time to time, you may see a variation to a rule or policy between locations. Please contact the executive director or membership director at any of our Y's if you have any questions.