Code of Conduct: The Burlington Area Community YMCA-YWCA is committed to providing a
safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests. To promote safety and comfort
for all, we ask individuals to act appropriately at all times when they are in our facility or
participating in our programs either on, or off site.
We expect persons using the Burlington Area Community YMCA-YWCA to behave in a mature
and responsible way and to respect the rights and dignity of others. Our Code of Conduct
does not permit language or any action that can hurt or frighten another person, or that falls
below a generally accepted standard of conduct. This includes but is not limited to:
- Loitering in or outside the Y
- Inappropriate attire, including offensive wording on clothing
- Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language or any other menacing behavior
- Any demonstration of sexual contact or activity
- Carrying or concealing any weapons or devices or objects which may be used as weapons
- Using, possessing or the intent to sell illegal chemicals or alcohol in or on the YMCA-YWCA property or at sponsored programs
- Theft or behavior which results in the destruction of property
- Physical Assault/Contact with another person in any angry or threatening way
- Misuse of a Membership Card
- Running in halls, being in unauthorized areas or horseplay in general
- Angry or vulgar language including swearing, name-calling or shouting
- Any other conduct of an inappropriate, threatening or offensive nature
The Burlington Area Community YMCA-YWCA facility and property are smoke-free
For safety purposes, the Y reserves the right to search all lockers, including those that are
Any violation of the above rules may result in suspension and/or termination of membership
rights, parental and police notification. Consequences as a result of misconduct will be
determined by Burlington Area Community YMCA-YWCA staff in accordance with the
established discipline policy.
In addition, the Burlington Area Community YMCA-YWCA reserves the right to deny access or
membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual
abuse; is a registered sex offender; habitually or excessively uses narcotics or dangerous
drugs; 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 continuously or
excessively uses intoxicating beverages.
Members and guests are encouraged to be responsible for their personal comfort and safety
and ask any person whose behavior threatens their comfort to refrain. If a member or guest
feels uncomfortable in confronting the person directly, he or she should report the behavior to a
In order to carry out these policies, we ask that members and guests identify themselves to staff
Members and guests should not hesitate to notify a staff person if assistance is needed.
All reported incidents will be reviewed by Executive Management. The decision as to whether
there has been a violation, and resulting suspension or termination of membership privileges
will be made at the discretion of Executive Management.