Code of Conduct

                    The Lakota Family YMCA is dedicated to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests. To maintain safety and comfort, individuals must act appropriately, present identification for access, and exhibit kindness towards staff. The YMCA reserves the right to deny membership based on certain convictions, with a zero-tolerance stance for sexual offenders. Members and guests are encouraged to address uncomfortable behavior or report it to staff. Participants bear liability for physical activities. With an emphasis on safety, respect, and responsibility, the YMCA aims to foster a positive experience within its facilities and programs.

Lakota Family YMCA – Code of Conduct

We expect persons using the Lakota Family YMCA to act maturely, to behave responsibly, and to respect the rights and dignity of others.  Our Member’s Code of Conduct outlines prohibited action, but the actions listed below are not an all-inclusive list of behaviors considered appropriate in our facilities programs.

  • Checking into membership desk.  All YMCA members and program participants and third-party payors (including but not limited to SilverSneakers/Prime, Renew Active/OnePass, Silver&Fit/Active&Fit and others) must present their Y card or appropriate identification each time for access; or if a guest or visitor then must present identification (photo ID) and complete appropriate paperwork to gain access upon each visit. Updated photos must be on file with the Lakota Family YMCA.
  • Using or possessing alcohol or illegal chemicals on YMCA property, in YMCA vehicles, or at YMCA-sponsored events/programs.
  • Smoking on YMCA property – the YMCA and its property is a smoke-free environment.
  • Inappropriate, immodest, or sexually revealing attire.
  • Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or any type of menacing behavior.
  • Physical contact with another person in any angry, aggressive, or threatening way.
  • Verbally abusive behavior, including angry or vulgar language, swearing, name-calling, or shouting.
  • Sexually explicit conversations or behavior; any sexual contact with another person.
  • Carrying or concealing a weapon or any device or object that may be used as a weapon.
  • Loitering within or on the grounds of the YMCA before, during or after hours when asked to leave.
  • Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property.

Kindness towards our staff from customers is key to a positive workplace. When customers show respect and appreciation, it not only boosts employee morale but also contributes to a better overall experience for everyone. Creating a culture of kindness fosters lasting relationships and supports the success of our business.