Policies and Procedures

Patron Policy

  • Only Duquesne University faculty, staff, and students may use the recreation facilities. Use of all facilities is at your own risk. The university and its employees are not responsible for personal injuries.
  • For entry to facilities and events, members must have a current DU ID card.  Everyone entering the recreation center must swipe their ID card.
  • In the event of a serious emergency, the recreation staff will direct patrons to a safe area. For your safety, and the safety of others, please follow all instructions given by the staff.
  • You must present a valid Duquesne University ID to check out equipment. Users are responsible for equipment checked out in their name. Fees will be charged for late, lost and/or damaged equipment.
  • Appropriate athletic attire is required.  Closed-toed athletic shoes are required.  T-SHIRTS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
  • Water in a clear plastic container with a lid is allowed throughout the indoor facilities. Other food and beverages are restricted to the 2nd floor Lounge Area.
  • Please secure all items in a locker. Lockers are available for daily use only.  Personal locks may be used on a daily basis, but they must be removed from lockers before the recreation center closes.
  • Lost items will be kept for 30 days; items that remain unclaimed will be donated to charity.
  • The Recreation Department reserves the right to escort anyone whose behavior is unruly or illegal in nature. Facility usage privileges will be revoked and the individual(s) will be escorted from the facility.

Fitness Room Policies

  • Appropriate athletic attire is required.  T-SHIRTS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
  • Closed-toed athletic shoes are required.
  • Please wipe down equipment after each use.
  • Please do not drop weight plates, dumbbells, or barbells at any time.
  • Patrons must not wear any weight belts while using selectorized equipment.
  • Benches should not be moved from the room in which they originated.
  • To avoid congestion and waiting lines, patrons should allow others to “work in” while using weight equipment.  Please be courteous and considerate of others while using all equipment.
  • Please limit cardiovascular equipment use to 30 minutes when others are waiting.
  • Please bring your own towel.
  • All personal trainers must be employed by the Power Center Department of Recreation.

Personal Training Policies

  • All personal trainers must be employed by the Power Center Department of Recreation.  
  • Prior to personal training, all trainees must present a medical clearance for exercise from a physician.
  • Personal training packets must be received and returned to Amber Lasure, Assistant Director (412-396-3503).

Basketball Court Policies

  • Appropriate attire is required.  T-SHIRTS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
  • No spitting.
  • No horseplay.
  • No inappropriate use of court equipment.
  • No cursing or use of foul language.
  • Please be courteous of other patrons in the court area.
  • Please return all signed out court equipment to the appropriate staff members.