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Facility Guidelines


Facility Usage Requirements:  The following guidelines have been established by The PAC Community Center to ensure the fair and consistent treatment of all participants. Questions about guidelines should be directed to a PAC staff member. It is each individual and team’s responsibility to read and understand all general and area-specific rules & regulations. 


Building-Wide Guidelines


  • Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited at The PAC Community Center and The PAC Training Facility.

  • Being under the influence of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited.


Damaged or Unreturned Equipment:


  • Equipment that is lost will be billed to the individual or team to whom it was checked out.

  • Damaged equipment (ie. walls, mirrors, weight or cardio equipment, etc) will be assessed to the individual/team who caused the damage at current retail prices for repair or replacement.

  • All equipment is due back to the Front Desk 10 minutes prior to closing time.

  • Any equipment not returned by the closing of the building will be billed as lost equipment.  


Lounge and Food Guidelines 


  • Water in a plastic or metal container with a sealable lid is allowed throughout the facility. Glass containers are not allowed. 

  • Food, sports drinks and water with color or supplements added are prohibited except in the lobby and lounge on the first floor (Main Level). 

  • Wireless internet access is available for use. 

  • No food/meals are allowed inside the building.  Small snacks (protein bar, etc) are allowed and at the discretion of the staff.

  • Cafe and snack food are available inside for purchase through our partnering vendors. 

  • Chewing gum is prohibited within the facility. 

  • Anyone exhibiting signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance will be reported to Salem Police. 


Outdoor/Parking Lot Food Guidelines 


  • Small “tailgate” setups are allowed outside as long as they do not interfere with the event, parking, neighboring businesses, and other local activities.

  • Trash must be cleaned and picked up prior to the event being closed.  Any trash in the parking lot will result in a fine to the participating team/coaches.  

  • If the setups become a nuisance, we will ask it to be taken down or removed.  

  • If any players/teams violate our policy, we will prohibit the program from further participating in any events at our facilities.  


Lower Court Guidelines 


In order for the basketball structures to sustain a 30-year lifetime expectancy before replacement, the basketball hoop, backboard, and support system will require limited stress placed upon the entire system. 


  • Dunking is permitted only during the participation in a PAC  organized game.

  • Dunking while not engaged in a game (as defined above) is prohibited. 

  • Hanging on the rim (defined as holding the rim down for longer than one second) is prohibited. 

  • Tape is not allowed on gym floors or walls. 

  • Do not move any equipment already set up on the courts. Information regarding the daily activities and schedules are posted within the gymnasium. 

  • Do not prop any outside doors open, door alarms are activated. 

  • Gyms are intended for basketball, volleyball, and pickleball. Other activities are not approved unless organized by a staff programming area. 

  • No personal items are allowed on the playing floor. Place items on the open bench, or outside.

  • Wear proper athletic shoes. No flip flop, street shoes or black marking soles are allowed. 


Code of Conduct 


The PAC is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for patrons. The staff will proactively intervene to support an environment where all members and guests can enjoy the facilities and programs free from the following behaviors: 


  • Foul or abusive language or obscene gestures 

  • Failure to adhere to facility policies and procedures

  • Intoxication or other signs of impairment related to alcohol consumption or illegal drug use 

  • Fighting, taunting, or making threatening remarks or gestures

  • Spitting

  • Horseplay that risks the safety of participants or others

  • Mistreatment of dumbbells, weights, or any other equipment

  • Displays of affection not appropriate in a public setting

  • Obscene or indecent clothing

  • Any disruption to the progress of a sanctioned activity

  • Unsporting conduct

  • Obtaining entrance under false pretense 


Behavior and Personal Safety 


Patrons are expected to display acceptable social behavior while recreating in any of the PAC facilities. 


  • Abuse of staff in any form is not tolerated and will result in expulsion and exclusion for a period of time deemed appropriate.

  • Not all rules are posted.

  • If The PAC staff asks for your cooperation, please adjust your behavior and make a recommendation to administration at a later date for changes you feel might be necessary. 

  • Uncooperative patrons will be asked to leave the facilities and will be excluded from its use until deemed appropriate.

  • The PAC reserves the right to take whatever action necessary to preserve the safety and integrity of its facilities and programs. 

  • Fighting is not tolerated and will result in an immediate call to Salem Police. 

  • Please help maintain a secure environment by watching your valuables carefully and notifying staff if you see something out of the ordinary. 

  • The PAC is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

  • All acts that are considered violations of the Code of Conduct shall be referred to the appropriate programs for disciplinary action. 

  • The PAC has an announcement system to alert patrons to the end of operational hours. All patrons are expected to be prepared to exit the facility after the announcement that the facility is closed. Individuals who delay their exit from the facility may lose membership privileges. 

  • When using The PAC please consider your own health history, seek counsel from your health provider, and use common sense. In case of an accident or illness, notify a PAC employee immediately. Your assistance in promoting safety is greatly appreciated.

  • Participation is at your own personal risk. 


Misconduct and Ejection Policy 


If a participant(s) or spectator(s) in the facility are ejected or suspended from any facility (indoor or outdoor), program, contest, or activity, they are immediately ineligible for further access or competition in any PAC related programs or facility until they are cleared. Furthermore, any participant or spectator who violates our policies and procedures may also be suspended until they are cleared.  It is the participant’s responsibility to schedule an appointment with the appropriate staff to review their behavior and subsequent eligibility to participate in any PAC program or to utilize facilities after completing the conduct requirements. Participant suspensions are determined during the meeting with the PAC Staff.  Anyone who commits, incites, or aids others in committing any of the following acts of unsportsmanlike or misconduct shall be subjected to disciplinary procedures after any sanctions provided by The PAC.  


Clothing Standards 


In an effort to promote safety, reduce the spread of communicable diseases, and to prevent additional wear and tear on the facility/equipment, all members and guests must adhere to the clothing standards to participate in The PAC.  


  • Attire must cover chest, abdomen, back and side areas from hip to armpit. 

  • Shorts must be long enough to cover the buttocks and groin while exercising or moving.

  • Trousers and shorts must be free of rivets, zippers or buttons to be in the cardio/weight areas. 

  • For health/sanitation reasons, bare feet are not allowed anywhere

  • Non-marking shoes are required in multi-purpose rooms. 

  • Sandals, clogs, crocs and other open-toe shoes are permitted in the lobby only. 


Cell Phones 


  • The use of cell phones is permitted inside the PAC lobby and lounge areas, provided they do not interfere with others’ enjoyment of the facility. 

  • Cell phone use for talking or photography is not permitted while using equipment or during activities. 

  • Due to privacy concerns and in fairness to other patrons, cell phone use is not allowed in activity (ex. cardio floor, weight room) areas or locker rooms and may be confiscated if inappropriate use is suspected. 

  • A “Media Release” must be completed at the PAC front desk prior to pictures being taken within the PAC facility. 

  • Pictures taken during tours will not require a “Media Release” as long as the picture is of specific things (ex. basketball, pickleball, volleyball courts) and there are no patrons in the picture. 

  • If there is an emergency and a patron must be reached, please contact the PAC Front Desk. 


Electronic Surveillance 


For your safety and security, video cameras that can be monitored are located throughout activity areas of the PAC (not in locker rooms, restrooms, or changing areas).


Photography and Video 


The intent of this policy is to maintain respect for the rights and privacy of our members and guests by preventing pictures without their consent. The following must be completed in order to record or take pictures within the PAC:  

  • Individuals wishing to take pictures or use a recording device in the PAC must have approval from the PAC staff. 

  • Please visit The PAC Front Desk and ask for a “Media Release”. 

  • Permission may be granted for video/audio taping of the general facility only. 

  • Members and/or guests involved in individual workouts such as weight lifting, basketball, volleyball, pickleball exercise and/or climbing cannot be photographed except as they appear in the background of a facility area.

  • No close-up pictures allowed. 

  • No member may be singled out for recording purposes without their written consent documented on the PAC model release or group model release form. 

  • Complaints from members regarding any aspect related to the production of recordings in The PAC will result in termination of the recording process and forfeiture of the actual video (camera, phone) or memory card. 

  • The PAC reserves the right to have the recordings made in our facilities removed from all viewing formats if a representative of the staff determines that the standards of this agreement have been violated. 


Disability Access 


  • It is the policy and practice of The PAC to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, state and local requirements regarding people with disabilities. Under these laws, no qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities of the PAC. 

  • Participants are encouraged to contact our staff to request an accommodation in order to participate in PAC activities or if they feel an accommodation is not being met.  




  • Only service animals are permitted to enter the PAC—all others are prohibited. 

  • Safety considerations apply to service animals. If a service animal cannot accompany a handler due to direct safety concerns, other accommodations can be provided to allow the individual access to the location or activity.  



  • The PAC is equipped with an elevator providing access between the lower and second levels of the facility. 


Emergencies and Evacuation Procedures 


  • In the event of a serious emergency, the PAC staff will direct patrons to a safe location. 

  • For your safety, and the safety of others, please follow all instructions given by staff.

  • Disregard of posted emergency exit rules will result in suspension of membership privileges.  


Entrance and Exit 

  • The PAC is a single entry/exit facility: use the doors located on the main level for both entering and exiting the PAC.

  • Other exits are for emergency use only and are monitored with alarms. 


Smoking and Tobacco 

  • Smoking, “vaping,” and tobacco use is prohibited in the PAC. 

  • Any individual who violates this policy may be subject to sanctions under the code of Student Conduct, discipline from our staff or membership cancellation.  



  • Limit your personal music to headphones at appropriate volumes. 

  • Portable Bluetooth speakers, laptops, tablets or cellphones are not permitted in common workout or court areas. 

  • Portable Bluetooth speakers, laptops, tablets and cellphones are allowed in the multi-purpose rooms for practice sessions as long as it does not interfere with others using the room. The PAC staff does have the right to ask individuals to turn down or turn off the music.  


Advertising, Solicitation, and Publicity 

  • Flyers or posters are rarely posted within the facility without the approval of the Marketing Office. 

  • Flyers are not permitted at the PAC Front Desk. 

  • Tape is not allowed on painted surfaces or gym floors. 

  • No flyers or posters are permitted on the exterior of the building. 

  • Solicitation is not allowed in or around the PAC without permission.  

  • The PAC may not be used for private or commercial purposes unless such activity has been approved by our staff. Examples of prohibited activity include, but are not limited to: personal training, private instruction, sales, solicitation, etc.  


Lost and Found 

  • Please contact the PAC Front Desk regarding lost or missing items. 

  • Lost items will be kept for up to one week; items that remain unclaimed will be sent to local donations.

  • The PAC is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 


Removal from Facility or Program 

  • The PAC reserves the right to eject/remove anyone whose behavior violates the code of conduct or behavior or personal safety policies. 

  • An individual who has been ejected/removed must leave the facility (defined as completely outside the exterior doors) and may only return if they have an academic commitment in a portion of the PAC.

  • In such cases, membership privileges will be revoked without a refund. 



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