Policies - Amber SRFC

Ambler Policies

  • The ASRFC is a controlled access facility. Only authorized users are allowed entry. The ASRFC is intended for the use and enjoyment of current KU students and other authorized members of the KU Community.
  • All eligible participants must present a valid KU (or ASRFC) photo ID to the Facility Assistant at the Welcome Center of the ASRFC. Current members may enter the ASRFC three times ONLY during one calendar year with the use of a United States government or state government issued non-University of Kansas document/identification card. Document/identification card must have a current picture of the member. For example, members could use their driver's license, DMV identification card, military ID or passport as long as it has an identifying picture and name on it. Other non-official IDs that do not have pictures, such as social security cards will not be accepted.
  • Appropriate ID must be presented upon each entry to gain admittance to the ASRFC. No ID = No Entry.
  • ID cards are non-transferable and for the exclusive use of the person named on the card. Cards will be confiscated (involved parties subject to disciplinary action) if presented by anyone other than the rightful owner.
  • Participants must possess and display upon request, appropriate identification. KU Recreation Services reserves the right to request identification from a participant at any time they are using facilities or services administrated or overseen by KU Recreation Services.
  • Non-members, suspended members or expired members will not be allowed access to the ASRFC.
  • Any misuse of valid IDs and improper entry is subject to disciplinary action including immediate removal and suspension from the ASRFC and further university discipline.
  • Photocopies of a KU or ASRFC photo ID are not acceptable.
  • If the photo, name or ID number(s) are not visible on a KU or ASRFC card, the card is not considered valid.
  • Your cooperation in presenting proper identification is expected at all times.
  • KU Recreation Services attempts to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all participants. Each participant is responsible for making good choices in relation to his/her skills and health.
  • Participation in activity at the ASRFC is on a voluntary basis. By voluntarily electing to use the ASRFC, participants assume all risk for any harm or injury sustained.
  • Please take responsibility for your actions. Do not take risks or participant in activities that may not be appropriate for you. Furthermore, please do not engage in activities that may harm or injure others.
  • It is the responsibility of each participant to determine whether he/she has the proper condition of health to participant in activity at the ASRFC. If there is uncertainty, it is strongly recommended he/she should consult a physician and/or Watkins Health Center. The participant is responsible for all costs associated with this service.
  • KU Recreation Services does not provide any medical or accident insurance. It is advisable that each participant have his/her own medical insurance coverage. In exchange for wishing to participate in physical activities and/or exercises within the ASRFC, participant understands they do so at their own risk. Participants hereby release and waive the University of Kansas, the State of Kansas, the Kansas Board of Regents, KU Recreation Services, any corporation or entities affiliated with the foregoing, and all employees, officers, agents, representatives and volunteers of the foregoing kind, of or to me or any other person, directly arising out of or connection with my participation in or in attendance in the ASRFC.
  • Participants further agree to hold harmless, indemnify and reimburse the Released Parties (see previous paragraph) from and for any sums, costs or expenses incurred by any of the Released Parties or paid by them to any person (including participant or insurers) in connection with any accident, loss, damage or injury sustained by participants or others in connection with the participant's attendance at the ASRFC. This means that the participant will reimburse the Released Parties if anyone makes a claim against them based on damages or injuries the participant may suffer.
  • Lastly, please contact a member of the KU Recreation Services staff should an accident, injury or related incident occur. Your assistance in promoting safety is greatly appreciated.
  • Use of the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center is a privilege and all participants are expected to respect the rights of others. Members and guests are expected to display acceptable and appropriate social behavior while participating in the ASRFC. KU Recreation Services and its staff reserve the right to refuse access or remove any individual(s) whose behavior is inappropriate or in violation of University rules and regulations. Your cooperation is appreciated.
  • Inappropriate behavior which is not to be tolerated includes (list not all inclusive):
    • Verbal Abuse
    • Physical Abuse
    • Mental Harassment
    • Obscene Gestures or Actions
    • Abuse of Staff in any Form
    • Profane or Indecent Language
  • If a participant, member or guest in a KU Recreation Services program or facility is directed to leave a facility, program, contest or activity for misconduct:
    • he/she must leave the facility immediately and
    • he/she must meet with the appropriate person(s) over the program/facility in which the misconduct occurred within three working days.
  • If the participant, member or guest does not meet with the appropriate staff person within three working days, he/she shall immediately be ineligible for further access or competition in any program or facility until he/she has met with the appropriate staff person for the program or facility in which the misconduct occurred.
  • Once the KU Recreation Services employee has informed a participant, member or guest of the necessity to see the appropriate person over the program/facility for misconduct, inappropriate behavior or ejection, it is the individual's responsibility to schedule an appointment with the appropriate staff person to review his/her behavior or subsequent eligibility to participant in the program/facility. If discipline is necessary, it will begin after the meeting with the staff person or designee. However, depending on the severity of the incident Recreation Services reserves the right to suspend access to a participant indefinitely until a meeting with a the appropriate staff member has been conducted.
  • If discipline is necessary from a program, individuals may still participate in other programs or have access to facilities managed by Recreation Services.
  • If discipline is necessary from the ASRFC, he/she may not participate in any programs within the ASRFC.
  • Any incident involving a participant, member or guest who strikes, hits, pushes, threatens physical harm, spits on, kicks or verbally abuses a Recreation Services employee, participant, spectator, user, member or guest or improper use of KU photo identification will result in immediate suspension from all Recreation Services programs and facilities. Furthermore, all relevant information related to the incident may be forwarded to the Office of the Vice Provost of Student Success and/or KU Office of Public Safety if deemed appropriate by the KU Recreation Services staff.
  • Proper athletic attire must be worn including rubber sole, closed heel and closed toe shoes are required at all times.
  • No food or gum, closeable drink bottles only.
  • Bags and coats/jackets/sweatshirts must be stored in a locker.  Free day use lockers are provided in CRT1, CRT2, and throughout ASRFC (ask a Weight Room Specialist to learn how to use).  It is recommended to lock up your personal items to prevent them from being damaged, lost, or stolen.  ASRFC is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen items.
  • Please wipe machines with disinfectant before and after use.
  • Please do not block emergency exits with equipment, benches, or by exercising in front of them.
  • Personal training services may ONLY be performed by KU Recreation Services trainers. NO outside personal training.
  • The use of loud or offensive language is not permitted.
  • Please report broken or malfunctioning equipment to staff.
  • If you are unaware of the proper usage of equipment, please ask.
  • Equipment may not be modified or used in a way in which it was not designed.
  • Olympic style power lifts are prohibited including cleans, jerks, and snatches.
  • The use of a spotter in heavy lifts is encouraged.  Ask a Weight Room Specialist for assistance.
  • Please maintain control of weights at all times, slamming, dropping and throwing of weights and/or equipment is prohibited.
  • Weight collars are required while using bars and plated weights.
  • Please return equipment to appropriate storage areas and racks.
  • No equipment may leave the CRT. Plates must remain on rubberized flooring. Machines shall not be moved.
  • Equipment including dumbbells, barbells, and kettlebells must stay inside the Oread Arena on the Jayhawk Court (cannot be used on the side of the curtain).
  • Please remain at least five feet away from mirrors or walls.
  • Please vacate weight machines between sets. Allow others to "work in" if you are performing more than one set.
  • Maximum time limit on cardio equipment is 30 minutes during peak hours.
  • Machines may not be reserved in advance, unattended machines are considered open.
  • Please be courteous to others. Recreation Services staff have the authority in rule interpretation and enforcement. Failure to comply with any of the policies may result in temporary or permanent loss of use privileges.
  • Chalk is not permitted to be used while weight lifting.
  • Use of altitude masks are not permitted at any KU Recreation Services facility or in any program.
  • Participants are NOT allowed to climb or be in the Rock Climbing area unless an Outdoor Pursuits/Rock Climbing Staff member is on duty.
  • Belay clinics are offered at specific times. Anyone wishing to climb must attend one of these clinics in order to use the climbing wall.
  • All participants must have passed the belay test, read and understand the climbing rules, and have completed the liability waiver before being allowed to climb.
  • All participants must use the proper equipment. KU Recreation Services provides all equipment. A Climbing Wall Supervisor must approve other equipment prior to use.
  • Climbing shoes are the only shoes allowed on the wall. A participant may climb barefoot. Absolutely no street shoes are allowed on the climbing wall.
  • Any climber attempting to jump from the balcony into the climbing area will be immediately removed from the ASRFC. Repeated offenses will result in disciplinary action including loss of climbing privileges.
  • No horseplay or unsafe climbing practices are allowed in the climbing wall area. These actions may result in immediate removal and/or loss of climbing privileges.
  • KU Recreation Services requests that all participants respect climbing wall equipment. Please do not step on ropes, drop/toss karabiner or belay devices or engage in unsafe actions.
  • KU Recreation Services highly recommends the use of spotters while bouldering. It is encouraged to ask questions about proper spotting techniques. Please be aware that the head and neck are the most important body parts to protect.
  • Movable crash pads are available to be used as needed. KU Recreation Services suggests that the large black mats be placed under the arch.
  • A follow through figure-eight knot is required to tie in a climber.
  • The belayer must use a locking karabiner and Gri-Gri. Body belays or figure-eight rappelling device belays are not permitted. ATCs may not be used during open recreation climbing times.
  • All participants must use proper terminology and commands while climbing. Proper commands include the following: on belay, off belay, climbing, climb on, slack, take.....
  • Accidents, loose holds, equipment damage and/or other problems must be reported to the climbing wall staff immediately.
  • A maximum of four climbers are allowed on the main wall at one time.
  • KU Recreation Services requires that belayers keep their brake hand on the rope at all times.
  • Lead climbing is not allowed during open recreation climbing times.
  • KU Recreation Services requests that participants do not step under or over an active belay.
  • Climbing is not permitted between the arch and the glass.
  • Climbing shoes are not allowed on the tile outside the climbing area.
  • Sitting down is not allowed while belaying.
  • Failure to abide by any rule will result in a one-time warning. Subsequent offenses will result in a two-week long suspension from the climbing wall.
  • These rules are made for the safety of all participants and the longevity of the climbing wall. Please respect all rules.
  • Proper athletic attire is strongly recommended at all times when participating.
  • Appropriate clothing must be worn in the CRT and aerobics studio.
  • Participants are allowed to wear a sports bra only (upper torso) in addition to shorts and footwear while participating in the ASRFC.
  • Participants must wear a close-toed, non-marking rubber soled athletic shoe while participating in the ASRFC with the following exceptions:
    • Martial Arts Studio
    • Group Fitness Studio for specific classes such as Yoga
    • Locker Room areas
    • Rock Climbing area
    • Entrance of the ASRFC to the access turnstiles and exit gates
    • Administrative Office
    • Walking through (non-participation) to one of the areas specified in the above. Sock or bare feet are not allowed as one is walking through to another area.

As of July 1, 2017, KU Recreation Services will begin following the University of Kansas Concealed Carry Policy and will adhere to the procedures necessary to comply with that policy. For specific questions about the overall university policy, please click on the link, which will direct you to their website. A frequent question and answer for our facility is as follows:

  • QUESTION: Are the lockers in the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center considered approved storage devices for handguns?
  • ANSWER: No, while the lockers at Ambler are lockable, they were not designed by the manufacturer for the secure storage of firearms and were not placed in the facility with the knowledge that firearms might be stored in them. Rec center patrons who choose to carry a concealed handgun are advised that when taking part in activities that make it impossible to keep a handgun concealed - such as needing to change clothing or when in close physical contact with others - they should first properly store their handgun in their vehicle or residence. KU does not provide approved secure storage for handguns.

During all emergency situations it is expected and asked that you follow the direction of the KU Recreation Services staff on and off duty. Should an emergency situation call for sudden removal from the ASRFC, please exit through the nearest emergency exit door immediately. Please follow University emergency policies for all emergencies. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Entry and exit of the ASRFC must always be through the designated main entrance and exit. Individuals entering or exiting through non-designated doors are subject to disciplinary action.

  • Sports equipment and towels are available at Equipment Checkout with a valid and current KU photo ID card or KU ID number.
  • Most equipment must be assigned to a ASRFC on the Fusion computer software program. KU photo ID card or KU ID number must be presented at time of check out.
  • KU photo ID cards or KU ID number must be presented at time of equipment check in.
  • Participants are financially responsible for any loss or damage to equipment while it is in their possession, including equipment used by a sponsored guest.
  • Equipment not returned (or equipment damaged) is subject to replacement charge(s). Replacement charges are dependent upon item(s) not returned/damaged.
  • Equipment offered for checkout is intended for the recreational participant.
  • KU Recreation Services provides organizational tours for groups or individuals upon request. Groups or individuals may contact the Administrative Office to establish an appointment for a tour. Should a small group of individuals request an impromptu tour of the ASRFC, we can generally accommodate their wishes. A tour will be conducted by a Facility Supervisor, the Program Manager- Facilities, Facilities Coordinator, the Associate Director-Facilities or the Director of KU Recreation Services.
  • Facility/Activity participation is not associate with a tour. In addition, there is no age minimum for a tour.
  • Food is NOT allowed past the entrance turnstiles (exception: food may be allowed for special events if prior approval/arrangements are granted by the Facility Coordinator).
  • Drinks are NOT allowed into any activity area with a wood floor.
  • Water and Sport Drinks ONLY are allowed past the turnstiles in activity areas without a wood floor. Water and Sport Drinks must be in a container with a closed lid (screw on or secure push down). Paper/Plastic cups with plastic lids and straws (ex. Kwik Shop or McDonalds cup) are NOT allowed.
  • All containers are subject to substance check at any time by the KU Recreation Services staff.
  • Glass containers are prohibited at all times.
  • Chewing gum is NOT permitted in the ASRFC.
  • Recreation Services Fitness programs has priority of equipment and functional fitness space during scheduled dates/times. Only participants registered for these programs will be able to utilize the equipment and space.
  • Medicine balls may be used in the space and with the rebounder, but cannot be thrown/slammed/bounced against floor, walls, and pillars.
  • Handstand push-ups/holds may be performed on the stall bars, but are prohibited from being performed on walls and pillars.
  • Olympic bar is to ONLY be used with landmine attachment.
  • The following equipment shall NOT be brought in from other areas: dumbbells, plates, and benches.
  • Do not remove equipment from the Functional Fitness Studio.
  • All exercises must done remaining on the rubberized flooring.
  • No upside down hanging from the bridge or use of gravity boots.
  • Do not stack ALL 4 plyoboxes together for exercise usage.
  • All CRT policies apply.
  • Please be courteous to others. Recreation Services staff have the authority in rule interpretation and enforcement. Failure to comply with any of the policies may result in temporary or permanent loss of use privileges.
  • Area in the ASRFC are designated for appropriate posting of University publicity. A bulletin board for the general public exists adjacent to the entry and lounge area above the Readership Program paper container.
  • No bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, strollers or scooters are allowed in the ASRFC or its outside plaza (exception: bicycles may be brought into Outdoor Pursuits when they are being repaired or maintained).
  • Changing and setting the channel of the television in the lounge is monitored by the Facility Supervisor on duty.
  • Use of informal activity spaces when not scheduled/reserved (including priority scheduling) is first come first serve.
  • Animals are not permitted within the ASRFC or its outside plaza with the exception of service providers. Please refer to the University policy pertaining to care of animals on University property.
  • Spitting in the common areas or activity areas such as courts, track, CRT, etc.... is not permitted. Trash cans and cuspidors are provided in all areas for spitting.
  • KU Recreation Services in NOT responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Personal items shall not be left or placed on the floor or on equipment. Individuals may utilize spaces provided in cubbies, lockers in the locker room or smaller lockers next to the Jayhawk gymnasium. Locking up items is highly recommended.
  • Staff members are not to hold equipment, valuables or bags for participants.
  • Tobacco of any form is NOT permitted in the ASRFC or on University property.
  • Use of alcohol and/or drugs is NOT permitted in the ASRFC.
  • No item(s) or person(s) shall be placed or occupy space directly in front of emergency access doors.
  • Audio selection for the ASRFC is left to the discretion of the Facility Supervisor on duty, Program Manager- Facilities and/or Facility Coordinator.
  • Headphones are required for personal stereos (exception: activities within the Martial Arts or Group Fitness Studios).
  • Authorized personnel ONLY in the Equipment Checkout and Welcome Center areas.
  • Found items should be turned in at Equipment Checkout. Inquires regarding items lost should be made at Equipment Checkout. See lost and found policies for information regarding how to acquire.
  • A closing announcement will be made at approximately 15 minutes prior to closing. All participants are expected to finish their activity, re-rack all weight equipment, return any checked-out equipment, finish showering and exit the ASRFC by closing time. Thank you in advance for your expected cooperation.
  • KU Recreation Services facilities may not be used for private or commerical purpose unless such activity has been approved by KU Recreation Services. Examples of prohibited activity include (but are not limited to): personal training, private instruction, sales, etc.
  • It is requested that areas within the ASRFC and equipment be used for intended purposes.
  • It is requested that members report any concerns about the facility and/or equipment to the KU Recreation Services staff as soon as possible.
  • Please contact a member of the KU Recreation Services staff should an accident, injury or related incident occur. Your assistance in promoting safety is greatly appreciated.
  • KU Recreation Services staff reserves the right to make judgement and the final decision on policies not covered in the participant policies.
  • Food and drink are NOT allowed in the Group Fitness Studio.
  • Only authorized staff is to operate audio equipment.
  • Equipment provided for group fitness classes may not be removed from the Group Fitness Studio at any time.
  • While stretching, shoes are not permitted on any walls.
  • For some activities, bare feet and/or socks are permissible in lieu of closed-toe, non-marking rubber soled athletic shoes. Shoes will be worn outside of the studio at all times.
  • Please contact a member of the KU Recreation Services staff should an accident, injury or related incident occur. Your assistance in promoting safety is greatly appreciated.
  • Grabbing or hanging of the rim or net is prohibited.
  • Food and drink are NOT allowed on the gymnasium courts.
  • Proper athletic clothing and athletic shoes are required to be worn in the gymnasium. No sandals, clogs, bare feet or turf shoes (list not all inclusive).
  • KU Recreation Services strongly recommends no jewelry be worn during participation in the gymnasium areas.
  • Participants MUST seek assistance from facility staff for adjustments to the volleyball, badminton or other setups.
  • Please check the priority scheduling of the gymnasium courts available at the Welcome Center/Equipment Checkout area.
  • Winning team/player stays on the court, losing team/player rotates off the court. (exception: during busy times procedure will be 10 on/ 10 off)
  • When the University of Kansas closes campus for the following day due to inclement weather:
    • The ASRFC will be closed for the following day that University of Kansas is closed.
    • All programs will be canceled: Fitness (KU FIT, Personal Training, Fitness Assessments), Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, and Outdoor Pursuits.
  • When the University of Kansas closes campus for the remainder of the day due to inclement weather:
    • Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center (ASRFC) will remain open approximately 2 hours after an official announcement has been made by the University. (Building hours may be reduced based on inclement weather pattern.)
    • All programs will be canceled: Fitness (KU FIT, Personal Training, Fitness Assessments), Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, and Outdoor Pursuits.
  • When the University of Kansas cancels class but the campus remains open for the remainder of the day due to inclement weather:
    • Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center (ASRFC) will remain open approximately 2 hours after an official announcement has been made by the University. (Building hours may be reduced based on inclement weather pattern.)
    • Programs will be canceled after any game/session/class in progress has completed.
  • Track direction for participant activity:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday = Counter Clockwise
    • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday = Clockwise
  • Track is intended for runners, joggers and walkers. Spectators are requested not to stand at the rail.
  • Walkers should position themselves to the inside lane and runners to the two outer lanes.
  • Passing should be done in the outer lanes.
  • Participants must wear a close-toed, non-marking rubber soled athletic shoe while on track.
  • Participants may walk on the track in street clothes as long as indoor athletic shoes are worn.
  • Stretching should be confined to the designated 'stretching area'.

Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center members may use the Keiser M3+ Cycles when KU Fit Cycle classes are not in session. Please adhere to the following guidelines when cycling during open cycle times:


  • Food and drink are NOT allowed in the Cycling Area except for water.
  • Cycle Area closes 15 minutes proper to class starting.
  • Only authorized staff is to operate audio equipment.
  • Cycles Bikes may not be removed from the Cycling Area at any time.


  1. Cycle between 60-110 RP for your safety.
  2. Ask a CRT or certified Keiser instructor to help you fit the cycle to your optimal position.
  3. Return all bikes to proper location if the bike was rotated.


  1. Pedal backwards. This will break the machine.
  2. Remove cycle saddle.
  3. Cycle with feet out of the pedal cages.
  4. Cycle with extremely heavy resistance, causing minimal rotation.
  5. Cycle with body behind the seat.
  6. Rest the entire body on the front handlebars.
  7. Use the cycle to aid in stretching.
  • KU Recreation Services is NOT responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Day use lockers are available at no cost during hours of operation. Personal locks may be used on any of these day use lockers. These lockers must be cleared and any lock removed by the end of the day.
  • Towels are provided at the Equipment Checkout counter. Participants can return towels to the towel return counter or place them in a towel bin located in each locker room and group fitness room.
  • Any locks remaining at the end of the day are subject to being cut at the owner's expense and all items confiscated. Items confiscated will be stored in Lost and Found. Please view Lost and Found policies.
  • KU Recreation Services is not responsible for theft or damage to personal property left in lockers.
  • KU Recreation Services requests that the locker rooms be used for its intended purposes:
  • Individuals must be 12 years of age or older to be in the locker room without a guardian. If an individual is younger he/she must be escorted by a guardian to the Family Changing Room.
  • Lost and found items are stored at the Equipment Checkout area and Administrative Office.
  • Valuable times will be stored until the Friday of a given week and then taken to public safety (diamond earrings, wallets, iPods, etc.) Every Friday, valuable items will be taken to KU Public Safety.
  • Other items will be discarded or donated every Tuesday and Friday. Basketball and books are not considered a valuable item.
  • Participants claiming the items must present identification. Name and KU ID card number will be logged.
  • Food and drink are NOT allowed in the Martial Arts Studio.
  • Participants MUST seek assistance from facility staff for adjustments to the flooring surface (hardwood vs. mats).
  • While stretching, shoes are not permitted on any walls.
  • Please do not wear shoes on the mats. KU Recreation Services allows bare feet and/or socks for activities. Shoes will be worn outside of studio at all times.
  • Please contact a member of the KU Recreation Services staff should an accident, injury or related incident occur. Your assistance in promoting safety is greatly appreciated.
  • Activity areas past the turnstile and administrative offices are not open access areas for members of the media.
  • Personal Photos and/or videos are not allowed to be taken within the ASRFC unless approved.
  • The following full-time staff members can approve a picture/video request or conduct an interview on behalf of KU Recreation Services:
  • Pictures/video may not be taken in the locker rooms, family changing area or restrooms. 
  • Approved members of the media must be escorted by a Facility Supervisor when taking pictures/video.
  • If a picture/video or interview request is made after 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, approval may not occur until the next business day. Weekend requests will be handled on the first business day of the week.
  • Each approved media member and/or individual taking pictures must sign-in on the Media Sign-In Sheet and receive a media hang tag located at the Welcome Center before they enter through the turnstile to take pictures or shoot video.

Non-members who will not be participating in activities which are sponsored, administered and/or managed by KU Recreation Services; or spectators of an event sponsored by an entity renting facility space within the ASRFC, may enter the ASRFC. The following three classifications of non-participants are allowed into the ASRFC:

  • Spectators who wish to view an Intramural Contest
  • Spectators of a Special Event
  • Members of a tour

Spectator(s) who are family members of an Intramural or Special Event participant can enter if they are 18 (17, if in college) or older.

  • The participant and spectator must complete a Non-Participation Agreement at the Welcome Center before being allowed to enter

Spectator(s) under the age of 17, who are family members of an Intramural or Special Event participant, may enter under the following conditions:

  • They may watch at courtside seating or specified areas (not on the bench or playing surface) within the building as long as they are accompanied by an adult (other than the participant of the Intramural competition or Special Event) at all times. The adult must be 18 years of age (17, if in college) or older.
  • The participant and accompanying adult must complete a Non-Participant Agreement. Please pring the minor's name next to the participant's name.
  • Unattended minors are never allowed.

Spectators are not allowed for the following activities:

  • KU Fit Classes
  • Fit4U activities
  • Personal Training/Group Training/Boot Camp
  • Informal/Open Recreation activities
  • Exercise activities within the CRT areas and track

The participant is responsible for the conduct of their spectator(s).

The staff of KU Recreation Services reserves the right to eject or remove a spectator(s) or non-members(s) from the ASRFC at any time.

  • Courts are to be used for their intended purpose (basketball). Courts are available on first-come, first serve basis. When full court games are in progress, challenge court procedures are in effect. A challenge for next game is issued verbally by waiting players. Winning team will stay on the court. Members of losing team are not eligible for next game unless challenging team does not have enough players.
  • All organized activities must be reserved and approved through KU Recreation Services.
  • Hanging on the rim is NOT allowed.
  • Tobacco products, glass containers and alcohol are NOT allowed.
  • Skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, strollers or scooters are NOT allowed on the courts.
  • Soccer, cricket, kickball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, etc. are NOT allowed on the courts.
  • Please observe parking regulations as set by KU Parking Department. Parking is not allowed except in designated parking spaces.
  • KU Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • No music on the courts or surrounding areas.
  • On/Off control buttons for the lights are on the two exterior poles. The lighting is overridden by lighting controls inside the ASRFC. Should the lights not turn on after pressing the control button(s), please request assistance from the Welcome Center inside the ASRFC. Lights will shut off at midnight each evening.
  • Please report injuries and emergencies to the ASRFC Welcome Center if the ASRFC is open. If ASRFC is not open please call 785-864-5900.
  • Basketballs may be checked out inside the ASRFC. Proper identification is required.
  • Courts are intended for use of currently enrolled students, faculty/staff and other members of the ASRFC. KU Recreation Services reserves the right to check proper KU photo ID at all times.
  • All users are expected to be responsible, courteous and safety conscious at all times. Disorderly conduct and disregard for policies is not tolerated. Individuals not complying with any policy can be asked to leave and/or may be subject to disciplinary action. KU Recreation Services reserves the right to call KU Public Safety as deemed necessary.
  • KU Recreation Services reserves the right to make judgement and final decisions on policies not covered above.

Personal training at the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center (ASRFC) may be provided only by those individuals who are specifically employed by ASRFC for that purpose. Anyone not an ASRFC staff personal trainer who is observed or suspected to be conducting outside personal training may be approached and questioned regarding their activities.  Any of the following or related behaviors may attract such questioning:

  • Assisting a participant with technique, or any specific instruction, but not exercising with that individual during all portions of the workout.
  • Writing and/or designing a fitness or workout program for a participant.
  • Explaining and providing exercise directions to a participant or group of participants.
  • Directing exercise order or duration for a participant.
  • Meeting with the same participant on a frequent basis or multiple participants on the same day.
  • Getting and returning weights for a participant.
  • Directing a participant around the room and telling them what to exercise next.
  • Receiving payment from another individual for an exercise session.

If an ASRFC staff member concludes that this policy has been violated, both the trainer and patron may be asked to leave the ASRFC.

ASRFC cannot adequately control and has no responsibility for the quality of personal training from individuals that are not employed by the ASRFC. These individuals may not have adequate academic background, national certifications, or training, ability, or experience to properly train clients. The use of the ASRFC for outside personal training also is in direct competition with the personal training service that the ASRFC offers.

Repeat violations of this policy may result in suspension or permanent loss of ASRFC privileges and submission of your name to the Student Conduct Officer for possible further sanctions under the Student Code.

  • Court 1 is available for racquetball, handball or wallyball. Court 2 is available for racquetball, handball or squash.
  • Court reservations may be made one day in advance or on the day by calling 785-864-4613 or by stopping by the ASRFC Welcome Center/Equipment Checkout area.
  • Participants may reserve a maximum of one court one hour per day. Only one daily reservation per call or visit.
  • Racquetball court use is for a one hour time period beginning on the hour.
  • KU Recreation Services strongly recommends the use of protective eyewear when playing racquetball, handball or squash. Protective eyewear can be checked out at the Equipment Checkout area.
  • Participants MUST seek assistance from KU Recreation Services staff for court conversion (racquetball/squash) to minimize damage.
  • Participants shall refrain from the deliberate abuse of the wall, floors, doors and racquets. Participants who damage ASRFC racquets will be charged replacement costs.
  • Reservations are valid for the entire hour regardless of if the individual who reserved the court is present. Others may use the court until the reservation is claimed.
  • Food and drink are NOT allowed on the racquetball courts.
  • Proper athletic clothing and shoes are required to be worn on the racquetball courts. No sandals, clogs, bare feet or turf shoes (list not all inclusive).
  • Storage of personal items is not allowed on wood floor inside or outside of the courts. Please utilize storage cubbies or lockers.
  • Music volume will be eliminated if a conflict arises between participants of the two courts regarding music vs no music.

Use of the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness center by ROTC for PT will occur on weekdays between 5:45am and 7:00am. Any time outside of this, must be pre-arranged with staff, as space is available. Our Associate Director, Facilities & Operations, Blair Schuyler, will be the contact with ROTC. His direct office number is 785-864-0789 and his office is in our administrative suite.

Available Spaces:

  • Gym courts will be made available for PT, led by ROTC leadership.
  • Track will be used for exercise only. Small groups will not exceed 6 walkers and runners using 2 lanes only will be permitted. If timed activities are necessary, arrangements need to be made so that other recreation participants may also use the track; ROTC leadership will be responsible for not allowing their groups to monopolize or create unsafe activates to occur in track/facility area. This small group number
  • Use of Free Weights, Strength and Cardio equipment should take place during the morning hours of 5:45am to 7:00am. Please give consideration when using free weight area and squat racks as those are limited.
  • Non KU ROTC will need to come to the Membership Services Office, during office hours and prior to using the facility.
  • When the Admin Office is closed – a visiting member of the ROTC can be let in once without charge. Staff should tell them this is a one-time occurrence. After that they must meet with Jesse (M-F 8:30 am to 5:30 pm) in the Admin Office to set up membership.