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Code of Conduct

At the Greater Peoria Family YMCA, we expect staff, members, volunteers and guests to act in accordance with our mission and values at all times by behaving in a mature & responsible way and respecting the rights & dignities of others. This is to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone in our facility or participating in our programs.

At the Greater Peoria Family YMCA, we demonstrate Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility by:

  • Speaking in respectful tones
  • Refraining from the use of vulgar or derogatory language
  • Dressing appropriately for the YMCA program area or event
  • Never wearing clothing that reveals undergarments or contains offensive wording
  • Resolving conflicts in a respectful, honest and caring manner
  • Never resorting to physical contact or threatening gestures
  • Never carrying or concealing a weapon or anything that may be used as a weapon
  • Respecting the property of others
  • Never engaging in theft or destruction
  • Picking up after ourselves and one another
  • Cooperating with staff
  • Complying with all health and safety procedures

The YMCA is a drug, alcohol and smoke-free facility. Smoking, alcohol or drug use and/or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol on the premises is prohibited. No alcohol will be allowed on the premises unless at a sanctioned YMCA event.

Members and guests are encouraged to be responsible for their personal comfort and safety. Anyone who feels unsafe or uncomfortable should report the situation to a staff member. We will make every effort to investigate and resolve issues promptly, confidentially and effectively.

The YMCA reserves the right to cancel the membership of any member or suspend visitation privileges of any guest who does not follow the Code of Conduct at any time while on-site at a branch or during participation in any Y affiliated program or event, regardless of location. Staff members may define what is considered a breach of the Code of Conduct and will ask to the violator to leave.  All reported incidents will be reviewed by the Executive Director and the decision to suspend or terminate YMCA membership or visitation privileges will be made at the discretion of the Executive Director.

Camera & Cell Phone Use

Video recorders, cameras or any other visual recording devices are not allowed within the YMCA locker rooms or bathrooms.

Some cellular phones have the capacity to take pictures and video. We have zero tolerance for any members or visitors taking pictures or video of another person without their permission.

The Greater Peoria YMCA reserves the right to take pictures and video of its participants for brochures, publications, our website and other marketing purposes. If you would prefer not to be photographed, please stop by the Membership Desk and let us know in writing.


Each person, as a member or visitor, is solely responsible for any personal injuries or losses sustained while on any YMCA property or during any YMCA sponsored activities.

Statement of Inclusion

The Greater Peoria Family YMCA welcomes and encourages the participation of children and adults, including those with disabilities, in all of its facilities, classes, programs and activities. We are committed to the following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to include but not limited to:

  1. Maintaining accessible facilities, classes, programs and activities;
  2. Promoting inclusion through reasonable accommodations; and
  3. Striving to make the recreational experience a positive and successful one for all.

If an individual with a disability requires assistance in order to successfully participate in one of our classes, programs or activities, or to use our facilities, a reasonable accommodation should be requested by the parent or guardian at the time of enrolling in the program or class. Participants visiting the YMCA’s facilities or taking part in the YMCA’s programs or activities must be able to participate in an independent fashion. Staff is not able to provide services of a personal nature, such as assistance in eating, toileting or dressing. Participants are welcome to bring a caregiver or aide if they need assistance with these activities. Personal caregivers/aides will not be charged program fees for programs or activities they are assisting in, but they are still responsible for paying costs, such as ticket or admission fees. Should a participant need support above and beyond a reasonable accommodation such as one-on-one support, medical assistance that requires medical training, this will be provided at the participant or parent’s expense.  If at any time the behavior of a participant jeopardizes the ability of the YMCA to provide a reasonably safe environment, any individual may be removed from programming.