Health, Safety and Risk Management

One of the primary goals of the NKU Department of Campus Recreation is to ensure all patrons and employees have a safe environment in which to recreate.  Risk management is implemented and assessed as a part of all our programs, services and facilities on a daily basis to ensure the safety of our participants and staff. 

Campus Recreation General Use Statement

Assumption of Risks: Physical activity, by its nature, carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care teaken to avoid injuries. The Northern Kentucky University Department of Campus Recreation provides for activities such as weight lifting, running, swimming, aerobic activity classes, personal training and other sporting activities. These activities involve strenuous exertions of strength using various muscle groups, some involve quick movements using speed and change of direction, and others invovle sustained physical activity that places stress on the cardiovascular system. The specific risks vary from one activity to another, but the risks range from 1)minor injuries such as scratches, bruises, and sprains 2)major injuries such as eye injury or loss of sight, joint or back injuries, heart attacks, and concussions* 3)catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death. I understand and appreciate that the activities and programs at the CRC have certain inherent risk, and I hereby assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks. 

    *Concussions can happen in any sport or recreational activity. Please refer to the CDC website to learn more about the signs and symptoms, when to seek immediate medical attention and danger signs in adults.

Minors, Guests and Facility Rental Participants

Northern Kentucky University Campus Recreation allows minors (under the age of 18) and guests to utilize the facility under the direct supervision of a responsible adult sponsor. In the event of an outside group facility rental, proof of insurance must be presented upon registration. Outside rental groups must adhere to Northern Kentucky University Campus Recreation terms of general use. 

Confidentiality and Ethical Conduct

All files maintained, housed, and managed by Northern Kentucky University are confidential, and the release of information pertaining to those records is to be consistent with established NKU polices and procedures as well as the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended in 1976.

Responding to Emergencies

Northern Kentucky University CRC employees are safety conscious and follow appropriate safety procedures. In case of emergency, accident, illness, or other incapacity which occurs while using the property, facilities, equipment, and/or services of the NKU Campus Recreation Department please notify the nearest Campus Recreation student or professional staff member. The Department of Campus Recreation reserves the right to contact Advanced Medical Personnel in any case of emergency. Participants assume liability for any costs associated with Emergency Medical Services. 

For additional information regarding University wide Health and Safety, Risk Management, and Emergency Response Plans please visit

Media, Photography and Videotaping Statement

(This includes all forms of cameras and all video recording devices)

Campus Recreation facilities are shared use multi-purpose facilities utilized for academic classes, recreational programs and athletic team practices. The following poliices were developed out of respect for the personal privacy of the adults and minors dressed in work-out clothes in these facilities. 

General Guidelines:

  • Taking photos or video of individuals without their consent is prohibited and may be cause for immediate removal and suspension from Campus Recreation facilities. 
  • All shooting must be conducted in a safe manner. 
  • The photography/taping must not cause a disruption of any activities or normal operations. 
  • No photography or videotaping of any kind is permitted in restrooms and locker rooms. 
  • Patron privacy and personal spcae must be respected at all times. 
  • Photographs/video must not be used for any commercial purposes. 
  • Any facility damage incurred during the shooting will be assessed to the photographer(s). 
NOTE: Permission to photograph/video tape will be withdrawn if the above guidelines are not adhered to. 
Access Guidelines: 
Personal Access- No authorization required
Personal photography and videotaping are permitted in Campus Recreation facilities. Personal photography and videotaping is defined as media of yourself/friends/family obtained informally for personal/private use. 
Academic Access- Prior authorization required
Academic photography and videotaping are permitted in Campus Recreation facilities with prior authorization. Academic photography and videotaping is defined as media obtained and/or reproduced for academic purposes including class projects, University promotions and information.
Media Access- Prior authorization required
Media access is allowed in Campus Recreation facilities with prior authorization. Media access is defined as media obtained and/or reproduced for use by a media outlet. Proper usage includes published materials produced by the media outlet. 
    Authorization Procedure
  • In advance of intended filming date, complete the Academic Access/Media Access Photography and Videotaping Request. 
  • Requests to utilize indoor facilities for photography or videotaping should be submitted to Assistant Director for Facilities, Jill Wood. Albright Health Center Rm 129, Phone (859)-572-5728.
  • Requests to utilize outdoor facilities for photography or videotaping should be submitted to Assistant Director for Intramural Sports, Jeremy Chipman. Albright Health Center Rm 131,, Phone (859)-572-6570.
  • If permission is granted and arrangements have been made, representatives must check in at the facility's admissions desk and present approved request form to supervisor on duty. 


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