Policies & Procedures

Admittance to Building
To gain admittance into the WLHC, individuals and all household members age 14 and up must scan in with their WLHC ID. JBU students, faculty and staff must use their JBU ID.  ID cards are valid only for the person whose picture and name are on the card. Failure to comply with this policy will result in termination of membership.

Minor Children (Age 17 and under)
All children under the age of fourteen (14) must be accompanied by an adult (age 18 or over) WLHC member when entering the building.  Children age 10-13 are allowed to use the rec gyms and pool unsupervised as long as the adult member is in the building.  Children age 9 and under must be supervised and remain with the adult in the activity area of participation at all times. Minor children are eligible for a WLHC ID card on or after their 14th birthday and may use the facility unsupervised.

A member must be 18 or older in order to bring a guest. Guests must pay a $3.00 fee/person for anyone 3 years and older as they enter the facility. Members must register their guests at the desk and guests should remain with the member at all times.

Behavioral Expectations

All users of the WLHC are expected to:

  • Display appropriate behavior
  • Utilize appropriate language
  • Follow WLHC building policies and procedures
  • Show respect and courtesy to one another and to WLHC staff

John Brown University is a tobacco-free environment. Alcohol and drugs are not allowed on campus. Users of the WLHC will not be admitted into the complex while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Failure to follow this guideline will result in the immediate forfeiture of membership with no refund.

Public music in the fitness center is not allowed. Please bring personal music players with ear pieces if you wish to listen to music.

Running in the halls of the WLHC is prohibited.

Proper Attire

  • Males must wear a shirt at all times in the WLHC (exception: while participating in a basketball pick-up game; shirt must be on when entering the hallway outside of the gym). Females must wear a full-shirt in the WLHC (Exception: Aerobics/Body Pump class – You must wear a shirt over your sports bra outside of the fitness classroom).
  • Pants and shorts with zippers and/or snaps (jeans included) are not allowed in the La-Z-Boy or Rapp Cardio/Weight Rooms.  Please help us protect the vinyl on the seats and benches.
  • Swimsuits must have a cover-up before leaving the locker room area.

Locker Information

Full-tier and half-tier lockers are available for rent in the Men’s and Women’s Community Locker Rooms for WLHC members. Locks are provided.  All locks and lockers are the property of the WLHC.  Day Use only lockers are also available.  

  • No personal locks can be used on lockers. Only exception is for lockers marked for Day Use Only.
  • Use of a locker by a person other than to whom it is assigned is forbidden. Misuse of a locker may lead to termination of locker privileges.
  • The WLHC’s membership office reserves the right to open a locker without the consent of the patron to whom the locker is registered in instances where locker procedures are being abused or in the case of an emergency situation.
  • Flammable materials, dangerous chemicals, explosives or weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited inside the lockers.
  • Perishable items and illegal or controlled substances such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and vapers are also strictly prohibited inside the lockers.
  • Members are not permitted to affix anything to the interior or exterior of their lockers.
  • Members are responsible for reporting any damage or needed repairs to the WLHC membership desk. Members will assume the cost of any unreported damages.
  • All personal items must be stored completely within a locker. All items left outside of a locker, whether secured or not, will be removed and disposed of accordingly.
  • Lockers not renewed will be cleaned out and all contents turned over to the Campus Safety office.
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