Shalom Austin Code of Conduct

Shalom Austin is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members, guests, and staff. To ensure the safety and security of all, community members, visitors and staff are expected to conduct themselves in a considerate and responsible manner and to respect the rights and dignity of others in the facility. Members, guests, and visitors shall be respectful of staff and comply with reasonable requests. 

All community members, visitors and staff play an important role in campus security and safety. Please adhere the following facility usage and behavior policies in all areas of the Dell Jewish Community Campus, and notify a staff person of any inappropriate behavior, rule violations, or security concerns. 

The Shalom Austin Jewish Community Center and the Dell Jewish Community Campus are private property. We reserve the right to remove from the premises any individual failing to abide by the Code of Conduct and to take further disciplinary actions including, but not limited to, the suspension or revocation of membership privileges. 

GENERAL POLICIES 

  • Do not leave bags, backpacks, or personal belongings unattended anywhere on campus; 
  • Attire appropriate to the activity is required at all times. Shirts and shoes must be worn in the lobby, fitness area, and fitness hallway. 
  • Community members and visitors must comply with all current Shalom Austin health and safety policies, including but not limited to pandemic-specific protocols such as personal protective equipment, handwashing, and other sanitation measures. Failure to do so may result in a loss of privileges or suspension of JCC membership. 
  • Members, guests, and visitors shall observe posted facility usage policies and schedules, including the gym, public areas, pools, fitness center, etc. 

PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES 

  • Any behavior that endangers the life, safety, or health of others is prohibited; 
  • The use of offensive, vulgar, indecent, or abusive language in a public space is prohibited; 
  • Abusing, harassing, or antagonizing others, or engaging in hostile, menacing, or threatening behavior is prohibited; 
  • Smoking, including vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes, is prohibited; 
  • The possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited without prior approval; 
  • Disrupting or interfering with business operations or with the production, viewing, or enjoyment of any scheduled or approved campus event, program, or activity, is prohibited; 
  • Obstructing hallways or interfering with the flow of pedestrian and vehicle traffic is prohibited without prior approval; 
  • Using electric, electronic, or mechanical devices to amplify sound is prohibited without prior approval; 
  • Distributing flyers, leaflets, booklets, hand-bills, or other literature is prohibited without prior approval; 
  • Carrying, posting, or otherwise displaying signs, banners, flags, exhibitions, and other advertisements is prohibited without prior approval; 
  • Operating remotely controlled airplanes, drones, helicopters, gliders, or other unmanned aerial vehicles is prohibited; 
  • Unauthorized photography in the fitness and aquatic facilities is prohibited; 
  • Professional or commercial photography/videography is prohibited anywhere on campus without prior approval; 
  • Pets are prohibited on our campus and inside buildings (service/assistance animals are excluded from this policy); 
  • Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly-carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government may not enter this property, the Dell Jewish Community Campus, with a handgun that is carried openly. 

MOTORIZED VEHICLES 

  • Members are required to display a campus parking decal on their vehicle or provide proof of membership before entering campus. Anyone operating a vehicle without a decal must stop at the gate and request permission to enter campus. Non-members may be requested to provide identification before entering campus. 
  • Motor vehicles and bicycles must be operated with care; operators must be licensed, follow all directional signage and adhere to state and local traffic laws. Speed on campus should not exceed 10 miles per hour. Inconsiderate operation, excessive speed, or reckless driving can result in the loss of campus privileges. 
  • Please park in designated parking spaces only. Parking spaces for disabled or mobility impaired are clearly identified by signs and are reserved for vehicles displaying appropriate tags or placards. Failure to obey parking guidelines may result in towing at the owner's expense.