PAC Membership Rights and Responsibilities

The Physical Activity Complex is a unique facility located on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan and administered by the College of Kinesiology. It houses programs and services offered to both the University of Saskatchewan community and broader community of Saskatoon under the direction of Community Programs and Campus Recreation staff and administrators. By its very nature it provides an exceptional opportunity for interaction amongst the diverse population at the University of Saskatchewan and the community of Saskatoon as a whole.

All members of the PAC (which includes students who have paid appropriate fees, staff, faculty, and those from the larger community purchasing services) are considered members of the University of Saskatchewan Community.  As such, all members have rights and responsibilities related to use of the PAC, and its related programs and services. Students are also subject to the University Of Saskatchewan Standard Of Student Conduct set out by the University, above and beyond what is outlined in this document.

All members are expected to use mature judgment in choosing clothing and language, and interact with other users and staff in a respectful and professional manner.  We would ask that all members bear in mind that our membership includes children, families and people of different backgrounds and cultures.

All members of the PAC are responsible for their behavior and are expected to adhere to all policies, rules, and expectations outlined for all programs, services, and facilities. In addition, members are expected to be aware of  - and adhere to - the policies exclusive to each program and service in which they participate.

Members are held individually responsible for the decisions they make regarding their behavior.

Violation of the rules and regulations set out by the management of the PAC, its related programs and services, may lead to suspension or loss of membership to the PAC and/or participation in its related programs and use of services.

Participation in all PAC programs and activities is a privilege and all members are expected to:

  • Treat all staff and facilities with respect.
  • Act with courtesy and integrity while respecting the rights, welfare, and dignity of other members.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures set by PAC Management and the College of Kinesiology.
  • Act in a safe and responsible manner regarding themselves and others and adhere to all policies related to safety, and safe use of equipment.

It is imperative that all users/members of the PAC and its related services understand that participation and membership in, and use of the PAC, its services, programs and activities is a privilege, which comes with responsibilities.

Staff Rights and Responsibilities 

All staff employed at that PAC act as ambassadors for the College of Kinesiology and University of Saskatchewan, ensuring that all patrons are made to feel welcome in the facilities managed by the College of Kinesiology.  Expectations of our staff are:

  • Treat all fellow staff, patrons, guests and facilities with respect.
  • Act with courtesy and integrity while respecting the rights, welfare, and dignity of members and fellow staff.
  • Adhere to and enforce the policies and procedures set by PAC Management and the College of Kinesiology.

Sanctions 

Members in violation of the rules and regulations set out by the management of the PAC/College of Kinesiology as applicable to its related programs and services, may have their access suspended, have their membership revoked, or lose access to programs and services.

Suspensions may be imposed upon occurrence of a single infraction, or after repeated occurrences for any violation of the expectations of members.  In lieu of suspension, PAC Management may impose sanctions for any violation of the membership expectations.  

These sanctions may include, but are not limited to one or more of the following:

  • Verbal and/or written warning from PAC staff
  • Temporary/short term exclusion from a program, activity, and/or facility.
  • Formal reprimand which outlines expected future behaviors, any specific requirements for the members return to the facility, and future possible sanctions for further violations.
  • Permanent removal from all programs, activities, and/or facilities related to the PAC.
  • Further actions through any and all existing University Policies and procedures governing conduct and behavior, including the University Of Saskatchewan Standard Of Student Conduct.

*PAC Management, the College of Kinesiology, and its related staff reserve the right to revoke/suspend memberships immediately after a single violation if deemed appropriate.

PAC Sanctions Committee 

When a situation is deemed to be serious enough in nature that potential sanctions may be brought forward, the concern will be forwarded to the PAC Sanctions Committee. This committee can choose to impose sanctions or warnings, or if necessary, forward the concern on to the University Secretary under the Standard of Student Conduct policy of the University of Saskatchewan.

The Sanctions committee will be made up of the following:

  • A Designate from the office of Vice-President Academic/Student & Enrolment Services Division  
  • A Student member of the PAC or A Faculty member of the PAC (dependent upon situation)
  • Director of Community Programs

The sanctions committee will ask for written input from all parties involved in the dispute. If necessary, the committee may also ask the involved parties to present their case in person. Upon reviewing all relevant information, the decision of the sanctions committee will be forwarded in writing to the appropriate parties. PAC Management will continue to keep all sanctions on file to ensure appropriate information is available in those cases where progressive discipline is required.

Appeals

Members of the PAC who have had sanctions imposed against them have the right to appeal the decision of the PAC Sanctions Committee to the Dean – College of Kinesiology, within 30 days of the decision. Any requests for appeal should be made through the Director of Community Programs. Note that sanctions will not be temporarily waived during the appeal process.  


Contact Maps Search

University of Saskatchewan