Code of Conduct


The YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all.  Using the principles of Honesty, Responsibility, Caring and Respect as a guide, the YMCA Board of Directors has implemented the following Code of Conduct.  We expect all individuals to act in a manner that upholds these principles when in our facilities, on our property, or participating in our programs.




The actions listed below are considered inappropriate and are specifically prohibited:




  • Theft or behavior that results in the destruction of property.

  • Physical or verbal abuse, sexual innuendo or display, or offensive behavior of any kind, including harassment bullying or intimidation by words, gesture, body language or any menacing behavior.

  • Using or possessing alcohol; using or possessing illegal drugs; smoking.  All YMCA programs and facilities are tobacco-, alcohol-, and drug-free.

  • Use of cameras or video recording devices of any type (e.g., cameras, cell phones) without express permission of the Branch Director or CEO.

  • Wearing inappropriate, immodest, or sexually revealing attire.

  • Conducting business for personal gain (other than YMCA-approved business) on YMCA property (e.g. non-YMCA personal trainers, fitness programs, or unauthorized sports teams).

  • Loitering within YMCA facilities or on YMCA grounds after being asked to depart.

  • For all weapons not covered by the Alabama Open Carry Act: Carrying or concealing a weapon or any device that might be used as a weapon.




The above list of prohibited actions is not intended to be all-inclusive. All Y members, participants, and guests are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct and by the rules implemented by the YMCA staff. The YMCA reserves the right to terminate or suspend the membership or program privileges of any person who is in violation of the Code of Conduct or YMCA rules, or is inconsistent with our mission statement.




The YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been charged with or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse or is required by law to register as a sex offender.