Dupont Circle Club


Rules of Conduct

  1. No drugs or alcohol are permitted on the premises.

  2. No smoking is permitted anywhere in the Club. (including e-cigarettes)

  3. No panhandling, gambling, loitering, or sleeping is permitted in the Club.

  4. Abusive language or other disruptive behavior is prohibited at all times. Profanity is discouraged in order to promote a respectful environment.

  5. No discrimination of any kind will be tolerated.

  6. No weapons, guns, knives, fighting, threatening or intimidating behavior, vandalism, or criminal or illegal activity is permitted in the Club. Any violation of the law is considered to be a violation of the Club rules and our Mission.

  7. No sexual conduct is permitted in the Club.

  8. No kind of harassment will be tolerated! Sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional harassment and/or bullying will result in being banned from DCC.

  9. No animals or pets of any kind, except service animals, are allowed in the Club.

  10. No bicycles are allowed in the Club.

  11. All children must be supervised by a parent or custodial adult.

  12. Personal belongings may not be left anywhere in the Club. The Club will not be held responsible for the loss of any property in the Club.

Violation of Club Rules: Removal, Banning, Reinstatement

It is the Dupont Circle Club’s Mission to provide a clean, safe, and respectful environment for our members and guests to recover through Twelve Step fellowships.

  • The Manager, a Board Member, or an on-duty Assistant Manager or Monitor has the authority, at his/her discretion, to enforce these Rules and may require an individual to leave the Club at any time should they deem it necessary.

  • The Manager or any Board Member may immediately and unilaterally ban an individual from using Club facilities for up to three months. Any ban longer than three months must be approved by the Dupont Circle Club board of directors.

  • Any individual who has been banned from the Club and wishes to have his or her access privileges reinstated must:

    1. Write a letter to the Board explaining why he or she should be reinstated;
    2. Meeting with the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, and when needed the full Board of Directors at the Board’s convenience and discretion, and receive the Boards approval for reinstatement.

*As a private organization The Dupont Circle Club reserves the right to restrict, remove and ban (short term or permanently) anyone for not adhering to any of the House Code of Conduct, Safety Protocols or any other legal offenses not listed above.

To report any inappropriate behavior please contact or 202-234-7837