Policy STUA-REC-005

Responsible University Administrator:Vice President for Student Affairs
Responsible Officer:Senior Associate Director of Recreational Sports
Origination Date:N/A
Current Revision Date:03/22/13
Next Review Date:03/22/17
End of Policy Date:N/A
Policy Number:STUA-REC-005
Status:Effective

 

PARTICIPATION

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Policy Statement


 

Those wishing to play intramural sports must follow guidelines for participation. 


Reason for Policy/Purpose


This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding participation in intramurals. 


Who Needs to Know This Policy


 

All members of The University of Southern Mississippi community. 


Website Address for this Policy


www.usm.edu/institutional-policies/policy-stua-rec-005 


Definitions


 

  

Policy/Procedures


Article 1: Attire and Equipment


Participants must wear the appropriate athletic attire as prescribed in the rules for each activity.  For team sports, teams must wear matching jerseys with visible and individual numbers.  Please use proper judgment in selecting uniform artwork that is inoffensive.

 

Article 2: Jewelry and Accessories


Jewelry and ridged unyielding accessories are not permitted.  The Intramural Sports staff has the right to ban the use of any equipment.

 

Article 3: Blood Rule


When a player is bleeding, has an open wound or has blood on his / her uniform, that player will be directed to leave the game.  That player may not return until the bleeding has stopped, the wound is covered, and the bloody uniform is changed.

 

Article 4: Injury


Whenever a player sustains an injury that merits a stoppage of play, they must sit out until the next stoppage of play that allows them to return to the game. 

 

Article 5:  Equipment Checkout


A variety of equipment will made available at the game site.  Participants must exchange their student ID cards for equipment. 

    

Article 6: Photograph Policy


To better serve and protect the privacy of our participants, the use of photography equipment is not permitted during any activity without prior permission from the Marketing and PR coordinator.  This includes video cameras and cell phones. 

 

Article 7: Free Agency


The free agency allows individuals who are interested in participating in intramural sports but do not have a team to be recruited by existing teams.  Free agents should create a profile on imleagues.com and sign up under the free agency link.  Also, free agents are encouraged to attend the captain’s meetings to find a team.  Note: Registering as a free agent does not guarantee placement on a team.

Review


The Senior Associate Director of Recreational Sports is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).

Forms/Instructions


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Appendices


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Related Information


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History


Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes

11/01/11: Formatted for Institutional Policies website.

03/06/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.