|Responsible University Administrator:||Vice President for Student Affairs|
|Responsible Officer:||Senior Associate Director of Recreational Sports|
|Current Revision Date:||03/22/13|
|Next Review Date:||03/22/17|
|End of Policy Date:||N/A|
Only eligible individuals may participate in intramural sports.
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding eligibility to participate in intramurals.
All members of The University of Southern Mississippi community.
Article 1: Identification
Each individual must present a current Southern Miss ID or active REC card and photo ID in order to participate in any Intramural Sports activity. If an individual cannot provide valid identification, that individual will not be allowed to participate.
Article 2: University Status
All undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at the university are eligible for Intramural Sports competition. All faculty and staff are required to purchase a REC card to participate in Intramural Sports.
Article 3: Summer Eligibility
All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in summer courses at the university are eligible to participate. Students enrolled in the previous spring semester, who have not graduated, and intend to enroll in the fall, are eligible to participate provided that they purchase a REC Card.
Article 4: Co-Rec
All students, faculty, staff and their spouses are eligible to participate. All spouses must purchase a REC Card to participate in Intramural Sports.
Article 5: Varsity Athletes
Any current varsity athletes who practice with a college during the current academic year will be ineligible to participate in their or a related sport. This includes prop team members, redshirt athletes and transfer students from any college or university. University rosters will be consulted in dealing with player eligibility.
Article 6: Club Sports Members
Intramural Sports team rosters may include up to two sport club members for a sport related to their club for sports that require five or fewer players, and teams can have three sport club members if the sport requires six or more players. This shall include anyone who participated in any club game or practice.
Article 7: Fraternity and Sorority
Each Greek organization must be officially registered and in good standing with the Greek Life Office in order for that team to participate in the fraternity or sorority division. Any individual playing under a fraternity or sorority name must be registered under that organization through the Greek Life Office.
Article 8: Professional Athletes
Students ineligible for varsity competition because of professional rank are prohibited from competition in the intramural sport(s) or related sport(s) in which they have professional standing.
Article 9: Ineligible Players
Upon submission of a Player Eligibility Protest, the Intramural Sports staff will investigate the eligibility of the participant(s) in question. The follow criteria classify an ineligible player:
Article 10: Eligibility Protests
Player Eligibility: Protests concerning player eligibility must be submitted to an Intramural Sports supervisor before or during the contest in question. The protest will be ruled on by the Intramural Sports coordinator the following day.
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes
11/01/11: Formatted for Institutional Policies website.
03/06/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.