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Policy STUA-REC-003

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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-003
Status: Effective




Policy Statement


Participants should be aware of various scheduling guidelines for intramural sports.

Reason for Policy/Purpose

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

Who Needs to Know This Policy


All members of The University of Southern Mississippi community. 

Website Address for this Policy 




Article 1: League Sports

Major team sports are scheduled in to leagues based on level of competition and organizational affiliation.  Leagues consist of a regular season followed by a single elimination tournament. The size of each league is determined by the number of teams registered.  Leagues may be combined based on the number of teams.


Article 2: Divisions

Each league consists of divisions which correspond with a specific time of play. There are a limited number of team spots in each division, so register early. 


Article 3: Tournament Sports

Individual/dual and various team sports are scheduled into tournaments based on the level of competition. Based on the activity, teams will be placed in a single or double elimination bracket that will be posted online. Tournament schedules and structure will be based on number of teams, facilities available.


Article 4: Major Sports

Major sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, and volleyball.


Article 5: Minor Sports

Minor sports include, 3-on-3 basketball, 4-on-4 flag football, bowling, dodgeball, fall ball softball, inner tube water basketball, kickball, sand volleyball, sports trivia, ultimate frisbee, wallyball, and Wiffle ball.


Article 6: Individual/Dual Sports

Individual sports include, air hockey, badminton, basketball festival, billiard doubles, corn-hole (bags), Fantasy Football, March Madness Challenge, Madden Tournament, punt, pass & kick, racquetball, slam dunk contest, table tennis, and tennis.


Article 7: Levels of Competition

Two divisions within the Independent and Fraternity divisions will be offered:

  • “A” Division –higher skill level   
  • “B” Division –intermediate skill level


Article 8: Rescheduling Games

A scheduled contest may be rescheduled only through the agreement of both teams and the Intramural Sports coordinator, who must be notified in person 72 hours prior to the scheduled game.  Tournament games must be played as scheduled.


Article 9: Inclement Weather and Poor Field Conditions

During inclement weather, intramural sports activities may be delayed, postponed or canceled. The intramural sports staff will make every reasonable effort to inform participants of cancellations. Participants can call the weather hotline 601-266-7321 to check the status of their games.


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







Related Information




Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes

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

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




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