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Policy STUA-REC-005

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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-005
Status: Effective




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 




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 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.


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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