All contests will be supervised by an official. The official will be responsible for any and all rulings. THE OFFICIAL'S DECISION IS FINAL – NO EXCEPTIONS. Any rules not explicitly covered will follow NFHS Rules.
Any individual who, through the course of rules and referee discretion pertaining to rules, is removed from a game/competition must immediately leave the vicinity of the game. Any individual who threatens University officials (referees, supervisors, professional staff or building staff) in any manner will automatically receive a permanent ban from all University intramurals, a permanent ban from the Fitness and Recreational Sports facilities, and potentially University student conduct charges filed against them.
Participation in the Fitness and Recreational Sports program is completely voluntary, and therefore Fitness and Recreational Sports and the University will accept no responsibility for injuries sustained while participating in any facet of the Fitness and Recreational Sports program. A staff person must be notified of any injuries and the proper paperwork must be completed.
Participants are responsible for any injuries sustained while participating in the intramural program. Report all injuries to the supervisor. Intramural participants are involved at their own risk and the University accepts no responsibility in the case of an accident. In case of injury, paperwork must be filed. An official time out may be called for an injured player or for other circumstances deemed appropriate by the officials.
Fighting of any kind will not be tolerated. Involvement in a fight will result in ejection from that game and league and repercussions from Fitness and Recreational Sports.
Involvement in a fight includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Physical and mental intimidation
- An accessory to a fight
Intramurals are fun and in the spirit of clean competition. Rough play or verbal harassment will not be tolerated! Unsportsmanlike conduct towards fellow players, opponents, officials or supervisors will result in ejection from the game and possibly the sport season. Intramural officials and supervisors will give sportsmanship ratings to teams after each contest. These ratings will reflect behavior before, during and after the contest. In order for a team to qualify for the playoffs, they must have the required winning percentage and a "3.0" or better average sportsmanship rating during regular season play.
An official’s judgment CANNOT be protested. Only rules interpretation or eligibility protests will be heard. For example, if an official calls a foul, the judgment CANNOT be protested. If too much time is put on the game clock, this violation can be protested.
Protests concerning rules must be made on the field/court immediately after the play is in question. Rules or violation protests CANNOT be made after the play resumes. The team captain must notify the intramural sports personnel in an attempt to correct the situation and record all game conditions.
Eligibility protests may be accepted throughout regular season play until the playoff season. During the playoffs, protests must be made by 3 p.m. the day following the contest in question. If a player is found ineligible, previous infractions will be investigated.
Competing or attending campus recreation activities while under the influence of alcohol or other substances is prohibited. Failure to comply will result in the involvement of the Office of Student Conduct.