Table of Contents Directory Purpose of Handbook Mission Statement Equal Opportunity Statement Intramurals: Administration Medical Considerations How to Enter Representative Responsibilities Employment Opportunities Publicity Awards Fall Schedule Spring Schedule Rules and Regulations Eligibility Divisions of Participation Skills Levels of Participation Schedules Team Coaches’ Meetings Playoffs/Championships Sportsmanship Forfeits Protests Entry Fees Facility Policies Undergraduate Intramural Boards Board Members Team Sport Leagues Teams Sport Playoffs Point System Office of Campus Recreation Directory (back to top) Offices…………………………………………………………..Student Recreation Center Hours…………………………………………..…Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Phone……………………………………………………………………………..343-6627 Recreation Hot Line (24 Hours)………………………………………………...322-PLAY Pool Information………………………………………………..322-PLAY Racquetball Court Information…………………………………...343-8181 Equipment Usage/Rental Information…………………………....343-8181 Outdoor Recreation Information…………………………………343-8182 Wellness Resource Center………………………………………..343-6073 Facility Reservations: Office of Schedules and Reservations……………………322-2448 Wellness Resource Center………………………………………………………..343-6073 Staff Director………………………………………………..Sam Hirt email@example.com Associate Director…………………………………...Lynn Smith firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Director………………………LaDonna Meuchel email@example.com Assistant Director………………………..Linda Rosenkranz firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Director……………………...….Chondra Johnson email@example.com Assistant Director………………………………..…..Todd Suttles firstname.lastname@example.org Wellness/Fitness Coordinator……………….…Becky Spires email@example.com Activity Coordinator…………………………..Jennifer Lynch firstname.lastname@example.org Activity Coordinator…………………………………..Greg Tester email@example.com Administrative Assistant…………………….Karen Shannon karen.m.Shannon@vanderbilt.edu Office Assistant………………………………….…..Jessica Slay firstname.lastname@example.org Turf Care Specialist………………………………………………………...…Bill Randles Facility Supervisor……………………………………………..………………Nano Oerip Facility Supervisor………………………………………………………..….Harry Dickey Purpose of Handbook (back to top) This handbook is designed to serve as an informative and procedural reference for persons involved or interested in the organization of intramurals and recreation. The OCR urges you to become familiar with the information contained in this handbook and to consult it when the need arises. Mission Statement (back to top) It is the mission of the Office of Campus Recreation to assist in the development and education of the whole person. The Office achieves this goal by providing comprehensive fitness, recreation, and wellness programs in a state of the art facility to the diverse population of students and the Vanderbilt community at large. The wide variety of programs provide opportunities to develop the individual’s positive self esteem, relationships with others, and effective communication and leadership skills. The Recreation Center additionally serves as an avenue for individuals to achieve a stress free, holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. Student Recreation Center Committee The Student Recreation Center Committee assists in the overall management of the Student Recreation Center by providing advice on programs and operations. Through its work, the committee seeks to ensure that the center serves all users – undergraduate, graduate and professional students as well as faculty and staff. Group representatives on the board include Student Government Association, Interhall, Undergraduate at Large, Men’s and Women’s Intramural Board, Sports Club, Freshman at Large, Graduate School, Professional Schools (two schools on a rotating basis), staff, and faculty (two representatives). Equal Opportunity Statement (back to top) In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1992, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Vanderbilt University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, administration of educational policies, programs, or activities; its admissions policies; scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University-administered programs, or employment. Inquires or complaints should be directed to the Opportunity Development officer, 108 & 808 Baker Building, Box 1890, Station B, Nashville, Tennessee 37235. Telephone (615) 322-4705 (V/TDD); fax (615) 421- 6871. Intramurals (back to top) ADMINISTRATION The OCR serves as the administration center for all campus recreation programs, including intramurals. Several other campus organizations advise and assist the OCR in areas such as programming, organization, and promotion. Undergraduate Intramural Boards – The function of these boards (men’s and women’s) is to assist the OCR in the organization and promotion of intramurals. Member organizations include fraternities , sororities, campus and independent groups. (See board member listing) Qualified groups may petition the boards for membership. (See qualifications for membership) Meetings are called by board officers and are scheduled twice monthly. MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS (back to top) Participation in all OCR programs is completely voluntary; therefore, the OCR and its staff assume no responsibility for injuries received during such participation. It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of the demands and inherent dangers of the sports in which he or she participates. Each participant should evaluate his or her health relative to these factors. The OCR highly recommends that each participant has a medical examination prior to participation. Questions on all injury related matters should be directed to the University’s Office of Risk Management. Emergencies – When injuries and other emergencies require medical attention, the Office of Safety and Security, (421-1911), the blue phone on the Intramural Fields, Vanderbilt Hospital Emergency Room, (322-3391), or other medical agency should be alerted. Safety and Security is available for transporting injured persons and for securing appropriate medical help. Participants should be aware of the health service available on campus, including the Student Health Center, Vanderbilt Hospital Emergency Room, and the Sports Medicine Clinic in the University Medical Center. The V.U. Hospital Emergency Room is available to handle emergencies involving students, faculty and staff 24 hours a day. In extreme emergencies, contact the emergency room immediately in addition to alerting Safety and Security. The Student Health Center offers a number of health services, including referrals. The Center is open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday- Friday and 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays The V.U. Sports Medicine Clinic may be contacted regarding the range of services they provide. An Electronic Automatic Defibulator (AED) is located at the front desk of the Student Recreation Center. HOW TO ENTER (back to top) Registering for Intramurals is easy. The following steps explain the procedure: 1) Check for activity entry date and information through any of several OCR publicity avenues – Web Page, Activity Flyers, Student Rec. Ctr. Bulletin Boards, Brochures, Pocket Calendars, Hustler, Register, etc. 2) Obtain the appropriate registration card at the OCR. 3) Fill it out completely, and submit it, along with any fees, to the OCR prior to the entry deadline. 4) At the OCR, check the appropriate activity flyer for pertinent information, including dates and times of team coaches’ meetings. 5) Pick up a copy of the sport’s rules and procedures. NOTE: For several team sports, practice games are scheduled by the OCR prior to the first official game of the season. These games serve as a clinic for officials. Teams interested in participating in the practice games may sign up at the time of registration. Players Needing Teams/Teams Needing Players – Persons desiring to be placed on teams should register with the OCR on the earliest possible entry date. Every attempt will be made to place those persons on teams, or new teams will be formed, numbers permitting. Teams in need of additional players should consult the list of registered non-team persons. Registrants should contact the OCR near the entry deadline if a team has not been found. REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES (back to top) Intramural representatives (Greek, residence, professional school, campus organizations) serve as a vital link between the OCR and campus through their assistance in organization and promotion of intramurals. Representatives performing duties responsibly will ensure that students are well informed of all recreational opportunities and procedures. Representatives responsibilities are as follows: 1) Stay informed of all ongoing and upcoming intramural sports, including entry dates and deadlines. 2) Recruit coaches or captains for team sports if not serving as such. 3) Assist the OCR with distribution of publicity, including the posting of activity flyers. 4) Recruit participants by promoting intramural sports within your group. 5) Keep an accurate address and telephone number on file with OCR. 6) Attend all meetings called by the OCR and all meetings of Undergraduate Intramural Boards for its members. 7) Serve as a source of information for your group regarding OCR programs. 8) Register entries with the OCR within the appropriate entry dates or send a representative to do this. 9) Submit your ideas and suggestions for program improvement to the OCR. 10) Be informed of the information contained in the handbook and take appropriate steps to ensure that your group is also informed of and adheres to all relevant policies and procedures. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES (back to top) The OCR employs many students, faculty and staff as support personnel in various program areas. Opportunities are open for student staff assistants, intramural supervisors, officials, tournament coordinators, and lifeguards. All positions are paid with flexible scheduling available to work around priorities. All OCR employees are expected to be friendly, enthusiastic and conscientious. The following is a description of the various positions: Student Staff Assistants – Staff assistants are involved in many facets of OCR programming. Duties include office help, scheduling/coordinating, recording scores, campus errands, facility preparation and maintenance. Supervisors – Supervisors serve as on-site administrators for team sports. Duties include supervision of officials, coordinating events, facility preparation, and equipment supply/distribution. Interested persons should be familiar with one or more intramural team sports with officiating experience required. Officials – Officials are needed for the team sports of Flag Football, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Innertube Water Polo. Previous officiating experience and knowledge of one of these sports is preferred, but not necessary. Officials meetings and clinics are scheduled by the OCR (See I.M. Calendar) to offer beginning and veteran officials the necessary knowledge and skill required to officiate. Tournament Coordinators – Coordinators are used to ensure that individual, dual and group sports tournaments run in an organized fashion. Duties include recording sports, checking-in participants, updating tournament brackets and monitoring rule compliance. No previous experience is required. SRC Workers – Workers are employed to monitor the front desk, equipment room, weight room, office area. Lifeguards – Lifeguards are scheduled during “recreational swim” hours throughout the year. Duties include opening and closing pool, enforcing pool rules and swimmer safety. The minimum certification required for lifeguards is Lifeguard Training, First Aid and Adult CPR. Outdoor Recreation Staff – Paid positions include Equipment Rental Specialists, Climbing Wall Instructors, and Kayaking Instructors. Trip Coordinators serve on a volunteer basis. Written applications are available for all applications. Fitness Instructors – Instructors are employed to teach a variety of fitness classes/clinics including: aerobics, weight training, and fitness assessments. These positions are available to all students. Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. PUBLICITY (back to top) The OCR uses a variety of means to publicize its programs throughout the year. Program information may be gained in the following ways: 1) Contact the OCR during office hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (343-6627) 2) Check the OCR bulletin boards in the SRC. 3) Web Page. 4) Look for the OCR Activity Flyers announcing upcoming programs. Flyers are posted in the SRC, residence halls, University departments and many other campus areas. 5) Get an OCR Pocket Schedule through the OCR, Sarratt Main Desk, Hill Student Center and other campus sites. 6) Come to the OCR for an Intramural Handbook. 7) Contact your residence hall’s intramural representative or resident advisor. 8) Look for OCR notices in the Hustler and Register. 9) Contact the sport club coach or faculty advisor of the club you are interested in. Telephone numbers are available through the OCR and V.U. Directory. AWARDS (back to top) The OCR does not intend for awards to be the primary reason for participation. Awards do, however, add to the excitement of participation and serve as a token of one’s successes. For these reasons, the OCR will offer awards to the following: 1) Division Champions in all team sports. 2) Division Champions in all individual, dual and group sales. 3) Point Champions (men’s and women’s) of the Undergraduate Intramural Board. It is the responsibility of the teams or individuals qualifying for awards to obtain them from the OCR immediately following completion of each intramural sport. 2004 Fall Intramural Schedule (back to top) MEN’S AND WOMEN’S PROGRAMS MEN’S & WOMEN’S PROGRAMS ENTRY DATE STARTING DATES Home Run Derby No Pre-Reg Sept. 5 Softball Aug. 25 – Sept. 3 Sept. 12 Tennis League Sept. 6 – 10 Sept. 21 Volleyball Sept. 6 – 10 Sept. 22 Indoor Soccer Sept. 13 – 17 Sept. 29 Tennis Singles Sept. 20 – 24 Oct. 2 1-on-1 Basketball Sept. 20 – 24 Oct. 3 Flag Football Oct. 4 – 8 Oct. 20 Racquetball League Oct. 11 – 15 Oct. 21 3-on-3 Basketball Oct. 11 – 15 Oct. 21 Golf Oct. 20 – 22 Oct. 30 3-on-3 Volleyball Oct. 25 – 29 Nov. 5 Racquetball Singles Oct. 27 – 31 Nov. 7 Table Tennis Nov. 1 – 5 Nov. 13 Basketball Extravaganza Nov. 8 – 12 Dec. 1 Pocket Billiards Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 Dec. 7 CO-REC PROGRAMS Softball Aug. 25 – Sept. 3 Sept. 12 Volleyball Sept. 6 – 10 Sept. 22 Innertube Water Polo Sept. 20 – 24 Oct. 5 Basketball 4 Person Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 Oct. 6 Flag Football Oct. 4 – 8 Oct. 20 FACULTY/STAFF PROGRAMS Golf Sept. 13 – 17 Sept. 27 TEAM COACHES MEETING Softball Sept. 7 & 8 5 p.m. Volleyball Sept. 14 5 p.m. Innertube Water Polo Sept. 29 5 p.m. Flag Football Oct. 12 & 13 5 p.m. OFFICIALS MEETINGS AND CLINICS Meetings Clinics Softball Sept. 7 6 p.m. Sept. 8 & 9 6 p.m. Volleyball Sept. 14 6 p.m. Sept. 15 6 p.m. Flag Football Oct. 12 6 p.m. Oct. 13 & 14 6 p.m. 2005 Spring Intramural Schedule (back to top) MEN’S AND WOMEN’S PROGRAMS MEN’S & WOMEN’S PROGRAM ENTRY DATE STARTING DATES Basketball Dec. 1 – 9 Jan. 23 Racquetball Doubles Jan. 17 – 21 Jan. 29 Weightlifting Jan. 24 – 28 Feb. 5 Badminton Jan. 31 – Feb. 4 Feb. 12 Bowling Feb. 7 – 11 Feb. 19 Soccer Feb. 28 – Mar. 4 Mar. 20 Ultimate Frisbee Mar. 14 – 18 Mar. 27 March Madness Mar. 14 – 18 Mar. 27 Outdoor Volleyball Mar. 21 – 25 Apr. 3 Tennis Doubles Mar. 28 – Apr. 1 Apr. 9 Softball Extravaganza Apr. 4 – 8 Apr. 18 CO-REC PROGRAMS Volleyball Jan. 17 – 21 Jan. 30 Mixed Doubles Racquetball Jan. 17 – 21 Jan. 29 Soccer Feb. 28 – Mar. 4 Mar. 20 Ultimate Frisbee Mar. 14 – 18 Mar. 27 Mixed Doubles Tennis Mar. 28 – Apr. 1 Apr. 9 Softball Extravaganza Apr. 4 – 8 Apr. 18 FACULTY/STAFF PROGRAMS Basketball Dec. 1 – 9 Jan. 10 Golf Apr. 18 – 22 May 2 Softball Apr. 25 – 29 May 10 TEAM COACHES MEETINGS Volleyball Jan. 25 5 p.m. Basketball Dec. 8 & 9 5 p.m. Soccer Mar. 15 5 p.m. Ultimate Frisbee Mar. 22 5 p.m. Softball Faculty/Staff May 4 NOON OFFICIALS MEETINGS AND CLINICS Meetings Clinics Basketball Jan. 18 6 p.m. Jan. 19 & 20 6 p.m. Soccer Mar. 15 6 p.m. Mar. 16 6 p.m. *All dates and times are tentative and subject to change. RULES AND REGULATIONS (back to top) The OCR reserves the right to make the official ruling on any matter of rules interpretation and any matter not specifically addressed in this handbook. Additionally, any rule or regulation the OCR feels compelled to change or modify in any way may be done so immediately and without notice. ELIGIBILITY (back to top) Responsibility For Eligibility – The OCR and its staff does not actively screen entries and team rosters for ineligible participants. Infractions brought to the attention of the OCR will be dealt with in accordance with the procedures indicated below. Eligibility will function on an honor code system in which it is the responsibility of each intramural representative, team coach and participant to be aware of and abide by the rules of eligibility listed below. Ineligible Player Penalty – A person participating in an intramural sport, who s found to be ineligible for such participation, may be suspended by the OCR from further participation for any length of time up to one year. Team Using Ineligible Player – A team using an ineligible player will forfeit the game in which the ineligible player participated. Student Status – All students currently enrolled in the University are eligible for participation in intramurals. Faculty/Staff Status – All full-time faculty and staff members issued a V.U. identification are eligible for participation in intramurals. Team Rosters – Participants are required to be listed on a team’s official roster on file in the OCR prior to participating in an intramural sport. Roster additions may be made during OCR hours by phone or in person. Two Team Participants – Participation on more than one team in a single sport is not permitted. Exceptions: 1) Participation on two teams in a sport is permitted if one team is a co-recreational division team. 2) Participants listed on a roster of a team that does not actually play two of its scheduled games may transfer to another team with prior permission from the OCR. *Individuals playing on two teams will jeopardize the teams they are playing on and will be suspended from further play. Undergraduate Intramural Board (UIB) Representation 1) A student may represent only one UIB organization during an academic year. Changes in representation must be approved by the respective board and notice must be sent to the OCR. 2) Freshmen may not represent a UIB organization. Any individual with freshmen status at the beginning of fall semester will be considered freshman for the remainder of the academic year (July 1 – June 30). And, any individuals who are, or would be, assigned to freshman housing. 3) To represent a UIB organization, a person must be a current member of that organization. A student must be a non-freshman and be participating in or have completed pledge training to represent a Greek organization. Freshmen – All freshmen must participate in the freshman division. Those team sports having such a division are Flag Football, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, and Soccer. Exception: Freshmen may also participate in the co-recreational division. Athletic Team Members – Athletic team members who participate (in games or practice) with that team during or after the first scheduled game of the athletic season are ineligible for participation in that intramural or related sport the same academic year. Athletic Scholarship Recipients – A student on an athletic scholarship is ineligible to participate in that intramural or related sport. Professional Athletes – A student who is or has been a professional athlete is ineligible for participation in that intramural or related sport. Sport Club Members – All Sport Club members are eligible for participation in all non-related intramural sports and in related sports under the following guidelines: 1) Volleyball Club A. Volleyball – Maximum of (2) club members per team. B. 3 Person Volleyball – Maximum of (1) club member per team. Related Sports – 1) Baseball – Softball, Co-Rec Softball, Home Run Derby 2) Basketball – Basketball, Co-Rec Basketball, 3-on-3 Basketball, 1-on-1 Basketball 3) Football – Flag Football 4) Golf – Golf 5) Soccer – Soccer 6) Swimming – Swimming 7) Tennis – Singles Tennis, Doubles Tennis, Mixed Doubles Tennis Divisions of Participation – (back to top) 1) Freshman Division – In the team sports of Flag Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Softball, and Soccer, freshmen (men and women) are eligible to participate in the freshman division only. (Exception: Freshmen may also participate in the co-recreational division). Teams are arranged on a residence hall or a hall floor basis. Freshmen not living on campus are eligible to participate on any of the teams or form a new team. In sports without a separate freshman division, freshmen may participate in any open division. 2) Undergraduate Intramural Board (UIB) Division – Only member organizations of the UIB may participate in the UIB Division, unless conditions determined by the OCR warrant otherwise. 3) Open Division – Persons eligible for Open Division participation are: A. Freshmen in those sports that do not have a separate freshman division. B. All other undergraduate and graduate students. C. Faculty and Staff members. 4) Co-Recreational Division – All students, faculty and staff are eligible for participation in the co-recreational division, unless specified otherwise in the Intramural Calendar. 5) Medical Division – In the team sport of basketball, the Medical School will have a separate division. 6) Faculty and Staff Division – Only full-time faculty and staff who are issued a V.U. identification card and are eligible for benefits may participate in the faculty/staff division. Skill Level of Participation – (back to top) Skill level selections are available in most sports to accommodate participants of different skills and interests. Accurate selections will promote greater enjoyment through participation against opponents of similar skill. The OCR reserves the right to reclassify a participant at any time. Skill levels of participation are: 1) A – Highly skilled or experienced 2) B – Average skill or experience 3) C – Novice, little or no experience In some sports, there is a further division in level of participation which may also incorporate rule modifications. In these sports, there will be competitive and recreational divisions. Schedules (back to top) Participants and team coaches, not the OCR, are both responsible for obtaining schedules and for all information contained on them. No schedule information will be given over the phone. Schedules for most sports will be available for pick-up at the OCR, and posted on OCR bulletin boards in the Student Recreation Center and/or posted on the Intramural Field bulletin boards. Schedules for individual, dual and group sports will be available the afternoon of the third work day following the entry deadline. Team Coaches’ Meetings (back to top) Each sport will have a mandatory coaches meeting (see I.M. Calendar) which must be attended by the team coach or other team representative. Any team not properly represented at a coaches meeting will have a loss added to their record. The agenda for meetings will include, discussing rules, procedures and any other pertinent information. Team coaches meetings are essential in helping teams to be well informed, in turn, will promote a smoothly run season and participation enjoyment. Playoffs/Championships (back to top) The playoff schedule for each team sport will be determined by the OCR at the time of scheduling. (Exception: UIB Division, see UIB playoffs). At that time, teams will be separated by divisions, and available facility times and dates will be considered in formulating the playoff format. In the case of ties for playoff spots, the won-lost records of the tied teams against each other will be used to determine place finishes. If this procedure does not produce a winner, teams with forfeits will be eliminated. Then the point differential will be the determinate, first against the tied teams and then if necessary against all teams in the league. Ties in regular season games will be counted as a 1/2 loss and 1/2 win. The system of determining champions in all sports will be as follows: 1) Division Champion – participants or teams will vie for their respective division championship. The division champions indicated below will then qualify for the All Campus Championship playoffs. 2) All Campus Champions – Champions in the UIB, Open A, Faculty/Staff (when scheduled the same time of year) and Medical School (basketball only) Divisions will qualify for interdivisional play leading to an All Campus Champion in each sport. SPORTSMANSHIP (back to top) The OCR believes good sportsmanship to be an extremely important quality and seeks to encourage its development. Therefore, the OCR will neither condone, nor allow, unsportsmanlike conduct in its programs. 1) Ejection Penalties – An individual’s first ejection during an academic year will result in an automatic suspension of one game with further disciplinary action dependent on the severity of the infraction. All further ejections by an individual and all team ejections will be dealt with on a case-to-case basis by the OCR. Possible penalties include game suspension, semester suspension, year suspension and complete intramural suspension. 2) Sportsmanship Rating System – A sportsmanship rating system will be in effect for team sports. Teams will be rated in each of four areas by the head official after each game. Those areas are: A. Playing within the spirit of the rules. B. Behavior toward opponents and fans. C. Behavior toward officials. D. Behavior of team’s spectators. Teams will receive a 1 – Unacceptable, 2 – Acceptable, or 3 – Excellent rating in each of these areas. The scores will then be averaged. Teams with a rating of less than two in consecutive games will be suspended for the following game. Teams not averaging a 2 or above over the regular season will not be eligible for post-season tournament play. Postponement (back to top) All official decisions regarding postponements and rescheduling will be made by the OCR and its representatives. All other decisions are invalid and may subject participants or teams to forfeit. Participants are responsible for any additional postponement and rescheduling information contained in the rules and procedures for each sport. 1) Inclement Weather A. On weekdays, the official decision concerning postponement will be made by the OCR after 3:00 p.m. Participants or team coaches may contact the OCR after 3:00 p.m. for game status information. B. After 5:00 p.m. weekdays and at all times on weekends, postponement decisions will be made by the intramural supervisor on duty. Information will be available at the OCR. 2) Rescheduling – The OCR discourages any rescheduling of games, but realizes that on occasion circumstances warrant such action. The participants or teams desiring to reschedule will bear the majority of responsibility in the rescheduling process. The steps to follow in rescheduling are: A. Present your case for approval to the OCR. B. Obtain a Mutual Postponement Agreement form and available dates, times and facility information from the OCR. C. Contact the opponents to request agreement to reschedule. D. Provide the requested information on the form, including the securing of signatures of all participants/teams involved. E. Return the completed form to the OCR a minimum of 24 hours prior to the originally scheduled game time. F. Obtain officials for the game. G. Notify the OCR of the results of the game by 12:00 noon the first workday following the contest, or at the time stipulated by the OCR. Each team/participant may reschedule a game a maximum of one time during a season or tournament. Participants/teams not following the prescribed procedures listed above will be subject to forfeit. Forfeits (back to top) Participants/teams not present at the scheduled place and time within 5 minutes of scheduled game time will forfeit that event. Participants/team coaches are responsible for any additional forfeit rules stipulated in the rules and procedures for each sport. General forfeit rules are: 1) Group and Team Sports – One less participant than the required number of players for a sport constitutes a team. A team forfeiting two games will be dropped from further play, (unless approved by OCR). 2) Individual-Dual Sports – An individual/dual sport entry will be eliminated from further play on its first forfeit (Exception: Double elimination tournaments). Protests (back to top) Protests will be restricted to matters of rule interpretation and player eligibility only. Judgment calls may not be protested. The procedures for filing official protests are as follows: 1) Rule Interpretation Protests A. Notify the officials of the protest prior to the next live ball. B. The two captains and the officials will meet and discuss the situation. The officials will make a ruling. C. If both teams are not satisfied with the official’s ruling, the supervisor will be consulted. D. If the dispute is not settled, then, the protesting team should notify the supervisor of plans to file a protest with the OCR. E. The game will be completed. F. A written protest must be submitted by the protesting team to the OCR by noon the following weekday. G. The OCR will make the official and final ruling on the protest. 2) Player Eligibility Protests A. Notify the official of the protest prior to the end of the game. B. The game will be completed. C. The official will notify the supervisor of the protest. D. A written protest must be submitted by the protesting team to the OCR. The protest must be received by noon of the weekday immediately following the game. E. The OCR will make the official and final ruling on the protest. Entry Fees (back to top) Several sports require the payment of a non-refundable entry fee at the time of registration. Fees are used to help cover the costs of support personnel (supervisors, officials, workers). The amount of fees will be listed on each sport’s activity flyer. Note: Interhall Council will pay one-half of the entry fee for independent groups registering for team sports. Eligible groups include those not connected with professional schools or campus organizations. Residence hall teams, whether composed of participants from one or several halls, are eligible. Groups seeking help in funding are required to pay the total entry fee at the time of registration and then may approach either the Interhall Council President or their resident advisor concerning reimbursement. Forfeit Fee: Several team sports require the payment of a refundable cash entry fee at the time of registration. Teams that do not forfeit two or more games during the season are refunded their fee. Facility Policies (back to top) 1) Reservation – Groups interested in reserving recreational facilities for special events should direct all requests to the Office of Schedules and Reservations, located in 208 Sarratt Student Center, 322-2448. A. Reservations for Practices – Fields may be reserved through the OCR. Facilities not reserved will operate on a first come first serve basis. Intramural fields will not be reserved/used for team practice. 2) Identification Cards – All participants and spectators are required to present a valid V.U. identification card for admittance to all indoor recreational facilities. 3) Alcohol/Containers – No alcohol or glass containers of any type are allowed on recreational facilities. Individuals or groups violating this University policy will be subject to disciplinary action by the OCR and the University. 4) 24 Hour Blue Light Phones – Located at the north side of Capers Field, south west corner and north side of the Intramural fields. UNDERGRADUATE INTRAMURAL BOARDS (back to top) The function of the Men’s and Women’s Undergraduate Intramural Boards is to assist the OCR in the organization and promotion of intramurals for board members. Current board members are: Men’s Board (back to top) Women’s Board Alpha Epsilon Pi Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Tau Omega Alpha Kappa Alpha Beta Theta Pi Alpha Omicron Pi Delta Kappa Epsilon Chi Omega Kappa Alpha Delta Delta Delta Kappa Sigma Delta Gamma Lambda Chi Alpha Delta Sigma Theta Lambda Theta Phi Kappa Alpha Theta Omega Psi Phi Kappa Delta Phi Beta Sigma Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Kappa Psi Lambda Theta Alpha Phi Kappa Sigma Pi Beta Phi Pi Kappa Alpha Zeta Phi Beta Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Chi Zeta Beta Tau Greek Division There will be a Greek A and Greek B men’s division and Greek A and Greek B women’s division. Each fraternity and sorority is allowed to have one team in the Greek A division and one team in the Greek B division, unless specified otherwise by the Office of Campus Recreation. Should there not be more than at least four teams in a division, those teams will participate in the Open League. All-Sports Championship At the annual Greek Awards Ceremony in April, an All-Sports Champion will be crowned for Greek A and Greek B men’s division and Greek A and Greek B women’s division. Sports that will be played for points are listed below. . Team Sport Leagues (back to top) UIB Divisions will be set on the basis of the previous year’s Black Division sport point results. Beginning with the points champion and continuing in descending rank order, teams will be placed in alternate divisions. Team Sport Playoffs (See Playoffs/Championships) (back to top) The top four teams in each league will qualify for the playoffs in those Black Division sports having two leagues. In Black Division sports with three leagues, the top three teams in each league will qualify. UIB POINT SYSTEM (back to top) Black Sports Regular Season Sport Participation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Flag Football 100 100 85 70 55 40 25 15 5 Softball 100 100 85 70 55 40 25 15 5 Basketball 100 100 85 70 55 40 25 15 5 Soccer 100 100 85 70 55 40 25 15 5 Volleyball 100 100 85 70 55 40 25 15 5 Playoffs Flag Football 100 85 70 55 40 25 15 5 Softball 100 85 70 55 40 25 15 5 Basketball 100 85 70 55 40 25 15 5 Soccer 100 85 70 55 40 25 15 5 Volleyball 100 85 70 55 40 25 15 5 Gold Sports Sport Participation 1 2 3 4 5 Points Tennis 50 50 40 30 20 10 Racquetball 50 50 40 30 20 10 Golf 50 50 40 30 20 10 Ultimate 50 50 40 30 20 10 Frisbee Table Tennis 50 50 40 30 20 10 Bowling 50 50 40 30 20 10 Outdoor 50 50 40 30 20 10 Volleyball Indoor Soccer 50 50 40 30 20 10 Special Requirements for Gold Sports (men and women): Tennis Two singles, one doubles team for Greek A. Two singles, one doubles team for Greek B. Racquetball Two singles, one doubles team for Greek A. Two singles, one doubles team for Greek B. Golf One four-person scramble team for Greek A. One four-person scramble team for Greek B Ultimate One team for Greek A. One team for Greek B. Frisbee Table Two singles for Greek A. Two singles for Greek B. Tennis Bowling One four-person bowling team for Greek A. One four-person bowling team for Greek B. Outdoor One team for Greek A. One team for Greek B. Volleyball Indoor One team for Greek A. One team for Greek B. Soccer NOTES: 1. A team’s first forfeit in a team sport will result in a loss of one-half of the participation points. 2. All points are lost on the second forfeit. 3. Teams tied for place finishes will split the points awarded for those places. The procedure for determining place finishes for major/minor sports will be explained in the rules for each sport.