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Purpose and Guidelines

The Intramural Program at U.T.P.B. is designed to serve the recreational needs of current students. We honor the "everybody plays" philosophy and attempt to match ability levels. Activities are planned to try to meet the contemporary needs of the student body.

While every effort is made to provide quality programs with qualified officials, participants must realize that intramurals also serves as a training ground for someone desiring to learn a new skill such as officiating, timing and scoring, or program management. Participating with an overall attitude of good sportsmanship, friendly competition, and acceptance of imperfection leads to a better experience for all.

Participation and Eligibility

Participation is open to any currently enrolled U.T.P.B. student. Persons possessing a faculty/staff or alumni membership may also participate.

Varsity athletes will be limited to the number of varsity players allowed per roster in that sport. The Intramural Director will set these limits.

Fees

Fees will be charged for events where cost recovery is necessary, such as a golf tournament. Fees will also be charged where deliberate destruction of equipment or property occurs. The individual or group causing the damage must pay the repair or replacement cost.

Health and Safety

Accidents and injuries can occur during intramural participation. Individuals must assume the cost of their own medical treatment. An accident report will be completed at the time of an injury sustained during an intramural event.

Awards

Championship teams or individuals will receive awards, generally T-shirts. Each event will have rules regarding eligibility for awards. (i.e. number of games participated in; number of shirts per team; number of shirts per individual) Photographs of past champions are displayed on the "Intramural Wall of Fame" located in the gymnasium.

Protests

Protests involving the judgment call of an official will not be considered.

If a contest is protested for any other reason, that protest must be submitted in writing to the Intramural Director within 24 hours of the contest. It will then be rules upon by a committee consisting of the Director, Student Director, and 3 students who comprise the protest committee. The decision of this committee will be final.

Schedules

Intramural schedules for each semester are posted in the Gym and in the Mesa Journal. An Intramural Bulletin Board in the Gym contains updated announcements and schedules.

Player Conduct

Good sportsmanship is expected of all intramural participants. Verbal and/or physical abuse toward intramural officials, opponents, or teammates will not be tolerated.

Game officials, student assistants, and the Director have the right to suspend a player or team from a game or games, the league, the entire program, and the facility if inappropriate behavior occurs. Rules of conduct will be reviewed at the beginning of each new event.