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UNG Intramural Sports Handbook
Last Updated: April 24, 2013
V. Eligibility Rules and Guidelines
All current students, faculty, and staff of University of North Georgia are eligible to participate in the Intramural Sports Program. The following rules and regulations shall govern the eligibility of students, faculty, and staff. These rules are effective immediately and shall supersede all formally published.
- A person may participate on (1) one team in either the Men’s or Women’s League and (1) one team in the CoRec League (if offered) for each sport. Participants my not participate on multiple teams in the same league or in both the Men’s and Women’s Leagues
- For example: A participant may play on a Fraternity softball team and a CoRec softball team. A participant may NOT play on a Fraternity softball team and on a Corps softball team.
- A participant is considered to have officially played for a team once they have been signed-in on a team’s roster at the game or match site. This becomes the participant’s official team of record for that sport.
- Participants must have a current Saints Card in order to participate in all Intramural Sports games and events.
- The Recreational Sports Staff is not responsible for checking the eligibility of Intramural participants. Each individual is responsible for their own eligibility and each team manager/captain must make every effort to be certain of the eligibility of players used. Questionable cases should be brought to the attention of the Intramural Sports Director and a ruling should be obtained prior to participation.
- A student must be currently enrolled at UNG and have paid their student activity fee to be eligible for Intramural competition.
- Currently employed members of the University of North Georgia faculty and full-time staff may play for staff or student teams in the Open or CoRec Divisions only.
- Spouses of current faculty and staff members are allowed to play with a valid UNG Spouse ID Card.
- A Ringer is defined as an otherwise eligible participant with certain playing restrictions as a result of having benefited from advanced training and coaching opportunities in the same or related Intramural Sport.
- Varsity Athletes: Members of varsity teams are not eligible for Intramural competition in the sport or related sport in which they are participating. Varsity athletes who have been on a roster in the current academic year are not eligible for Intramural competition in the sport or related sport during that season or academic year.
- Former Varsity Athletes: A former varsity athlete may participate in the same or related Intramural Sport the academic year following their name last appearing on a varsity roster. A student who is dropped from a Varsity Team roster may be eligible for the same or related Intramural sport upon appeal, provided he or she did not play in a varsity game, did not regularly attend team practices, and was not included on an official team roster.
- Sport Club Members: Sport Club Rosters as received by the Sport Club Administrator will be used to determine an individual’s club membership status. Any individual who appears on these rosters will be considered a Sport Club Member for the entire academic year.
- The number of ringers, in the same or related sport, on a roster is limited to 35% of the required number to play. 3v3 Basketball=1, Basketball=2, Flag Football=2, Recreational Soccer= 2, Softball=4, Team Tennis=1, Volleyball (Indoor)=2, Ultimate Frisbee=2, Volleyball (Sand)=1, Water Polo=2
- A team representing a Corps Company must be comprised of only members of that company. Sweethearts are not considered members of a company.
- A student must participate with the unit or organization to which he/she is assigned, or is a member. Transfer of a student to a new unit or organization will become effective the same date as the change is dated from the Commandant’s Office or Dean of Student’s Office, except: once a player starts a tournament or season on one team, the change will become effective after the last match or game of that sport season.
- A student must be physically fit. Any student excused from physical activity by the school doctor may not participate in Intramural Sports activities. This refers to permanent excuse and temporary excuse from physical activity.
Official Organization Roster
Official rosters for organizations competing as fraternity or sorority will be comprised of those organizational members properly registered through the UNG Office of Greek Life. Policies and procedures established and administered by the UNG Office of Greek Life, and its affiliated councils/organizations will govern the registration process. No additions or deletions to an organization's roster may be made through the Recreational Sports Office.
Receipt of Official Roster
Each organization that participates as fraternity or sorority is required to submit a copy of its official membership roster during the fall and spring semesters by the official roster submission date as determined by the Office of Greek Life. The roster shall include all current members and pledges. Pledges or new initiates shall be clearly indicated on the roster. Failure to properly submit or update a roster may result in the immediate suspension of the organization from participation in all Intramural Sports activities beginning the next business day following the roster submission date. Once the official roster is properly received, eligibility for participation for the organization will be restored beginning on the next business day following the day the roster is submitted.
Those persons listed on the roster will be eligible to compete for their organization as long as they: (1) remain properly registered as a member of the organization and (2) remain a valid, fee-paying student at University of North Georgia. Once a student becomes inactive at UNG (through graduation, dismissal, etc), that student is immediately ineligible for Intramural Sports competition.
Pledges and New Initiates
Pledges and other new initiates are eligible to compete for a Greek organization the first day following the conclusion of the official rush period for each semester, provided they are not members of another team for that sport. These new organizational members (pledges) must appear on the official roster on the roster submission date for the applicable semester. Persons competing for Greek organizations during this early semester grace period - end of rush through roster submission date - who do not appear on the official roster when received by the Recreational Sports Office for the respective semester will cause that organization to forfeit all games and events in which the ineligible player participated. No points will be awarded to the organization for overall point standings for that sport/event.
Finalization of Roster
Rosters are finalized on the official roster submission date as determined by the Office of Greek Life. No additions may be made following these dates during their respective semesters. Only those students appearing on the fall roster are eligible for play on fraternity or sorority teams during the fall semester and through the end of rush week of the spring semester. Only those students appearing on the spring roster, and remaining eligible as a student, are eligible for play on fraternity or sorority teams during the spring semester and through the end of rush week of the fall semester.
- Anyone who has been a professional athlete (received money for playing) is ineligible to participate at the Intramural level in the same or related sport.
- Alumni and friends of UNG are not eligible to participate in Intramural Sports.
- A woman is allowed to play on a men’s team, but becomes ineligible to participate on a women’s team.
- Special eligibility rules may apply to special events, with the approval of the Intramural Sports Director.
- The Intramural Sports Director reserves the right to immediately put into effect any rulings regarding eligibility, but before doing so will make available a copy of the new rules or modifications to every affected organization.