1. One of the objectives of the Rec Sports program is promoting good sporting behavior. Sporting behavior is defined as behavioral tendencies of a person who can take loss or defeat without complaint, or victory without gloating, and who treats all opponents with fairness, generosity, courtesy, and respect.
  2. If a Rec Sports participant is ejected from a game for unsporting behavior, the individual shall be ineligible for further competition in ALL Rec sports activities until they meet with the Coordinator of Intramural Sports. It is the participant's responsibility to contact the coordinator and arrange a meeting time. If a player participates in any sport before speaking with the coordinator or serving their suspension, the game they participate in will be an automatic forfeit. It is the responsibility of the captain to know if their player is eligible. Serious allegations of misconduct may be referred to the Rec Sports Advisory Council. Each incident will be looked at individually and the resulting penalties shall be appropriate to the seriousness of the incident.
    • Updated Ejection Policy
      • Any player that gets ejected from a game for conduct/behavior issues will automatically be disqualified from playoffs for that team. Players will also lose their playoff eligibility for a team if they accumulate the equivalent of 3 cautions/warnings/unsportsmanslike penalties due to conduct/behavior issues throughout the season.
        • For example: 3 conduct-related yellow cards in soccer, 3 technicals in basketball, 3 unsportsmanlike penalties in Flag Football. Should a team have more than 1 player ejected thoughout the season, that team automatically becomes disqualifed for playoffs.
    • Unsporting behavior may include, but is not limited to, the following:
      • The obstruction or disruption of the normal functioning of a Rec Sports activity.
      • The use of abusive or insulting language which provokes ill will, baits, or which incites an opponent, spectator, or Intramural Sports employee.
      • Physically threatening, pushing or taunting a participant, spectator or Intramural employee.
      • Repeatedly arguing with an official.
      • Fighting (initiation or retaliation). Fighting includes physically striking, kicking, etc., or attempting to strike, kick, etc., a participant, spectator or Rec Sports employee.
    • Note: Any participant involved in a fight will automatically receive at least a one game suspension from Rec Sports and may be referred to Student Judicial Affairs (SJA). In addition, the team involved will be put on probation for that season. While on probation, should the team or any individual on the team be involved in another serious altercation, the team will be dropped from further play in that sport.
    • Game suspensions must be served with regard to actual games played.
    • When a player is ejected from a contest for unsporting behavior, the team captain must provide the official with the ejected player's name and the player must leave the playing site (out of sight and sound) within two minutes. If this does not occur, the game will be defaulted. The player or captain will receive an ejection card from the supervisor in charge.
  3. It is the responsibility of the team captain to control the conduct of their team members and any spectators.
  4. The use of alcohol and/or drugs at a Rec Sports activity or participating in a Rec Sports activity under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not permitted and is against university policy. Violator(s) will be removed from play.
  5. In addition to Rec Sports rules and regulations, Rec Sports participants and spectators will be held responsible for their personal behavior as outlined in the Student Relations Code of Conduct. The university is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which all persons who participate in university programs and activities can work together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation including sexual behavior.
  6. Procedures for misconduct:
    • Upon receiving notification of alleged misconduct by a Rec Sports participant, the Coordinator of Intramural Sports, will be notified and given details of the incident. Serious allegations of misconduct may also be referred to the Intramural Sports Advisory Council and/or SJA.
    • The details of the incident may be gathered from the following people:
      • The parties directly involved
      • The officials (if any) working the activity
      • The Supervisor in charge at the time the incident occurred
      • Teammates of the people directly involved
      • Spectators who witnessed the incident
  7. After reviewing the evidence involved, the Coordinator of Intramural Sports, will determine the outcome of the incident. Personal and written notification will then be given to the parties involved.
  8. Decisions may be appealed to the Rec Sports Advisory Council.
  9. Any unauthorized illegal, or misuse of an ID card will result in a minimum of a quarter suspension from the Rec Sports program.