Intramural Rules and Procedures
Code Of Conduct
All Laurier students who
participate in the Intramural program are bound by the University's
Code of Conduct (see the Undergraduate calendar) and the
Athletic Facilities Fair Play Code.
to the Intramural program, participants are expected to treat
teammates, opponents and officials with respect and dignity as
specified in the FAIR PLAY guidelines and the Intramural philosophy
of fun for all.
There is zero tolerance for any form
of harassment, discrimination or abusive behaviour.
Fair Play Code is posted in the AC gym, pool and the Stadium gym
facilities. Sanctions will be applied for non-compliance with the
Code. By virtue of participating in any form in a WLU Intramural
activity, all participants are bound by and agree to abide by the
Student Code of Conduct and Fair Play policy.
Fair Play Code
In keeping with the spirit of
intramural play to be fun and actively promote fair play and
enjoyment for all participants, a strike system has been put in place
to reward those teams who are most sportsmanlike in their demeanor,
overt attitude toward game officials, opponents and teammates, and
uphold the Code of Conduct.
The fair play system is based on
a three strike philosophy:
1st Strike (X) - Referee in chief sends an e-mail to the team captain informing them
that his/her team has received a strike against them. On the first
strike, half of the fair play bond is forfeited.
Strike (X) - The second strike against a team warrants a
meeting between the team captain, the Intramural Coordinators and
Referee-in-Chief accompanied by a forfeiture of the second half of
the team's bond money. The seriousness of the team's situation
will be discussed at the meeting and emphasis will be placed on the
fact that another strike will result in automatic ejection from the
3rd Strike (X) - The third strike against a team results in automatic ejection from
the league, loss of all remaining bond money and a meeting with the
Program Coordinator, Intramural Coordinators, and Referee in Chief.
The Spirit of Competition committee may also be called upon to
determine the appropriate discipline and future implications for the
Fair Play Code- How Assessed:
officials are to rate each of the teams based on the guidelines
( X ) Strike - A strike is issued
at the discretion of the game official if any of the following
situations occur involving one or several team members:
Abuse of an official,
teammate or the opposition (verbal or physical)
Continuous aggressive, physical play against an opposing team
Overall poor sportsmanship (ie swearing, rude comments, constant
Any Fighting or actions that
reflect an intent to instigate a fight or inflict physical harm on
another, will result in automatic suspension of players involved,
until a full review by the Spirit of Competition Committee has been
completed. See disciplinary actions section.
play score between 1and 15 is assessed by the referee/opposing team
captains for all games. If this score falls at or below 5 a fair
play strike is issued.
All full-time or part-time
undergraduate, graduate students with valid One cards, Alumni,
Faculty, staff with current Athletic memberships and are on the
roster, are eligible to participate in the Intramural program. The
following eligibility rules are to be respected:
Participants may play for ONE team per sport
Participants may play in ONE division within the same sport during a
Anyone on a current varsity team
roster or who had used their current year of CIS eligibility
(according to CIS rules) is ineligible for Intramural competition in
NOTE: Varsity soccer players
are ineligible to play Intramural indoor soccer
League participants must have played a minimum of 2 regular season
games to be eligible for post season play. See sport specific rules.
defaults in a season results in the loss of the remaining half of the
bond and elimination of a team from the league;
A team is charged with a default
when the minimum number of players fails to show up to play. You MUST
know and apply the default limits for your sport(s). See your sport
specific house rules.
One (1) default results in the loss of half of any
bond money paid, and the team is charged with a minus two in the
Protective Equipment Policy
games (participants and officials)
For the safety and protection of
all participants, the following policies will be enforced:
AND FACEMASKS or HELMETS, EYE SHIELDS AND MOUTHGUARDS must
be worn and properly fastened for:
All players of contact and collision sports are
strongly encouraged to wear MOUTH GUARDS.
GUARDS are required for all participants involved in
competitive Intramural soccer and indoor soccer leagues.
equipment needs to be fitted to each individual and is of a personal
nature, participants and referees are expected to supply their own
Failure to comply with the above-stated
policies during Intramural play will result in removal of
the player from the game and could result in a technical or bench
penalty against the offending team.
occurs when a team knowingly or not uses an ineligible player in an
Intramural game. Eligibility is determined according to the rules
outlined in the section on Eligibility Policies.
Any player who is not covered by these regulations or who has
not received special permission from the Programs Coordinator (eg. in
the case of hockey goalies) is deemed ineligible for Intramural play.
There are individual and team sanctions for
misrepresentations as determined by the Recreation Coordinator. The
minimum is game forfeiture.
Protests Of Games
system is in place to allow for teams to protest games. Protests
should not be taken personally. If a Captain wishes to protest a
game, he or she may lodge a protest only if a misapplication of
the rules occurs. Only the team captain, as outlines through
registration, may protest a game. The game official makes a note on
the score card/sheet in the comments section and informs the
a) All protests must be made in
writing to the Intramural Coordinators or Programs Coordinator within
24 hours of the contest. Protests musts be lodged and signed
by the team captain as indicated through the registration process.
b) All final Protest rulings will be
communicated by the Programs Coordinator and will be considered
suspension from Intramural play.
General eligibility rules are
addressed in the Eligibility Policies section above. Students
ineligible to participate in Intramurals fall into one of the
or part-time students who are not taking at least one half-course
during the semester of play.
from teams who have been knocked out of the play-offs cannot join
another team from the same unit that remains in play.
from teams removed for recording two defaults during the regular
season of team sports may join another team from the same unit.
While the basic premise of
Intramurals is to Play for the Sake of Playing and For Fun,
unfortunately individuals sometimes get carried away or inadvertently
break the rules. All Laurier students involved in Intramurals should
be aware of and abide by the Laurier Student Code of Conduct
published in the Undergraduate calendar. In addition, the Intramural
program has a Spirit of Competition to hear cases where special
circumstances need to be addressed. More support is being given to
the game officials with sanctions being clear and more sport
specific. Certain types of infractions, considered of a more serious
nature and that contravene the University Student Code of Conduct,
may be brought to the Student Services Committee at the discretion of
the Programs Coordinator (An example would be the physical attack of
a game official).
For less serious offences, the Spirit of
Competition Committee will investigate the details and circumstances
surrounding the event and determine by simple majority vote if a
further penalty in the form of further suspensions is warranted. The
Program Coordinator has the authority to automatically suspend
players or teams.
Composition Of The Spirit of
The Spirit of Competition Committee
shall be composed of two Intramural participants, two Intramural
Coordinators, and an unbiased Referee-In-Chief from a different
sport. The Programs Coordinator is an ex officio member of the
Committee. One of the Intramural Coordinators will be Chair of the
Committee. As Chair, this individual will only vote in the case of a
tie. All meetings are open to the public during discussion. Voting of
the Committee shall be by simple majority and conducted in private.
Members of the committee will be ineligible to vote in the instance
where they are deemed to have a conflict of interest regarding the
Notice of Meetings
It is the
Chair's responsibility to notify all members of the Committee of
meetings. It is the responsibility of the Team Captains to notify the
individuals involved and their team members of the meeting. The RIC
is responsible for notifying the relevant officials of the meeting.
All appeals must be
submitted in writing to the Program Coordinator within 24 hours of
the hearing and accompanied by a $50.00 administrative fee. Appeals
of sub-committee decisions will be accepted only on procedural
grounds. An Appeals Committee will then be formed with the Associate
Director and a committee of students. The Appeals Committee will
have ultimate authority on such appeals, including but not limited
to: disallowing the appeal, varying the penalty imposed, acquitting
the individual, or scheduling another hearing. If the team or
individual wins the appeal, the administrative fee will be returned