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General Policies

  • Emergency Closing

    If the University of Baltimore is closed due to an emergency or extreme weather, Campus Recreation and Wellness will also be closed. Please dial the UB Emergency Notification line at 410.837.4201 for emergency updates or visit the University of Baltimore Police Department website for more information about the university closing policies. For the most up-to-date information, Campus Recreation and Wellness strongly encourages all students to sign-up for the Campus Text Alert System through the MyUB portal.

    Closings and Delays

    If the University opens late, closes early, or is closed for the day, Campus Recreation and Wellness’s hours of operation and programs will follow the adjusted University schedule.

  • Accidents and Insurance

    University Responsibility

    Campus Recreation and Wellness, the Division for Student Affairs and the University of Baltimore are not responsible for injuries incurred at University-organized activities, programs or events. Campus Recreation and Wellness will provide assistance in contacting University of Baltimore Police Department, who will then provide first aid as needed and will solicit transportation to a hospital if necessary.

    Participant Responsibility

    Participants should know and be able to meet the physical demands of any activity in which they are to engage. Each activity has a certain degree of risk, some more than others. Please note that participants of an event or program may be required to sign a liability waiver prior to participation.

    If medical assistance is necessary, the medical expenses beyond those covered by the participant’s insurance are the responsibility of the participant. It is also the responsibility of the participant to report any accident or incidents to Campus Recreation and Wellness within three business days following a program or event.

    Campus Recreation and Wellness strongly recommends all students not covered by health and accident insurance purchase student insurance.

    Information about Student Health Services can be found on our Student Health Services page.

  • Facility and Program Access

    Accommodations

    Campus Recreation and Wellness strives to make its programs and activities accessible to all of our users. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate, please contact our office at 410.837.5598. To ensure the requested accommodation is met, please make your request at least two weeks in advance.

    You can find more information about the Disability Services office at the Office of Disability and Access Services website.

    Notice of Non-discrimination

    The University of Baltimore (“UB” or “University”) does not discriminate on the basis of - and prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of - sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its policies, programs, activities or employment practices; this includes inquiries regarding Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as amended (“Title IX”), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Inquiries or complaints regarding sexual misconduct and other gender based discrimination, including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity, should be directed immediately to the Title IX Coordinator, Anita Harewood, Vice President, Office of Government and Community Relations, Academic Center, Room 336, phone: 410.837.4533, T9@ubalt.edu, or to the Dean of Students, Office of Community Life, Academic Center, Room 112, phone: 410.837.4755, communitylife@ubalt.edu, or the Assistant Vice President, Office of Human Resources, Charles Royal Building, Third Floor, 410.837.5410, mmaher@ubalt.edu.  Sexual misconduct and other gender based discrimination reports will be handled under the following policy and procedures:  http://www.ubalt.edu/policies/administrative/II-7.1.pdf.  

    Inquiries or complaints regarding other forms of discrimination such as complaints of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, or other legally protected characteristics, should be directed immediately to the following offices: For inquires or complaints against students, contact the Office of Community Life, Academic Center, Room 112, 1420 N. Charles St., 410.837.4755 communitylife@ubalt.edu; for inquires or complaints against faculty or staff, contact the Office of Human Resources, 1319 N. Charles Street, Charles Royal Building, 3rd Floor, 410.837.5410.

    Dress Code

    University of Baltimore students are expected to wear appropriate attire at all times. Appropriate attire is considered clothing that covers an individual’s undergarments, midriffs and posterior. Ill-fitting and inappropriate clothing with objectionable, vulgar or offensive writing, images or imprints may not be worn in University facilities or at University-organized programs or events. Failure to comply with these policies may result in removal from a program, event or facility.

    Note: Individual programs, events and facilities may also require a specific dress code appropriate for their area, please refer to their individual webpages for more information.

    Participation

    The fees associated with enrollment at the University are used to provide co-curricular experiences and facility access to students. Please note that access to university programs and facilities may be limited and incur additional fees for all users, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Any fee associated with the event, program or facility, including ticket sales, deposits, membership fees, and guest fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Participants should refer to specific events, programs and facilities to determine access and associated fees.

    Substance Abuse

    Smoking, smokeless tobacco, vaporizers, e-cigarettes, alcohol and other drug use are strictly prohibited in any University facility. Violators will be subject to the University of Baltimore’s conduct procedures found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide.
  • Code of Conduct

    Behavior

    Campus Recreation and Wellness has a zero tolerance policy for inappropriate and destructive conduct. Verbal or gestured profanity, provocation, pestering, fighting and destruction of property are not tolerated in the Recreation Center. Such behavior will result in ejection from the Recreation Center for the day with potential loss of access privileges at the discretion of the Director of Student Center and Recreation Programs. Any student violating this policy may also be subject to the University of Baltimore’s conduct procedures found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide.

    Use of False Identification

    The use of another person's identification within any University program, event or facility is strictly prohibited. Anyone using another person's identification will be escorted out of the program, event or facility and their University involvement suspended until further notice. Any student using another person's identification will be subject to the University of Baltimore’s conduct procedures found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide.

    Lewd or disruptive behavior, indecent or obscene conduct on university premises or at university-organized activities is prohibited. Students are expected to exhibit appropriate and respectful interpersonal physical contact at all times. Excessive interpersonal contact or inappropriate public displays of affection (PDA) may result in disciplinary action, subject to the University of Baltimore’s conduct procedures found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide.

    Respect

    All members of the University community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the goals of the institution and demonstrate respect for self, others, and their property. The University of Baltimore strives to provide students with an environment and opportunities that encourage learning, acceptance, recognition, and appreciation of those who are different from themselves. Actions that do not demonstrate respect for self, others, the law, and Universities policies and procedure may be subject to the University of Baltimore’s conduct procedures found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide.

    You can find more about the University of Baltimore’s other academic grievance policies and procedures here.

    Media Use

    The use of any equipment with the purpose of taking pictures, recording video, or audio, including the camera feature on electronic devices, is strictly prohibited inside University facilities, events, and programs without prior written approval from the Recreation Center.

    Branding and Logo Use

    Prior to using University logos, trademarks, or seal in any way, you must request and receive written permission from the Recreation Center.

Recreation Center Policies

  • Membership

    Current UB students, regular UB employees (including both exempt and non-exempt), regular UB faculty, adjunct faculty, and Contingent II UB employees are automatically members of the Recreation Center.

    All Contingent I employees, visiting faculty and university contractors are eligible to purchase a Recreation Center membership at our Alumni rate for the duration of their term.

    Recreation Center membership is on an individual basis. Only valid and current University of Baltimore staff/student/faculty and Recreation Center members may use the Recreation Center facility. All members must present valid UB ID upon arrival at the front desk. Individuals using the facility without checking in will be escorted out of the Recreation Center and may have additional sanctions placed on them at the discretion of the Director of Student Center and Recreation Programs.

    All membership fees are due at time of signing up. You must have a valid Picture ID, Payment, and Proof of eligibility for certain membership rates that we offer in order to have a membership with Campus Recreation and Wellness (Campus Recreation and Wellness).

  • Facility Dress Code

    Appropriate athletic attire, such as T-shirts, shorts, warm-up suits, sweat suits or aerobic clothing, is required at all times when using Campus Recreation and Wellness facilities.  Non-marking, closed toe athletic shoes must be worn in all activity areas. Please see dress codes below for specific areas in the Recreation Center.
  • Refund

    All memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Guests

    No guests are allowed in the facility at this time. Anyone found in the facility who is not a member will be escorted out and their right to future access suspended until further notice at the discretion of the Director of Student Center and Recreation Programs.

  • Outside Personal Training/Instruction

    Personal training and/or any form of instruction is restricted to only those individuals that have been specifically employed by Campus Recreation and Wellness. Any participant observed to be personal training with a member in the facility that is not an employed Campus Recreation and Wellness personal trainer/instructor may have their Recreation Center privileges suspended or revoked at the discretion of the Director of Student Center and Recreation Programs.

  • Access Control

    No person under the age of 18 is permitted in the Recreation Center. The only exceptions are for University of Baltimore students and events approved by the Director of Student Center and Recreation Programs.

    Proper University of Baltimore identification must be shown when entering the building. Campus Recreation and Wellness staff reserve the right to ask for additional forms of identification at any time. Members who have forgotten their University of Baltimore ID card will be allowed access up to three (3) times, which will be denoted on their account. After the third allowance, a member will not be given access to the facility without their valid University of Baltimore ID.

    Stairwell 1 and the elevator are the main entrances into the Recreation Center. All other access points should only be used in the event of a fire or other emergency. Anyone violating the policy will be escorted out of the facility and may have their Recreation Center privileges suspended or revoked at the discretion of the Director of Student Center and Recreation Programs.

  • Lost and Found

    Campus Recreation and Wellness is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Participants are encouraged to secure all personal belongings and store them in the lockers. Day locks are available at the equipment desk and semester locks are available at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Main Office. Items found unattended should be returned to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Main Office.

  • Equipment

    All equipment and supplies in the Recreation Center are property of the University and should not be misused, abused or removed from the Recreation Center. Any damaged facility equipment or any checked out equipment returned or not returned by closing time is the responsibility of the member who may incur the financial cost of replacement.

  • Towels

    Towels are given out at the front desk for your convenience. Please place towels in the bin by the front desk after the completion of a workout.

  • Lockers

    • All lockers are the property of the University of Baltimore and members using lockers must also abide by the policies in the Recreation Center. The use of a locker by a person other than to whom it is issued is prohibited.
    • Misuse of a locker may lead to cancellation of the locker agreement and membership to the facility.
    • Please visit the Campus Recreation and Wellness Main Office to register for a semester locker. All members may register for only one locker per semester.
    • Only Recreation Center locks may be used on semester lockers (short lockers).
    • Personal locks may be used on day-use lockers only and must be removed upon departure for the day. Any personal locks will be removed at the end of each day and contents of the locker will be bagged/tagged and held for one month, after which the items will be donated to a local charity.
    • All items must be stored completely within the locker. Items left outside the locker will be removed and disposed of accordingly.
    • The Recreation Center is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged, or missing items from a locker. Members are advised not to store any valuables.
    • The Recreation Center reserves the right to open your locker with or without your consent in instances where locker procedures are being abused or in cases of an emergency situation.
    • Flammable or chemical materials, weapons of any kind and illegal substances are strictly prohibited. Additionally, no perishable items are to be stored.
  • Food and Drink

    No food or drink is allowed in the Recreation Center. Water in re-sealable plastic containers is acceptable. Glass containers are not allowed in the Recreation Center.

  • Facility Reservations

    Use of any Campus Recreation and Wellness facility for personal or monetary gain is not permitted. Facilities may not be used for private instruction or to provide service without written permission from Campus Recreation and Wellness. Campus organizations and departments may submit a facility reservation request form 14 days in advance of the event date for approval. All non-university organizations are not permitted to reserve facility space. For sport clubs, please refer to the Sport Clubs Handbook.

  • Media Use

    The use of any equipment with the purpose of taking pictures or video, including the camera feature on electronic devices, is strictly prohibited inside the Recreation Center without prior written approval from the Director of Student Center and Recreation Programs.

  • Posting

    Posting any items on any Recreation Center bulletin boards and walls is strictly prohibited without prior written approval from the Director of Student Center and Recreation Programs.

  • Music

    If you have a request to change any audio/visual settings on the televisions and radios, please notify Campus Recreation and Wellness staff in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Main Office. Changing these devices is at the discretion of the Operations Supervisor on duty.

    Patrons using personal stereos must have headphones.

Specific Area Policies and Dress Codes

  • Aerobic Studio

    Policies

    • Sanitize mats and equipment after use.
    • Do not remove equipment from the studio.
    • Additional equipment is available to check-out at the equipment desk.
    • All stereo/audio equipment must be operated by a Recreation Center staff member.
    • Report any equipment problems immediately to the equipment desk.

    Dress Code

    • Appropriate athletic shoes only. Only closed toe shoes, non–marking shoes for wood floors are allowed. Open toe shoes, street shoes, boots, and sandals are prohibited.
    • Appropriate sports apparel including shirts, shorts, sweatpants, tank tops, and spandex accessories must be worn at all times. Belts and jeans are prohibited.
    • All loose jewelry must be removed.
  • Boxing and Plyometric Rooms

    Policies

    • Additional equipment is available to check-out at the equipment desk.
    • Please return any equipment taken from other rooms to its original location.
    • Do not remove equipment from the studio.
    • Additional equipment is available to check-out at the equipment desk.
    • All stereo/audio equipment must be operated by a Recreation Center staff member.
    • Report any equipment problems immediately to the equipment desk.

    Dress Code

    • Appropriate athletic shoes only. Only closed toe shoes, non–marking shoes for wood floors are allowed. Open toe shoes, street shoes, boots, and sandals are prohibited.
    • Appropriate sports apparel including shirts, shorts, sweatpants, tank tops, and spandex accessories must be worn at all times. Belts and jeans are prohibited.
    • All loose jewelry must be removed.
  • Cardio Room

    Policies

    • During peak hours please limit your time to 30 minutes on each machine.
    • Clean up after yourself. Wipe off machines after use.
    • Report any equipment problems immediately to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Main Office.
    • Equipment or accessories are provided for use within the cardio area.
    • Return magazines when finished.
    • Do not change the TV Stations. Ask the Operations Supervisor in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Main Office for assistance.
    • Do not place bags or personal belongings on top of or behind equipment.
    • Appropriate athletic shoes only.
    • Appropriate sports apparel only.

    Dress Code

    • Appropriate athletic shoes only. Only closed toe shoes, non–marking shoes for wood floors are allowed. Open toe shoes, street shoes, boots, and sandals are prohibited.
    • Appropriate sports apparel including shirts, shorts, sweatpants, tank tops, and spandex accessories must be worn at all times. Belts and jeans are prohibited.
    • All loose jewelry must be removed.
  • Golf Room

    Policies

    • During peak hours, and/or if there is a wait, please rotate your usage of equipment.
    • Report any equipment problems immediately to the equipment desk.
    • Equipment or accessories are provided for use within the golf room and are not to be removed from this area or the facility at any time.
    • Everyone is responsible for cleaning up after themselves.

    Dress Code

    • Appropriate athletic shoes only. Only closed toe shoes, non–marking shoes for wood floors are allowed. Open toe shoes, street shoes, boots, and sandals are prohibited.
    • Appropriate sports apparel including shirts, shorts, sweatpants, tank tops, and spandex accessories must be worn at all times. Belts and jeans are prohibited.
    • All loose jewelry must be removed.
  • Gymnasium

    Policies

    • Threatening or indecent conduct, including fighting is prohibited.
    • Hanging on the rim and goalposts is not allowed.
    • All basketballs and other gym equipment must be returned to the equipment desk after use.
    • All scheduled Campus Recreation and Wellness approved programs and leagues will be honored. All other times not scheduled will be for informal recreation on a first come, first serve basis.
    • Appropriate athletic clothing and foot wear must be worn at all times.
    • Report any equipment problems immediately to the equipment desk.

    Dress Code

    • Appropriate athletic shoes only. Only closed toe shoes, non–marking shoes for wood floors are allowed. Open toe shoes, street shoes, boots, and sandals are prohibited.
    • Appropriate sports apparel including shirts, shorts, sweatpants, tank tops, and spandex accessories must be worn at all times.
    • All loose jewelry must be removed.
  • Mat Room

    Policies

    • Additional equipment is available to check-out at the equipment desk.
    • Please return any equipment taken from other rooms to its original location.
    • Do not remove equipment from the studio.
    • Additional equipment is available to check-out at the equipment desk.
    • All stereo/audio equipment must be operated by a Recreation Center staff member.
    • Report any equipment problems immediately to the equipment desk.

    Dress Code

    • No shoes are allowed on the mat.
    • Appropriate athletic shoes only. Only closed toe shoes, non–marking shoes for wood floors are allowed. Open toe shoes, street shoes, boots, and sandals are prohibited.
    • Appropriate sports apparel including shirts, shorts, sweatpants, tank tops, and spandex accessories must be worn at all times. Belts and jeans are prohibited.
    • All loose jewelry must be removed.
  • Racquetball Courts

    Policies

    • Lensed eyewear designed for racquet sports is strongly recommended to all participants to protect from eye injuries. Players who require corrective eyewear are strongly recommended to wear lensed eyewear designed for racquet sports.
    • Only non-marking balls are allowed.
    • All racquets must have a protective bumper or be taped with a material designed for racquets.
    • Racquetball racquets should have a wrist strap which is to be used at all times.
    • Doors must be closed when racquetball courts are in use.
    • Racquet balls and goggles are available at the equipment desk.

    Dress Code

    • Appropriate athletic shoes only. Only closed toe shoes, non–marking shoes for wood floors are allowed. Open toe shoes, street shoes, boots, and sandals are prohibited.
    • Appropriate sports apparel including shirts, shorts, sweatpants, tank tops, and spandex accessories must be worn at all times. Belts and jeans are prohibited.
    • All loose jewelry must be removed.
    • Goggles are strongly recommended for all participants to protect from eye injuries.
  • Sauna

    Policies

    • Notify a staff member at the front desk for use.
    • Only one gender is allowed in the sauna at a time.
    • Towels must be used when sitting on benches.
    • Prior to entering, please allow 5 minutes to cool down after exercising.
    • Exercise is not permitted while using the sauna.

    Dress Code

    • All loose jewelry must be removed.
    • Towel must be worn when sitting. Nudity is prohibited.
  • Spin Room

    Policies

    • Sanitize bike after use. Disinfectant wipes are provided
      in the facility.
    • Please arrive early for group fitness classes.
    • Use shoe clips properly to avoid the possibility of injury.
    • All stereo/audio equipment must be operated by a Recreation Center staff member.
    • Report any equipment problems immediately to the equipment desk.

    Dress Code

    • Appropriate athletic shoes only. Only closed toe shoes, non–marking shoes for wood floors are allowed. Open toe shoes, street shoes, boots, and sandals are prohibited.
    • Appropriate sports apparel including shirts, shorts, sweatpants, tank tops, and spandex accessories must be worn at all times. Belts and jeans are prohibited.
    • All loose jewelry must be removed.
  • Weight Room

    Policies

    • During peak hours, and or if there is a wait, please rotate usage of equipment.
    • Everyone is responsible for cleaning up after themselves. Wipe off machines after use. Towels & disinfectant wipes are provided in facility to wipe off equipment.
    • Report any equipment problems immediately to the equipment desk.
    • Equipment or accessories are provided for use within the weight room and are not to be removed from this area or the facility at any time.
    • Keep hands and feet away from all moving parts and weight stacks.
    • Do not pull pins on weight machines while weights are in use.
    • Please do not drop the weights. Patrons will be responsible for all damage to equipment from being dropped.

    Dress Code

    • Appropriate athletic shoes only. Only closed toe shoes, non–marking shoes for wood floors are allowed. Open toe shoes, street shoes, boots, and sandals are prohibited.
    • Appropriate sports apparel including shirts, shorts, sweatpants, tank tops, and spandex accessories must be worn at all times. Belts and jeans are prohibited.
    • All loose jewelry must be removed.

Competitive Sports Policies

  • Registration

    To avoid confusion and keep our program running smoothly, registration forms for team and individual sports are due by 5 p.m. of the deadline date.

    All team rosters are final at the conclusion of the last regular season game.

  • Eligibility

    • Individuals - Participants must be currently enrolled as a student at UB or employed as a faculty/staff member at UB. Participants must present proper identification prior to registering for an activity, as well as prior to the beginning of each and every event. If a player does not have the necessary identification materials, he/she will be ineligible to participate in that day’s event. Required identification for eligible participants is a valid UB photo ID (can be acquired at the Campus Card Office, Academic Center, Room 105).
    • Intramural Staff – Campus Recreation and Wellness staff has the right to reexamine any participant's IDs. If someone is caught using an ID card that is not his/her own, it will be confiscated by the Intramural Supervisor.
    • Team Rosters – a player is bound to the first team for which he/she plays; players may not switch teams during the season. In cases where a player participates for multiple teams, the player will be disqualified from further competition.
    • MICA Students - participation in intramural leagues is permitted with the following conditions:
      1. A valid MICA student photo ID shall be presented to intramural officials before each game.
      2. All UB Intramural policies apply to participants.
      3. Must have valid Campus Recreation and Wellness membership ID.
    • Sportsmanship Average: To be eligible for the playoffs, a team must have a 3.0 sportsmanship average and must maintain that average throughout the playoffs.
    • Eligible Players: It is the responsibility of the captain to make sure that the players on his/her team are eligible. All games in which an illegal player participates will be forfeited.
    • Forfeits: Any team forfeiting two or more games will be ineligible for the playoffs.
    • Eligibility Exceptions - Golf tournament. At least one player in each foursome must be intramural-eligible, but the rest of the players needn’t be.
  • Captains Responsibilities

    Each team participating in intramural team sports should elect or appoint a “captain".

    • General: The team captain is the link between the Intramural Sports Office and the participants. Team captains are responsible for making sure that all members of their teams are aware of all Intramural Sports policies and rules. Captains are responsible for their teams’ sportsmanship, and in some cases may be held accountable for the actions of individuals on their teams, and possibly spectators as well.
    • Organizational Meeting: Refer to the Intramural Sports calendar and printed literature for each specific sport for Captains Meeting dates, times, and location. It is mandatory that the team captain or a team representative attend this pre-season meeting where policies, rules, and league schedules are distributed and discussed. If this meeting is missed, a team representative is required to meet with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports within 24 hours to ensure they will be permitted into the league.
    • Identification: Each participant is required to bring a valid University of Baltimore identification card or Campus Recreation and Wellness ID to every activity area. Failure to do so will result in that participant being ineligible to sign in and play. (See Behavior Policy #11)
    • Signing The Score Sheet: The team captain is responsible for signing a score sheet at the end of the game. This allows the captain to verify that the score was kept correctly and that they are aware of the sportsmanship grade.
  • Forfeit Policy

    Each team participating in intramural team sports should elect or appoint a “captain".
    • League Sports: Any team or individual failing to report to the activity site by the scheduled starting time shall forfeit the contest to their opponent unless prior arrangements are made with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and/or the Intramural Supervisor. If both teams fail to report, each team will be given a forfeit.
    • Grace Period: Each team is given a 5 minute grace period only if the following conditions are met:
      1. The team must forfeit their first half time outs.
      2. All participants must also be dressed, signed in, and ready to participate at the end of the grace period.
      3. If the following conditions are not fulfilled or agreed upon between the supervisor and the forfeiting team, the game will result in a forfeit.
    • Tournaments: Any team or individual failing to report to the activity site by the scheduled starting time shall forfeit the contest to their opponent unless prior arrangements are made with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and/or the Intramural Supervisor. If both teams fail to report, each team will be given a forfeit.
    • Grace Period: A 5 minute grace period is available for any regular tournament or playoff match. The following conditions apply in order for the grace period to be valid. All participants must not only be present, but ready to participate at the end of this period. If the preceding conditions are not fulfilled or agreed upon between the competing participant, the supervisor (if present), and the forfeiting participant, then the match will result in a forfeit. In situations of a best of 3 or 5, if a participant is late but still within the 5-minute grace period, they will only forfeit the first game of the match. If they exceed the 5-minute grace period, they forfeit the entire match.
    • Reinstatement Policy: If a participant forfeits out of a tournament (forfeits two or more matches), they must schedule a meeting with the  Assistant Director of Competitive Sports in order to be able to compete in another tournament.
    • Official Score: The official score of a forfeited Soccer game is 5-0. The official score of a forfeited basketball game is 25-0.
    • Minimum Players: Each sport’s set of rules contain a minimum number of players required to be maintained throughout the entire game. If the opponent forfeits, the opposing team is still required to have at least the minimum number of players to avoid a double forfeit.
    • Illegal Players: If a team uses an illegal player in the regular season, all games or contests in which that player participated will be declared forfeits and a victory will be given to their opponent(s). If this occurs during the playoffs, the team will be disqualified from the tournament and the opponent will move on in the bracket.
    • Disqualification: If a team forfeits two games in a season, they will be declared ineligible for the playoffs and will be dropped from the league entirely.
    • Defaults: Any team knowing that they will not be able to participate in a regular season or playoff contest may verbally notify the Intramural Office to default. Verbal notification must be made to the Intramural Office by 2:00pm the day of the game to be considered a legally defaulted contest. A team that legally defaults a game will receive a loss in league standings, but not a forfeit. A default does not negatively impact a team’s forfeit minimum.
    • Rescheduling Policy: Players/Teams may not reschedule games unless approved by both opponents and the  Assistant Director of Competitive Sports.
  • Sportsmanship

    • Team Names: The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports reserves the right to change names of teams deemed offensive, profane, and/or inappropriate.
    • Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Unsportsmanlike conduct is at the discretion of the intramural staff.
    • Ejected Participant: Any ejected participant must leave the activity site immediately. At this time, the player who was ejected will be ineligible to participate in any intramural activity until he/she has completed the reinstatement procedure with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports.
    • Ejected Participant Reinstatement: Any ejected participant who is seeking reinstatement must petition in writing (letter or e-mail) to the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports for a reinstatement hearing. The petition must include a description of the events leading up to and during the incident, rationale for actions of the ejected participant, rationale for why the participant should be reinstated and contact information (name, e-mail address, phone number, and UB ID number). Upon receiving the petition, a hearing will be arranged between the ejected participant and the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports where a decision will be made regarding reinstatement.
    • Team Sportsmanship Ratings: Intramural staff and game officials will evaluate teams and assign a sportsmanship grade following each game. Ratings are given based on the following criteria:
      • 4 – Outstanding sportsmanship and conduct: All players cooperate fully with staff and officials and the captain controls his/her team.
      • 3 – Good sportsmanship and conduct: Team members are in control throughout the contest. Only minor infractions and non-harmful conduct.
      • 2 – Below average sportsmanship and conduct: Verbal dissent or aggression towards the opposing team resulting in a yellow card. Any team receiving one sportsmanship-related yellow card or technical foul will receive no higher than a 2.
      • 1 – Poor sportsmanship and conduct: Team members continually show disrespect for the opposing team and officials. The team captain shows little or no control over the team. Any team receiving two sportsmanship-related yellow cards, two technical fouls, or one sportsmanship-related red card will receive a 1.
      • 0 – Unacceptable sportsmanship and conduct: The team is completely uncooperative, resulting in several yellow and/or red cards to be issued. Any team receiving three sportsmanship-related cards and/or causing the game to be ended early will receive a 0. The team captain must meet with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports to be reinstated to the league after a 0.
  • Behavior

    It is the responsibility of participants and spectators to cooperate with Intramural employees in controlling spectators or team followers.

    • Participants and spectators acting in an inappropriate manner will be asked to leave the playing area by the Intramural Supervisor.

    Any participant or spectator who commits, incites, or aids others in committing any of the following acts of misconduct shall be subject to removal from Intramural Sports participation:

    1. Participant or spectator hits, strikes, or pushes an employee (student or professional) – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 semester.
    2. Hitting or striking another participant or spectator – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 semester.
    3. Threatening behavior (verbal or physical) before, during, or after a contest toward an employee (student or professional) – indefinite suspension from IM Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 game.
    4. Threatening behavior (verbal or physical, can include fighting, etc.) toward another participant or spectator before, during, or after contest – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 game.
    5. Verbally abusing an employee (student or professional) – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 game.
    6. Verbally abusing a participant, opponent, user, guest, or member – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 game.
    7. Any action(s) which could potentially cause equipment or facility damage and/or personal injury – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities- minimum: 1 game.
    8. An Individual or team receiving multiple unsportsmanlike conduct fouls -the player(s) will be suspended for a game/max: season. A team will be dropped from league play and/or ineligible for playoffs.
    9. Team players and captains are expected to be cooperative and honest when asked for assistance in identifying individuals who may be involved in incidents. Failure to do so may result in an individual and/or team penalty including game or season forfeiture.
    10. Failure to cooperate with staff (i.e., giving name, completing forms, etc.) after an ejection-minimum: game forfeiture.
    11. Any participant using an assumed name, or using an UB photo ID card illegally will be declared ineligible from all Intramural Sports program for the academic year. Team will forfeit play-off games for the immediate incident.

    The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports has final authority in any and all behavior related issues.

  • Protest

    If a team/participant feels an official has made an incorrect interpretation of a rule or questions the eligibility of a player, the team captain may request a time out and inform an official that he/she wishes to have a ruling on the interpretation by the Intramural Supervisor.

    1. Eligibility: Protests based on the eligibility of an opponent must be completed within 24 hours of the completion of the game in which the opponent’s eligibility is in question.
    2. Rule Interpretation: Questions pertaining to the interpretation of rules by officials must be resolved on the field/court at the time the interpretation occurs, prior to the next live ball, and by the Intramural Sports Supervisor.

      If corrections are necessary, the Intramural Staff shall make them immediately and the team/participant shall not be charged with a time out. However, if the interpretation was correct in the opinion of the supervisor, the protesting team/participant will be charged with a time out; if the team does not have any remaining time outs, the appropriate delay penalty (sport specific) will be enforced. If the participant still does not agree with the decision, a protest form can be obtained from the Intramural Sports Supervisor. The Supervisor will inform both teams that the remainder of the game is being played under protest. The form must be turned into the Intramural Office within 24 hours of the completion of the game. The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports will determine the final outcome of all written protests.
    3. Officials’ Judgment: No protest will be accepted which involves the judgment of a game official.
    4. Final Authority: The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports will make all final decisions on written protests.
  • Dress Code

    • Dress Code: Please refer to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Dress Code Policy.
    • Jerseys: For some sports, contrasting color jerseys and/or jerseys with numbers are required. Jerseys may be checked out from the Intramural Sports Scorekeeper at the activity site.
    • Proper Footwear: Proper footwear must be worn for all sports. For outdoor sports, cleats may be worn but they must be rubber, plastic, or plastic-tipped cleats (metal cleats are not permitted). For indoor sports, non-marking athletic shoes must be worn.
    • Players Wearing Jewelry: All jewelry is illegal for all sports. Any player wearing jewelry will be asked to leave the game and not be permitted to return until the jewelry is removed or taped up. Intramurals is not responsible for supplying tape.
    • Medical Alert Bracelets: Any medical alert bracelets will be permitted, but they must be taped to the body with the medical data visible
Last Published 7/6/17