Each participant must present his or her current, valid Comet Card prior to each contest
in all Intramural Sports and events. Intramural Sports staff may conduct random in-game
identification checks. Therefore, each participant shall be able to present his/her
Comet Card at the game site upon request. Participants may also be required to supply
additional identifiable information (class schedule, driver’s license, etc.) in order
to verify their identity for participation in an intramural game or event. If it is
determined that the given information or Comet Card is invalid, the game may be
forfeited for use of an ineligible player.
Game-time is forfeit time. Teams must be signed in and ready to play at game time. A
forfeit is recorded as a loss and results in a sportsmanship rating of "0." The
first forfeit will result in the loss of the forfeit fee and the second forfeit
will result in the team being dropped from that league.
If a team/individual forfeits once during the regular season, they may regain
playoff eligibility with a one time, playoff reinstatement payment of $30. This
payment must be made before 5 p.m. on the following business day.
Due to the busy schedules of most students, there will be times when a team or
individual will not be able to make their scheduled game. In this instance, the
team or individual may communicate to the Intramural Sports office via email or
phone that they will not be present. This must be done by 5 p.m. on the day of the
scheduled game to allow enough time to call the opposing team or individual and to
make any other personnel changes that may result. In the event of a default, the
team or individual will:
- Receive a loss
- Not to be assigned any sportsmanship rating
- Still be eligible for the playoffs
- Be eligible to get their forfeit fee returned
Games that are rained out are not guaranteed to be rescheduled, but may be rescheduled
at the discretion of the assistant director of Competitive Sports. In the event a game
cannot be rescheduled, each team will receive a win for the scheduled contest. In case
of inclement weather, messages will be sent from administration through email and text
via IMLeagues and announcements will be shared on University Recreation social media
handles @utdurec for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Alcohol and Tobacco Policy
Absolutely no alcohol or tobacco is allowed in the Intramural playing areas. If either
is present, the contest will not be played and will be considered a forfeit. This
policy includes spectators. The supervisor and/or officials have the authority and
responsibility to make decisions regarding students who are not permitted to play.
University Police may be notified.
Sportsmanship | Participation is a privilege, not a right.
The Sportsmanship Rating System
The Sportsmanship Rating System is intended to be an objective scale by which teams'
attitude and behavior can be assessed throughout the Intramural Sports league and
playoff seasons. Behavior before, during and after an Intramural Sports contest is
included in the rating. The team captain is responsible for educating and informing all
players and spectators affiliated with his/her team about the system.
Teams are responsible for the actions of their individual team members and spectators.
The team captain's efforts in assisting officials/staff to calm difficult situations
and to restrain troubled teammates are imperative to controlling team conduct.
Sportsmanship is vital to the conduct of every intramural contest. In order to encourage
proper conduct during games, officials, administrative personnel and supervisors shall
make decisions on whether to warn, penalize, or eject players, spectators, or teams for
poor sportsmanship. These decisions are final. The Intramural Sports administrative
staff will rule on further penalties as a result of unsportsmanlike conduct.
Each participant should choose his or her team members carefully, as all team members
will suffer the consequences of any disciplinary action taken by the Intramural Sports
staff against the team for violation of the Intramural rules and sportsmanship
Intramural Sports reserves the right to amend any policy without prior notice. Any
policy not mentioned herein is left to the discretion of the assistant director of
Competitive Sports. For items not including in this section, please review Intramural
Sports Policies and Procedures (PDF).