Code of Conduct
At all times, participants in the Boston College Intramural program should act in a manner appropriate for the sport being played, remembering they are playing at the Intramural level. If at any time a participant, in the judgment of an Intramural Official, goes beyond what is appropriate, the participant will be disqualified from the game in progress, and, as stated in the Intramural rules, shall be disqualified from the next scheduled game as well.
Good sportsmanship is vital to maintaining the appropriate recreational atmosphere of intramural sports. All intramural participants and spectators are expected to conduct themselves in a civil and sporting manner at all times - before, during, and after contests. Behavior that promotes intolerance or prejudice, degrades any racial, ethnic, gender or religious group, infers an explicit sexual reference, or promotes destructive behavior is considered disrespectful to the University and its members, and will be addressed and dealt with accordingly. This includes Intramural team names and information posted on the Athleague web site.
The Manager of Intramural Sports reserve the right to suspend individuals or teams from further participation for severe violations of any of the infractions listed and if unsportsmanlike conduct is excessive or interferes in that sport or with others enjoyment of the league. The Manager will have final say in all conduct matters and can disqualify a participant for a game, extended period of time, or indefinitely with the Intramural Mission Statement squarely in mind.
Will be issued for actions such as, but not limited to, the following:
- Damaging, or in any way abusing Boston College property, fields, gyms, rink, etc.
- Consumption/possession of alcoholic beverages, cigarette smoking, or use of any illegal substances
- Disputing any official’s judgment call such as safe/out, ball/strike, in/out, fouls, penalties, etc. in an excessive and inappropriate manner
- Verbal or physical abuse toward any person whether they be an Intramural official, opponent, varsity student-athlete, varsity coach, administrator, etc. Examples include swearing, pushing, taunting, jeering, etc.
- Dangerous use of equipment such as intentionally throwing balls, bats, racquets, etc
Any individual ejected from a contest may be suspended from future contests. That individual must meet with the Manager of Intramural Sports before being reinstated. Any further disciplinary problems may result in indefinite suspension from all Intramural contests.
Any team that has two (2) participants ejected from a contest will forfeit that contest (regardless of score) and may be suspended from future contests. The team captain must meet with the Manager of Intramural Sports before the team can be reinstated. The individual participants will also be subject to the penalties outlined above. There may be a situation where a team is reinstated but certain individuals are not.
Sportsmanship Rating System
Regular Season Games
After each game, teams will be given a sportsmanship rating by the Intramural Officials according to the sportsmanship displayed. Teams must have a minimum average sportsmanship rating of "3.0" to be eligible to participate in the playoffs. Teams that receive a "1.0" rating for any game during the regular season must meet with the Manager in order to be eligible to play their next contest. If a game is not completed due to any circumstances, the sportsmanship rating earned will stand regardless if the game is official or not.
Teams must have an average sportsmanship rating of "3.0" or better in each game to advance.
If a team receives below a "3.0" sportsmanship average in any playoff game, they will be removed from the playoffs and replaced with the team whose average was above a "3.0". If neither team receives a "3.0" rating, both teams will be removed. Sportsmanship rating can and will be used as a tie breaker method to determine playoff teams. Sportsmanship supersedes all.
"5" Excellent Conduct and Sportsmanship - Excellent attitude from captain, players, and fans. If necessary, the captain calmly converses with the Intramural Monitor and opposing team captain about rule interpretation and calls. The team has winning and losing in perspective such that their conduct in all ways provides an example for the league and the program.
"4" Good Conduct and Sportsmanship - The team shows good sportsmanship and cooperates with the opposing team captain, Officials, and Intramural Monitor. Opponents are treated with respect and there are no warnings, yellow cards, or unsporting technical fouls.
"3" Average Conduct and Sportsmanship - The team still shows cooperation with officials and opponents but may have some complaints and grumbling. Good attitude is missing on occasion but there are no blatant displays of bad attitude. The captain is in control of the team.
"2" Below Average Conduct and Sportsmanship - Teams constantly comment to the Officials, Intramural Monitor, and/or opposing team from the field and or sidelines. The team captain exhibits little or no control over teammates or himself/herself.
"1" Poor Conduct and Sportsmanship - Captain has no control over teammates and/or himself/herself. Team is completely uncooperative and poorly represents themselves and the Boston College Intramural Program