17-B-01 NAIA Membership

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article I, Section A, Items 1-2 as follows: Active Membership shall be accorded to colleges and universities which meet the following requirements: a. Be a four-year college or university or an upper-level, two-year institution in the United States or Canada that awards a bachelor’s (baccalaureate) degree, or its equivalent. b. For an institution in […]

17-B-02 Frequency of Play – Lacrosse

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article I Section F, Item 2 as follows: The maximum number of varsity games, contests or playing dates an institution may schedule is listed below. The number of junior varsity or freshman games, contests or playing dates scheduled during the academic year cannot exceed the number of varsity games, contests or playing dates […]

17-B-03 24-Week Season Exception

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article I Section F, Item 5 as follows: Each sport shall have a maximum 24-week practice and competition season established by each member institution. Frequency of play, practice, and scheduling policies shall be applied only during the period of August 1 to May 15. Frequency of play, practice, and scheduling outside of this […]

17-B-04 Financial Assistance

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article II, Section B as follows: Assignment of scholarships, grants in aid, or student loans shall be controlled by the faculty through the regularly constituted committee on student loans and scholarships. Any financial aid or assistance to prospective or enrolled students in money or in kind, except that which comes from members of […]

17-B-05 Recruitment

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article II, Section D, Items 1-2 as follows: Recruitment of an Enrolled Student-Athlete If, during the school year or summer vacation period, the athletics director, faculty athletics representative, or coach of a member institution is contacted or becomes aware of contact by an athlete who enrolled at another institution of higher learning (two-year […]

17-B-06 Definition of Scrimmage

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section B, Item 17 as follows: Scrimmage: A competition against competitors not identified with the institution when: a.  The competition is not listed or is noted as a scrimmage on the institutional schedule; and b.  No scores or statistics are reported by either the NAIA institution(s). Scrimmages shall not be allowed […]

17-B-07 Unattached Exception – Transportation

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section B, Item 18 Exception 3 as follows: Season of Competition a. Participation in one or more intercollegiate contests whether in a varsity, junior varsity or freshman program. The NAIA shall count seasons of competition based on intercollegiate participation charged by another intercollegiate athletic association. b. Participation in any elite-level competition […]

17-B-08 Unattached Exception Eligibility

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section B, Item 18 Exception 3 as follows: Season of Competition a. Participation in one or more intercollegiate contests whether in a varsity, junior varsity or freshman program. The NAIA shall count seasons of competition based on intercollegiate participation charged by another intercollegiate athletic association. b. Participation in any elite-level competition […]

17-B-09 Definition of Start of Term

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Add Bylaws Article V, Section B, Item 19 as follows: Renumber accordingly Start of a Term: Date listed in the institutional catalog as the first day of a term. If no such date is given, the start of the term shall be the first date of classes for that term according to the institution’s academic […]

17-B-10 Freshman Eligibility – SAT Subsection Scores

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section C, Item 2a as follows: An entering freshman student must meet two of the three entry-level requirements below. Students not meeting at least two of the three standards shall be denied athletics participation at a member institution for the first full year of attendance (two semesters, three quarters, or the […]