Constitution Amendment #1 – Council for Student-Athletes

On March 13, 2015, in Constitution Amendments 1 & 2, by National Office

Current Rule: Not applicable Proposed Addition: To establish the Council for Student-Athletes as part of the NAIA governance structure and set parameters for qualification, composition, nomination, continuing eligibility and responsibilities. Implications: Representatives of the Association of Student-Athletes and leadership of membership councils and committee will serve as the body charged with studying and educating the [...]

Constitution Amendment #2 – Amendments to the NAIA Constitution

On March 13, 2015, in Constitution Amendments 1 & 2, by National Office

Current Rule: NAIA associations organized under Article IX of the bylaws, with the exception of the A.I.I. and NAIA coaches associations, may propose legislative amendments to the Constitution without co-sponsorship. Proposed Change: To require all NAIA associations organized under Article IX of the NAIA Bylaws to obtain co-sponsorship from an NAIA affiliated conference, NAIA council, [...]

Bylaws Amendment #1 – NAIA Active Membership

On March 13, 2015, in Bylaws Amendments 1 - 10, by National Office

Current Rule: NAIA member institutions must sponsor six NAIA championship sports no later than the beginning of the 4th full academic year of active NAIA membership or prior to the start of the 2015-16 academic year (whichever is later). Proposed Change: To clarify that a sponsored sport only counts toward minimum sponsorship requirements if an [...]

Bylaws Amendment #2 – Associate Membership

On March 13, 2015, in Bylaws Amendments 1 - 10, by National Office

Current Rule: Institutions holding associate membership in the NAIA are not allowed to participate in the NAIA national awards program. Proposed Change: To make student-athletes at NAIA associate member institutions eligible for the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Award, and make teams at NAIA associate member institutions eligible for the NAIA Scholar Team Award. Implications: At associate member [...]

Bylaws Amendment #3 – Junior Varsity and Freshman Team Scheduling

On March 13, 2015, in Bylaws Amendments 1 - 10, by National Office

Current Rule: An institution’s subvarsity (junior varsity, freshman, etc.) programs are limited to scheduling no more games/contests/playing dates in a given term than the institution’s varsity program schedules in the same term. Proposed Change: To allow subvarsity teams to schedule a maximum number of games/contests/playing dates equal to the number of games/contests/playing dates the varsity [...]

Bylaws Amendment #4 – Basketball Scheduling Limits

On March 13, 2015, in Bylaws Amendments 1 - 10, by National Office

Current Rule: A student may participate in a varsity and a junior varsity contest on the same day and at the same location without being charged for participating in two games, provided the total number of contests in which the student participates does not exceed 40 games. Proposed Change: To clarify there is a maximum [...]

Bylaws Amendment #5 – Competitive Cheer and Dance Scheduling Limits

On March 13, 2015, in Bylaws Amendments 1 - 10, by National Office

Current Rule: Not applicable Proposed Change: To establish 10 cheerleading contests and 10 dance contests as the maximum number of contests in which a competitive cheer and dance team may compete during an academic year, and limit a student-athlete to no more than 10 total competition dates within the sport, regardless of if the student [...]

Bylaws Amendment #6 – All-Star Competitions

On March 13, 2015, in Bylaws Amendments 1 - 10, by National Office

Current Rule: Participants in an all-star competition are subject to NAIA frequency of play and scheduling rules unless the competition meets the approved requirements found in National Administrative Policy regarding Special Events (Article XIX) or Football Special Events (Article XX). Proposed Change: To allow an NAIA student-athlete to represent the student’s institution in all-star competition [...]

Bylaws Amendment #7 – Institutions Holding Conference Membership

On March 13, 2015, in Bylaws Amendments 1 - 10, by National Office

Current Rule: The NAIA does not govern movement of member institutions between NAIA conferences. Proposed Change: To establish guidelines governing institutional changes in conference membership and to prohibit an institution from participating in NAIA postseason play when it fails to adhere to the stated requirements. Implications: An institution will be subject to a one-year postseason [...]

Bylaws Amendment #8 – Amendments to the NAIA Bylaws

On March 13, 2015, in Bylaws Amendments 1 - 10, by National Office

Current Rule: NAIA associations organized under Article IX of the bylaws, with the exception of the A.I.I. and NAIA coaches associations, may propose legislative amendments to the Bylaws without co-sponsorship. Proposed Change: To require all NAIA associations organized under Article IX of the NAIA Bylaws obtain co-sponsorship from an NAIA affiliated conference, NAIA council, NAIA [...]