17-B-11 Freshman Eligibility – ACT Score

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 […]

17-B-12 Freshman Eligibility – Early Decision

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

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section C, Item 2b 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 […]

17-B-13 Freshman Eligibility – GED

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

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section C, Item 2 Note 1 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, […]

17-B-14 Freshman Eligibility – Home-School

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

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section C, Item 2, Note 2 as follows: NOTE 2:  Home-schooled Students Home-schooled students who complete a home schooling program conducted in accordance with the laws of the student’s state of residence and achieve a minimum score of 2018 on the ACT or 950 (Critical Reading and Math) on the SAT […]

17-B-15 Terms of Attendance

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

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section E, Item 1, Exception 2 as follows: A student terminates athletic eligibility at the end of a term upon completing 10 semesters, 12 trimesters or 15 quarters in which the student is identified (See Article V, Section B, Item 8 of the NAIA Bylaws). EXCEPTION 1:   A female student will […]

17-B-16 Termination of Eligibility – Bans

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

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section E, Item 5 as follows: 5. Any student for whom any of the following conditions apply who has completed eligibility or who has been permanently banned in a given sport at any four-year institution, either NAIA-affiliated or other, shall have no eligibility remaining in that sport within the NAIA: a) […]

17-B-17 Transfer Requirements – Graduate Students

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

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section G, Item 1 as follows: A student who has participated in an intercollegiate contest at the immediately previous four-year institution and then transfers to an NAIA member institution shall be required to be in residence for a period of 16 calendar weeks before being eligible for the sport(s) previously participated […]

17-B-18 Submission of Eligibility Certificates

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

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section J, Item 1 as follows: It shall be the responsibility of the faculty athletics representative of each member institution to check the eligibility of each student prior to allowing the student to represent the institution in any manner (i.e. scrimmages, intercollegiate contests) against competitors not directly identified with the institution […]

17-B-19 Penalties – Delinquent Response

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

Amend Bylaws Article VI, Section C, Items 2-3 as follows: The NAIA National Eligibility Committee and/or National Conduct and Ethics Committee, after reviewing the violation(s), shall apply one or more of the following courses of action. Place any or all of the institution’s athletics program on official warning for a specified time. A warning is […]

17-B-20 Drug Testing – Establishment

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

Establish new article “Drug Testing and Reinstatement Procedures” as Article VIII of Bylaws. Establish Article VIII, Section A as follows: Renumber articles accordingly The NAIA conducts testing for performance enhancing drugs at NAIA National Championship and NAIA Invitational competitions. The following penalties and processes shall apply for any student(s) who tests positive on such a […]