Amend NAIA Bylaws Article I, Section N as follows:

No later than April 1 each Every year, each active member institution shall be required to submit to the National Office its declaration of intent to participate in the national championship program in all NAIA sponsored sports. The declaration period shall take place from April 1 to June 1. Declarations are due no later than June 1 and apply to the following academic year following the April 1 deadline.

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Amend NAIA Bylaws Article VI, Section B, Item 5 as follows:

5. Delinquent Filing of the Declaration of Intent to Participate Certificate

Institutions which fail to file the official Declaration of Intent to Participate certificate in baseball, basketball, competitive cheer and dance, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, volleyball and wrestling with the National Office by AprilJune 1 shall:

a. Be declared ineligible to participate in NAIA postseason competition in those sports in which they are delinquent;

b. Cause statistical service of NAIA to be denied in the sport(s) found delinquent; and

c. Cause their students and coaches within the delinquent sport(s) to be ineligible for NAIA awards in the delinquent sport(s) for that season.


Intent: To create a declaration period for institutional Declaration of Intent submissions beginning April 1, and extend the final submission deadline from April 1 to June 1.

Effective Date: August 1, 2022

Submitted by: National Administrative Council


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