Intramural Sports strives to provide ample and equitable opportunities for fair, fun, and respectful participation in an organized sports setting to the FSU community. The following seven principles outline our commitment to this goal. Participants are encouraged to review and adhere to the guidelines and procedures detailed in each of the principles below.
QUICK LINKS - Summaries and Video Explanations of Key IM Guidelines
Seven Principles of Intramural Sports Summary PDF | Video Explanation YouTube
Sportsmanship Guidelines Summary PDF | Video Explanation YouTube
Summary of Recent Additions and Revisions
The Seven Principles of Intramural Sports contain guidelines and procedures for individual and team participation in the various aspects of our program. View recent additions and revisions.
INVOLVEMENT - Getting Involved in Intramural Sports
Navigating our various procedures and timelines to get yourself or your team involved in Intramural Sports can be tricky. Here we lay out the fine print for our levels of competition, registration process, wait list procedure, league and tournament structure, captain's responsibilities, and playoff qualification methods.
PARTICIPATION - Providing Equitable Opportunities for Participation
We strive to provide equitable opportunities for participation to all eligible members of the FSU community. To best ensure appropriate use of our programs by eligible participants, numerous guidelines regarding team rosters and participant pregame check-in and identification have been established.
FAIR PLAY - Ensuring Fair Play in a Competitive Sports Atmosphere
Intramural sports are competitive by nature. To best ensure fairness among all our teams and participants, numerous guidelines regarding individual and team eligibility have been developed. Additionally, a protest procedure is available to teams in instances when a staff member may have ruled on a particular sport rule incorrectly.
SPORTSMANSHIP - Promoting Sportsmanlike Behavior Among Participants, Opponents, Spectators, and Staff
Providing a fun, social, and respectful atmosphere and promoting sportsmanlike behavior among participants, spectators, and team followers are among the primary goals of the Intramural Sports program. Our sportsmanship guidelines are explained in depth in this section.
ORGANIZATION - Providing Organization and Structure for Teams and Participants
FSU Intramural Sports schedules nearly 6,000 games and matches for over 2,000 teams in its sports every year. We strive to provide the best organization possible for our nearly 11,000 different IM participants annually. Various guidelines and procedures help participants and teams assist us with keeping our games and matches on schedule each game day and throughout the season.
SAFETY - Ensuring the Safety of Participants, Patrons, and Staff
Intramural Sports is committed to providing a safe environment for participants, spectators, and staff by reducing unnecessary risks. Included in this principle are guidelines for personal and team safety.
FACILITIES - Maintaining Quality Recreational Facilities for the FSU Community
Intramural Sports is charged with maintaining quality outdoor recreational sports facilities for the FSU community. Guidelines have been developed to best preserve these facilities for use by current FSU students, faculty, and full-time staff.