BYLAWS AMENDMENT #10
SUBJECT: DEFINITION OF IDENTIFICATION
Amend NAIA Bylaws Article V, Section B, Item 8 as follows:
8. Identification: Representing an institution in an intercollegiate contest or enrolling in 12 or more institutional credit hours with a minimum of nine institutional credit hours at the NAIA member institution in any given term (excluding summer session) as reported by the institutionís registrar on an official transcript based on the institutionís official census date
NOTE 1: For any student seeking eligibility as a first-time participant in any NAIA sport, this definition of identification shall be applied to all terms, regardless of the dates during which the terms occurred.
NOTE 2: For all other students, this definition of identification only applies to terms that begin after April 16, 2012. For terms that begin prior to April 16, 2012, the definition of identification in effect during the term shall apply.
2: Participation in an intercollegiate contest in the fall before school starts identifies the student with the institution and charges the student with a season of competition and a term of attendance, even if the student decides to transfer or leave school before classes start. The Progress Rule (Article V, Section C, Item 9) shall apply for participation in the same sport.
However, the term shall not be applied in determining the Nine-Hour Rule or the 24/36-Hour Rule in that attendance after the census date did not take place.
Intent: Identification by any student seeking eligibility as a first-time NAIA participant shall be evaluated under the current definition of identification.
Effective date: April 23, 2013
Submitted by: Cascade Collegiate Conference
Co-Sponsored by: Frontier Conference