BYLAWS AMENDMENT 14
SUBJECT: TRANSFER RELEASE
Amend Article V, Section G, Item 1 as follows:
1. 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 in at the four-year institution.
A student shall have the 16 calendar weeks residency requirement waived for participation in that same sport provided the student has a cumulative minimum overall GPA of 2.000 (on a 4.000 scale) from all previously attended institutions of higher learning and receives a written release from the athletics director, assistant or associate athletics director, or compliance officer at the immediately previous four-year institution.
A student who has not participated in an intercollegiate contest at the immediately previous four-year institution is not subject to the residency period in that sport.
The term “16 weeks” refers to 16 consecutive calendar weeks (112 calendar days), including vacations and inter-terms (except summer terms). The 16 weeks does not refer to school weeks.
Intent: To include the assistant athletics director for compliance and the compliance coordinator as positions authorized to issue written transfer releases that are recognized by the NAIA.
Effective date: June 1, 2015
Submitted by: Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference