BYLAWS AMENDMENT #4
SUBJECT: SUBJECT: POSTSEASON RESTRICTION
Amend NAIA Bylaws Article I, Section H as follows:
1) NAIA institutions that make formal application for NCAA membership shall not be allowed to participate in NAIA postseason contests beginning with the second full academic year after application for NCAA membership has been made, unless a waiver is granted by the National Administrative Council.
the an NAIA institution withdraws from the NCAA membership application process, the institution will be allowed to participate in NAIA postseason competition, provided:
a) the institution maintains NAIA membership,
b) the institution submits written verification to the National Administrative Council that the institution is no longer involved in the formal NCAA application process, and
c) the National Administrative Council grants the institution permission to participate in NAIA postseason competition.
2) NAIA institutions that make two or more formal applications for NCAA membership in a five-year period shall not be allowed to participate in NAIA postseason contests beginning with the academic year immediately following the second application for NCAA membership has been made, unless a waiver is granted by the National Administrative Council. An institutionís subsequent withdrawal from the NCAA membership process shall not negate this postseason prohibition.
NOTE 1: An institution must submit an official request for a postseason waiver prior to the beginning of the full academic year in which the institution seeks to compete in NAIA postseason competition. All requests are to be reviewed by the National Administrative Council.
NOTE 2. If active NCAA membership is achieved, the institutionís individual sports program(s) will be allowed to participate in NAIA postseason competition, as a dual member, provided the institution maintains NAIA membership.
Intent: Require that NAIA institutions obtain a waiver from the National Administrative Council prior to participating in NAIA postseason play when the institution withdraws from the NCAA membership application process; further, prohibit NAIA member institutions from participating in NAIA approved postseason competition when an institution makes two or more applications to the NCAA for membership within a five-year period.
Effective date: August 1, 2013
Submitted by: NAIA National Administrative Council
Co-Sponsored by: Conference Commissioners Association