BYLAWS AMENDMENT #6

SUBJECT: IDENTIFICATION

Amend 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.

| Exception: An entering freshman shall identify with an institution during the studentís first two semester terms or first three quarter terms by representing an institution in an intercollegiate contest or enrolling in 12 or more credit hours with a minimum of nine credit hours at the NAIA member institution 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 14, 2014 April 16, 2012. For terms that begin prior to April 14, 2014 April 16, 2012, the definition of identification in effect during the term shall apply. The remainder of the section is unchanged.


Intent: To establish an exception whereby entering freshman will identify with an institution during the studentís first two semester terms or first three quarter terms by enrolling in 12 or more credit hours, with a minimum of nine credit hours at the NAIA member institution, regardless of whether the credit hours are considered institutional credit.
Effective date: April 14, 2014
Submitted by: North Star Athletic Association
Co-sponsor: Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives