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Campus Recreation

Student Recreation Center
275 North Campus Dr.
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-1732
Fax: 610-436-3088
Email: campusrecreation@wcupa.edu


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Intramural FAQs

Who is eligible to participate?

All undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled full time at West Chester University are eligible to participate in the Intramural Sports Program.  Those not eligible to participate are faculty, staff and alumni. You will be responsible for providing a valid WCU ID card before playing.

I am a former intercollegiate player, can I still participate in the intramural sports program?

Any student who is on the roster during the academic year is ineligible to participate in a sport that is either the same or related to the varsity team that they are/were a rostered member of.  Students who complete their college athletic ability or who discontinue their participation with the varsity team will be ineligible for one full academic year starting during the Fall semester for that sport or one related.

                Teams that have members that have fulfilled the above requirements and are now declared eligible must identify those members on their roster as former intercollegiate athletes.  Teams are permitted to have no more than two eligible former intercollegiate athletes if they are participating in the same sport or related sport to the one they previously played in college.

**Failure to identify former intercollegiate athletes could result in a suspension from the league and future participation**

I am a sport club member, can I still participate in the intramural sports program?

Teams are permitted to have no more than two current rostered sport club athletes as members of their team (regardless of the division the only possibilities are 2 males, 2 females or 1 male and 1 female).  Teams that have members that have fulfilled the above requirements must identify those members on their roster as sport club athletes.

**Failure to identify sport club athletes could result in a suspension from the league and future participation**

I am a former professional athlete, can I still participate in the intramural sports program?

Our definition of "professionl athlete" will be the following: 1) any individual/s who has received payment for playing, including appearance money, and 2) any individual/s who is recognized by the sport's governing body as a professional. These individuals will be eligible to participate, provided that they have not played or received payment for services for a period of five years.

What type of leagues or tournaments do you offer?

A full listing of our leagues and tournaments per semester are cited in our intramural sports link. We provide divisions in Men, Women, and Co-Rec.

How many intramural teams can I play on?

The Intramural Sports program strives to provide offerings that encourage as many students to participate as possible.  In order to do so, the program is able to offer three leagues: Men’s, Women’s and Co-Recreation.  Most rules for all sports will remain the same for both Men’s and Women’s leagues with slight modifications where necessary.  Most sports have special rule modifications for Co-Recreational leagues to accommodate all players and enhance the quality of play.  Female participants are allowed to participate on a Men’s league team if they wish.

Most sport leagues are separated into two divisions: A and B Divisions.  The A Division is for teams who have players with advanced skill levels and wish to play at a highly competitive level.  The B Division is for teams who wish to play in a less competitive environment.  Teams in the B Division usually have players with a variety of skill levels.

**The Intramural Sports Staff reserves the right to change or move a team to a different division, if necessary, in order to enhance the competitiveness of the division and/or the enjoyment of the other teams in the division.**

Participants may only participate for one team within a sport. The only exception to this rule is if a co-recreation league is schedule in which case an individual may play for one Men’s/Women’s team and one Co-Recreation team. A participant is considered to be on a team’s roster when he/she has been signed-in on a team’s roster at a game/match that is played regardless whether he/she actively participates. The first team a participant plays for is their official team for the reminder of that sport’s season. If a participant is found to have illegally participated for additional teams, those teams will receive a forfeit for having ineligible players (regardless if the team captain is unaware of the player’s earlier participation on another team) and that participant will be suspended from their original team for the number of games they played in as an ineligible participant on other teams.

Other questions may be addressed in our Intramural Handbook, which can be found on Intramural Sports link.

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