The Intramural Sports Office reserves the right to put into immediate effect any rule changes or modifications regarding eligibility, but before doing so, will attempt to notify participants of such changes by contacting the Intramural Chairs and Captains.
- Only full time Princeton University Students are eligible to participate in the Intramural Sports Program.
- All Faculty and Staff of Princeton University are eligible to participate in the Intramural Sports Program. However, the appropriate facility membership must be paid in order to participate. Memberships may be purchased at Dillon Gym, Room 103 or Jadwin Gym.
- Only regular members and social members of Residential Colleges and Eating Clubs may compete for their respective organizations. A club social member is considered an ex-member who has spent a year in the club.
- Individuals living in a College may not compete with an Eating Club for an entire year. Individuals living in a college that join a club may compete for their college, but not their club. Former club members who are "independent" may play for their former club provided they are not playing on another team.
- Independent teams consist of players who are not representing a College or a Club. However, they must submit their Forfeit Deposit to Room 103 for all league play.
- Players are only allowed to play on ONE CoRec team and ONE Men's/Women's team of the same sport. For example, a male participant is not eligible to play on a Men's A team and a Men's B team. The first team you choose to play on, is the team you are on for the remainder of the season. If a player decides to violate this rule, he/she jeopardizes the status of all teams they have played with.
- Playing games with an ineligible player on your team, results in forfeit of those games.
- All Faculty/Staff members of residential colleges are eligible to compete for their respective college teams.
Varsity Athletes and Club Members
Definition: Varsity squad member - Any individual participating in intercollegiate contests or attending regular practices.
- Members of intercollegiate teams are ineligible to participate for an intramural sports team in that sport (or associated sport) during that sport season
- Ex-varsity and ex-sport Club members may participate in the sport of their specialty on a restricted basis. No more than half of the roster may be ex-varsity or ex-club members on a particular team, and this team must enter the highest level of competition offered.
- A student ineligible for intercollegiate competition because of scholastic, disciplinary, or medical reasons may not compete in intramural sports. If ineligible for medical reasons, the student must be cleared by the Health Center to compete.
- There may be 2 members of a Sport Club team permitted on the roster of an associated sport. Associated sports shall be defined as follows:
- Football - Flag Football
- Baseball & Softball - Softball
- Hockey - Hockey, Broomball, and Floor Hockey
- Basketball - 5on5 Basketball and 3on3 Basketball
- Volleyball - Volleyball and Sand Volleyball
- Soccer - Outdoor Soccer and Indoor Soccer
- Squash - Squash
- Once considered a varsity squad member, you are one for the entire school year and are ineligible for the entire academic year. Seniors that exhausted their eligibility are also considered ineligible. You must drop before the second intercollegiate contest.
Anyone who has played as a professional or semi-professional in any sport must petition the Intramural Sports Board of Directors for permission to compete in that particular sport.
- Anyone playing on more than one team in the same sport is not allowed to compete for any team for the remainder of the season.
- All eligibility challenges must be submitted in writing to the Intramural Sports Office by noon the day following the contest. It is the challenging teams' responsibility to prove their case.
- All protests should be filed prior to the game being played. if teams choose to play the game, those teams may not protest the outcome for reasons of ineligible players. If teams wish to protest on grounds of ineligibility, they must file a written report and decide not to play the game.
- In cases of an organization having more than one team in any sport, the personnel must remain stable. You may not transfer players from one team to another within your organization.
- Contestants shall not represent more than one team in any sport. When a person's name appears on a score sheet, he/she is considered to have played in that contest. (Exception: A contestant may play on a CoRec team and a male or female team).
- A player may change teams after the first scheduled contest, but no later. Once a player has played two games for a given team, they must remain on that team for the entire season.
- A player must have played in a regular season game to be eligible to play in the playoffs. Consideration will be given in cases of rained out games or students returning to campers after a semester off campus.
- Each participant is responsible for the verification of his or her eligibility. Team captains and intramural chairs are responsible for checking the eligibility of their own players and should refer questionable cases to the Intramural Sports Office for a ruling before competing.