Western Campus Recreation

Sport Club Code of Conduct

CONDUCT OF PARTICIPANTS   

All participants are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship, fair play, and abide by all rules of the Sports and Recreation Services (SRS) Recreational based Sport Club program and the scheduled activity. Remember that it is a “privilege” to participate in SRS Recreational based Sport Clubs, and this privilege can be taken away from you.

In those cases where unsportsmanlike acts occur, the following will happen:

• A No-Tolerance rule is in effect regarding foul language. Foul language will not be tolerated.
• Any participant who intentionally injures or jeopardizes the safety of other participants will be ejected from the Recreational Sport Club immediately for that session and is subject to further disciplinary action.
• Fighting is unacceptable in any Recreational Sport Club activity. A fight is defined by the SRS Recreational based Sport Club program as one punch thrown or landed and will result in further sanctions. Attempting to instigate a fight is considered to be the same act as fighting.
• Any physical altercation between participants that does not result in a fight will result in further sanctions.

Refusing to Leave

If a participant refuses to leave after being ejected, the participant’s  SRS Recreational based Sport Club President will be told that if this participant continues to refuse to cooperate their club will forfeit facility time. If the member still refuses to cooperate, Campus Police will be contacted. 

SUSPENSION PROCESS  

Participants are encouraged to participate within the Spirit of Sportsmanship.

 

SUSPENSION GUIDELINES

General Suspension Guidelines 

 

CLASS 1 (minimum 1 club session suspension)
Including, but not limited to:

• Excessive arguing with SRS Sport Club officials, building supervisor, or Campus Recreation staff
• Unsportsmanlike/disruptive conduct
• Ejection from any sport club activity


CLASS 2 (minimum 1 week sessions suspension)
Including, but not limited to:

•Excessive arguing (aggressive behaviour, Profanity, Intimidation) with SRS Sport Club officials, building supervisor, or any Sports and Recreation Services Staff
•Intentional striking of a participant with fist or hand (not to the head)
•Squirting a water bottle at a participant
•Illegal participant –  2nd time for the particular club – members attending a sport club session you are not registered for (club sanctions may apply) - CLUB BASED SUSPENSION
• Missing travel deadlines – club 2nd offence - CLUB BASED SUSPENSION
 
CLASS 3 (minimum 2 weeks suspension)
Including, but not limited to:

•Intentional striking to the head of a participant - with one’s body (example: elbow, fist, foot, knee, etc.)
•Intentional striking to the head of a participant with ball or other object
•Verbal abuse directed at a sport club official, building supervisor, Sports and Recreation Services Staff, or another Sports and Recreation Services participant
•Illegal participant – travelling with a club off campus – CLUB BASED SUSPENSION
•Squirting a water bottle at an official, building supervisor, or Sports and Recreation Services staff
•Violating a probationary measure
•Incident instigator
•Fraudulent act - i.e. Intentional misrepresentation
•Open alcohol or drug use at an event by a club participant – on campus or while travelling
•Providing false information to a Sports and Recreation Services staff

CLASS 4 (minimum club suspended for the remainder of the term)
Including, but not limited to:

•Intentional striking to the head of a participant - with one's body (example: elbow, fist, foot, knee, etc.)
•Intentional striking to the head of a participant - with stick
•Intent to Injure a participant (bodily harm)
•Shoving or striking a sport club official, building supervisor or Campus Recreation staff
•Intentional spitting on/at a Campus Recreation staff or fellow participant
•Using racial or sexual degrading language or gestures directed at a participant, official, building supervisor, or Sports and Recreation Services staff
•Fighting between two participants
•Participating in club events  while suspended
•Vandalism, destructiveness or abuse of equipment and/or facility
•Intoxicated at game (participants)
•Open alcohol and/or drug use at an event by a participant – on campus or while travelling

CLASS 5 (minimum 365 day (full year) suspension)
•A number of the above listed incidents maybe classified as a Class 5, depending on the severity of the incident
 

In the case of all class 4 or class 5 suspensions Campus Police are automatically notified of the offense.

Note: Each Class gives a minimum suspension but is not limited to a maximum. Suspensions given within a specific sport can affect participation in others sports if deemed appropriate.  Lifetime bans can be given if deemed necessary. 


APPEALS    

All decisions made by the SRS Sport Club Coordinator on protests and disciplinary matters can be appealed by individuals and/or members of the affected Sport Club. All appeals must be made within 3 business days of the decision. Appeals must be made to the attention of the Sport Club Appeals Committee and submitted by emailing sportclubs@uwo.ca.  All appeals will be directed to the Appeals Committee. Appeals cannot be made regarding decisions on a one week suspension. 

The SRS Sport Club appeals committee is made up of a minimum of two of the following – IMS coordinator, coordinator of Fitness and Wellness and Membership Services Coordinator.