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Intramural Handbook

Purpose of Handbook

This handbook is designed to serve as an informative and procedural reference for persons involved or interested in the organization of intramurals and recreation. The OCR urges you to become familiar with the information contained in this handbook and to consult it when the need arises.

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Intramurals Administration

The OCR serves as the administration center for all campus recreation programs, including intramurals. Several other campus organizations advise and assist the OCR in areas such as programming, organization, and promotion. Undergraduate Intramural BoardsThe function of these boards (men’s and women’s) is to assist the OCR in the organization and promotion of intramurals. Member organizations include fraternities, sororities, campus and independent groups. Qualified groups may petition the boards for membership. Meetings are called by board officers and are scheduled twice monthly.

Medical Considerations

Participation in all OCR programs is completely voluntary; therefore, the OCR and its staff assume no responsibility for injuries received during such participation. It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of the demands and inherent dangers of the sports in which he or she participates. Each participant should evaluate his or her health relative to these factors. The OCR highly recommends that each participant has a medical examination prior to participation. Questions on all injury related matters should be directed to the University’s Office of Risk Management.


When injuries and other emergencies require medical attention, the Office of Safety and Security, (421-1911), the blue phone on the Intramural Fields, Vanderbilt Hospital Emergency Room, (322-3391), or other medical agency should be alerted. Safety and Security is available for transporting injured persons and for securing appropriate medical help. Participants should be aware of the health service available on campus, including the Student Health Center, Vanderbilt Hospital Emergency Room, and the Sports Medicine Clinic in the University Medical Center. The V.U. Hospital Emergency Room is available to handle emergencies involving students, faculty and staff 24 hours a day. In extreme emergencies, contact the emergency room immediately in addition to alerting Safety and Security. The Student Health Center offers a number of health services, including referrals. The Center is open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays

The V.U. Sports Medicine Clinic may be contacted regarding the range of services they provide.

An Electronic Automatic Defibulator (AED) is located at the front desk of the Student Recreation Center.