Suspensions & Appeals

An incident has been reported …..

  1. A Campus Recreation staff member will contact the player(s) involved and the team captain through a letter or e-mail with notification that a player from your team has been brought forward to the Suspensions and Appeals Committee (SAC) for review. The SAC consists of student representatives from selected colleges.
  2. The SAC will meet at the earliest possible convenience to discuss / debate the written incident report and hand down suspensions if merited. All efforts will be made to have the Suspensions and Appeals Committee review the incident before the affected team / player’s next game but cannot be guaranteed.

A decision has been made …..

  1. The player(s) involved and the team captain will be notified of the outcome of the meeting and the subsequent actions of the Suspension and Appeals Committee in writing.
  2. An e-mail or letter will outline the length of suspension to the individual or team, applicable dates, and the date by which you must submit an appeal if the affected team or players choose.

How do I appeal .....

If the Suspensions and Appeals Committee has determined after a review that a team or player(s) require a suspension, you have the right to appeal that decision or the length of the suspension.

  1. Teams and / or involved players must submit an appeal in writing to the Campus Recreation office (room 222 PAC). This is the responsibility of the team captain.
  2. Similar to the suspension process, the committee will meet at the earliest possible convenience to discuss / debate the written appeal. All efforts will be made to have the Suspensions and Appeals Committee review the appeal before the affected team / player’s next game.
  3. The appeal process is a closed door process. Teams and / or individual players are only permitted to state their cases in person in exceptional circumstances and only if approved by the Recreation Coordinator. Thus the written appeal is very important and should be clear, concise, well written and based on factual information and not rhetoric or events not pertaining to the incident.
  4. In order to prepare your appeal a Campus Recreation staff member will create a package for your team and suspended player. This package will include:
    a. A copy of the incident report (with names of officials and other staff removed from the report).
    b. A copy of the letter (or e-mail) stating the result of the Suspension and Appeals Committee review and subsequent action to the team and affected player.
    c. A copy of the Suspension and Appeal Guidelines.
  5. Decisions of the Committee regarding the appeals are final. No further appeals will be considered.

Guideline for Suspensions

Intent to Injure

The determining factor in all of these incidents is that there is a demonstrated intent to injure the opposing player. As in all cases, the Suspensions and Appeals Committee may extend the suspension to other Campus Recreation sports or for a longer period of time if the circumstances are such that it is merited.

Suggested suspensions

Fighting 3 terms (current term plus 2 more)
Checking / hitting from behind
Spearing / Crosschecking
* major penalty and ejection from game has occurred

Non-intent to Injure

The determining factor in these incidents is that they were avoidable but a decision was made by the players to continue with this action anyway. No injuries resulted but – the action is deemed dangerousand certainly not in the spirit of the game or Campus Recreation.

Suggested suspensions

Punching 5 games
Excessive Rough Play
Major penalty (of any kind)
* that is deemed not severe enough to be an intent to injure
* no ejections from the game

Abuse of Officials/Equipment Manager

This includes verbal abuse of officials and /or the equipment manager on and off the field of play. Incidents would include: trying to intimidate the officials into making certain calls, personal verbal attacks towards opposing players or officials including racially based comments, or trying to gain access without student cards. The determining factor is that players continue to make a farce of the game after being warned and choose to not to conduct themselves with a sense of regard for their opponent, the staff, the officials or in the general the spirit of Campus Recreation.

Physical abuse of any kind towards Campus Recreation staff will result in an automatic suspension from all Campus Recreation activities and the incident being brought forward to the University Senate on standards for student conduct in non-academic matters student discipline committee.

Other Disregard for University Policies

This includes knowingly playing with ineligible players, drinking liquor or being under the influence of illicit drugs in College of Kinesiology facilities or on the University of Saskatchewan campus. This also includes damaging University of Saskatchewan equipment or facilities.

If SAC believes they are unable to collectively make a ruling, they will refer the incident to University Senate, whereby the University of Saskatchewan committee on standards for student conduct in non-academic matters student discipline will deal with the issue. A range of possible sanctions maybe imposed by a hearing board, from a letter of reprimand or request for apology, to suspension or expulsion.

For more information please refer to the Office of the University Secretary.


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