Section 1: General Information

Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability

Emory & Henry College assumes no responsibility for injuries received during intramural activities. All participants are reminded that intramural participation is completely voluntary. Participants/spectators acknowledge the inherent risks associated with the activity and agree to hold harmless Emory & Henry College, Housing & Residence Life Office, E&H IMS, its officers, agents, and employees from any and all liability, claims, actions, or causes of actions arising out of or related to any injury or illness, including death, that may be sustained by a participant/spectator, or to any loss or damage to property belonging to a participant/spectator, whether caused by negligence or otherwise. It is strongly suggested that all players have a physical examination and secure adequate medical insurance prior to participation. Emory & Henry College cannot accept liability for injuries sustained by participants/spectators during intramural activities.

Blood Rule

Any player with an open wound and/or blood on their uniform must leave the game. The player
many not return until the wound is covered and there is no blood visible on the bandaging. Clothing with blood on it must be removed before returning to the game. The intramural staff will have a first aid kit on hand. This kit is to be used for injuries ONLY. Band-Aids will not be given out unless a participant has a visible cut. Athletic tape WILL NOT be given out for any reason. Should an accident or injury occur, please notify an E&H IMS staff member immediately.

Concussions

Any player who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion shall be
immediately removed from the game and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate
healthcare professional (licensed physician). If a player is transported to a hospital or has been seen by a physician for concussion-like symptoms, then documentation must be provided to the IMS Specialist stating the player is medically cleared to participate prior to further intramural
participation.
Common symptoms of concussion include:
● Headache
● Fogginess
● Difficulty concentrating
● Easily confused
● Slowed thought process
● Difficulty with memory
● Nausea
● Lack of energy, tired
● Dizziness, poor balance
● Blurred vision
● Sensitive to light
● Mood change – irritable, anxious, or tearful
● Appears dazed or confused about assignment
● Forgets plays
● Unsure of game, score, or opponent
● Moves clumsily
● Answers questions slowly
● Loses consciousness
● Shows behavior or personality changes

Pets

Due to health and safety concerns, pets are not allowed on any of the intramural facilities at any
time. This includes both formal intramural competitions/events and informal recreational activities. Service animals are the only pets allowed at any Intramural function, and they must be
accompanying their owner. Note: Emotional Support animals are not protected.