Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports offers a wide variety of activities for our students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. We cater to the needs of the competitive spirit in our patrons by providing safe and structured sports leagues. While we do keep track of wins and losses and declare a champion at the end of it all, it is important to keep in mind that the most important aspect we offer is fun!

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Intramural Mission

The University at Buffalo Recreation department is an essential component to the overall mission of the University at Buffalo. Its mission is to provide the students, faculty, staff and recreation permit holders with an enjoyable and positive intramural experience in an organized and competitive environment. While the game atmosphere is often competitive, ensuring participant safety, providing a fun, social atmosphere and promoting sportsmanlike behavior among participants, spectators and team followers are our primary concerns. The game atmosphere should remain good-natured at all times. Participants shall maintain good sportsmanship throughout their participation in all facets of the Intramural program.

Eligibility for All Sports

  • UB Students, Faculty and Staff are eligible to participate in Intramural Sports leagues.
    • UB Students are immediately eligible.
    • UB Faculty and Staff must obtain an Intramural Sports Permit for $35.
  • All players must have a valid UB Student ID Card or an Intramural Sports Permit Card at all games.

Intramural Sports Permit

In consideration of being permitted to use the facilities and equipment of Recreation & Intramural Sports, for a semester-long Intramural Sports Permit, we require:

  • Copy of the players ID
  • Signed waiver
  • $35 payment (credit card or check)

Sign-up at Recreation Member Services, 175 Alumni Arena.

Questions? Contact Roz at

Sportsmanship Guidelines

Players are expected to display good sportsmanship toward opponents and Recreation staff at all times. A player may be declared ineligible to participate in any organized intramural activity for inappropriate behavior toward Recreation staff or opponents.

Recreation staff members have the authority to stop any contest when players an/or spectators engage in misconduct (unruly or disorderly behavior.) No warning by the Recreation staff is required. The Recreation staff member will declare a forfeit against one or both of the teams. Any or all members of the offending team may be suspended from organized intramural sport activities.

Abusive language toward Recreation staff or opponents, disruption of play, fighting or striking another individual shall constitute acts of unsportsmanlike conduct. Unsportsmanlike conduct is not limited to these examples.

Policies and Procedures

Refund Policy

Refunds are permissible until 72 hours before the first regular season game. This will apply to teams who have signed up and no longer are able to participate, or if their division does not fill completely, etc. This policy is enforced to ensure that other teams on the waiting list do not lose the opportunity to play.

Forfeit Policy

The first time a team forfeits will result in being placed on PROBATION.

If a second forfeit occurs, the team will be EJECTED from the league and a meeting will be set up with the Director for Intramural Sports.

Sportsmanship Score

During all games, each team will have their sportsmanship evaluated on a scale of 1-3 (1 being the lowest and 3 the highest). This score will help break the tie come playoffs between two teams who have the same win/loss average.

Arriving Late

There is no grace period if your team arrives late. If you cannot produce the minimum number of players required at the scheduled time of your game, your team will forfeit.

Contact a Professional

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Roz Dominico

Assistant Director for Intramural Sports and Programs


156 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-6149