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300 - Student

302.1 Sports

Date Adopted: 8/26/1988
Date Revised: 10/4/2017
References: BOR 502.1
Issuing Office: Chancellor
Approved By: Beth Weatherby

  1. Policy

    The University of Montana Western offers a variety of intercollegiate athletic programs that provide student athletes with the opportunity to compete with other student athletes from other institutions with similar governance and philosophy.

  2. Purpose

    The athletic program is designed to enhance the educational mission of the institution and to provide a basis for institutional and community spirit.

  3. Procedures

    The intercollegiate athletic program at UMW is governed by the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Frontier Conference (football, basketball, XC track and field & volleyball); the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) and the Big Sky Conference (rodeo); the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), Zone 8, Region 3 (equestrian); and the policies of the Montana University System. The program offerings are:

    Sports for Women

    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • XC Track and Field
    • Rodeo

    Sports for Men

    • Football
    • Basketball
    • XC Track and Field
    • Rodeo

    Athletics is an administrative department under the Athletic Director reporting to the Chancellor. The program is designed to enhance the educational mission of the institution and to provide a basis for institutional and community spirit.

  4. Authority

    BOR 502.1

  5. Responsibility

    Chancellor, Athletic Director, Athletic Coaches