All students are required to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Honor Code. In addition, students may not influence or seek to influence others to engage in behavior inconsistent with the Honor Code.
Dress and Grooming Standards
The attire and grooming of patrons must always be modest, neat, clean, and aligned to the principles and expectations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Brigham Young University–Hawaii. All students are required to follow the Dress and Grooming Standards in order to participate in any sports or recreational activity.
Seasider Sports & Activities are intended for the BYU–Hawaii ohana. This includes all students, faculty, staff. Spouses and dependents over the age of 18 may participate but need to obtain an ID card from the Aloha Center. They must also fill out a YSA Card Endorsement Form. Members of BYUH Student YSA Wards may also obtain an ID card from the Aloha Center.
Seasider Sports & Activities provides a safe environment where healthy and wholesome competition can exist. We understand that emotions can get the best of any of us at times. Our staff will issue a single warning to any participant or team who is showing signs of losing their temper or unsportsmanlike behavior. This warning may result in a 3-minute break in-game time. However, the following will not be tolerated and will result in a suspension from Seasider Sports & Activities:
- Any violation of the Honor Code or Title IX
- Foul language (Includes taunting, jeering, trash-talking, etc.)
- Complaining to Referees, Game Managers, and any other Staff.
- Threats (both verbal and non-verbal)
- Pushing, shoving, or hitting of any kind.
*Seasider Sports a& Activities staff reserve the right to use their best judgment and may add or change this list at any time.
Concussion and Head Injury Policy
Brigham Young University–Hawaii recognizes the seriousness of concussions and head injuries and takes seriously its obligation to address concussions and head injuries suffered by individuals participating in university-sponsored sports and other activities.
This policy requires the Seasider Sports & Activities department to take steps to prevent and address concussions and head injuries in sports and other university activities. This policy shall be made available to all students, parents, department faculty members, employees, representatives, and volunteers.
Qualified health care provider means a health care provider who is licensed under Hawaii Code and may evaluate and manage a concussion within the health care provider’s scope of practice. The qualified health care provider must have successfully completed a continuing education course in the evaluation and management of concussions within the last three years.
Sporting event means the following athletic activities that are organized, managed, or sponsored by the university: intramural games, practices, sports camps, athletic competitions, and open gym hours.
Traumatic head injury means an injury to the head arising from blunt trauma, an acceleration force, or a deceleration force, with one or more of the following observed or self-reported conditions attributed to the injury:
- transient confusion, disorientation, impaired consciousness
- dysfunction of memory
- loss of consciousness
- signs of other neurological or neuropsychological dysfunction, including seizures, irritability, lethargy, vomiting, headache, dizziness, or fatigue
NATURE AND RISK OF CONCUSSION AND TRAUMATIC HEAD INJURY
A concussion is a type of traumatic head injury induced by biomechanical forces. Although concussions most commonly occur after a direct blow to the head, they can occur after a blow elsewhere on the body that is transmitted to the head. A concussion can occur even if a player or student in an activity does not lose consciousness.
Some common signs and symptoms of a sports-related concussion include:
Signs (observed by others):
- Appears dazed or stunned
- Has anxiety
- Manifests confusion
- Forgets plays
- Is unsure about the game, score, or opponent
- Moves clumsily (altered coordination)
- Struggles with balance
- Manifests personality change
- Responds slowly to questions
- Forgets events prior to blow
- Forgets events after the blow
- Has a vacant stare, “glassy eyed”
- Has slurred or incoherent speech
- Experiences loss of consciousness for any duration
Symptoms (reported by a concussed individual):
- Nausea or vomiting
- Double vision or blurry vision
- Sensitive to light or noise
- Feels sluggish
- Feels “in a fog” or “zoned out”
- Problems concentrating
- Emotional instability
- Problems remembering
These signs and symptoms following a witnessed or suspected blow to the head or body indicate a probable concussion. A single concussion may lead to lasting brain damage. Continued participation in a sporting event after sustaining a concussion, or returning to athletic activity too soon after sustaining a concussion, puts an athlete at greater risk of suffering a more serious traumatic head injury. In some cases, individuals have died or sustained permanent neurologic complications as a result of continued participation after having prior concussive head injuries.
Each faculty member, employee, representative, and volunteer of the Seasider Sports & Activities department shall be familiar with, and have a copy of, this policy.
CONCUSSION AND HEAD INJURY MANAGEMENT
All students participating in any sporting event should report to a Seasider Sports & Activities faculty member, employee, representative, or volunteer any signs or symptoms of a concussion observed in themselves or others. Any student who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or a traumatic head injury shall be immediately removed from participating in any sporting event.
After being suspected of sustaining a concussion or a traumatic head injury, a student may not return to any sporting event until the student is evaluated by a qualified health care provider and provides the university with a written statement from the qualified health care provider. The written statement must affirm that (1) the provider has, within three years before the date on which the written statement is made, successfully completed a continuing education course in the evaluation and management of a concussion, and (2) the student is cleared to resume participation in sporting events.
This policy applies to all Seasider Sports & Activities faculty, employees, representatives, volunteers, and student participants.
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY OFFICERS
Seasider Sports & Activities Director Brandyn Akana; Seasider Sports & Activities Coordinator Shirley "Kura" Tovey
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY OFFICE
Seasider Sports & Activities
Intramural Sport Rules