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Complete Version of PacWest Bylaws

 

ARTICLE I - PURPOSES AND FUNDAMENTAL POLICY

1.1 - OFFICIAL NAME OF ORGANIZATION

1.2 - FUNDAMENTAL POLICY

1.3 - GENERAL PURPOSE

1.4 - PROVISION FOR DISSOLUTION

 

ARTICLE II - MEMBERSHIP

2.1 - MEMBERSHIP

2.2 - CONDITIONS AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERSHIP

2.3 - APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

2.4 - MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

2.5 - WITHDRAWL OF MEMBERSHIP

2.6 - NCAA MEMBERSHIP

2.7 - AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

2.8 - DUES

2.9 - DUES FOR AFFILIATE MEMBERS

 

ARTICLE III - ORGANIZATION & GOVERNANCE

3.1 - GOVERNANCE

3.2 - INSTITUTIONAL VOTING

3.3 - EXECUTIVE BOARD

3.4 - EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS AND DUTIES

3.5 - DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD CHAIR

3.6 - RATIFICATION OF ADVISORY BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS

3.7 - ADVISORY BOARD

3.8 - ADVISORY BOARD OFFICERS AND DUTIES

3.9 - SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

3.10 - SPECIAL COMMITTEES REPORTING TO THE ADVISORY BOARD

3.11 - CONDUCT OF MEETINGS

3.12 - CONFERENCE PERSONNEL

 

ARTICLE IV - GAME & CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

Conduct of each official sport shall be governed by the Sports Regulations of the Conference.  The sports regulations are determined by a vote of the Sports Committee of each conference sport with approval by the Advisory Board.

4.1 - SCHEDULING

4.2 - GAME AGREEMENTS

4.3 - DELAY OR CANCELLATION OF CONFERENCE EVENTS

4.4 - RESPONSIBILITY OF HOME MANAGEMENT

4.5 - ATHLETIC TRAINER AND ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM SERVICES

4.6 - PRE-GAME OR CONTEST INFORMATION

4.7 - COURTESIES TO VISITING GROUPS FROM MEMBER INSTITUTIONS

4.8 - CONVEYING INFORMATION TO NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS

4.9 - CONFERENCE PUBLICITY AND STATISTICAL SERVICE

4.10 - COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS

4.11 - RADIO POLICY

 

ARTICLE V - CONFERENCE AWARDS

5.1 - ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS AND COACH OF THE YEAR

5.2 - ACADEMIC AWARDS

5.3 - TEAM CHAMPION AWARDS

 

ARTICLE VI - COMPLIANCE

6.1 - NCAA REGULATIONS

6.2 - INTRA-CONFERENCE TRANSFERS

6.3 - NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

 

ARTICLE VII - ELIGIBILITY AND HARDSHIP

7.1 - HARDSHIP REVIEW

7.2 - ELIGIBILITY OR HARDSHIP APPEALS

7.3 - RESOLVING QUESTIONS CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY

 

ARTICLE VIII - CONDUCT AND SANCTIONS

8.1 - PRINCIPLE OF SPORTSMANSHIP AND ETHICAL CONDUCT

8.2 - PENALTY FOR BREACH OF SPORTSMANSHIP/ETHICAL CONDUCT PRINCIPLE

8.3 - APPEAL OF PENALTY

8.4 - DEFINITION OF TERMS USED IN THIS ARTICLE

8.5 - QUESTIONS CONCERNING VIOLATION OF RULES

8.6 - DISCIPLINARY ACTION WITH REGARD TO RULES VIOLATIONS

8.7 - PROCESS FOR REVIEW BY COMMISSIONER

 

ARTICLE XII - STUDENT ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC)

The Conference SAAC is established with the SAAC Constitution and By-Laws approved and listed on the conference website. (Approved 2008)

ARTICLE XIII - STRATEGIC PLAN

The Conference Strategic Plan is established and approved with the Strategic Plan on file at the conference office and at the offices of each institution President, CEO or Chancellor. (Approved 2008)

APPENDICES

Appendix A: 2012-13 Members of the Pacific West Conference

Appendix B: Rotation of Executive Board and Advisory Board Chairs

Appendix C: Sports Information Operating Codes (Awards)

Lightning Safety

On the field, when hazardous weather conditions exist, the game monitor (host athletic trainer is the lead person, but game adminstrator, coach, or umpire can also make this recommendation) will monitor the weather through the use of a lightning detector and/or observation.  In the event of lightning or thunder, the flash-to-bang (lightning to thunder) method will be used to assist in the decision to evacuate the field.  The National Severe Storms Laboratory strongly recommends that all individuals should leave the game site and reach a safe structure or location by the time the person monitoring the weather obtains a flash-to-bang count of 30 seconds (equivalent to lightning being six miles away.)

To use:

  • Count seconds from the time the lightning is seen to when the clap of thunder is heard.
  • Divide this number by 5 to obtain how far away (in miles) the lightning is occurring.
  • All personnel are to be completely off the field by a count of 30 seconds (6 miles away).

When the lightning detector or flash-to-bang results dictate evacuation, the monitor will inform the head coaches and the head referee/umpire of the hazardous weather condition and initiation of the evacuation procedures. The host trainer will continue to monitor the weather condition until it’s decided that it is safe to return to the field. Activity resumption is based on:

  • 30 minutes after the last flash of lightning
  • 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder
  • A safety check of the field for unsafe field/equipment conditions

Note, that a real risk exists with the presence of lightning at greater distances. The existence of blue sky and absence of rain are not protection from lightning.  Lightning can, and does, strike as far as 10 miles away from the rain shaft.  It does not have to be raining for lightning to strike.  If available, electronic detection devices should be used as additional tools to determine the severity of weather.  However, such deices should not be used as the sol source when considering terminating play.