The Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) oversees the Intramural Program and employs three full-time staff members - the IM Coordinator, IM Administrative Assistant, and IM Equipment Manager. Besides those three positions, the rest of the MIT Intramural Sports Program is managed, organized, and directed by MIT Students. This page highlights the purpose and importance of each person/committee/group to the Intramural Sports program.
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Intramural Sports Coordinator - Patricia O'Brien
The IM Sports Coordinator is the Director of the IM Program and an employee of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) at MIT. As the direct, non-student representative of the MIT IM Program to the DAPER Board of Directors, the Coordinator meets with the IM Executive Committee (all students) to discuss, work on, and resolve various issues and concerns within the program. Furthermore, the Coordinator orders IM equipment through DAPER (via the IM Equipment Manager) and hires all IM Managers as endorsed by the IM Executive Committee. The Coordinator works closely with the IM Equipment Manager (and the individual IM Managers) to ensure each IM sport has its necessary equipment.
Intramural Sports Administrative Assistant - Bernice Ward
The IM Sports Administrative Assistant is the Assistant Director of the IM Program and an employee of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) at MIT. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for the IM Budget -- which includes collecting deposits and fines, issuing refunds, and paying the IM Managers -- and ensuring all eligibility rules are being followed. To ensure that the affiliation system is not taken advantage of and to assist IM Managers in determining whether teams are eligible to compete in MIT Intramurals, the Administrative Assistant collects rosters from ALL teams for ALL IM Sports. According to the MIT IM Handbook, teams are not eligible to compete in any IM sport unless all fines are paid off from the previous semester(s). The Administrative Assistant assists the IM Managers by telling them which teams still have unpaid fines and informing them to cancel the registration of those teams with unpaid fines.
Intramural Sports Equipment Manager - Brian Callahan
The IM Sports Equipment Manager is an employee of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) at MIT. Working for the IM Program is just one of the many duties that the IM Equipment Manager has within DAPER. The IM Equipment Manager has a much smaller role in the organization and operation of the IM Sports Program, but assists the IM Coordinator in ordering new equipment for the IM Program. Also, the Equipment Manager orders and maintains the inventory of championship IM T-shirts. The Equipment Manager will also work directly with some of the IM Managers for sports that require equipment check-outs for the participants. For example, the Equipment Manager assists the IM Flag Football Manager in setting up an outdoor locker near the football fields to store the flag football equipment.
The Intramural Council consists of all athletic chairs, the IM Managers, and the members of the Executive Committee. The athletic chairs are representatives of various groups on campus such as FSILG's, Academic Departments, Clubs, Organizations, etc. There are 2 IM Council meetings per semester. In the fall semester, these meetings are held in early September and then in November. In the spring semester, these meetings are held in early February and then in April.
Intramural Executive Committee
The MIT IM Executive Committee is the group of five that makes the executive decisions for the Intramural Council. Comprised of a chairman, vice chairman, and 3 at-large members, the IM Executive Committee is the elected body of officials from the IM Council. This committee is responsible for addressing and handing out judgment for incidents in MIT Intramurals, reviewing and revising the IM Handbook, and carrying out the various tasks as identified by the IM Coordinator in support of the IM Program, the IM Managers, and the participants of the IM program. The committee chairman will also task the other members of the IM Executive Committee with duties to sustain and improve the organization and operations of the IM program. There are no formal requirements to hold a spot on the committee. The best committee members are those students that are interested in having a leadership position on campus and are knowledgeable of the IM program. Experience playing IM sports or running sports as an IM Manager is a valuable, though not necessarily required, prerequisite for participation on the the MIT IM Executive Committee. Elections for the 5 offices are held at the IM Council Meeting in February of each year.
Intramural Sports Managers
The IM Managers are the work-horses of the IM Program at MIT. For their hard work, these students are paid by DAPER an hourly wage. Simply put, the IM Managers are responsible for planning and organizing the IM sports at MIT. To do so, IM Managers must go through a training session with the IM Coordinator and IM Executive Committee. There is a required pre-season meeting for IM Managers to meet DAPER Facilities staff members. To organize a season, IM Managers collect all roster entries, schedule all matches and referee assignments, organize playoff brackets, submit fines/penalties, and complete other administrative paperwork. It is by far the best position in the MIT IM Program for students to gain leadership experience because of the amount of communication and organization that is required to successfully direct the league's operations! There is more information regarding the IM Manager position here!
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