Become an Official

If you are interested in becoming an Intramural Sports official, please review the information below and follow the link to the online Campus Recreation Student Employee application.


Job Description – Intramural Sports Official

An Intramural Sports official shall, to the best of his/her ability, officiate and/or keep accurate records of contests sponsored by University of Houston Campus Recreation, in accordance with the rules of the sport and the regulations of the Department. The official is charged with the responsibility of maintaining orderly conduct on the court or field to which he/she is assigned, and will perform other duties as outlined in the Duties and Responsibilities section below.


Duties & Responsibilities – Intramural Sports Official

  • Attend all clinics and meetings. - see calendar below
  • Fulfill schedule obligations.
  • Submit to periodic evaluations, both written and verbal.
  • Be attentive at all times – do not allow friends to visit or distract you while at work.
  • Arrive at work by the time designated by the schedule. You are paid for this time and it is not considered "early". Pay does not start until official checks in.
  • Obtain necessary equipment and score sheets when reporting to work and checking in with supervisor. Officials will be monetarily responsible for equipment they have been issued and must return that equipment at the conclusion of each session.
  • Locate team captains, sign in players, check eligibility of team members 15 minutes prior to the start of the contest.
  • Penalize and document (in accordance with the rules of the sport and the regulations of the Department) any unsportsmanlike conduct by players, coaches, or spectators.
  • Ensure that game equipment functions properly and that games are played under safe conditions. Report the need for facility or equipment repairs to the supervisor on duty.
  • Report sportsmanship grades and comments of teams on score sheets and to supervisors after all games.
  • Immediately direct any Requests for Protest to the supervisor on duty.
  • Report any misuse of the facility or equipment, or any discipline problems from participants or spectators, to the sports supervisor immediately.
  • Report for reassignment in the event of forfeited games.
  • Frequently review the material in sport rulebooks.
  • Carry out the Campus Recreation EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN. Contact the supervisor in the event of an accident/injury. Remain with the injured party until relieved. Assist with an injury report form (as necessary).
  • Strive to maintain positive public relations; answer question sfrom participants or direct them to a supervisor.
  • Display positive sportsmanship while participating.

If you are interested, print the .pdf job application here, fill it out, and bring it to the Intramural Sports office today

 For more information, please contact the Intramural Sports office at (713) 743-8041


Officials Training Clinics Calendar

General Officiating Meeting

This meeting will present officiating employment opportunities, answer questions about officiating, and cover basics of employment. Please attend one of the two meetings. Meetings will be held in the CRWC Rotunda Classroom.

1st Meeting Wednesday, 1/15 5:00pm-7:00pm
2nd Meeting Thursday, 1/16 5:00pm-7:00pm

Basketball Officials' Clinics

if you are interested, come on out and you will be trained to officiate IMS Basketball. Experience preferred, but not required.

A Clinic - Rookies Tuesday, 1/21 6:00pm-9:00pm
A Clinic - Veterans Tuesday, 1/21 6:00pm-9:00pm
A Clinic (option 2) Tuesday, 1/22 6:00pm-9:00pm
B Clinic - ALL Wednesday, 1/22 7:00pm-10:00pm
C Clinic - ALL Thursday, 1/23 6:00pm-11:00pm

Dodgeball Officials' Clinic

This is for all interested students. If you are interested, come on out and you will be trained to officiate dodgeball. You must be an IMS official already to be able to work dodgeball. Meetings will be held in the CRWC Rotunda Classroom/MAC.

A Clinic Friday, 1/24 3:00pm-5:00pm

outdoor soccer Official's Clinic

if you are interested, come on out and you will be trained to officiate IMS outdoor soccer. Experience preferred, but not required.

A Clinic (option 1) Monday, 2/3 6:00pm-9:00pm
A Clinic (option 2) Monday, 2/4 7:00pm-9:00pm
B Clinic (option 1) Tuesday, 2/4 4:00pm-7:00pm
B Clinic (option 2) Wednesday, 2/5 4:00pm-7:00pm
B Clinic (option 3) Thursday, 2/6 4:00pm-7:00pm

4 V 4 fLAG FOOTBALL Officials' Clinics

This is for all interested students. If you are interested, come on out and you will be trained to officiate 4v4 FFB. You must be an IMS official already to be able to work dodgeball.

A Clinic (option 1) Monday, 2/17 6:00pm-8:00pm
A Clinic(option 2) Tuesday, 2/18 6:00pm-8:00pm
B Clinic ALL Wednesday, 2/19 4:00pm-7:00pm

floor hockey Officials' Clinic

This is for all interested students. If you are interested, come on out and you will be trained to officiate floor hockey. You must be an IMS official already to be able to work dodgeball.

A Clinic Tuesday, 3/4 5:00pm-7:00pm
B Clinic Wednesday, 3/5 8:00pm-11:00pm