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".
  • Obtain necessary equipment and score sheets when reporting to work and checking in with the supervisor.
  • Locate team captains, sign in players, check eligibility of team members 15 minutes prior to the start of the contest.
  • Enforce 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.
  • 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

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 Tuesday, August 26 4:00pm-6:00pm
2nd Meeting Wednesday, August 27 6:00pm-8:00pm

Veteran Officials Meeting

This meeting is geared for veteran officials who are returning to work for the Fall 2014 semester and training requirements. Please attend one of the two meetings. Meetings will be held in the CRWC Rotunda Classroom.

1st Meeting Tuesday, August 26 6:00pm-8:00pm
2nd Meeting Wednesday, August 27 4:00pm-6:00pm

Indoor Soccer Official's Clinic

If you are interested, come on out and you will be trained to officiate IMS Soccer. Experience preferred, but not required. Must attend one A/B clinic and work four scrimmage games to be eligible for hire.

A&B Clinic
option 1
Wednesday, 9/3 7:00pm-10:00pm CRWC Rotunda Classroom/MAC
A&B Clinic
option 2
Thursday, 9/4 5:00pm-8:00pm CRWC Rotunda Classroom/MAC
C Clinic

Monday, 9/8
Tuesday, 9/9
Wednesday, 9/10

6:00pm-10:00pm MAC

Flag Football Officials' Clinics

If you are interested, come on out and you will be trained to officiate IMS FFB. Experience preferred, but not required. Must attend one A and B clinic and work four scrimmage games to be eligible for hire.

A Clinic
option 1

Monday , 9/15 6:00pm-10:00pm CRWC Rotunda Classroom
A Clinic
option 2
Tuesday, 9/16 6:00pm-10:00pm CRWC Rotunda Classroom
B Clinic
option 1
Wednesday, 9/17 5:00pm-9:00pm Cullen Field 1
B Clinic
option 2
Thursday, 9/18 6:00pm-10:00pm Cullen Field 1
C Clinic Monday, 9/22
Tuesday, 9/23
Wednesday, 9/24
6:00pm-10:00pm Cullen Field 1 & 2

Volleyball Officials' Clinic

If you are interested, come on out and you will be trained to officiate IMS VB. Experience preferred, but not required. Must attend one A and B clinic and work three scrimmage games to be eligible for hire.

A&B Clinic
option 1
Monday, 10/6 5:00pm-8:00pm CRWC Rotunda Classroom/MG2
A&B Clinic
option 2
Tuesday, 10/7 7:00pm-10:00pm CRWC Rotunda Classroom/MG2

C Clinic

Wednesday, 10/8
Thursday, 10/9

7:00pm-10:00pm Main Gym 1

Dodgeball Officials' Clinic

Must be currently employed by the Department of Campus Recreation to work dodgeball. Clinic will be held in the CRWC Rotunda Classroom and MAC.

A Clinic Friday, 11/21 2:00pm-4:00pm CRWC Rotunda Classroom/MAC