The CWPA lists the following penalties which are more stringent than the NCAA Rules require:
Flagrant Misconduct: Single physical incident (i.e. elbow, head butt, punch etc.) Any player committing this foul receives a two-game suspension.
Flagrant Misconduct for Fighting: One in which multiple contact is made or intended to make (i.e. punches were thrown, several kicks, etc). Any athlete charged with this penalty receives a minimum of a five-game suspension.
Flagrant Misconduct that Injures Offending player is excluded for the duration of time the injured athlete is sidelined, plus the punishment related to the penalty.
- Example.: Player A injures Player B with a single head butt. Player B needs jaw surgery and is out six weeks. Player A is suspended for six weeks plus two games.
- Example 2: Player A injures Player B by punching him several times. Player B needs stitches and is out one week. Player A is suspended for one week plus five games.
Code of Conduct Violations
All Code of Conduct Violations are reviewed by the Commissioner and if appropriate, sent to the Discipline Committee for each respective class of membership (varsity or club).
Members of the Discipline Committee must be school administrators and are appointed by the Commissioner. All decisions made by the Discipline Committee are final.