(The following NISOA Policy reminds NISOA members of the importance of dress in meeting professional behavior, performance, and appearance expectations in our assigned games.)
NISOA believes that appropriate attire worn by members of an NISOA Referee Team at all intercollegiate game assignments, whether regular season, post-season, or other intercollegiate tournament game assignments, promotes the image of professionalism. These uniform dress code standards are MANDATORY (See NISOA Policy No. 900-24.)
A neat, clean, well-groomed appearance appropriately emphasizes the Referee Team’s high standards, yet with a low-key approach.
Referee Team dress uniformity is essential to represent the Referee Team; the first impression may be a lasting one.
The assigned Referee must contact the Assistant Referees, and the Alternate Official on that Referee Team (if assigned) early enough before game day to confirm what uniform will be worn for the assigned game.
Any deviation from this uniform dress code at assigned games, including tournament games, shall be considered a violation of the NISOA Standard Code of Ethics.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE MANDATORY DRESS CODE REQUIREMENT FOR ALL GAME ASSIGNMENTS, INCLUDING TOURNAMENT GAME ASSIGNMENTS:
All Referee Team Officials must dress alike;
All shirts and shorts must have the NISOA/OSI Logo;
Official NISOA long or short sleeve shirt either: Black Grid, Gold Grid, Orange Grid, or Blue Grid;
Official NISOA embroidered emblem on left breast pocket;
Official NISOA black shorts;
Official NISOA stockings that match the color shirt chosen for the game or the black socks with three white stripes and
All black shoes and black laces with only manufacturer logo visible.
All flag sets must be NISOA/OSI Logo Flags.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE MANDATORY DRESS CODE FOR TRAVEL TO AND ARRIVAL AT INTERCOLLEGIATE TOURNAMNET EVENTS:
Blue NISOA blazer with the NISOA embroidered emblem affixed to the left breast pocket.
Gray or khaki trousers or skirt as appropriate;
White or light blue dress shirt, NISOA Tie, and appropriate hose and shoes;
THE FOLLOWING IS THE PREFERRED (BUT NOT MANDATORY) DRESS CODE FOR TRAVEL TO AND ARRIVAL AT INTERCOLLEGIATE GAME ASSIGNMENTS WHERE DRESSING FACILITIES ARE PROVIDED.
Approved NISOA polo-type shirt with embroidered NISOA emblem;
Gray or khaki trousers, or skirt (for women);
Appropriate hose and shoes; and
An optional blazer or wind shirt.