The New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference (NEIFC) is focused on supporting and developing intercollegiate fencing programs in and around New England. We welcome both club teams and NCAA varsity teams into our conference.
NEIFC Athlete Eligibility
NEIFC events are open to full-time undergraduate students of NEIFC member schools in good standing.
Students have four (4) years of eligibility for NEIFC events which must be completed within five (5) years of first enrolling in college.
Teams may submit written appeals to have individuals considered "eligible to compete" if their circumstances fall outside the stated requirements. All appeals must be submitted in a timely manner to the NEIFC executive committee, whose rulings on the appeals shall be final.
If you wish for your team to join the NEIFC, please email info@NEIFC.org.
NEIFC Championships Policy on Mixed-Gender Teams
Adopted Feb 2, 2020.
A team that does not have enough fencers to field a full men's or women's team may enter the NEIFC Championships with one mixed-gender team, which must compete in the men's event.
NEIFC Policy on Transgender and Transitioning Athletes
Adopted Sep 6, 2018.
A student transitioning from female to male may elect to fence on a school's men's squad, given they have not already competed on a women's squad during the current NEIFC season. The student may continue to fence for a women's squad if they have not begun hormone treatment.
A student transitioning from male to female must complete one calendar year of hormone treatment before the start of the NEIFC season in order to compete on a women's squad that season.
The season shall be considered to start on the date of the NEIFC Fall Invitational (The Big One), and shall be considered concluded the date after the date of the NEIFC Championships of the same academic year
This policy is based on that of the 2011 NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Student Athletes publication. (https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/Transgender_Handbook_2011_Final.pdf)
This policy document can be viewed here.
NEIFC Registration & Entry Fees Policy
Adopted Aug 9, 2017.
Effective starting with the 2017 NEIFC Fall Invitational (the “Big One”):
Registration fees and entry fee payments that are not RECEIVED by the MONDAY following the date of an event shall be deemed late, and a $100.00 late payment fee will be charged to the offending team;
Teams that have any unpaid payments of any kind past due will be barred from entering any NEIFC events until all past due amounts are paid in full.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mount Holyoke College
Sacred Heart University
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts
University of New Hampshire
University of Rhode Island
University of Vermont
Worcester Polytechnic Institute