Addressing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence: Athletics’ Role in Support of Healthy and Safe Campuses

Publication Date: 2014
Abstract: This report from the NCAA presents findings from an executive committee appointed to explore the issue of sexual assault and interpersonal violence on campus and how it relates to athletic programs. This guide is a general introduction to the problems that result from sexual assault and interpersonal violence and how they are affecting college students and student-athletes. The guide includes information on compliance, collaboration, student perspectives, and education programs and is meant to assist intercollegiate athletics administrators and those who provide educational programming for student-athletes in developing their own approaches to preventing or reducing the incidents of sexual assault and other acts of interpersonal violence on their campuses. It provides information on responding appropriately to acts of violence and other matters relevant to complying with federal law. This guide can assist intercollegiate athletics staff in developing and enhancing relationships with other campus offices and experts whose work focuses on sexual assault and interpersonal violence.