Sexual Violence Prevention: An Athletics Tool Kit for a Healthy and Safe Culture

Publication Date: 2016
Abstract: The NCAA Sexual Assault Task Force convened in 2015 to provide clear direction on a curriculum that will help athletics departments engage in education, collaboration, and compliance surrounding sexual violence issues. This toolkit, initiated by the task force, builds on critical elements outlined in the fall 2014 NCAA publication, Addressing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence: Athletics' Role in Support of Healthy and Safe Campuses. This resource was advanced and fostered through the contributions of the many dedicated individuals and organizations working to create campus communities that are free of violence and are safe places for students to learn and thrive. Several higher education associations, NCAA committees, and content matters experts endorsed this resource as a comprehensive approach for athletics departments to effectively address sexual violence prevention, promote collaboration with campus colleagues to reduce sexual violence, and promote a healthy and safe campus culture.