NCAA coaches, student-athletes and athletics administrators are now being required to complete education each year in sexual violence prevention, according to a policy adopted by the NCAA Board of Governors on Thursday.
As part of the new policy, leaders on each NCAA campus — the school president or chancellor, athletics director and Title IX coordinator — must attest annually that coaches, athletics administrators and student-athletes were educated in sexual violence prevention.
Additionally, according to the new policy, each of the three campus officials must declare that:
- The school’s athletics department is knowledgeable about, integrated in, and compliant with institutional policies and processes regarding sexual violence prevention and proper adjudication and resolution of acts of sexual violence.
- The school’s policies regarding sexual violence prevention and adjudication — plus the name and contact information for the campus Title IX coordinator — are readily available in the athletics department and are distributed to student-athletes.
The names of colleges and universities that attest they have complied will be included in a report delivered each year to the Board of Governors and published on ncaa.org.