Complying with NCAA Sexual Violence Policy Part 2: Sexual Violence Prevention, Intervention, and Response Training for Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Athletic Department Staff

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Due to changes to the NCAA Board of Governors Policy on Campus Sexual Violence, as well as to Title IX, this training is no longer up to date. trainED will be updating the training and offering a new session designed to ensure that your athletic department, coaches, staff, and Title IX Coordinator are taking the steps necessary to comply with the obligations under the NCAA Policy. In the meantime, we encourage you to view our Trauma-Informed Training for First Responders, Confidential Resources, and Campus Security. Although that training is not athletics specific, it covers the role of first responders, such as athletic coaches, and covers the topics necessary to meet the NCAA requirement for coaches and staff to be trained on sexual violence prevention, intervention and response.

On August 8, 2017, the NCAA adopted its Policy on Campus Sexual Violence, which requires all college athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators to satisfy (annually) certain sexual violence prevention efforts and for all presidents/chancellors, athletic directors, and Title IX Coordinators to attest to their institutions’ compliance by no later than May 15, 2018. These officials must attest that their institutions and athletic departments have satisfied a variety of requirements ranging from: training student-athletes, coaches, and staff on sexual violence prevention, intervention, and response to the athletic department’s compliance with the institution’s sexual violence policies.

Join us for a two-part session designed to ensure that your athletic department, coaches, staff, and Title IX Coordinator have the requisite tools and are taking the steps necessary to comply with these obligations. The first part will address: the legal landscape of Title IX; the roles and responsibilities of the Title IX team, athletic directors, and coaches; and creating a culture of awareness, understanding, and prevention. The training will also include best practices to help you navigate complex issues related to sexual misconduct. Our second part will focus on providing practical guidance on training student athletes on important topics, including what constitutes sexual misconduct, understanding consent, the importance of bystander intervention, and the role of alcohol and other risk factors in sexual misconduct cases.

The two-part session was conducted by our higher education attorneys who have experience training athletic departments, coaches, athletes, staff, and other officials on these topics.