Interpersonal violence is a cultural phenomenon that is reflected on today’s college campuses. As members of the campus community and advocates for student well-being, athletics departments are called upon to contribute to campus efforts to prevent and appropriately intervene in cases of sexual assault, hazing, harassment and abuse. By effectively addressing interpersonal violence and sexual assault, athletics departments provide that student-athletes leave their college campuses better prepared to lead satisfying lives, help others and make positive contributions to society. In this way, Athletics will help not only its campus and department become safer, we can contribute to breaking the cycle of violence that is often passed from one generation to another through families. The resources located on this site support those education efforts.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In the United States April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it.
The 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on campus sexual violence prevention. This April, take action to create safer campuses and brighter futures for all.
NCAA Violence Prevention in the News
- ‘Think Tank’ To Tackle Violence Prevention
- NCAA Convenes Think Tank To Address Campus Violence Prevention
- Violence Session Address Underlying Cause Of Problem
NCAA Student-Athlete Well-Being Summit
Includes videos and slides of the opening remarks, keynote sessions and summit presentations.