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NCAA Board of Governors Policy on Campus Sexual Violence FAQ

When does the policy take effect?

The policy is effective immediately. The first deadline for attesting that the requirements have been met was May 15, 2018. Annual deadlines on May 15 will follow after the first year.

What is the deadline for completing the education for coaches, student-athletes and athletics staff?

Annual education should be completed during the applicable academic year to allow presidents or chancellors, athletics directors and campus Title IX coordinators to attest in spring of that academic year. For example, for the 2018-19 academic year, education should be completed prior to the May 15 deadline so that presidents or chancellors, athletics directors and campus Title IX coordinators can attest to their compliance by the May 15 deadline.

What is the 2019 deadline for presidents or chancellors, athletics directors and campus Title IX coordinators to attest that the education has occurred on campus?

The attestation form will be available electronically beginning March 1, 2019 and must be completed by May 15, 2019. This is a firm deadline.

What type of education meets the expectations of the policy?

The policy allows member schools to determine the types and manner of education provided. The NCAA Sexual Violence Prevention Tool Kit can assist member schools in this effort. The tool kit provides checklists for campus collaboration and educational resources created specifically for student-athletes. Those resources include the online curriculum myPlaybook, which includes a course on sexual violence prevention.

What happens after the deadline?

A list of schools that have and have not attested to the requirements of the policy will be presented in a report to the Board of Governors at their August meetings each year. Once approved, the lists will be published on ncaa.org. 

Which athletics staff members are expected to complete the training?

While the policy does not provide a specific definition of staff for purposes of the educational prong and provides institutions the discretion to determine how far to extend their educational efforts (e.g. whether to include temporary workers, consultants or contractors), there is an expectation that all education will meet the requirements of local, state and federal law. All coaches including part-time, volunteer and assistant coaches, as well as athletics administrators full-time and temporary, and participating student-athletes are expected to complete the training.

If I have additional questions about the policy where should I go?

Questions about the policy or attestation process may be sent to questions@ncaa.org. This inbox will only answer questions related to the policy and attestation process.