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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, though the first deadline for attesting that the requirements have been met will be in spring 2018. Annual deadlines will follow after the first year.

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

The first year’s education should be completed during the 2017-18 academic year to allow presidents or chancellors, athletics directors and Title IX coordinators to attest in spring. After the first year, annual education is required.

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

The signoff form will be available electronically beginning March 1, 2018, and must be completed by May 15, 2018.

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 attested to the requirements of the Policy on Campus Sexual Violence will be presented in a report to the Board of Governors in August 2018, then 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.