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Sexual Assault

Sexual assault and interpersonal violence on campus is a serious issue which impacts the well-being of the student body and the campus community. As members of the campus community and advocates for student well-being, the NCAA Sport Science Institute supports athletics departments as they are called upon to contribute to campus efforts to prevent and appropriately intervene in cases of sexual assault, hazing, harassment and abuse.

Located on this page are materials and resources related to sexual assault prevention on college campuses.

Sexual Violence Prevention Tool Kit

The NCAA Sport Science Institute, in partnership with the NCAA Office of Inclusion, engaged leading higher education organizations across the country to develop the publication Sexual Violence Prevention: An Athletics Tool Kit for a Healthy and Safe Culture.

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Step UP! Bystander Intervention Training

A biannual three-day facilitator training program for athletics administrators and campus partners that educates students to be proactive in helping others.

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Student-athletes, coaches or athletics administrators may support the NO MORE campaign to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault. It was launched in 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers, the U.S. Department of Justice and major corporations.

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Addressing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence

This best practice guide for athletics administrators and campus partners provides recommended approaches to prevent or reduce the incidents of sexual assault and other acts of interpersonal violence on college campuses.

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It’s On Us

The It’s On Us campaign is a resource for student-athletes, coaches, athletics administrators and campus partners and was launched by President Barack Obama and the White House in fall 2014 to end sexual assault on college campuses. The NCAA is a partner for the campaign which asks everyone to make a personal commitment to be part of the solution to campus sexual assault.

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This website includes information for student-athletes, coaches, athletics administrators and campus partners interested in learning more about how to respond to and prevent sexual assault.

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National Sexual Assault Hotline

Any student-athlete, coach or athletics administrator may call the National Sexual Assault Hotline’s safe, confidential call-line at 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in his or her area.

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Men Can Stop Rape

This resource for student-athletes, coaches and athletics administrators is a national nonprofit organization which has led the call to redefine masculinity and male strength as part of preventing men’s violence against women. MCSR has reached more than 2 million youth and professionals with its programs.

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2011 U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights “Dear Colleague” letter

This resource provides athletics administrators and campus partners with information on the legal requirements for colleges and universities with regard to their response protocol for allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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