NCAA Sexual Violence Prevention

  • 5 topics | 19m 1s
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All students and staff should feel safe on campus. Unfortunately, cases of sexual violence occur on campuses every year. In this course, you'll learn about the approach of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to preventing sexual violence, including the key principles of its policy and its annual training requirement for student athletes, coaches, and athletics administrators. You'll also learn what sexual violence involves and what types of behaviors are and aren't appropriate, and how to respond correctly to suspicions or complaints of sexual violence. Note that this course will not cover campus officials' attestation obligations or newly adopted disclosure obligations pertaining to past conduct of college athletes. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.


  • identify the main principles of the NCAA's approach for preventing sexual violence
  • recognize examples of inappropriate behavior by student-athletes and employees at institutions of higher education
  • recognize examples of inappropriate reactions to sexual violence
  • recognize how to respond properly to suspicions and complaints of sexual violence
  • demonstrate your understanding of the NCAA's policies for preventing sexual violence


  • Principles for Preventing Sexual Violence
  • Recognizing Inappropriate Behavior
  • Spotting Inappropriate Reactions to Sexual Violence
  • Responding to Suspected or Reported Sexual Violence
  • Exercise: Preventing Sexual Violence