Given the new Title IX sexual harassment regulations issued in May 2020, The Drake Group updated its 2016 position statement. Current issues related to college athlete sexual misconduct and other forms of violence were examined, demonstrating that, other than the U.S. Office of Civil Rights rules that have general applicability to institutions, no uniform approach exists at any level of policymaking to address these higher misconduct risks unique to college athletics. Significantly, no concerted and coordinated effort by the NCAA and other national-collegiate-athletic-governance organizations, conferences, or member institutions confront athlete violence in a way that will meaningfully deter such violence. The lack of a nationally uniform policy, coupled with the pressure at the institutional level to win at any cost, results in huge disparities across institutions in the way athlete misconduct is treated. Prospective and current college athletes do not hear a clear message indicating that violent behavior is unacceptable. Ten detailed recommendations are offered.
The Drake Group Calls Upon NCAA, Its Member Institutions And Higher Education Regional Accreditation Agencies To Fulfill Athlete Academic Protection Responsibilities
State-by-State Legislation on College Athlete Name/Image/Likeness – A Drake Database
Why the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) and the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) should be Abandoned and Replaced with More Effective Academic Metrics
- Academic Integrity
- Athlete Compensation, Scholarships and Benefits
- Athlete Health, Insurance, Medical
- Athletes’ Rights
- Certification, Accreditation
- Coach and Administrator Salaries
- Congressional Intervention
- Eligibility for Participation
- Enforcement and Due Process
- Ethical and Professional Conduct
- Facility Excesses
- Gender Equity
- NCAA Reform
- Racial Exploitation
- Revenue Generation and Distribution
- Student Fees and Institutional Subsidies
- Tax Preferences
- Transparency and Reporting
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