NCAA Policy on Campus Sexual Violence
This policy sets forth the disclosures required by Adelphi University (the “University”) of all incoming, continuing and transfer student-athletes in accordance with the NCAA Board of Governors Policy on Campus Sexual Violence as revised.
Reason for policy
Pursuant to the NCAA Board of Governors Policy on Campus Sexual Violence student-athlete attestation requirement.
Who is Governed by This Policy
The University President, Adelphi University Athletics, Students participating in Adelphi University athletics and the Adelphi Title IX Office
The University will annually attest that:
- The athletics department is informed on, integrated in, and compliant with institutional policies and processes regarding sexual violence prevention and proper adjudication and resolution of acts of sexual and interpersonal violence
- The institutional policies and processes regarding sexual violence prevention and adjudication, and the name and contact information for the campus Title IX coordinator, are readily available within the department of athletics, and are provided to student athletes
- All student-athletes, coaches and staff have been educated each year on sexual violence prevention, intervention and response, to the extent allowable by state law and collective bargaining agreements
Beginning in academic year 2022-2023, Adelphi University requires:
- All incoming, continuing and transfer student-athletes complete an Adelphi University Attestation Form (“Attestation Form”) on an annual basis (an Incoming Transfer Student Statement of Disciplinary Conduct and/or NCAA Student-Attestation Form depending on the student-athlete’s status). At the time of signing the Attestation Form, incoming and transfer student-athletes must also provide consent for the University to contact prior institutions to confirm accuracy of their disclosure.
- All incoming, continuing and transfer student-athletes will disclose on the Attestation Form whether they have been found responsible for any sexual, interpersonal or other acts of violence (as defined in the Definitions section below); criminal convictions of sexual, interpersonal or other acts of violence (as defined in the Definitions section below) regardless of the degree and whether the result of a plea or court determination; in the case of transfer students, if they have left an institution with a Title IX process pending; and informal resolutions under Title IX proceedings that are the result of a final finding of responsibility for sexual violence, interpersonal violence, or other acts of violence as defined below.
- Failure to make a full and accurate disclosure could result in penalties, including loss of eligibility to participate in athletics as determined by the University.
- The University will take reasonable steps to confirm whether an incoming student-athlete or transfer student-athlete has been disciplined through a Title IX proceeding or criminally convicted of sexual, interpersonal or other acts of violence.
- In a manner consistent with federal and state law, the University must share relevant disciplinary information and incomplete Title IX proceedings as a result of transfer with other member institutions when a student-athlete attempts to enroll in a new college or university.
- Student-athletes who are the victim of interpersonal violence, sexual violence or other acts of violence are not required to disclose any information surrounding the event or proceedings.
- Interpersonal Violence: Violence that is predominantly caused due to the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator, including dating and domestic violence.
- Sexual Violence: A term used to include both forcible and nonforcible sex offenses, ranging from sexual battery to rape.
- Other Acts of Violence: Crimes including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault or any assault that employs the use of a deadly weapon or causes serious bodily injury.
The Athletics Department will collect and maintain all forms related to this process. The Athletics Department will be responsible for ensuring that every student athlete has completed an attestation annually and the Athletics Department in conjunction with the Title IX office will take reasonable steps to confirm whether incoming, continuing and transfer student-athletes have been disciplined through a Title IX proceeding or criminally convicted of sexual, interpersonal or other acts of violence including but not limited to review of and collecting information related to the Attestation Form.
- Adelphi University Student-Athlete Attestation Form – NCAA Policy on Campus Sexual Violence
- Adelphi University Statement of Disciplinary Standing (Incoming and Transfer Students)
- Adelphi University’s Anti-Discrimination, Harassment (including Sexual Misconduct/Title IX) and Retaliation Policy
- Last Reviewed Date: January 31, 2023
- Last Revised Date: N/A
- Policy Origination Date: January 31, 2023
Who approved this policy
Sentwali Bakari, Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Executive Leadership Committee