RealResponse (@RealResponseHQ), the award-winning leading safe and secure feedback, monitoring and anonymous reporting platform for athletic teams and organizations, announced today that five new colleges and universities have been added to its roster in the month of November, bringing the number of partnerships to well-over 100 colleges and universities across all collegiate divisions. The new partners include the University of Arkansas, Boise State, North Carolina A&T, UC Davis and the University of San Diego.
With the addition of these schools and other new partners such as the NWSL, USADA and the NFLPA, more than 100,000 athletes now have the ability to use RealResponse to safely and securely report feed-back, needs, and concerns in real time to administrators regarding team culture, NCAA violations, mental health, social injustice, COVID-19 policy infractions, misconduct, hazing, sexual harassment, and gambling. Athletes can also use the system to highlight successes and best practices which might go otherwise unnoticed.
“The expansion and engagement for our diverse offerings continues to rise as more and more schools and partner institutions see RealResponse as a necessity not just for students and athletes, but for coaches and parents who care about the well-being of athletes,” said 31-year-old David Chadwick, former Division I basketball player at Rice University and Valparaiso University and the founder of RealResponse. “In just over one year, our work has gone from being an added value service to a must- have, and we will continue to work with our partners to enhance our platform.”
Earl Hilton, Director of Athletics, North Carolina A&T: “We are delighted to partner with RealResponse as we continue to prioritize student-athlete engagement, health, and safety. Their confidential, anonymous online reporting structure has proven to be an effective way to enhance student-athlete feedback to our administration.”
Rocko Davis, Director of Athletics, UC Davis: “The health and well-being of UC Davis student-athletes is the top priority for our athletic department as we prepare our Aggies for success in the classroom, on the field of play and life after graduation through the EVO program. Real Response allows us to enhance the student-athlete experience further through providing a confidential, real-time platform to express feed-back and access resources.”
Jeramiah Dickey, Director of Athletics, Boise State University: “The student-athlete experience is—and always will be—the top priority for Boise State Athletics. In order to best support our student-athletes, they need to be equipped with the ability to safely, securely and timely let us know of any concerns. Partnering with RealResponse will enhance our ability to do so.”
Jon Fagg, Deputy AD / Academics, Integrity & Student-Athlete Development, University of Arkansas: “We pride ourselves on creating a first class experience for all Arkansas Student-Athletes and in order to fulfill this mission, we must be connected to their pulse. As our industry continues to evolve and further prioritize the voice of the student-athlete, RealResponse will enable our administration to be responsive to the real-time needs within every Razorback program.”