SMU Partners with RealResponse to Give Student-Athletes a Voice During Return to Play


DALLAS (October 20, 2020) – RealResponse, the leading feedback and anonymous reporting platform for athletic organizations, is pleased to announce a partnership with SMU. The partnership underscores SMU’s commitment to championing the student-athlete experience through strengthened communication with administrators, especially during the return to play phase amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Providing our student-athletes with a real-time and confidential platform to express feedback was an important component of our plan for a safe and healthy return to campus and athletic activity,” said Rick Hart, SMU Director of Athletics. “The RealResponse platform will help ensure that we stay connected and can quickly respond to our student-athletes’ needs.”

RealResponse is empowering the current generation of student-athletes by giving them the ability to communicate in real-time with coaches and administrators and to report incidents that need immediate attention. Students can use RealResponse to anonymously report various concerns including incidents of bias, COVID-19 policy concerns, NCAA violations, etc..

“We are proud to partner with SMU Athletics during a time where it is imperative for administrators to be connected to student-athletes’ needs,” said David Chadwick, RealResponse CEO and Founder. “As SMU families send their children back to campus, they can be rest assured their children will be provided a safe platform to seek any necessary resources.”