Vanderbilt University Partners with RealResponse to Prioritize Student-Athlete Health, Safety, and Experiences


The country’s leading feedback and anonymous reporting platform lets administrators connect to their student-athletes to address their most pressing concerns in real-time.

Vanderbilt University announces a partnership with RealResponse, the leading feedback and anonymous reporting platform for collegiate athletic departments. The partnership showcases Vanderbilt’s commitment to providing student-athletes a voice and championing their experiences through strengthened communication with administrators. 

RealResponse is empowering this generation’s student-athletes by providing them with a real-time communications platform for sharing feedback with coaches and administrators and reporting incidents. Students can use RealResponse to anonymously report racial injustice, COVID-19 policy infractions, misconduct, hazing, sexual harassment, and more.

“We are thrilled to partner with Vanderbilt Athletics under Candice Storey Lee’s leadership,” said David Chadwick, a former college basketball player.  “Candice’s passion for the student-athlete experience has always been her north star, most notably from the initiatives she undertook in just the short time since she became Director of Athletics. We are honored that she has picked RealResponse to give student-athletes a voice and to give her and her administration the tools to give them a first-class experience.”

Storey Lee described RealResponse as addressing a real need. “Student-athletes and their experiences are at the center of every decision that we make,” Storey Lee said. “As we built our strategic plan and prepared to welcome student-athletes to campus in this climate, we knew that it was more important now than perhaps ever to provide our student-athletes a protected space to voice their concerns. We are thrilled to provide our student-athletes with RealResponse to achieve this goal.”