Winthrop University equipping student-athletes to share real-time feedback through RealResponse


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

RealResponse, the leading feedback and anonymous reporting platform for collegiate athletic departments, is pleased to announce a partnership with Winthrop University. Winthrop will leverage RealResponse’s Anonymous Reporting portal so that student-athletes have a real-time and confidential resource to contact administrators, especially for pressing concerns related to COVID-19 or social injustices.

“Perhaps now more than any athletic season ever before, being aware of the experience and needs of our student-athletes at all times is vital to our athletic department,” said Ken Halpin, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics at Winthrop. “RealResponse will help us hold each other accountable and address situations in real-time that need our immediate attention. As we return to competition, especially while needing everyone to adhere to COVID-19 protocols, RealResponse will enable us to keep student-athletes safe.”

Winthrop joins more than 50,000 NCAA Division 1 student-athletes using RealResponse as a real-time communications platform for sharing feedback with coaches and administrators and reporting incidents. Student-athletes can use RealResponse to anonymously report social injustice, COVID-19 policy infractions, misconduct, hazing, sexual harassment, and more.

“Ken Halpin and Hank Harrawood are true advocates for the student-athlete experience,” said David Chadwick, Founder of RealResponse. “As student-athletes returned to campus with potential needs around COVID-19 and social injustice concerns, Winthrop immediately understood the new challenges and as a result found ways to empower their student-athletes. Winthrop implementing RealResponse means that all student-athletes will have a tool they can use 24/7 to contact administrators if they need resources. We are excited to partner with the Eagles and look forward to becoming an integral part of the student-student-athlete experience.”

About RealResponse

RealResponse is a powerful web-based platform comprising three solutions, including a survey tool for student-athletes to share feedback and rate their schools. Schools can also use RealResponse’s benchmark tool to compare metrics to peer and national averages to identify areas of competitive advantage and vulnerability. The Real-Time Reporting solution empowers student-athletes to report concerns anonymously in real-time using any web-enabled device while giving school leaders a chance to connect students with resources. Using the platform’s documentation hub, where key personnel can securely store and track sensitive information. For more information about RealResponse, visit