App State Athletics Partners with RealResponse


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

RealResponse, the leading feedback and anonymous reporting platform for athletic organizations, is pleased to announce a partnership with Appalachian State University. The Athletics administration views RealResponse as an integral part of its mission to support student-athlete welfare and provide continual access to resources and help, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

“RealResponse will ensure that our administration is always accessible to student-athletes even when in-person connection is limited,” said Doug Gillin, Director of Athletics at App State. “With the majority of our sports competing at once this semester, this partnership will let us continually respond to student-athlete needs and help ensure that we continue to deliver the best student-athlete experience possible.”

App State joins more than 50,000 NCAA Division I student-athletes using RealResponse to share feedback with coaches and administrators. Student-athletes can use RealResponse to anonymously report issues surrounding mental health, social injustice, COVID-19 policy infractions, misconduct, hazing, sexual harassment and more.

“We are excited to welcome App State to the RealResponse family and help their administration identify and respond to student-athlete needs,” said David Chadwick, founder of RealResponse. “As competition began this semester, Makini Thompson and Jonathan Reeder made this area a priority, and we are proud to support their mission with the tools that will keep their administration engaged with the student-athletes, even while separated physically.”

About RealResponse

RealResponse is a powerful web-based platform that offers three solutions: a survey tool for student-athletes to share feedback and rate their schools, a benchmark tool to compare metrics to peer and national averages, and our Anonymous Real-Time Reporting tool to empower student-athletes to report concerns anonymously in real time. Using the platform’s documentation hub, key personnel can securely store and track sensitive information. For more information about RealResponse, visit