The University of North Carolina Asheville Empowers Student-Athletes with RealResponse


Bulldogs have a new safe space to communicate feedback to their athletic administration.

Asheville, NC — UNC Asheville is the latest school to team up with RealResponse, the leading feedback and anonymous reporting platform for athletic organizations. The partnership comes at a key time, as RealResponse observed student-athlete feedback across the country increase during the 2020-2021 school year. Equipping students with RealResponse is a new and innovative way UNC Asheville will prioritize student-athlete welfare.

Janet Cone, Director of Athletics said, “Implementing the RealResponse platform to receive student-athlete feedback is directly in line with our core values. We want to empower our athletes to demonstrate integrity and foster a culture of respect in our teams. By receiving and responding to concerns through RealResponse, we’ll be able to improve our athletic programs and improve students’ overall UNC Asheville experience.”

UNC Asheville 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’re excited to begin a new partnership with UNC Asheville, and provide a safe space for their student-athletes to communicate with their athletic administration,” said David Chadwick, founder of RealResponse. “Janet Cone and her team want to hear their student-athletes’ voices, and they’re committed to providing a powerful way for Bulldogs to communicate feedback. Athletes will be able to directly, and anonymously, connect with athletic administration, which can inspire real change in current and future programs.”

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