The University of Richmond Athletics Department Announces Partnership With RealResponse to Focus On Student-Athlete Experience


RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond Athletics Department has announced a new partnership with RealResponse, the award-winning safe and secure feedback, monitoring and anonymous reporting platform. Over 100 NCAA institutions use RealResponse, including Atlantic 10 Conference members Fordham, Duquesne, La Salle and UMass.

“Richmond Athletics is, first and foremost, a student-centered endeavor and the well-being of our student-athletes is our highest priority,” Vice President and Director of Athletics John P. Hardt said. “We have taken a holistic approach to focus on the well-being of our student-athletes, both on and off the field. Real Response is another tool that helps us ensure a positive experience for all Spiders.”

The RealResponse Survey and Real-Time Anonymous Reporting products provide a safe and secure way for student-athletes to communicate on issues related to their student-athlete experience.

“Real Response is proud to partner with the University of Richmond to assist in its efforts to provide a safe and respectful environment for its student-athletes, coaches and staff. With a much-needed focus on the well-being of student-athletes, providing a safe and secure anonymous reporting platform is essential to ensuring a positive experience and allowing them to go beyond their potential.”

More than 100,000 athletes now have the ability to use RealResponse to safely and securely report feedback, needs, and concerns in real time to administrators regarding team culture, NCAA violations, mental health, social injustice, misconduct, hazing, and gambling. Athletes can also use the system to highlight successes and best practices which might go otherwise unnoticed.

About RealResponse

Originally founded in 2015 and then expanded in 2020, RealResponse is a partner with more than 100 colleges and universities as well as with the NFLPA, USADA, the NWSL, and USA Gymnastics, giving more than 100,000 athletes the ability to anonymously share feedback and concerns in a safe and secure manner. RealResponse is an online platform that allows for real-time reporting, surveys, and as a document repository. Organizations can also benchmark metrics to peer and national averages to identify areas of competitive advantage and vulnerability. Additional partnerships with international organizations, colleges and professional sports properties are expected in 2022. In 2021, RealResponse was recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as one of the “Fifty Most Innovative Companies in the Region.” For more in-formation about RealResponse, visit

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