University of South Florida Athletics today announced a new partnership with RealResponse, the award-winning safe and secure feedback, monitoring and anonymous reporting platform, in an effort to provide additional student-athlete communications tools and help ensure the best student-athlete experience possible.
RealResponse is a partner with more than 100 colleges and universities as well as with the NFLPA, USADA, the NWSL, and USA Gymnastics.
“We are proud and honored to partner with USF Athletics to help them advance their tremendous efforts in supporting their student-athletes and staff,” said David Chadwick, former Division I basketball player at Rice University and Valparaiso University and the founder of RealResponse. “Providing a safe and anonymous platform for members of the Bulls’ Athletics Department to share concerns and feedback is important to ensuring a positive culture. USF Athletics has incredible momentum and RealResponse is proud to play a small role in positioning them for even greater success.”
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, COVID-19 policy infractions, misconduct, hazing, sexual harassment, and gambling. Athletes can also use the system to highlight successes and best practices which might otherwise go unnoticed.
“The number one priority at USF is to create an unparalleled experience for our student-athletes,” said Vice President for Athletics Michael Kelly. “This unparalleled experience starts with continuous communication and we are excited to partner with RealResponse to provide another tool that our student-athletes can use to share their experiences with our leadership.”
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 realresponse.com.
About USF Athletics
USF Athletics currently sponsors 19 varsity men’s and women’s teams that compete in 11 different sports, 18 at the NCAA Division I level in the American Athletic Conference, which will expand to 21 teams with the recently announced additions of women’s lacrosse (2024-25) and women’s beach volleyball. The Bulls’ athletic program began in 1965 and is in its 57th season in 2022-23. Nearly 450 student-athletes train and compete in the athletic district located on the east end of the campus in Tampa, Fla. The Bulls have claimed 26 American Athletic Conference team titles since joining the conference in 2013, including seven trophies in the 2021 calendar year, and own 140 conference titles claimed in 15 sports in department history, led by 20 each for men’s tennis and men’s soccer. USF has claimed 74 men’s conference championships and 64 women’s titles, led by 14 in women’s tennis and 12 in volleyball. The Bulls have posted a combined annual grade-point average over 3.0 for more than eight straight years and have posted a program record of 16 straight semesters with a combined GPA over 3.0 as of the fall of 2022. USF has had over 500 student-athletes earn their degree since 2016-17.
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