Longwood athletics has partnered with RealResponse, the leading feedback and anonymous reporting platform for athletic organizations, Director of Athletics Tim Hall announced Tuesday morning.
The partnership is a continuation of Longwood’s focus on the student-athlete experience, and it provides additional student-athlete communication tools to 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, NWSL and USA Gymnastics.
“The voices and opinions of student-athletes at Longwood University matter!” said Hall. “And by listening to what they have to say, their feedback allows us the opportunity to provide the best experience possible. With Real Response, those opinions are gathered, evaluated and implemented for the sole purpose of enhancing their time spent as a Lancer.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with such a respected entity, where our values naturally align with theirs,” said Longwood Deputy Athletics Director for Administration Tom Mandato. “And because this is a top priority at Longwood, the tools Real Response has will help build better programs for years to come.”
More than 100,000 athletes are able to use RealResponse to safely and securely report feedback, needs and concerns in real time to administrators regarding things such as team culture, NCAA violations, mental health, social injustice, misconduct, hazing, sexual harassment and gambling. Athletes can also use the system to highlight successes and best practices which might otherwise go unnoticed.
RealResponse is a powerful web-based platform that empowers student-athletes to have a safe and secure method of communication with their administration in real time. The platform offers a trio of 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 the organization’s Anonymous Real-Time Reporting Tool to allow concerns to be reported in real time. In additional, using the platform’s documentation hub, key personnel can securely track and store sensitive information.
Founded in 2015, RealResponse is a partner to more than 125 colleges and universities, as well as 12 NFL teams, including the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, the NFLPA, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, USADA, the NWSL, the Premier Hockey Federation and many others. A growing number of national governing bodies including US Soccer, USA Track and Field, USA Swimming, USA Gymnastics, and USA Fencing also rely on RealResponse, allowing more than one million athletes and staff 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 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 2023. In 2021, RealResponse was recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as one of the “Fifty Most Innovative Companies in the Region.” For more information about RealResponse, visit realresponse.com.