University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Little Rock Athletics Interpersonal Violence and Sexual Violence Disclosure
Policy Number: LR 514.21
Effective Date: August 1, 2022
Revised Date: –
Most Recent Review Date: –
In 2021, the NCAA Board of Governors updated its Campus Sexual Violence Policy to require all member schools to vet all incoming and transfer student-athletes. By the 2022-2023 academic year each university President/Chancellor, Director of Athletics, and Title IX Coordinator of an NCAA school must attest that:
- All incoming and transfer student-athletes have disclosed any conduct that resulted in disciplinary action through a Title IX investigation or criminal conviction for acts of sexual violence. Additionally, transfer student-athletes have disclosed the status of such Title IX proceedings at the time of the transfer.
- The institution has taken reasonable steps to confirm whether incoming, current, or transfer student-athletes have been disciplined in a Title IX or criminally convicted of sexual violence
- The institution has shared relevant disciplinary information and Title IX proceedings with the other NCAA schools when student-athletes wish to transfer or enroll in a new school.
- When recruiting incoming or transfer student-athletes, the institution has a written procedure that directs athletic staff to gather information from the athlete’s former institution regarding any Title IX complete or incomplete proceedings, or criminal conviction for sexual violence.
Definition of Terms:
The NCAA has defined the below terms for purposes of this Policy. The terms sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and “other acts of violence,” for purposes of this Policy, have the following meanings:
Sexual Violence: A term used to include both forcible and nonforcible sex offenses, ranging from sexual battery, and sexual assault to rape;
Interpersonal Violence: Violence that is predominantly caused due to the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator, including dating and domestic violence; and
Other Acts of Violence: Crimes including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, or any assault that employs the use of a deadly weapon or causes serious bodily injury.
A complete list of Title IX violations with current definitions is found on the UA Little Rock Title IX Website: https://ualr.edu/policy/home/facstaff/title-ix/
The University is committed to maintaining an environment free from discrimination based on sex, including Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct, as defined in the University’s Policy for Complaints of Sexual Assault and Other Forms of Sexual Harassment. The University will take all appropriate steps to eliminate prohibited conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. More information about how the University addresses Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct can be found in the Policy for Complaints of Sexual Assault and Other Forms of Sexual Harassment.
A. Student-Athletes of UA Little Rock
All student-athletes must complete a disclosure form annually concerning any prior conduct that resulted in discipline through a Title IX/sexual misconduct proceeding or a criminal conviction for sexual, interpersonal, or other acts of violence. Student-athletes also must disclose whether a Title IX/sexual misconduct proceeding, in which they are the Respondent, was incomplete at their former institution at the time of transfer to the University. A student-athlete’s failure to accurately make a full disclosure could result in penalties, including loss of eligibility to participate in athletics as determined by the University and/or the NCAA.
Athletics staff will collect disclosure forms annually from all student-athletes to determine whether the student-athlete left an institution with an incomplete Title IX/sexual misconduct proceeding, has been disciplined through a Title IX/sexual misconduct proceeding, or has a criminal conviction for sexual violence, interpersonal violence, or other acts of violence.
If a student-athlete discloses that they left their prior institution with an incomplete Title IX/sexual misconduct proceeding or were disciplined through a Title IX/sexual misconduct proceeding, the University will require that student-athlete to sign a FERPA release enabling the University to obtain information related to the Title IX/sexual misconduct proceeding. If a student fails or refuses to sign such a FERPA release, the student will be subject to all University policies and may be deemed ineligible to compete at the University as a student-athlete.
B. Former UA Little Rock Students Applying or Transferring to Other Institutions
If another educational institution contacts the University about a student-athlete that was previously enrolled at the University, the University will, in a manner consistent with federal and state law, disclose information related to that individual’s involvement in any Title IX/sexual misconduct disciplinary processes that involved sexual violence, interpersonal violence, or other acts of violence.
Questions related to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct should be directed to:
Director of Title IX
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue, University Services
Little Rock, AR 72204
Source: NCAA Board of Governors
Approved By: Chancellor Christina Drale
Originator: Director of Athletics
Custodian: UA Little Rock Athletics