New policy prevents acceptance of athletes with history of sexual violence

Madison Rexroat

Indiana University released a new policy last week that bans the recruitment of any prospective student athlete who has a history of sexual violence. The new policy follows a similar SEC policy that began in 2015.

“Sexual violence” refers to “dating violence, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, or sexual violence” and includes those who have been convicted or pled guilty to sexual violence or been found responsible of sexual violence by a previous school.

Indiana University hopes to inspire other schools in the Big Ten to adopt similar policies to prevent sexual violence on campus.

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