Inside Higher Ed published a website post, “Out-of-Bounds Relationships”, on May 1, 2012 by Allie Grasgreen that discusses a new NCAA document that recommends institutions address the issue of sexual relationships between coaches and student-athletes. Grasgreen writes:
“Sexual relationships between coaches and student-athletes have become a serious problem,” declares the opening line of a new publication the National Collegiate Athletic Association is distributing to all its member institutions, urging athletic departments to create policies that “unambiguously and effectively” prohibit such relationships. Of course, these relationships create conflicts of interest. But the issues run deeper than that, argue authors Deborah L. Brake, a University of Pittsburgh law professor, and Mariah Burton Nelson, executive director for the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation.
The Michael L. Buckner Law Firm recommends NCAA member institutions review the publication cited in this post and incorporate any relevant information into policies and procedures on sexual harassment, investigations of alleged sexual harassment and other related issues.
The complete Inside Higher Ed post can be read by clicking here.