IU Bans Incoming Student-Athletes With History Of Sexual Violence

Indiana University will no longer admit student-athletes with a history of sexual or domestic violence. The Indianapolis Star reports the athletic department policy was approved this month. It bans prospective student-athletes who have been “convicted of, pleaded guilty or no contest to a felony involving sexual violence” from athletics-related financial aid, practice and competition. That includes transfer students and incoming freshman.
The policy was started by Athletic Director Fred Glass, who consulted with the university’s Office of Student Welfare and Title IX, and its Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.