In 2020, the Athletics Policy and Culture Task Force was created to examine the WSU Athletics Department’s organizational policies and practices, with the goal to support WSU’s student-athletes and athletics staff members.
The task force, comprised of a cross-section of athletics and university staff and students, examined the policies, procedures and practices of WSU and the Athletics Department; the policies and procedures of WSU’s American Athletic Conference (AAC) and other institutional peers; and data produced from a self-reported climate study.
After examining all the data, the task force made 41 recommendations in the following areas. As of spring 2023, ICAA has reached completion (or substantial completion) in 39 of the 41 recommendations.
- Reporting and procedures
- Policies and statements
- Additional resources, trainings and/or organizational best practices
- Recommendations for the AAC