NCAA looking to change sexual violence policy for athletes
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

The NCAA board of governors has a meeting planned to discuss the sexual violence policy for student-athletes, according to Dan Murphy of ESPN.

The meeting is scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. Currently, the NCAA does not have a policy that prevents or deters schools from accepting student-athletes with a history of sexual violence.

"I think we are committed to addressing this very important issue," said chairman Michael Drake.

In December, congresswoman and former Miami president Donna Shalala said the NCAA should have a personal conduct policy for student-athletes. A USA TODAY report looked into how offenders frequently transfer to new schools following sexual misconduct allegations and continue their athletic careers.

"This has been an active area of discussion for us over these last several months," Drake said.

NCAA looking to change sexual violence policy for athletes
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