Create a Clear Protocol for Response to Allegations Made Outside the Formal Grievance Process

Modifications of USA Gymnastics Bylaws (Articles 9 and 10) and the Safe Sport Policy reflect the expanded complaint and investigation process, including those related to proactive policy violations, formal complaints, informal inquiries, and interim measures. A continued review of all policies, bylaws and procedures is occuring to ensure the protocols for response to allegations outside the formal grievance process are efficient and understandable. All allegations are evaluated on the basis of whether or not a possible policy violation occurred, or is likely to have occured, not on the membership status of the reporting party.

USA Gymnastics has implemented easier methods for reporting abuse.

  • Online reporting form – publicly accessible.
  • Dedicated email address – safesport@usagym.org.
  • Dedicated toll-free phone line – 1-833-844-SAFE.
  • Online reporting via the website.