All Rugby Oregon members are also members of USA Rugby. Rugby Oregon adhere to USA Rugby's Safe Sport Policies and Procedures.
USA Rugby says, and we believe:
"The safety of its members is of paramount importance to USA Rugby. USA Rugby has Zero Tolerance for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-pitch safety, but also off-pitch safety in any part of USA Rugby’s programs. USA Rugby is committed to creating safe and fun environments for its members."
USA Rugby SafeSport Handbook
USA Rugby has developed a SafeSport Handbook, intended to be a central location for all of the policies and procedures that are designed to protect its members from all types of misconduct and abuse. It also includes information and education for adults on how to be proactive, to recognize areas of concern and signs of abuse. To download the handbook, click the link above.
All items relating to Sexual Abuse or Sexual Misconduct should be reported to SafeSport reporting office through the link above. Any other abuse, harassment, bullying or hazing should be reported to USA Rugby Safesport Liaison via this reporting form or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-508-8019.
USA Rugby SafeSport Training
USA Rugby requires all its member coaches, referees, administrators, players, Board members, and all other covered individuals to comply with the policies of the USA Rugby SafeSport Handbook including completing sexual molestation, hazing and bullying awareness and prevention training.In order to support a rugby community that works together to protect the well-being of all rugby participants, USA Rugby recommends that all members (including parents, players, and administrators) seek information, courses and resources. The 3 online modules are free and online. You can find them by clicking the link above.