Effective August 1, 2017, the Center will have exclusive authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations involving sexual misconduct. USA Fencing will retain the authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations that are non-sexual in nature, including physical misconduct, emotional misconduct, bullying, hazing and harassment; although, at USA Fencing's request, the Center may exercise the discretionary authority to take on these cases.
USA Fencing requires reporting of physical, sexual or other misconduct by any member and your willingness to report inappropriate behavior.
To report alleged SafeSport Code violations involving sexual abuse or misconduct you must file a report with the U.S. Center for SafeSport:
To report alleged SafeSport violations that are non-sexual in nature, a report must be filed with USA Fencing:
Fax: 719.866.8996, attention: Safe Sport Coordinator
To report a USA Fencing Code of Conduct violation, fill out the USA Fencing Code of Conduct Reporting Form and email it back to the USA Fencing SafeSport Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 719.866.8996, attention: SafeSport Coordinator.
You may remain anonymous if you wish. However, where appropriate, the investigative process may require further input and anonymous reporting may make it difficult for USA Fencing to move forward with an investigation.
By submitting the report form, you are giving permission to USA Fencing's Safe Sport Program staff to contact you. Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly making a false or vindictive report will not be tolerated and may be a violation of USA Fencing's Code of Conduct.
A report of abuse, misconduct or policy violation that is malicious, frivolous or made in bad faith is prohibited. Such reports will be considered a violation of USA Fencing’s SafeSport policies and grounds for disciplinary action. Depending on the nature of the allegation, a person making a malicious, frivolous or bad-faith report may also be subject to civil or criminal proceedings.