NC State to Survey Students on Sexual Violence
During the spring 2018 semester, the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Office of Institutional Research and Planning will distribute a campus-wide student survey to collect information and opinions related to the incidences of sexual violence and sexual misconduct; evaluate procedures, policies, processes and resources; to determine the campus climate with regard to sexual violence and sexual misconduct; and to understand bystander intervention behaviors of NC State students.
The survey will be distributed to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled on or before the fall 2017. The survey is voluntary, confidential and web-based. There are a few, limited exceptions to confidentiality such as threat of harm to self or others or suspicion of harm or abuse of a minor or juvenile. However, survey participants will receive random identification numbers and NC State will follow strict confidentiality procedures to protect participants’ identities.
The survey can be long for certain participants, depending on their individual experiences. Participants can stop and start the survey, and there will be incentives to encourage students to take the survey. The survey covers a number of topics such as demographics, personal victimization, perceptions about sexual violence and sexual harassment, campus climate, bystander behavior and knowledge/awareness about university resources, community resources and law enforcement.
It is critical to the success of this survey initiative for all of campus, including campus leaders, to be well-informed about this project. Our goal is to gather meaningful data to better understand sexual violence among NC State students, improve our resources and response to sexual violence and to promote a safe, welcoming and inclusive campus environment.
Full promotion of the survey will begin in the fall semester of 2017.
For more information, contact:
Robinette Kelley, associate vice provost for equal opportunity and equity
Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
Nancy Whelchel, director of survey research
Office of Institutional Research and Planning