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Students Encouraged to Complete Survey That Will Inform Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention and Response
Students, faculty and staff members of the Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence announce the launch of the Sexual and Relationship Violence Survey on Feb. 17. The anonymous survey is administered by the Office of Institutional Research to a random group of undergraduate, graduate and law students.
All students who receive the survey are encouraged to complete it to help the University gain a comprehensive understanding of the student experience. Survey results will inform services, programs and awareness efforts to help prevent and respond to sexual and relationship violence.
“It is really important for all students on campus who receive the survey to provide their own experiences on SU’s campus, whether you think the topic applies to you or not. Your contribution will help provide an accurate understanding of the data to provide a safer and more equitable campus community,” says Clare Peppler, a senior in Falk College and Barnes Center peer educator.
Students helped with refining and finalizing questions and format for this year’s survey. This included student representatives from Stand with Survivors SU and Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships (PEEHRS). In addition, students in Newhouse School Professor Rebecca Ortiz’s advertising classes spent their fall semester conducting research to develop recommendations on how to communicate the importance of survey completion to students.
“My students found that SU students are motivated to complete surveys when they know the information will be used to improve the student experience and address such an important issue as sexual and relationship violence. It just takes a few minutes to complete and will have a major positive impact,” says Ortiz, who is also a member of the Chancellor’s Task Force.
Results of the survey will be used across the campus community to strengthen student experiences, improve campus climate and enhance programs and services. The previous survey results led to the creation of a comprehensive, centralized website for sexual and relationship violence resources and materials that help describe the reporting process in a variety of mediums.
For more information on the Sexual and Relationship Violence Survey, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.