UNI to survey sexual violence on campus

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A campus wide survey will be sent out to students regarding sexual violence on campus. The survey aims to get information about UNI’s campus culture in regards to sexual violence.

ANTONIA GOODWIN

Compliance and Equity Management Office plans to send anonymous survey to students

The Compliance and Equity Management Office is conducting a survey to learn more about sexual violence on campus. The survey is called the “Know More” Survey. They will send an anonymous survey link to student email addresses. There will also be posters around campus with QR codes for students to scan leading to the survey.

The survey asks questions about students’ attitudes, behaviors, impressions and more information surrounding sexual assault. The goal is to understand UNI’s campus climate in regards to sexual violence. The Compliance and Equity Management Office plans to use this information to improve the university’s sexual violence prevention efforts.

Recently, UNI has had trouble gathering information about the student’s stance on sexual violence, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. Sexual violence is often underreported, so the Compliance and Equity Management Office is trying to give students an anonymous way to give honest information. 

According to the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking (ICESAHT), one in five women as well as one in sixteen men are sexually assaulted while in college. The ICESAHT also states that “more than 90 percent of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault.” UNI hopes to use the information they gather in the Know More Survey to change these statistics, especially on their campus.

The Office of Compliance and Equity Management works to give equal opportunity for all students, faculty and staff. They also “handle reports of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct as well as providing  supportive measures, resources, and options to impacted individuals.” 

Additional resources regarding sexual violence prevention at UNI can be found at https://safety.uni.edu/req.