Why Do Colleges and Universities Need Campus Climate Surveys?
Do students feel safe walking through campus at night? Are students encouraged to report sexual violence? Do students feel supported on campus? Do students know the definition of sexual assault? Administrators need the answers to these questions.
A report from the Department of Justice, “Campus Climate Survey Validation Study,” upheld the previous findings that one in four female undergraduate students have experienced sexual assault—with the highest prevalence rates among institutions at 50 percent and the lowest at 13 percent.
Due to the frequency, the variation in occurrence and upcoming federal legislation, higher education institutions are turning to campus climate surveys to help eradicate sexual violence and understand students’ attitudes surrounding campus sexual violence.
Campus Answers’ Climate Survey Tool Features
Our campus climate survey tool will help your institution identify gaps in awareness, measure outreach and training success, and gain important safety insights—such as where sexual assaults are happening.
Additionally, the campus climate survey tool gives students an anonymous platform to express what’s really happening on campus—something that administrators need to know since most sexual violence goes unreported to authorities.
- Modular approach covers a variety of topics including demographical information, aspects of sexual violence, and reporting.
- Follows best practices and government guidance
- Customizable questions
- Easy-to-use interface and skip logic
- Can be integrated into training, or delivered on its own
- Responses are completely anonymous
- Students are more comfortable with an outside vendor
- Reliable online delivery with 24/7 access to material
- Comprehensive reporting and analytics
- Compare your institution’s results to the average response
- Matching your institution's branding and messaging
- Can include additional resources for students
The survey can be easily administered to students through our online learning management system—ensuring anonymity and high response rates. The questions have been crafted with a survivor-centered approach and the content was legally vetted to incorporate governmental best practices.
Plus, the reporting functionality on our campus climate survey tool will provide analytics and suggestions based on the results of your survey, which can be conducted annually to assess changing attitudes, awareness of policies, assault prevention programs and campus resources.
Ensure your campus is taking the steps to address sexual assault with accurate Clery Act reports, sexual violence prevention training—and campus climate surveys.