Survey to Address Student Perception of Campus Climate

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sexual assault on college campuses is a national epidemic; 1 in 4 women report being assaulted during their time in college, impacting their emotional and physical health and academic success.

Along with a myriad of other prevention efforts, the federal and state governments have prioritized the implementation of campus safety surveys to get an accurate understanding of student experiences with violence and harassment.

UNC Charlotte is collaborating with the University of Kentucky for the second year to implement a campus safety survey to all undergraduate students aged 18 - 24.

The survey runs March 15-31.

Participants will be entered to win:

  • An iPad Air 2;
  • $250 gift card to Barnes & Noble;
  • VIP 49er football tickets

The residence hall with the highest response rate will win a pizza party.

“Last year over 2,500 students used their voices to give the university feedback about their experiences at UNC Charlotte. This year, we are hoping to hear from over 5,000 students so we can make real, tangible, changes to the way we deliver prevention and intervention services,” said Dr. Annelise Mennicke, principal investigator from UNC Charlotte on the project. The University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women is working with Centers for Disease Control to evaluate the effectiveness of bystander intervention programs at 24 college campuses nationwide.

Mennicke, a faculty member in the School of Social Work, championed the effort to have UNC Charlotte be selected as one of these sites.

The University of Kentucky is overseeing data collection and will compile a preliminary report on the status of violence on UNC Charlotte’s campus. The data will be returned to the university, where it will be used internally to revise and implement programs and policies that enhance the safety, well-being, and academic success of students.  

Prizes are courtesy of the Campus Safety and Security Committee

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