This survey will provide Villanova University a clearer understanding of the scope and nature of sexual violence within our community. The information gathered will allow those engaged in sexual violence prevention and response to enhance existing programs, resources and services to protect, educate and support Villanova students.
This survey assesses unwanted sexual experiences, stalking and relationship violence among Villanova’s students. The survey will help us to answer the following questions: How often do our students experience unwanted sexual contact, stalking and/or relationship violence? What impact do these experiences have on our students? To whom do students disclose and report these incidents? What are students’ perspectives on Villanova’s response to disclosures and reports of sexual violence? How can prevention and response efforts be improved?
The survey is an online survey, which should take approximately fifteen to thirty minutes to complete. Students will be asked to participate via an online link to the survey which will be emailed to their Villanova email address:
From: Villanova University Title IX Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Villanova Sexual Violence Climate Survey for Students – Your Voice is Important!
Student's names or email addresses will never be associated with their responses. While we recognize that this is a difficult issue, we ask that students try to answer every question on the survey. Completed surveys are necessary to capture accurate information regarding experiences, perceptions, norms and behaviors within our community; however, students may respond to only the questions with which they feel comfortable. The survey does ask for sensitive information that may cause discomfort, and students are able to choose NOT to respond to questions that are uncomfortable. If students choose not to respond to certain questions, they can just leave the response blank and proceed through the survey.
Students may choose to skip questions or stop responding at any point.