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Spring 2019 Campus Climate Survey Results

Summary

Demographic Information

  • Most students self-identify as heterosexual, but 16% of respondents identify with other sexual orientations.

  • Nearly two-thirds of respondents identify as women.

  • There is even distribution of undergraduate class years and 18% graduate student representation.

  • The racial/ethnic demographic information is representative of the College’s population.

  • About half of the respondents are resident students.

  • Most respondents are not student-athletes nor belong to a fraternity/sorority but the representation of these groups is representative of the College’s population.

General Questions

  • Overwhelmingly, respondents feel safe on campus and agree that the College does enough to protect the safety of students.

  • However, about half of the respondents agree that college officials should do more to protect students from harm.

  • Compared to the 2017 assessment, the College maintained similar levels of student satisfaction.

Institutional Support

  • Most respondents agree that the college fairly administers the formal procedures to address complaints.

  • Most report that they understand the formal procedures to address complaints of sexual assault.

  • About half of respondents report that they received information or education from Iona College about the College’s resources for sexual assault and how to locate them on campus.

  • Compared to 2017, understanding of formal procedures have improved and respondents continue to agree that the College addresses complaints of sexual assault fairly.

Context and Disclosure

  • A small proportion of respondents indicate that they have had instances of nonconsensual acts attempted physical violence against them in the last year.

  • Most respondents agree that they have received information what sexual assault is and how to recognize it.

Bystander Attitudes and Behaviors

  • Most report that they believe that their fellow students would intervene if they witness a sexual assault.

  • Nearly two-thirds of respondents do not believe that they are at risk for being sexually assaulted.

  • Nearly two-thirds of respondents believe that the number of sexual assaults on campus or off campus at College-affiliated events are low.

  • Most respondents report that they would speak to their friend or someone else to seek help if they suspected a friend had been sexually assaulted.