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Spring 2021 Campus Climate Survey Results


Demographic Information

  • The survey shows an improved response rate of 17%, an increase from 11% in 2019.
  • Respondents were 30% first year students, 18% sophomores, 15% juniors, 17% seniors and 19% graduate students.
  • Nearly 40% of the respondents are resident students.
  • Nearly two-thirds of respondents identify as women.
  • The racial/ethnic demographic information of respondents is representative of the University’s population.
  • Most respondents self-identify as heterosexual, but 14% of participants identify with other sexual orientations.
  • Most participants are not student-athletes nor belong to a fraternity/sorority but the representation of these groups is representative of the University’s population.

General Questions

  • Respondents generally agree that they feel safe on campus and agree the University does a good job of protecting students from harm.
  • Respondents also generally agree that College officials should do more to protect students from harm.
  • Compared to the 2017 and 2019 assessments, the University maintained similar levels of student satisfaction with the campus climate.

Institutional Support

  • Most respondents agree that the University addresses complaints of sexual assault fairly.
  • 61% of participants know how to report an incident of sexual assault.
  • Knowledge of who the Title IX Coordinator is increased from 29% in 2019 to 36% currently.
  • About half of participants report that they received information or education from Iona University about the University's resources for sexual assault and how to locate resources on campus.

Context and Disclosure

  • The percentage of respondents indicating they have encountered instances of any nonconsensual contact while on or off campus, at an event or a program connected to Iona University including study abroad and internships, or at a social activity or party near campus such as an apartment, restaurant or bar since starting Iona College decreased from 14% reported in 2019 to 11%. 
  • 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.
  • 60% 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.