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McSpedon Hall

Spring 2017 Title IX Survey Results

Summary

Demographic Information

  • Most students self-identify as heterosexual, but 13 percent of participants identify with other sexual orientations.
  • Most of respondents identify as women.
  • There is even distribution of undergraduate class years and 15 percent graduate student representation.
  • The racial/ethnic demographic information is representative of the College’s population.
  • About half of the respondents are resident students.
  • Most participants are not student-athletes nor belong to a fraternity/sorority but the student-athlete representation is higher than the College’s percentage of student athletes.

General Questions

  • Generally, students 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 2015 assessment, the College has improved.

Institutional support

  • Most respondents agree that the college administers the formal procedures to address complaints.
  • Most report that they understand the formal procedures to address complaints of sexual assault.
  • About half of the participants 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 2015, understanding of formal procedures have improved and participants continually agree that the College addresses complaints of sexual assault fairly.

Context and Disclosure

  • Students indicate that they have had instances of nonconsensual acts and 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.
  • Over half of respondents do not believe that they are at risk for being sexually assaulted.
  • Over half of respondents believe that the number of sexual assaults on campus or off campus at College-affiliated events are low.
  • Most participants report that they would speak to their friend or someone else to seek help if they suspected a friend had been sexually assaulted.