Climate Survey Seeks Feedback on Harassment and Violence on Campus

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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 Climate surveys to get an accurate understanding of student experiences with violence and harassment.

UNC Charlotte is collaborating with the University of Kentucky to implement a Campus Climate Survey to all undergraduate students aged 18 - 24.

The survey runs April 4-17.

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.

"We are very excited about our recruitment plan and hope we hear from as many students as possible. Our student voices have the potential to shape prevention and intervention programming in a real way,” said Dr. Annelise Mennicke, Principal Investigator from UNC Charlotte on this project.

The University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women is working with CDC to evaluate the effectiveness of bystander intervention programs at 24 college campuses nationwide.

Mennicke, a new faculty member in the School of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Services, 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