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Sexual Conduct Climate Survey for Students Opens Oct. 31

by Caitlyn Read


On Oct. 31, students will be asked via email to participate in a survey from JMU about their personal beliefs and experiences related to sexual misconduct, including harassment and assault, and perspectives on various aspects of the JMU culture.

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault recommends conducting a comprehensive campus climate survey as a means to assessing and combating sexual violence on college campuses. The information gleaned from students will play a crucial role in informing University administration’s efforts to strengthen policies, procedures, prevention strategies and resource offerings.

Students’ participation is entirely voluntary and completely anonymous. No information that could be linked to an individual, including IP address, will be retained. Survey results will be reported in aggregate, meaning no single person can be identified.

All sophomores, juniors and seniors will receive an email on Oct. 31 with instructions and a link to the online survey. The survey closes on Nov. 14. Survey results will be shared with the JMU community at a later date.

JMU’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX worked in close partnership with a number of students to conduct this survey. Please direct any questions, concerns or comments to Donna Harper, Vice President, Access and Enrollment Management at 

Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Last Updated: Thursday, January 4, 2018

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