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OHIO seeks student feedback on Changing Campus Culture survey


The following message was sent to all Ohio University students on April 11, 2017.

Dear Bobcats,

I am writing today to encourage you to take a short, 14-question survey to help Ohio University and its Ohio Department of Higher Education counterparts better understand the issue of campus sexual violence. The survey will take you less than 10 minutes to complete. 

The “Changing Campus Culture Benchmark Questions” survey from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) will provide a common set of data points – or benchmarks – from campuses across the state of Ohio that will help ODHE and Ohio colleges and universities better implement the Changing Campus Culture initiative. Ohio University students participated in the initial Changing Campus Culture Benchmark Survey in Spring 2016, but Ohio University students had only a 2.5% response rate. The goal for Ohio University’s response rate this year is 20%. If we reach our goal of 20% participation, all students will be entered to win one of four $25 Bobcat Cash incentives.
 
Interpersonal, power-based violence, including sexual assault, is an issue colleges and universities are working to address on campuses throughout the nation. In 2015, the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) created the Changing Campus Culture initiative to assist Ohio colleges and universities in working to prevent campus sexual violence. The information obtained through the Changing Campus Culture Initiative and this survey has already helped ODHE identify and provide resources to Ohio University and other campuses across Ohio that are having a positive impact.
 
Be part of the solution to end campus sexual violence. Take the survey by clicking on the link below:
 
4-year public campuses: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/campus_safety_universities.

The survey will be open until Friday, May 5, 2017.
 
Regards,
 
Sara L. Trower
Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance

Available Confidential Campus Support Resources 

For anyone who may experience triggering of emotional discomfort by the survey questions, the following resources are available to help: Survivor Advocacy Program, 740-597-7723 (SAFE); Counseling and Psychological Services, 740-593-1616; and Campus Care, 740-593-1600.