College Students' Awareness of Sexual Misconduct Resources
Arts and Sciences
Department of Social Work
This study examines the relationship between college students’ feelings of safety in regards to sexual misconduct on campus, and their awareness of the resources available to them in the event of sexual misconduct. A sample of the Valparaiso University student body completed a survey consisting of questions related to their resource knowledge base, as well as their levels of safety in regards to sexual misconduct on campus. Two forms of safety were questioned: one, students’ feelings of safety in reporting sexual misconduct to SAAFE (the primary resource available to campus students), and two, students’ feelings of safety in regards to sexual misconduct on campus as a whole. Students were also asked in what form they received their knowledge of the resources available to them (ex. email, posters, etc.), and which methods of receiving information they most often utilize. Conclusions made from this research will be valuable to colleges and universities throughout the country in implementing or improving campus programs aimed at informing students about the resources available to them in the event of sexual misconduct.
Sellin, Meghan; Briegel, Rachel; and Chermak, Kimberlyn, "College Students' Awareness of Sexual Misconduct Resources" (2016). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 530.