Sexual Assault on College Campuses: A Policy Analysis at Valparaiso University
Arts and Sciences
There are two parts to my current research. The first is a content analysis of Valparaiso University’s sexual assault policies and the policies of the fourteen other universities that Valparaiso considers to be its peer institutions. In this part of the study, I look for both gendered language and victim-centered language that could indicate potential bias in the policies. I also looked to see if there were any systematic differences between Valparaiso and its peers. The second part of this study is an analysis of the results of a survey administered to Valparaiso University seniors to assess their views of Valparaiso’s sexual assault policies and their feelings of safety on campus. The survey also looks at students' general opinions about and experiences with sexual assault. The goal of both studies is to look for problems with sexual assault on the Valparaiso campus and use student responses to formulate a potential way to address them.
Castelluccio, Chloe, "Sexual Assault on College Campuses: A Policy Analysis at Valparaiso University" (2019). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 765.