Title IX Campus Climate Surveys provide important information and data regarding the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault on a college campus and an institution’s response to reported incidents. These surveys also provide information about community members’ perceptions of the campus climate as related to sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Regis College conducted its first Title IX Campus Climate Survey in May 2016. A total of 198 students responded to the survey, an overall response rate of 10.5%. Following the survey, on November 15, 2016, Regis held an open forum for a community discussion of the results. The Administrative Council further reviewed the results of the survey.
Although there was a small sample size, Regis takes this data very seriously and is committed to creating a safe campus climate for all members. While the small sample makes firm conclusions difficult, the results indicate three overall impressions. First, sexual harassment and sexual assault are issues some student respondents have experienced both before and after arriving at Regis. Second, most student respondents believe Regis responds well to reported incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Third, while student respondents generally know how to report an incident to Regis, they are less aware of what happens after their report is made.
For more detailed survey results, please contact Adam Thrasher, Regis’ Title IX Coordinator.
While Regis continually seeks to update and improve its programming on these topics and its response to reports, these results point to two specific actions.
First, Regis will increase its emphasis on what happens after a student reports an incident. Regis believes that better knowledge of the institution’s response will increase students’ willingness to report and will improve students’ confidence in Regis’ response to a report. For more information regarding Regis response process, please visit Regis’ Process and Reporting Page.
Second, Regis will seek out additional opportunities for students to become involved in advocacy and/or awareness events for sexual harassment and sexual assault.
There are events offered throughout the year. For more information, please contact Kelly Golden, Title IX Deputy Coordinator.