Regis conducted its second Title IX Campus Climate Survey in April of 2017. A total of 75 students completed the survey, a significant decline from the number of responses from the prior year. This small sample size makes detailed analysis unreliable. Even so, results generally reflect the prior survey’s data and indicate that Regis students are experiencing sexual harassment and sexual assault and about half of students perceive sexual harassment and sexual assault as a problem at Regis.
Regis 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, see below.
Regis plans to conduct its next Title IX Campus Climate Survey in the Spring of 2019.
In the meantime, based on the results from the prior surveys, Regis will continue to emphasize 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.
In addition, Regis will continue to seek out additional opportunities for students to become involved in advocacy and/or awareness events for sexual harassment and sexual assault.