Campus Climate Survey and Annual Data Reporting

SDSU's Campus Climate Survey on
Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct

Following recommendations from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault (2014) an anonymous survey was developed that included questions about sexual assault/violence on or near campus, attitudes about sexually related violence, inclination to intervene/help in response to sexual violence, and awareness of sexual violence related services and policies.

The goals of the survey were to provide:

  • Information about the prevalence of sexual violence on the campus, students’ knowledge about reporting policies and resources for victims, and students’ attitudes related to sexual violence.
  • A benchmark to measure improvements/declines over time in attitudes and prevalence. All students were contacted via their university-provided email and given a link to the anonymous survey.

In Spring 2015, the survey was emailed to 30,469 students, and 9,161 students responded to the survey, which represents a substantial response rate of 30%.

This survey is a valuable resource to help SDSU better assess and address the problem of sexual violence at SDSU.

Results and more information regarding the SDSU Campus Climate Survey.

SDSU launched its second Campus Climate Survey in Spring 2017.  Our researchers are currently in the process of reviewing the data and compiling a report.  Once the report has been completed, a copy will be posted here.

 

Annual Data Reporting

In addition to the data collected through the 2015 and 2017 Campus Climate Surveys and in accordance with Executive Order 1095, SDSU reports on data relating to university complaints on an annual basis.  Below, please find the annual data reported for Fiscal Year 2016/17:

  1. The number of Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking reports received in which a Student is the Respondent: 21
  1. The number of Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking reports received in which an Employee is the Respondent: 13

**** There were a total of 60 reports of Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking received by SDSU’s Title IX Office, inclusive of mandatory reporting requirements by employees.  Of these reports, there were 15 complaints received wherein the complainant refused to disclose the name or status of the respondent or 11 complaints wherein complainant identified a non-affiliated respondent.  These 26 complaints are not captured in #1 or #2 above.

  1. The number of Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking reports investigated:  11 (5 Student Respondents and 6 Employee Respondents)
  1. The number of Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking reports resolved without investigation, including a description of the resolution and/or reason for no investigation: 49 
  • 11 non-affiliated respondents who could not be investigated, 
  • 2 complainants that did not respond to Title IX outreach, 
  • 35 complainants who did not want investigations into the incident, and 
  • 1 respondent died in a vehicular accident during investigation
  1. The number of Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking investigations in which the Respondent was held responsible, including a description of the final sanction:  Total of 8.

****Employee Sanctions: 1 suspension; 2 separations/terminations; 1 voluntary separation; one discipline pending appeal.

****Student Sanctions: 1 expulsion pending student discipline process, and 2 Suspension in Abeyance with Counseling.

  1. The number of Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking investigations in which the evidence was found insufficient to hold the Respondent responsible:  Total of 2 (Both student respondents)

 **** One complaint (employee respondent) is pending completion of the EO 1097 investigation process.