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 first developed in 2015 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. SDSU continues to adminster this survey, with the next administration scheduled for Spring 2022. Results from these surveys provide a valuable resource to help SDSU better assess and address the problem of sexual violence at SDSU.
The 2022 Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey
Designed in collaboration with the SDSU Sexual Violence Task Force and Campus Climate Survey Committee, the goals of the 2022 Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey are to provide information about the prevalence of sexual violence and relationship violence on campus, students’ knowledge about reporting policies and resources for survivors, and students’ attitudes related to sexual violence and relationship violence. Results from this survey will be used to further develop prevention and intervention programming aimed at ending sexual violence and relationship violence in the SDSU community.
The 2022 survey is closed. Students who were randomly selected to receive either a gift card to Trader Joe's or one set of Apple AirPods Pro have been notified by email.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although all students are sent invitations via their SDSU-provided email addresses, once the data are collected, all personally identifying information (including email addresses provided to claim incentives) will be removed from the data before it is analyzed for the final report. Responses will not be able to be linked back to the individual. Only depersonalized, aggregate (group-level) data will be analyzed for the final report.
SDSU has contracted with the Social Science Research Lab to distribute the survey. The lab has been involved with this project since 2015.
Past Campus Climate Surveys
The survey was emailed to 31,823 students, and 4,148 students responded to the survey, which represents a response rate of 13%.
In Spring 2017, the survey was emailed to 31,099 students, and 3,398 students responded to the survey, which represents a response rate of 10.9%.
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%.
Title IX Annual Data Reporting
In addition to data collected through the 2015, 2017, and 2019 Campus Climate Surveys and in accordance with Executive Order 1095, SDSU reports on data relating to university complaints on an annual basis and posts data for the prior two years.