Johns Hopkins University recently launched a student survey titled "Assessing the Climate of Sexual Misconduct at JHU." Open Jan. 23 through Feb. 28, the questionnaire can be taken anonymously by all full-time graduate and undergraduate students. All eligible students have received an invitation to take the survey in their JHU email inbox; they can also visit https://jh.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bedhdIGzEK8gidE.
"The information gathered from this survey is critical for the university to understand students' experiences of and perceptions around sexual misconduct, their knowledge and usage of JHU resources, and the overall climate surrounding sexual misconduct on our campuses," said Linda Boyd, assistant vice provost and Title IX coordinator for the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE). "The results help us identify ways to enhance our existing support and prevention efforts and to develop new evidence-based initiatives."
Once the survey closes, the university's Office of Institutional Research and Analytics (OIRA) and the Sexual Violence Advisory Committee (SVAC) will analyze the results and share the findings with the Johns Hopkins community and Maryland Higher Education Commission. Then, the SVAC will utilize the results to shape future efforts to address sexual misconduct.
Previous sexual misconduct surveys have resulted in more confidential support resources for students, the development of a campaign to increase students' awareness and usage of these resources, the expansion of the university's bystander intervention training program to graduate students, and a campaign to educate students about affirmative consent, among other initiatives.
The survey should take approximately 20 to 40 minutes to complete. All questions are optional. Twenty percent of students who complete the survey will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.
Confidential student resources related to sexual misconduct can be found on the We Listen.You Decide. website, including the JHU Sexual Assault Helpline at 410-516-7333. To submit a sexual misconduct report, learn more about JHU policies, or find out about available supportive resources and measures, students can visit the OIE website or contact OIE at firstname.lastname@example.org or TitleIXCoordinator@jhu.edu. Mental health crisis and suicide prevention services are also available nationwide by dialing 988.