Campus Climate Assessment Survey

Campus sexual violence is a growing issue at institutions of higher education across the country. As a result, the Washington State legislature has asked the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) to survey students at the community and technical colleges in order to better understand this issue.

The purpose of this survey is to learn about student and employee attitudes and knowledge about the campus sexual violence issue, awareness of resources, and the incidence of sexual and physical violence on and off campus. Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated and would help in our understanding of a very important aspect of student life at Washington’s Community and Technical Colleges.

  • The survey will take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete.
  • Some of the questions are explicit and graphic. These questions might be uncomfortable or cause distress to answer; however, we cannot know how much and the type of unwanted activity that might be happening unless we ask.
  • Your participation is completely voluntary; you may stop your participation at any time or choose not to answer any particular questions.
  • If you agree to participate, your responses are completely anonymous. The survey questions do not ask for any information that would identify you.
  • The survey results will be gathered by the SBCTC and put into a summary report for all of the colleges.

If you have questions about the survey you may contact Joe Holliday, SBCTC Director of Student Services or Darby Kaikkonen, SBCTC Policy Research Director at 360-704-4400 or campusclimatesurvey@sbctc.edu. You may also call the Washington State Institutional Review Board if you have questions about your rights or concerns/complaints about the survey. The WSIRB oversees this study to make sure that the rights of people who take part are protected. You can call at 1.800.583.8488. You don’t have to give your name if you call.
Finally should you have any harmful reactions to the questions within the survey, a list of resources is available for you at the end of the survey, should you wish to talk with someone further.

Thank you very much for your participation.