Sexual Conduct and Campus Safety survey

All degree-seeking students at the University of Nevada, Reno were invited to take the Sexual Conduct and Campus Safety (SCCS) survey most recently during November of Fall 2018. As a follow-up to the two prior campus-wide surveys (2014 & 2016), we continue to evaluate perceptions of sexual conduct on-campus, knowledge of policies, procedures, & support services, as well as the prevalence of sexual harassment, coercion, and assault amongst students. We are also interested in interpersonal violence (IPV) and coercion to further inform the support services of the Equal Opportunity/Title IX Office, Campus Victim Advocate, Office of Student Conduct, Fraternity and Sorority Life, & Dean of Students.


  • What is the SCCS project?

    This project aims to understand experiences and perceptions of sexual assault, utilization of University services related to sexual assault, and other information that may bring about changes to current services and improve campus safety.

  • How long did the survey take to complete?

    About 10 minutes. The time it takes depends, in part, on student experiences with unwanted sexual contact.

  • Who is in charge of the project?

    The Office of Student Persistence Research conducts this study on behalf of the University with support from the Division of Student Services, Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office, and Campus Victim Advocates.

  • What kinds of questions were asked?

    There is a combination of open-and close-ended questions to assess perceptions and experiences related to sexual conduct, assault, and safety. No identifying information is collected.

  • How will this data be used?

    These data will be used to help the University of Nevada, Reno assess issues related to sexual assault on campus, such as the frequency of assault, overall campus climate regarding sexual assault, and the use of services for such issues. These data may be used to improve strategies to tackle the issue of sexual assault at the University of Nevada, Reno, such as the implementation of new services or policies.

  • Can I get a copy of the results? Will the results be published?

    The results have been disseminated through many methods, including a series of "campus dialogue" events and meetings with campus administrators, IPV experts, police services, and student government leaders.

  • How did you pick me?

    All degree-seeking students enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno are asked to participate in each wave of this study: Fall 2014, Fall 2016 and Fall 2018.

  • Will it be possible to identify a student by inference?

    All the information students provide will be reported in summary or aggregate form. No individual responses will be reported and no names or identifiers will be made available in private or public reports.

  • Who will see my name or have access to my responses?

    Access to these data will be restricted to project personnel at the Office of Student Persistence Research in the Division of Student Services. No other campus officials, administrators, or faculty have access to disaggregated data.

For more information about SCCS

For additional information or questions:

Jennifer Lowman, PhD
Office of Student Persistence Research
Phone: (775) 682-6846