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Sexual Conduct and Campus Safety Survey 2016 (SCCS)

All degree-seeking University of Nevada, Reno students were invited to take the most recent SCCS during Fall 2016. Access a summary of the main findings for the 2016 SCCS survey

As a follow-up to the campus-wide 2014 SCCS survey, we continue to evaluate perceptions of sexual misconduct on-campus, knowledge of policies, procedures, and support services, and the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault amongst students. We are also interested in interpersonal violence and coercion to further inform support services of the Equal Opportunity/Title IX Office and Campus Victim Advocate.

To report a sexual assault or for more information on our campus procedures,

please review Sexual Assault Procedures.

SCCS Survey FAQs

What is the project about?
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 kind 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 these 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 were asked to participate in each wave of this study - Fall 2014 and Fall 2016.

Will it be possible to identify a student by inference?
All the information students provided 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 will have access to the disaggregated data.

If you have additional questions or concerns?

Contact: Jennifer Lowman, Ph.D.
Director, Student Persistence Research
Division of Student Services
University of Nevada, Reno
Email Dr. Lowman directly