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Students invited to fill out the Campus Climate Survey

The university announced that it has released its survey to assess sexual and relationship violence on campus. The survey is created for the university to receive feedback on those issues on campus, according to an email sent to community members on March 22 from the Office of Institutional Research. 

Both undergraduate and graduate students were invited to fill out the survey, according to an email sent by Raymond Lu-Ming Ou, Vice President for Student Affairs. The responses gathered from the survey will keep the identity of answerers anonymous and is intended to survey issues on sexual and relationship violence in the Brandeis community. 

The raw data from the survey will be analyzed by the university’s Office of Planning and Institutional Research (OPIR), according to Ou’s email. Results from the survey are shared with community members after they are analyzed. The data is given to the staff at the Office of Equal Opportunity and Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center. The resources will then be compiled and shared with the greater community. “No data from this survey that is shared will be identifiable,” wrote Ou to community members. 

Students who complete the survey have the option to enter a raffle to win a $50 American Express gift card, according to the email. Ten students will be selected to win; students can not win more than one gift card.

If more than 1,948 students complete the survey, the university will donate one thousand dollars to REACH Beyond Domestic Violence—a program based in Waltham which seeks to promote healthy relationships and end domestic violence, according to their webpage.  

“We deeply appreciate your feedback and insights about our campus climate regarding issues of sexual and relationship violence as we continue to improve our understanding and our action,” wrote Ou to community members in his email. 

The survey was sponsored by the Office of the Provost. The survey was opened to community members on March 22 and will close on April 4 at 11:59 p.m.  

If you or another community member has any concerns relating to sexual or relationship violence, they are encouraged to reach out to the prevention, Advocacy and Resource Center (PARC). PARC is a resource meant to provide, “education, empowerment and support related to violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence and stalking,” according to their webpage. They can be reached via a peer advocate chat or at their 24/7 hotline at 781-736-3370. 

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