What is this survey?
This survey was provided by the New Hampshire Task Force established under RSA 188, and is required by the Task Force to be used by all New Hampshire Institutions of Higher Education. The survey seeks to understand prevalence of sexual and gender-based misconduct on our campus. There are also questions about your knowledge of and engagement with campus resources.
Didn't we just do this last year?
Yes. However, the New Hampshire specific law went into effect just before we launched that survey, and the "base set" of questions required by the state was not ready for us to include in our survey.
Why should I complete the survey?
It's important to understand the experiences that the Dartmouth community has had with sexual and gender-based misconduct, even if they have chosen not to report to the Title IX Coordinators. The survey results will inform the practices of the Title IX Coordinators, the Sexual Violence Prevention Project, and a number of other areas of campus committed to reducing sexual and gender-based harassment and violence.
What if I haven't experienced any sexual or gender-based misconduct? Should I still fill it out?
Absolutely. The more people within our community who complete the survey, the more accurate the results will be.
Is this really confidential?
Yes. Nothing that you disclose in the survey will be attributed to your DartID in any way. Your responses are voluntary and confidential. Responses will analyzed and reported in aggregate.
What happens to the information collected?
The data will be shared in aggregate with the community. Please see the reports linked above.
Does responding to the survey mean that I am making a report to the Title IX Coordinator?
No. Disclosures made in the survey are not considered reports to the Title IX Coordinators. If you wish to meet with the Title IX Coordinators to make a report or discuss your options, please email email@example.com for an appointment.
How long will the survey take?
It should only take about 15 minutes of your time.
I don't have a computer. Can I take the survey on my phone?
Yes. The survey can be accessed on a mobile device.
Do I have to take this survey?
It is voluntary, but we hope you will consider the importance of sharing your experience with our office. The best climate surveys have a wide variety of respondents with different experiences, so we hope you will take part!