Sexual Misconduct Survey 2021

Sexual Misconduct Survey 2021

The Sexual Misconduct Survey (SMS) is an important undertaking for our community.  The survey launches on April 2, 2021 and will remain open until April 23, 2021.  The SMS is a climate survey, sent to every student, staff, and faculty member intending to learn about experiences of harm and knowledge of available supports on campus. You will receive an email with a link that is unique to you so please keep an eye out!  Students who complete the survey will receive a $10 Amazon gift code as additional incentive for completion.

In 2015 and 2017, this survey had a very high rate of response and we hope it will again in 2021, despite the challenges we have all experienced in the past year.  Results will be released back to the community, and the data will be used to inform the practices of the Title IX Office, the Sexual Violence Prevention Project, and a number of other areas of campus committed to reducing sexual and gender-based harassment and violence. 

Your participation is vital to our success.  Even if you have not experienced sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, or stalking, it is important we hear your reflections on what you know about where to get help for yourself or a friend.  It is also important for us to have a full picture of prevalence on our campus through this process.

Undergraduate and graduate/professional school students who complete the survey will receive a $10 Amazon gift code as additional incentive for completion.

http://dartgo.org/dnewsclimatesurvey

To view past surveys please go to: 

2017 Survey

2015 Survey

Sexual Misconduct Survey - FAQ's

What is this survey?

The Sexual Misconduct Survey, or SMS, is a climate survey sent to all faculty, students, and staff to understand the prevalence of sexual and gender-based misconduct on our campus.  There are also questions about your knowledge of campus resources.

Is this new?  I don't remember doing this before.

The SMS was previously completed in 2015 and 2017, but only went to students.  This year, faculty and staff will be invited for the first time.  Moving forward, we will run this survey every other year.

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 Office.  The survey results will inform the practices of the Title IX Office, 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 2015 and 2017 reports linked above.

Does responding to the survey mean that I am making a report to the Title IX Office?

No.  Disclosures made in the survey are not considered reports to the Title IX Office. If you wish to meet with the Title IX Office to make a report or discuss your options, please email titleix@dartmouth.edu for an appointment.

How long will the survey take?

It should only take about 15 minutes of your time.

What's this I hear about an Amazon code?

Graduate and undergraduate students who complete the survey will receive a $10 Amazon gift code as appreciation for your time.

Will hourly employees be compensated for the time spent on the survey?

Yes.  Employees can take the survey at work and will be compensated for their 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!