In the spring of 2018, Rutgers University-New Brunswick conducted a large scale campus climate survey, #iSPEAK. Below you will find links to the survey reports, summary key findings, and the action plan. The 2018 #iSPEAK Campus Climate Assessment was administered in conjunction with the Center on Violence Against Women and Children. Click here to visit their Campus Climate Project page.
Based on the analysis of the Spring 2018 #iSPEAK survey data by the Center on Violence Against Women and Children, the Division of Student Affairs has identified six key findings regarding students’ experiences of interpersonal violence (IPV):
- Sexual violence is common even before coming to Rutgers University-New Brunswick
- Graduate students experience sexual and dating violence and are less aware of resources than undergraduates
- Approximately 50% of students reported at least one experience of dating violence since coming to campus
- Rates of sexual violence and dating violence are higher among queer-spectrum students than heterosexual students
- Regardless of the gender/sexual orientation of the victim, those who committed these acts of violence tend to be men
- Racial/ethnic minorities are less likely than white students to disclose an incident of IPV
The Division of Student Affairs used the key findings listed above to develop a comprehensive action plan. Click here to view the action plan.