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University will add more questions about sexual violence to student surveys from The Daily Pennsylvanian, 03/22/2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

img-icon-newsInstitutional surveys that Penn gives out regularly, including senior surveys, will now include questions about sexual assault.

The University said in November it would add more questions about sexual violence to existing Penn surveys, shortly after the American Association of Universities’ Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct was released.

When the results were released on Sept. 21, Penn President Amy Gutmann called them “deeply troubling.” Students reported a relative lack of knowledge about campus resources — only 12.6 percent of the students who took the survey knew where to go to make a report of sexual violence and only 10.7 percent even knew Penn’s definition of a sexual assault.

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