In an effort that’s rare on college and university campuses, UC Berkeley is inviting its entire campus community — about 56,000 people, including students, postdoctoral researchers, staff and faculty — to complete a comprehensive survey on their experiences with sexual violence and harassment, stalking and dating and domestic violence. The survey, called My Voice, is privately funded and is being conducted by NORC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan social science research organization at the University of Chicago. Email will be sent this month with instructions on how to participate.
The survey will collect data on the beliefs and attitudes surrounding violence and harassment; the prevalence, both on and off campus, of different forms of violence and harassment; survey participants’ experience with Berkeley’s resources for prevention, response and support; and social norms and current perceptions and misperceptions about violence, harassment and their prevention. The data, which will be collected through February and publicly available by May, will be used to inform an action plan to strengthen Berkeley’s current and future prevention and response efforts.
For more information, see the My Voice website.