Princeton to do new survey of student attitudes on sexual misconduct

March 21, 2016 1 p.m.

For a second consecutive year, Princeton University will survey undergraduate and graduate students about their knowledge and experiences of inappropriate sexual behavior and about their awareness of University policies, procedures and resources.

The "We Speak Survey" will be distributed to students via email Tuesday.

The first survey administered in 2015 found that a sizeable majority of students knew where to go on campus for help following an incident of nonconsensual sexual contact, and nearly half of the students surveyed thought they could do something about sexual violence on campus.

Those were among the many findings of the report "We Speak: Attitudes on Sexual Misconduct at Princeton University" issued in September. The confidential Web-based survey was completed by 52 percent of the nearly 8,000 students. 

The findings of the previous survey and the new one will help inform University programming to address and prevent issues related to inappropriate sexual behavior and to provide a safe and supportive campus environment.

Results of the new survey, which will run for about three weeks into mid-April, will be analyzed over the summer and released in the fall.