Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President


Gender-Based Violence Climate Survey

April 19, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you to participate in Loyola’s Gender-Based Violence Climate Survey. This survey is a shorter version of a survey sent to all students two weeks ago. These surveys will help us to examine the prevalence and incidence of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other gender-based violence in our community. They will also help us gain invaluable insight and understanding of attitudes about the campus climate regarding sexual misconduct and about knowledge of University resources available to students, faculty, and staff.

While your participation is completely voluntary, I am asking each of you to please complete the survey. Your feedback will help us to better address instances of sexual assault and other gender-based violence, prioritize education and training initiatives, and improve our collective efforts to care for one another as members of this campus community.

The survey results will be compiled in summary form to ensure confidentiality, and you may skip any survey questions that you do not wish to answer. The summary survey findings as well as planned action steps in response to the results will be shared with the campus community in the fall. The survey will be open through May 14, 2017.

Thank you in advance for your participation and for your commitment to creating a culture of care and respect for all members of our Loyola community.

The survey invitation and link will be sent to you in the coming days.


Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD