To the Amherst College Community:
The following documents contain the data set of the Academic Year 2015-2016 Sexual Respect and Sexual Misconduct Survey:
Our goal with this survey was to capture benchmark data on the experiences and attitudes of Amherst students on issues related to sexual misconduct and sexual respect in order to identify trends over time.
We are currently planning for ways to dig deeper into these results in an effort to obtain more robust information in the areas that we believe require a more focused analysis. This work will help to inform our policies and practices around sexual respect and our community’s response to reported instances of sexual misconduct.
In order to maintain the anonymity promised to survey participants, disaggregated results are only publicly available for groups that are sufficiently sizable so as to ensure that individual responses cannot be identified. Participants who identified as transgender or who self-described their gender identity are not included in the publically available data due to the small number of participants who so identified.
Laurie Frankl, Title IX Coordinator
Amanda Vann, Sexual Respect Educator