12.3.15 | Claire Wagner
Results from an April 2015 campus climate survey taken by Miami University students show beliefs and experiences related to safety, especially sexual assault, are similar to those at other campuses nationwide and that more safety education is needed.
The Sexual Assault Climate Survey was sent to 11,000 randomly selected Miami students from all academic levels and all campuses. Miami used a modified survey of one recommended in the White House’s Not Alone materials. A total of 1,655 students responded, a 15 percent response rate. Of those, 1,174 were Oxford undergraduates, and the results below reflect their responses.
The racial makeup of responses was very close to the racial makeup of all Miami students, and each class year was represented by about one-quarter of respondents. However, because of the low response, survey responses may not be as random as the sampling method.