White House Offers Sample Survey to Help Colleges Protect Students

The White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault released last month many recommendations for colleges to identify, prevent, and respond to sexual assault.

Among its instructions was a 37-page guide to conducting "climate surveys." The questionnaires are meant to measure students’ knowledge about campus sexual-assault policies and procedures, attitudes surrounding the issue, and experiences with sexual violence.

Research shows that detailed questions