Thank you for agreeing to participate in this survey. There are four sections contained within the survey: (1) Tell us about YOU, (2) Tell us what you know, (3) Tell us what you believe and feel, and (4) Tell us your experiences.
The survey should be completed by all University of Montana and Missoula College students who attend classes, either full or part time in the current academic year. You must be 18 or older to participate. During the questionnaire, we will ask about your experiences on either campus; however, both will be referred to collectively as UM. Please note: this refers to either campus. To ensure the results accurately represent all students at UM, it is important that it be completed by ONLY YOU! The survey is completely voluntary and anonymous. The survey will only be available on Moodle until the end of semester in Fall 2014. If you took this survey last year, you can still take it this year!
The survey contains two types of questions: Questions that require you to check a box associated with the response that best describes your experiences and questions where you are asked to type your answers in a text box presented beneath the question. For the questions that ask you to type in your answers, please be sure to give as complete a response as you can. Please answer as honestly and openly as you can.
Answering the survey should take approximately twenty-five to forty (25-40) minutes to complete the survey. The completion time will vary: take enough time to answer each of the questions. Please do not skip sections or questions unless prompted to do so.
We believe that the likely risks of completing this survey are minimal. However, because we are asking about sexual experiences some of the questions may make you uncomfortable or be distressing to you. If you become distressed or desire assistance during or after taking the survey, you should contact either or both the following numbers:
Student Advocacy Resource Center……………………….........…....243-6559
Please also note that you may exit out of the survey at any time. There will be an option at the end of every page that allows you to discontinue the survey.
There are no direct benefits anticipated for you from answering questions on this survey. However, this survey will provide the campus with needed information about knowledge, attitudes, program use and satisfaction information, and experiences of our students. This can be very helpful to the campus community, and may help with the development of effective programs, and in creating positive change in sexual and interpersonal violence. The summary findings will also be made available to the Department of Justice and Office of Civil Rights and may help other schools learn from us as well.
There are also two potential ways in which you may be compensated for your time. First, students who complete this survey have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win one of: 2, $500 Amazon gift cards, or 3, $100, Amazon gift cards or 2, $50 Amazon gift cards or 20, $5 campus coffee cards. If you are interested in being entered into the drawing, please follow the link at the end of this survey. This link will take you to a separate page where you can enter your contact information. Your contact information will in no way be connected to your responses.
Second, some faculty members are offering extra credit/research credit to students who complete the survey. Please check with your professor in order to see if this is a possibility in your class. In order to receive credit, please follow the instructions at the end of the survey. At the end, there will be an option to print off a confirmation of your participation. This confirmation page will in no way be connected to your responses.
To request more information about this questionnaire or the study, please call 243-2081 or email Christine Fiore, Ph.D. at email@example.com.