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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March 31, 2017

Dear Students,

I am writing to invite you to participate in Loyola's Gender-Based Violence Climate Survey. This survey will allow us to examine the prevalence and incidence of sexual assault and other gender-based violence in our community, attitudes among students about the campus climate regarding sexual misconduct, and knowledge of University resources available to students.

I am asking each of you to participate in this important survey. Every response gives us invaluable insight, which will help us enhance student life at Loyola University Chicago. Your participation in this survey will help us to better address instances of sexual assault and enable us to fulfill our mission to care for one another as members of this community. The survey will be open to students until the end of the spring 2017 semester.

Your participation in this survey effort is fully voluntary, and you may skip any questions that you do not wish to answer. All survey responses are completely confidential and data will never be connected with individuals, nor will the information be used to identify individuals in any manner. The survey results will be compiled in summary form to ensure confidentiality. The summary survey findings and planned action steps in response to the results will be shared with the campus community in the fall.

The results of the survey will inform our University-wide efforts and will help us ensure our Jesuit, Catholic mission to uphold the dignity of every person. Your participation in this survey is one meaningful way to actualize our Student Promise—care for self, others, and community. Thank you in advance for your participation and for your commitment to creating a culture of care for all members of our community.

The survey invitation and link will be sent to you next week.

Sincerely,

Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD
President