Survey

Survey Findings

The following data was collected during the 2018 Spring Quarter at UCSB via survey. All responses were collected anonymously and during a two-week timeframe. All participants were UCSB-associated, with the large majority belonging to the undergraduate departments. This information is not being offered to make generalizations about the UCSB population and is not being offered as research. While SASA has endorsed and helped promote the survey, the survey itself is not a SASA project. This survey was conducted by a group of concerned students who have allowed SASA to promote the findings.

WARNING: THESE FINDINGS CONTAIN SENSITIVE INFORMATION THAT MAY EVOKE AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE. IF YOU AT ANY POINT FEEL TOO UNCOMFORTABLE, PLEASE DO NOT FEEL OBLIGATED TO CONTINUE READING. IF THESE FINDINGS PROVOKE AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE AND YOU FEEL THAT YOU NEED ACCESS TO SUPPORT, PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR YOU. RETURN TO THE “RESOURCES” TAB FOR LOCAL ADVOCATES YOU MAY CONTACT.

In response to these findings, SASA has created a list of Asks to approach the administration with. If you belong to an organization and are interested in endorsing the Asks, please email us at sasa.sb.ca@gmail.com prior to 10/22/2018.

Demographics

GENDER IDENTITY

[The following options were included on the survey in alphabetical order: agender, androgyne, demigender, genderqueer or genderfluid, cis man, questioning or unsure, transgender man, transgender woman, cis woman, prefer not to disclose, other.]

Agender: 6 respondents
Genderqueer or Genderfluid: 5 respondents
Cis Man: 63 respondents
Cis Woman: 301 respondents
Prefer not to disclose: 8 respondents
Other: 1 respondent

ETHNICITY

African American: 16 respondents
African: 3 respondents
Asian/ Pacific Islander: 61 respondents
Caucasian: 220 respondents
Hispanic or Latinx: 128 respondents
Indigenous Persons: 6 respondents
Prefer not to disclose: 6 respondents
Other: 16 respondents

UCSB AFFILIATION

Undergraduate: 366 students
Graduate: 11 students
Student Worker at UCSB: 70 students
Non-Student Worker at UCSB: 7 respondents

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

172 (47.51%)* respondents stated that they had experienced the following form of sexual harassment on UCSB property and/or in Isla Vista: someone making inappropriate, offensive or threatening comments about their gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

172 (47.51%) stated that they had experienced the following form of sexual harassment on UCSB property and/or in Isla Vista: someone saying crude or gross sexual things to them or try to get them to talk about sexual matters when they didn’t want to.

* These percentages are in relation to the number of people who responded to each question, not the UCSB population.

ISLA VISTA LOCATIONS

Other off - campus house, apartment or private residence: 78 responses

Fraternity chapter house: 54 responses

Outdoor or recreational space: 53 responses

Off - campus house or apartment, unofficially affiliated with some other type of student club, team or organization: 52 responses

Fraternity annex (off - campus apartment or house unofficially affiliated with a fraternity): 37 responses

Restaurant, bar or club: 14 responses

Sorority chapter house: 5 responses

Student cooperative house: 4 responses

Sorority annex (off - campus apartment or house unofficially affiliated with a sorority): 3 responses

FRATERNITIES IDENTIFIED

Sigma Nu: 12 responses

Sigma Pi: 10 responses

Zeta Beta Tau: 8 responses

Alpha Epsilon Pi: 7 responses

Alpha Tau Omega: 6 responses

Delta Tau Delta: 6 responses

Sigma Chi: 5 responses

Sigma Phi Epsilon: 5 responses

Mu Delta Pre-Medical: 2 responses

Phi Sigma Kappa: 2 responses

Sigma Alpha Epsilon: 2 responses

Alpha Phi Omega: 1 response

Kappa Sigma: 1 response

Phi Delta Theta: 1 response

Phi Sigma Pi: 1 response

Zeta Psi: 1 response

SORORITIES IDENTIFIED

Delta Delta Delta: 3 responses

Alpha Delta Pi: 2 responses

Alpha Chi Omega: 1 response

Alpha Epsilon Phi: 1 response

Alpha Kappa Alpha: 1 response

Alpha Kappa Delta Phi: 1 response

Alpha Phi: 1 response

Delta Sigma Theta: 1 response

Lambda Sigma Gamma: 1 response

Lambda Theta Alpha: 1 response

UCSB PROPERTY

Walking or biking paths: 21 responses

Classroom: 8 responses

Parking lot: 7 responses

Library: 5 responses

Fitness center: 3 responses

Workplace: 3 responses

Administrative building: 2 responses

Car or vehicle: 2 responses

Lab: 2 responses

Office: 1 response

DORMS IDENTIFIED

Santa Catalina: 16 responses

Santa Cruz: 8 responses

San Nicolas: 8 responses

San Miguel: 7 responses

Manzanita Village: 6 responses

Santa Rosa: 6 responses

Anacapa: 4 responses

San Rafael: 3 responses

Tropicana Del Norte: 2 responses

El Dorado: 2 responses

San Joaquin Villages: 1 response

Tropicana Gardens: 1 response

Santa Ynez: 1 response

Westwinds: 1 response

Sierra Madre: 1 response

SEXUAL ASSAULT

174 (54.89%) respondents stated that they have experienced the following form of sexual assault since they had begun their life at UCSB: kissing; touching someone’s breast, chest, crotch, groin or buttocksgrabbing; groping; or rubbing against the other in a sexual way, even if the touching is over the other’s clothes without affirmative consent of the ability to give consent.

69 (21.77%) stated they that have experienced the following form of sexual assault: penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina, anus, or genitals with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without affirmative consent.

88 (27.76%) stated that they have experienced the following form of sexual assault: contact involving sexual penetration or oral contact without knowing, voluntary and ongoing agreement.

88 (59.47%) stated that they knew the person who committed these offenses.

72 (48.98%) stated stated that they were conscious but incapacitated by alcohol or other recreational drugs for all or part of the assault.

41 (29.29%) felt they had to tolerate this behavior or risk jeopardizing their academic standing, employment, or participation in UCSB programs or activities.

40 (28.57%) felt that this behavior was so severe or persistent that interfered with or affected their participation in UCSB programs or activities.

21 (14.58%) sought campus or police resources.

12 (8.33%) filed a formal report.

RESOURCES SOUGHT

Of those who sought campus resources, 16 sought guidance from CARE, 13 from CAPS, 7 from UCPD, 6 from Title IX, 6 from IVFP, 3 from STESA, and 1 from ASAP.

CARE: 14 of the 16 found the resource useful.
CAPS: 9 of the 13 found the resource useful.
UCPD: 2 of the 7 found the resource useful.
Title IX: 0 of the 6 found the resource useful.
IVFP: 0 of the 6 found the resource useful.
STESA: 2 of the 3 found the resource useful.
ASAP: 2 (though only 1 listed above) found the resource useful.

REASONS FOR REPORTING

Protect themselves or a friend/loved on from further crimes by the offender: 9 responses
Catch/punish/prevent the offender from reoffending: 8 responses
Stop the incident or prevent recurrence or escalation: 7 responses
Get help or recover loss: 6 responses
Improve policing: 2 responses
Fulfill a duty to report: 2 responses

REASONS FOR NOT REPORTING

Felt the crime was not serious enough: 98 responses
Unsure of the offender’s intent: 53 responses
There was not enough proof: 53 responses
Did not want others to know: 43 responses
Belief that the police would not do anything to help: 34 responses
Did not want family to know: 33 responses
Belief that the police could not do anything to help: 32 responses
Did not want to get the offender in trouble with the law: 30 responses
Heard bad experiences with the reporting process: 22 responses
Fear of reprisal: 20 responses
Another reason: 18 responses
Fear of the justice system: 16 responses
Belief that the UCSB survivor resources would not be effective: 15 responses
Did not know how: 14 responses

ISLA VISTA LOCATIONS

Other off - campus house, apartment or private residence: 58 responses

Off - campus house or apartment, unofficially affiliated with some other type of student club, team or organization: 29 responses

Fraternity chapter house: 22 responses

Fraternity annex (off - campus apartment or house unofficially affiliated with a fraternity): 16 students

Outdoor or recreational space: 9 responses

Sorority chapter house: 4 responses

Student cooperative house: 4 responses

Restaurant, bar or club: 3 responses

Sorority annex (off - campus apartment or house unofficially affiliated with a sorority): 2 responses

FRATERNITIES IDENTIFIED

Alpha Epsilon Pi: 6 responses

Sigma Pi: 6 responses

Sigma Nu: 4 responses

Delta Tau Delta: 2 responses

Alpha Tau Omega: 1 response

Mu Delta Pre-Medical: 1 response

Phi Alpha Delta: 1 response

Phi Sigma Kappa: 1 response

Sigma Chi: 1 response

Sigma Eta Pi: 1 response

Sigma Phi Epsilon: 1 response

Zeta Beta Tau: 1 response

SORORITIES IDENTIFIED

Alpha Delta Pi: 1 response

Alpha Kappa Delta Phi: 1 response

UCSB PROPERTY

Fitness center: 3 responses

Walking or biking paths: 2 responses

Office: 2 responses

Library: 2 responses

Classroom: 1 response

Lab: 1 response

Workplace: 1 response

Car or vehicle: 1 response

DORMS IDENTIFIED

Santa Catalina: 9 responses

San Miguel: 8 responses

San Nicolas: 7 responses

Santa Cruz: 6 responses

San Clemente: 4 responses

Santa Rosa: 4 responses

Anacapa: 3 responses

Manzanita Village: 3 responses

San Joaquin Villages: 2 responses

San Rafael: 2 responses

Tropicana Del Norte: 2 responses

Sierra Madre: 1 response

Tropicana Gardens: 1 response

El Dorado: 1 response

[There was a logical error in the survey. There were 9 dorm-responses that were not recorded in the above findings.]

WITNESSING SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT

146 (48.34%) stated that they had witnessed someone being sexually assaulted.

93 (65.96%) stated that they intervened.

METHODS OF INTERVENTION

Addressed the behavior indirectly: 52 responses
Directly intervened: 39 responses
Got assistance from someone else: 32 responses
Other action: 4 responses

REASONS FOR NOT INTERVENING

Was not sure what to do: 32 responses
Did not seem serious: 15 responses
Not their business: 10 responses
Worried about the social consequences: 5 responses
Did not intervene at that moment, but did something later: 3 responses

ISLA VISTA LOCATIONS

Other off - campus house, apartment or private residence: 66 witnessed occasions

Fraternity chapter house: 64 witnessed occasions

Off - campus house or apartment, unofficially affiliated with some other type of student club, team or organization: 47 witnessed occasions

Fraternity annex (off - campus apartment or house unofficially affiliated with a fraternity): 46 witnessed occasions

Restaurant, bar or club: 19 witnessed occasions

Outdoor or recreational space: 19 witnessed occasions

Student cooperative house: 6 witnessed occasions

Sorority chapter house: 6 witnessed occasions

Sorority annex (off - campus apartment or house unofficially affiliated with a sorority): 6 witnessed occasions

FRATERNITIES IDENTIFIED

Sigma Pi: 12 witnessed occasions

Sigma Nu: 11 witnessed occasions

Alpha Epsilon Pi: 10 witnessed occasions

Zeta Beta Tau: 9 witnessed occasions

Alpha Tau Omega: 7 witnessed occasions

Delta Tau Delta: 4 witnessed occasions

Kappa Sigma: 4 witnessed occasions

Sigma Chi: 4 witnessed occasions

Delta Sigma Pi: 2 witnessed occasions

Gamma Zeta Alpha: 2 witnessed occasions

Mu Delta Pre-Medical: 2 witnessed occasions

Sigma Eta Pi: 2 witnessed occasions

Sigma Phi Epsilon: 2 witnessed occasions

Alpha Phi Omega: 1 witnessed occasion

Beta Theta Pi: 1 witnessed occasion

Kappa Alpha Psi: 1 witnessed occasion

Phi Delta Epsilon: 1 witnessed occasion

Phi Sigma Kappa: 1 witnessed occasion

Sigma Alpha Epsilon: 1 witnessed occasion

Zeta Psi: 1 witnessed occasion

SORORITIES IDENTIFIED

Alpha Delta Pi: 3 witnessed occasions

Alpha Phi: 1 witnessed occasion

Delta Delta Delta: 1 witnessed occasion

Pi Beta Phi: 1 witnessed occasion

UCSB PROPERTY

Walking or biking paths: 6 witnessed occasions

Library: 3 witnessed occasions

Parking lot: 3 witnessed occasions

Car or vehicle: 2 witnessed occasions

Fitness center: 1 witnessed occasion

DORMS IDENTIFIED

Santa Catalina: 9 witnessed occasions

Santa Cruz: 4 witnessed occasions

Manzanita Village: 4 witnessed occasions

San Miguel: 3 witnessed occasions

Santa Rosa: 3 witnessed occasions

Anacapa: 2 witnessed occasions

San Nicolas: 2 witnessed occasions

San Rafael: 2 witnessed occasions

Santa Clemente: 1 witnessed occasion

Santa Ynez: 1 witnessed occasion

[There was a logical error in the survey. There were 2 dorm-responses that were not recorded in the above findings.]

KNOWLEDGE OF RESOURCES & POLICIES

114 (39.18%) respondents stated that they were only moderately aware of the resources made aware for the survivor and 97 (33.33%) stated that they were “a little” knowledgeable. 61 (20.96%) stated that they were very knowledgeable. 19 (6.53%) stated that they were not at all knowledgeable.

24 (8.25%) stated that they were very knowledgeable of how UCSB’s policies concerning sexual assault and related misconduct differ from local, state, and federal laws.

ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE UNIVERSITY

69 (54.3%) survivors of sexual assault believe the university is not providing adequate resources for survivors.

90 (71.4%) survivors of sexual assault believe the university is not taking adequate steps to prevent sexual violence.

255 (90.43%) stated that creating a Survivor Resource Center in Isla Vista would be a positive resource for our community.

Legislation

PROPOSED LEGISLATION

California

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