2020 Survey analysis Coming soon
In Winter 2020, SASA members created and disseminated a second SVSH Campus Climate survey to the UCSB community. Due to the overwhelming support, we received over 2,000 responses! We are currently analyzing the data and we will be posting the findings as soon as possible. Stay tuned!
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.
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[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
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
Undergraduate: 366 students
Graduate: 11 students
Student Worker at UCSB: 70 students
Non-Student Worker at UCSB: 7 respondents
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Witnessing Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment
146 (48.34%) stated that they had witnessed someone being sexually assaulted.
93 (65.96%) stated that they intervened.
Addressed the behavior indirectly: 52 responses
Directly intervened: 39 responses
Got assistance from someone else: 32 responses
Other action: 4 responses
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
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.