The University of Hawaiʻi has released the results of a student survey on sexual harassment and gender-based violence.
More than 6,000 students participated in this first known survey for a university system – which includes both four- and two-year degree programs.
The study consisted of 125 questions covering four areas: prevalence of sexual harassment and gender-based violence, student thoughts on the university’s response, perception of campus safety and awareness of policies, processes and programs.
Jennifer Rose is the Director of UH’s Office of Institutional Equity.
Rose says this survey is only the beginning to improve university policies, services and initiatives.
Officials say the results are still being analyzed – and individual campuses will be responsible for follow-up efforts.