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Last Week: SpeakUp MC Climate Survey on Sexual Violence and Sexual Misconduct

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Published: 2016-02-23 00:00:01.000

Montgomery College is conducting its first ever SpeakUpMC Climate Survey on Sexual Violence and Misconduct. <b>The survey ends Friday, February 26.</b>

We are relying on faculty and staff to encourage students to take the survey! <b>Please direct students to MC's SpeakUPMC website, located here: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/SpeakUpMC/</b>

<b>What do students need to know about the survey?</b><ul><li>This survey is completely voluntary, anonymous, and confidential. It will not be tied to students' lives at Montgomery College in any way.</li><li>Students who complete the survey can download a certificate of completion; professors who offer the survey as an extra credit option can collect certificates to confirm completion.</li><li><b>The first 2000 students who complete the survey will be awarded $5 WEPA printing cards.</b></li><li>The survey should take roughly 20-25 minutes to complete; students may choose not to answer any questions they are uncomfortable with.</li></ul><b>Students and faculty can also visit the SpeakUPMC website to:</b><ul><li>Find out about confidential and non-confidential support resources</li><li>Hear a message from Dr. Pollard.</li><li>Find out what Montgomery College students have to say about sexual violence</li><li>Take the "It's On Us" Pledge to help stop sexual violence</li><li>Access various resources pertaining to Title IX and sexual violence</li></ul>Please contact Title IX Coordinator Christopher Moy with any questions at: christopher.moy@montgomerycollege.edu.

Montgomery College is committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment.

<i>Thank you for encouraging Montgomery College students to Speak Up about sexual violence and misconduct!</i>

<b>Background Information</b>
Maryland House Bill 571, passed this summer, requires all higher education institutions in Maryland to conduct campus climate surveys. Climate surveys measure how well colleges and universities are meeting education and other requirements mandated by Title IX and the recently re-authorized Violence against Women Act.

MC's survey was piloted this fall, and it incorporates feedback from students, staff and faculty. The survey serves a dual purpose: in addition to gathering information, it is an educational tool that provides relevant definitions, as well as information about confidential and non-confidential, internal and external reporting and support resources.

The survey will be modified as needed and repeated every two years, in compliance with MD state law. Future surveys will include all employees of the College as well as students. This year, the information students provide will help us to better understand immediate challenges, shape new education programs, and improve our institutional response to sexual violence.

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