EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The administration of Michigan State University went right to the men and women who attend the school to get answers.
A climate survey drafted was sent to the students of the university shortly after 4 p.m. Monday. The survey willl assist the administration in directing their policies on sexual assault in the right direction.
“Sexual assault can range from violent rape to unwanted touching thats not a form of rape,” Paulette Granberry Russell, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives says.
The survey went to the university’s 50,000 students and Russell says it will give a good idea of what MSU’s incident rate for those victimized individuals are.
“We deal with not only on campus sexual assault, but we deal with off campus,” Russell says. “We partnered not only with the MSU Police Department but with the East Lansing Police Department as well as other surrounding jurisdictions.”
6 News went to the students to get their opinion on the survey.
“If they can get any sort of feeling from the students will be helpful,” Sophomore Julia Young says.
Cody Harrell is a senior at MSU and he says “getting a sense of where students are and where a lot of the concerns are that students have, can only help.”
Students who participate will be given until the end of April to complete the survey.