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Survey Data Regarding Greek Life and Sexual Assault

Between April 18th and April 21st, the WSA conducted a survey of all students regarding Greek life, safety, and gender equality. Within that time, there were 796 responses, which were close to representative of campus in terms of gender, class year, and Greek membership.

The overall findings were as follows:

Safety of fraternity party spaces compared to other party spaces on campus:

  • 19% say fraternity spaces are safer
  • 31% say fraternity spaces are the same
  • 47% say fraternity spaces are less safe

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The impact of fraternity spaces on gender relations and gender equality:

  • 20% say fraternity spaces have a positive impact
  • 19% say fraternity spaces have no impact
  • 61% say fraternity spaces have a negative impact

 

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The potential impact of increased training of fraternities on safety:

  • 75% say fraternity spaces would be safer
  • 24% say fraternity spaces would remain unchanged
  • 1% say fraternity spaces would be less safe

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The potential impact of coeducation of fraternities (in membership and residence) on campus overall:

  • 56% say campus would be improved
  • 32% say campus would be unchanged
  • 12% say campus would be worsened

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The potential impact of coeducation of fraternities (in membership and residence) on gender relations and equality:

  • 44% say gender relations and equality would be improved
  • 14% had no opinion
  • 42% say gender relations and equality would not be improved

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The potential impact of coeducation of fraternities (in membership and residence) on safety of those spaces:

  • 52% say spaces would be safer
  • 32% say spaces would remain unchanged
  • 12% say spaces would be less safe

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Perhaps most notably, of the 47% of campus who say that fraternity spaces feel less safe, 81% say co-education would make the spaces safer.

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When broken down by gender and Greek status, a large division arises. Cis males who are not in Greek life held similar opinions to female, trans*, and gender-nonconforming students, while Greek males held typically very different beliefs.

Of females, trans*, and gender-nonconforming students:

–       57% say fraternity spaces are less safe (25% the same, 16% said safer)

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–       70% say fraternity spaces have a negative impact on gender equality (17% said no impact, 13% said positive impact)

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–       63% say co-education would have a positive impact on campus (28% said no change, 9% said negative impact)

 

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–       50% say co-education would improve gender relations and equality (35% said no improvement)

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–       59% say co-education would make spaces safer (29% said no change, 9% said less safe)

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Of cis males who are not in Greek life:

–       42% say fraternity spaces are less safe (36% said the same, 17% said safer)

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–       60% say fraternity spaces have a negative impact on gender equality (17% said no impact, 23% said positive impact)

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–       56% say co-education would have a positive impact on campus (31% said no change, 12% said negative impact)

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–       46% say co-education would improve gender relations and equality (40% said no improvement)

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–       54% say co-education would make spaces safer (31% said no change, 12% said less safe)

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Of cis males who are in Greek life:

–       13% say fraternity spaces are less safe (47% said the same, 39% said safer)

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–       21% say fraternity spaces have a negative impact on gender equality (35% said no impact, 44% said positive impact)

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–       20% say co-education would have a positive impact on campus (54% said no change, 26% said negative impact)

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–       15% say co-education would improve gender relations and equality (79% said no improvement)

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–       18% say co-education would make spaces safer (54% said no change, 26% said less safe)

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