DATA

POPULATION: 45 STUDENTS AND 16 ALUMNI

The majority of survivors who participated in this investigation were sexually assaulted and/or raped during their time at Cal Poly; however, some participants came to this university already having experienced sexual trauma. I welcomed all Cal Poly student and alumni survivors to participate in this study no matter when and where their incident(s) occurred. The majority of participants identify as women. There are two male identifying survivors in this study. Since every participant identifies as a victim of sexual violence and currently attends or has attended Cal Poly, they can all contribute valuable insight regarding this university's sexual assault and rape climate. 

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STUDENT SURVIVORS​​​​


71% EXPERIENCED VICTIM BLAMING AND/OR INVALIDATION 


 69% DO NOT FEEL SUPPORTED BY CAL POLY



64% DO NOT FEEL SAFE ON CAL POLY’S CAMPUS



40% FEARED SEEING THEIR PERPETRATOR(S) ON CAMPUS


27% WERE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND/OR RAPED BY A FRATERNITY BROTHER



64% SAID NON-SURVIVORS COULD NOT EMPATHIZE WITH THEIR EXPERIENCE(S)



87% SAID THEIR PERPETRATOR(S) NEVER FACED CONSEQUENCES



18% REPORTED TO TITLE IX 



88% OF THOSE WHO REPORTED SAID THAT TITLE IX WORSENED THEIR TRAUMA



88% OF THOSE WHO REPORTED SAID THEIR TITLE IX CASE WAS INVALIDATED



49% ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE CURRENT SEXUAL ASSAULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS



33% ARE NOT COMFORTABLE USING ON-CAMPUS RESOURCES



33% DID NOT THINK REPORTING WOULD BE WORTH IT



42% EXHIBITED A FREEZE RESPONSE DURING THE INCIDENT(S)



60% FELT COERCED INTO SEXUAL CONTACT



53% FOUND SUPPORT IN OTHER SURVIVORS



82% KNEW THEIR PERPETRATOR(S) PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT(S)



53% DID NOT LABEL AN INCIDENT AS SEXUAL ASSAULT OR RAPE RIGHT AWAY



91% DEVELOPED MENTAL AND/OR PHYSICAL HEALTH ISSUES AFTER THE INCIDENT(S)



42% STRUGGLE ACADEMICALLY



60% DO NOT FEEL SAFE BEING ALONE WITH MEN



78% DID NOT COME FORWARD RIGHT AWAY



24% INITIALLY BLAMED THEMSELVES FOR GETTING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED OR RAPED



69% SAID THAT ALCOHOL AND/OR SUBSTANCES WERE INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT(S)



51% HAVE EXPERIENCED MORE THAN ONE INCIDENT



53% SAID THE UNIVERSITY DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ITS STUDENTS



96% SAID THEY STRUGGLE TO TRUST OTHERS


29% THINK THAT SEXUAL TRAUMA WILL IMPACT THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE


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ALUMNI SURVIVORS​​​


      69% EXPERIENCED VICTIM BLAMING AND/OR INVALIDATION


56% DID NOT FEEL SUPPORTED BY CAL POLY


56% DID NOT FEEL SAFE ON CAL POLY’S CAMPUS


31% FEARED SEEING THEIR PERPETRATOR(S) ON CAMPUS


31% WERE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND/OR RAPED BY A FRATERNITY BROTHER


50% SAID NON-SURVIVORS COULD NOT EMPATHIZE WITH THEIR EXPERIENCE(S)


100% SAID THEIR PERPETRATOR(S) NEVER FACED CONSEQUENCES


19% REPORTED TO TITLE IX


100% OF THOSE WHO REPORTED SAID THAT TITLE IX WORSENED THEIR TRAUMA


100% OF THOSE WHO REPORTED SAID THEIR TITLE IX CASE WAS INVALIDATED


31% ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE CURRENT SEXUAL ASSAULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS


25% WERE NOT COMFORTABLE USING ON-CAMPUS RESOURCES


38% DID NOT THINK REPORTING WOULD BE WORTH IT


38% EXHIBITED A FREEZE RESPONSE DURING THE INCIDENT(S)


 50% FELT COERCED INTO SEXUAL CONTACT


50% FOUND SUPPORT IN OTHER SURVIVORS


75% KNEW THEIR PERPETRATOR(S) PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT(S)


75% DID NOT LABEL AN INCIDENT AS SEXUAL ASSAULT OR RAPE RIGHT AWAY


100% DEVELOPED MENTAL AND/OR PHYSICAL HEALTH ISSUES AFTER THE INCIDENT(S)


50%  STRUGGLED ACADEMICALLY


81% DO NOT FEEL SAFE BEING ALONE WITH MEN


81% DID NOT COME FORWARD RIGHT AWAY


50% INITIALLY BLAMED THEMSELVES FOR GETTING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED OR RAPED


88% SAID THAT ALCOHOL AND/OR SUBSTANCES WERE INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT(S)


50% HAVE EXPERIENCED MORE THAN ONE INCIDENT


 44% SAID THE UNIVERSITY DID NOT CARE ITS STUDENTS

 
 100% SAID THEY STRUGGLE TO TRUST OTHERS
 

44% THINK THAT SEXUAL TRAUMA WILL IMPACT THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE