Date of Award

4-2013

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Sociology

First Advisor

Dr. Zoann Snyder

Second Advisor

Dr. Angie Moe

Third Advisor

Dr. Susan Hoffmann

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

This study examines the attitudes of administrators about sexual violence on campus, as well as their knowledge of disciplinary policies and procedures to prevent and redress rape and sexual assault on campuses. This study begins the discussion about how administrators understand their current policies as well as the attitudes that may affect their understandings. I use Thematic Analysis to analyze responses to a series of open-ended questions surveying participants on their attitudes towards their universities policy and procedures for handling sexual assault. Findings suggest that the participants have overwhelming confidence in the established policies, the extent of their knowledge of the policy is minimal and the education they receive from the university is lesser still.

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