Climbing into the Ivory Tower: A Look at Administrative Perspectives on Sexual Assault on the College Campus
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Zoann Snyder
Dr. Angie Moe
Dr. Susan Hoffmann
sexual violence, education, rape, administration, qualitative
Masters Thesis-Open Access
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.
Turner, Tasha Nichole, "Climbing into the Ivory Tower: A Look at Administrative Perspectives on Sexual Assault on the College Campus" (2013). Masters Theses. 144.
Higher Education Administration Commons, Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance Commons