In October 1999, the University of Louisville won a grant from the Department of Justice, Violence Against Women on Campus Program “to support the creation of a [proactive], comprehensive program” to address violence against women issues. With these funds, the Prevention, Education, and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community (PEACC) Program was created. One of the program’s first task was to establish “baseline data about campus safety perceptions and violence experienced by the campus community.” This data was gathered, via a campus survey, from a stratified random sample of 1320 university students, and 282 faculty, and staff. To learn the demographics of the sample, see the survey, and read its results, click here to read the full report, Campus Survey Report: Safety, Perception and Experiences of Violence or the Report's executive summary.(PDF) *
During 2002-2003, focus groups were conducted as an extension of the previous campus-wide survey and to allow participants from diverse backgrounds to share their perspectives in much greater depth. To read this report, go to: Campus Focus Groups Report: Safety Perception and Experiences of Violence. (PDF)
For more information about these reports, please contact Linda K. Bledsoe, Ph. D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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