EVERFi Climate Survey

This survey will help us learn about the relationship and sexual experiences of students attending TCAT Dickson. If you participate, your responses will be kept completely confidential and never linked to you by name. No one at TCAT Dickson will be told how you responded to the survey. It should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

Your participation is voluntary, and you may choose to skip questions or stop responding at any point.  Due to the importance of this topic, your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

The information that you and many other students provide will contribute to our understanding of these important issues at TCAT Dickson. Moreover, consistent with our commitment to ensure a safe, healthy, and welcoming environment for students, your participation will help us develop programs and policies that will help all students feel safe and fully accepted on campus.

Because some questions ask about sexual and personal information, including relationship and sexual experiences, some students may experience emotional discomfort while completing the survey. At the end of the survey you will be given information about local and national resources you can utilize should you wish to talk with someone further.

Confidentiality
Although we have undertaken all reasonable efforts to minimize any potential risks, you should know that any form of communication over the Internet carries at least some minimal risk of loss of confidentiality. For example, if other individuals (e.g., partner, roommate) have access to your computer, they might be able to view your web browsing history, including a link to this survey.

For information on how to delete your web browsing history, you can visit www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000510.htm.

The principal investigator of this survey is Dr. Heidi Leming, Vice Chancellor for Student Success at the Tennessee Board of Regents System Office, and can be reached at hleming@tbr.edu.
The Tennessee Board of Regents Sexual Misconduct Policy contains the following definitions:

• Consent - an informed decision, freely given, made through mutually understandable words or actions that indicate a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity. Consent cannot be given by an individual who is asleep; unconscious; or mentally or physically incapacitated, either through the effect of drugs or alcohol or for any other reason; or, is under duress, threat, coercion, or force. Past consent does not imply future consent. Silence or an absence of resistance does not imply consent. Consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Dating violence - violence against a person when the accuser and accused are dating, or who have dated, or who have or had a sexual relationship. ({Dating" and ({dated" do not include fraternization between two (2) individuals solely in a business or non-romantic social context. Violence includes, but is not necessarily limited to,
· inflicting, or attempting to inflict, physical injury on the accuser by other than accidental means;
· placing the accuser in fear of physical harm;
· physical restraint;
· malicious damage to the personal property of the accuser, including inflicting, or attempting to inflict, physical injury on any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the accuser; or,
· placing a victim in fear of physical harm to any animal

Domestic violence - violence against a person when the accuser and accused:
are current or former spouses;
·  are current or former spouses;
· live together or have lived together;
· are related by blood or adoption;
· are related or were formally related by marriage; or,
· are adult or minor children of a person in a relationship described above.

Domestic violence includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:
· inflicting, or attempting to inflict, physical injury on the accuser by other than accidental means;
· placing the accuser in fear of physical harm;
· physical restraint;
· malicious damage to the personal property of the accuser, including inflicting, or attempting to inflict, physical injury on any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the accuser; or,
· placing the accuser in fear of physical harm to any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the accuser.

Sexual assault - the nonconsensual sexual contact with the accuser by the accused, or the accused by the accuser when force or coercion is used to accomplish the act, the sexual contact is accomplished without consent of the accuser, and the accused knows or has reason to know at the time of the contact that the accuser did not or could not consent. Sexual contact includes, but is not limited to, the intentional touching of the accuser's, the accused's, or any other person's intimate parts, or the intentional touching of the clothing covering the immediate area of the accuser's, the accused's, or any other person's intimate parts, if that intentional touching can be reasonably construed as being for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification.

Stalking - a willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment of another individual that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested, and that actually causes the accuser to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested. Harassment means conduct directed toward the accuser that includes, but is not limited to, repeated or continuing unconsented contact that would cause a reasonable person to suffer emotional distress, and that actually causes the accuser to suffer emotional distress. Harassment does not include constitutionally protected activity or conduct that serves a legitimate purpose.

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  • you are at least 18 years of age

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