Developed in collaboration with:
the SVPP Student Advisory Board
the SVPP Student Advisory Board
Currently, there is very little academic research looking into the types of interventions that successfully prevent sexual violence. Dartmouth has committed to not only implement multiple types of interventions through the Sexual Violence Prevention Project (SVPP), but also evaluate the effectiveness of those interventions.
Dartmouth is partnering with experts in sexual violence prevention, research, and evaluation, from Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). They are tasked with evaluating the effectiveness of the SVPP utilizing a multi-year, mixed-method longitudinal study.
The overall research and evaluation will help determine if our prevention efforts are making a difference by increasing positive behavior (SVPP outcomes) and decreasing harmful behavior (sexual violence).
The results of the research and evaluation will guide Dartmouth's prevention efforts moving forward and those that participate in the research, their responses, will contribute to the body of science for sexual violence prevention that could contribute to prevention strategies at other institutions across the country.
All undergraduate students (excluding those in classes prior to 2021 and exchange students) receive an email in August or September inviting them to participate in this annual survey. Students will be asked to complete the CBE five times over the course of their Dartmouth career, from pre-matriculation to graduation.
No, but as the SVPP is integrated into the Dartmouth experience, we want to make sure it is effective and a good use of student's time. The surveys are intended to be an opportunity for students to open up and share honestly, so we can learn from student experiences and improve our prevention strategies.
We are asking all Dartmouth undergraduate students to participate in the CBE survey annually, pre and post program surveys, and other evaluations methods to help us evaluate the effectiveness of our sexual violence prevention efforts; however, the research component of the evaluation is completely voluntary. You will have the opportunity to opt out of the research during the consent process at the beginning of each survey and can opt out of any questions throughout the survey. Decisions to opt out will have no impact on your relationship with the College, members of the staff or any department or organization on campus. Only students aged 18 and over (excluding student prior to the class of '21 and exchange students) will be eligible for participation in the research.
We believe providing evidence-based, data-informed, student-centered prevention programming is a responsibility of the College. You deserve to be part of a safe, inclusive, and positive campus community. This evaluation and research will enable us to better foster a community that supports the wellbeing of each and every student.
The Evaluation and Research team have been granted an exemption from the College's Title IX Office and any information about sexual misconduct (sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, or sexual or gender-based harassment) or alcohol or drug use shared in the survey or other SVPP evaluation measures will not constitute a formal report to Dartmouth College, and as such will not result in any action, disciplinary or otherwise to students or organizations. The surveys are intended to be an opportunity for students to open up and share honestly, so we can learn from student experiences and improve our prevention strategies.
However, according to New Hampshire state law, any information shared in open text responses of the survey related to hazing, must be reported to law enforcement. That being said, PLEASE REMEMBER, no identifiable information is connected to your survey responses unless you specifically type it into the open text responses.
Should you have concerns, or would like to make a formal report of hazing to Dartmouth or the police, please contact or access: The Dartmouth LiveSafe app, Dartmouth's Safety & Security anonymous reporting form 24 hours a day, the Hanover Police (603-646-2222 or 911 in an emergency), or Safety and Security (603-646-4000).