Presentation Title

The Awareness of Sexual Violence Policy Within Thompson Rivers University Students

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented the Saturday of the conference

Presenter Information

Megan RolinFollow

Location

IB 1015

Start Date

30-3-2019 11:45 AM

End Date

30-3-2019 12:00 PM

Abstract

Thompson Rivers University implemented new sexual violence policy in 2017; within this policy, they state a commitment to increasing the awareness of sexual violence. While increasing sexual violence awareness is important, another dimension to this issue is policy awareness. Based on the research of others and their analyses of student awareness of university policy in the United States, there is a lack of policy awareness within university students. This research aims to identify if TRU students are aware of this sexual violence policy that is set in place to support them. Moreover, this research explores how they became aware or could become aware of this policy in the future. The methodology of this research is based upon 100 written surveys that were distributed in public spaces on Thompson Rivers University’s Kamloops campus to gage student awareness, as well as their social location. The implication of this research is to increase the understanding of student policy awareness within a Canadian university context, which is an under researched area. Moreover, this research strives to identify and support the awareness of policy within TRU students.

Department

Social Work

Faculty Advisor

Natalie Clark

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Mar 30th, 11:45 AM Mar 30th, 12:00 PM

The Awareness of Sexual Violence Policy Within Thompson Rivers University Students

IB 1015

Thompson Rivers University implemented new sexual violence policy in 2017; within this policy, they state a commitment to increasing the awareness of sexual violence. While increasing sexual violence awareness is important, another dimension to this issue is policy awareness. Based on the research of others and their analyses of student awareness of university policy in the United States, there is a lack of policy awareness within university students. This research aims to identify if TRU students are aware of this sexual violence policy that is set in place to support them. Moreover, this research explores how they became aware or could become aware of this policy in the future. The methodology of this research is based upon 100 written surveys that were distributed in public spaces on Thompson Rivers University’s Kamloops campus to gage student awareness, as well as their social location. The implication of this research is to increase the understanding of student policy awareness within a Canadian university context, which is an under researched area. Moreover, this research strives to identify and support the awareness of policy within TRU students.