What is evaluated?
The NSMCCS is comprised of five parts. The first two parts ask students to indicate if they have personally experienced different types of sexual misconduct and if so, the frequency of the behavior and how recent the behavior occurred. Students also indicate the types of sexual misconduct they have observed others experience, as well as the frequency and how recent the behavior occurred.
Additional sections ask students to indicate their familiarity with sexual misconduct and harassment reporting processes on your campus and student perceptions of the broader environment on campus. For those students who indicate they have experienced the sexual assault/harassment grievance process, students are given the opportunity to provide their feedback on the efficacy of the process. Finally, demographic data about students is collected in the final section.
Students who participate in the assessment are encouraged to contact their Title IX coordinator or other campus resources if they become uncomfortable or concerned about any of the items in the questionnaire.