Beginning April 12, 2022, IUP will launch an anonymous survey of students to address issues related to inappropriate sexual behavior, a longstanding challenge faced by colleges and universities across the country. All students are encouraged to take the survey and, upon participation, can enter to win one of 100 $25 Amazon gift cards.

2022 Be Heard posterMany colleges and universities, like IUP, have policies, resources, and programs to address inappropriate sexual behaviors and support for individuals who may have experienced such. However, it can be difficult to obtain comprehensive, accurate, and consistent data regarding these experiences.

In order to collect more information, students will receive an email containing a link to take the Be Heard Survey of Community Attitudes about Sexual Violence. The survey is anonymous, takes about 20 minutes to complete, and will help answer the following questions:

  • How often does sexual violence happen to IUP students?
  • When it does happen, where can students turn for help?
  • What do students know about sexual violence and the resources available to prevent, counsel, and support those who experience it?
  • How do students feel about IUP's response to sexual violence?

Answers to these questions will help IUP provide better support for people who have experienced sexual violence, develop policies and prevention tools to reduce the frequency of occurrences in the campus community, and gauge the campus climate regarding overall sexual misconduct among students.

Please download and share the 2022 Be Heard poster (pdf).

For further information, please contact Jessica Miller, IUP Haven Project and Counseling Center, at