Campus climate safety survey

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

Last summer, I appointed the Interpersonal Violence Task Force to make recommendations to assist our campus in addressing this important issue. In an effort to gather additional information and to comply with a resolution agreement between Appalachian and the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, the task force is launching a campus climate survey on interpersonal violence.

The purpose of this survey is to further understand perspectives on and experiences with interpersonal violence. Research results will add to existing knowledge of attitudes and experiences of interpersonal violence and how Appalachian can work to prevent it. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept anonymous and will not be linked to you in any way. All information collected on the survey will be used only for the purpose of this research and will be presented in group form.

The survey, which will be available until February 20, 2013, may be found at the following link:

Take the survey

I realize everyone is busy with the start of a new semester. However, I am requesting your time and assistance in completing this important campus climate safety survey. For those who wish to provide a name and contact information upon completing the survey, names will be drawn at random as several prizes are being offered. The list of prizes follows and will be announced on February 21, 2013.

  • Deck Parking Pass for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
  • iPad Mini
  • iPod Touch
  • $75 Gift Certificate to the University Bookstore (total of 4)
  • Gas Cards ($50 and $100)
  • $75 added to your Express Account
  • 4 tickets to any event held during the 2012-13 Performing Arts Series

I appreciate your taking time to complete this important survey, and thank you for all you do for our campus community each day. Best wishes for a productive and successful 2013.

With Appalachian Pride,

Kenneth E. Peacock