The University of California Berkeley’s MyVoice Survey took place in January, February and March 2018. All undergraduate, graduate, and professional students; faculty and academic appointees; and staff at Berkeley were invited and encouraged to participate in this survey. The survey has now ended. Thank you for making your voice count.
UC Berkeley plans to use the information to:
- Inform campus prevention, intervention, and response efforts
- Tailor campus programs and services to the needs and strengths of the campus community
- Learn UC Berkeley communities’ protective and risk factors for SVSH
Acquire a prevalence rates baseline
This survey asks questions that explicitly describe forms of harm and violence and your own experiences with harassment and violence. This information will help the university create a safer environment for you as well as your friends, cohort, and colleagues whether or not you have directly experienced violence and harassment. Every person’s experience is unique. Your responses help Berkeley to better understand the full picture and gain insight on how to make the campus safer for everyone. The survey is a vital piece of a broader effort to improve the campus experience for students, faculty, and staff.
This survey project is being conducted by an independent research organization, NORC at the University of Chicago, on behalf of UC Berkeley.
NORC has over 75 years of experience in data collection, and has conducted similar surveys at other universities. Their role is to distribute the survey, collect the responses, compile and analyze the results, write the report, and present the findings to the entire university community. They will work completely independently to provide an impartial and unbiased picture of the UC Berkeley campus experience based on what you say.