Safety of fraternity spaces on campus, relative to other spaces:
19% say fraternity spaces are safer
31% say fraternity spaces are equally safe
47% say fraternity spaces are less safe
On April 18, the WSA sent out an all-campus email asking for student opinions about Greek life, safety, and gender equality. From April 18 to April 21, the WSA collected data. Within that time, there were 796 responses, which were close to representative of campus in terms of gender, class year, and Greek membership. A comprehensive breakdown of the survey are available here, on the WSA blog. The full set of survey results, complete with the number of people who answered each question and the questions asked, is available here: Sexual Assault and Greek Life Survey Results.
While I will be posting an FAQ post explaining Resolution B and the related resolutions later today, a few interesting excerpts of this right now, presented without comment:
Of the 47% of people who say that fraternity spaces are less safe (above), 81% say that coeducation would make those spaces safer.
59% of female, trans*, and gender-nonconforming students say that coeducation would make the spaces safer (versus 29% who say no change, and 9% who say less safe)
These numbers are almost the same for cis males not in Greek life: 54% say coeducation would make spaces safer, 31% said no change, 12% said less safe
Among cis males in Greek life, however, 18% said that coeducation would make the spaces safer, 54% said there would be no change, and 26% said they would be less safe
I’ll include a more nuanced discussion of this, hopefully later today. Again, for those who wish to look at the date more, check the WSA blog or the full survey results here: Sexual Assault and Greek Life Survey Results.