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2022 Campus Survey

The Know More Campus Survey is out now!

MSU is committed to collaboratively working toward a campus culture free from discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and relationship violence. It is through this commitment that MSU has launched the next Know More Campus Survey. The input of students, faculty and staff is necessary to inform important work on these issues across the campus community.

Survey invitations have been sent to all eligible participants to their MSU email address.

How to access the survey:

  • Click the unique access link in the email for the survey
  • After completing the survey, exit out of browser window.

Survey reminder emails will be sent out during the survey period and may contain an updated access code. Please be sure to reference your latest email for the most current code.

Hear More

Hear from RVSM Workgroup Member Dr. Carrie Moylan, assistant professor of social and Jacob Nason, graduate student assistant, discuss the development of the 2022 survey and the importance of the feedback of the campus community.

2019 Survey

In the spring of 2019, Michigan State University administered its first KNOW MORE @ MSU campus survey. 

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FAQs

Surveys are commonly used to learn about organizational culture and individual experiences.  In 2014, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault recommended campuses conduct regular surveys to understand community perceptions of discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, and relationship violence. Survey results are used to plan programs, design policies, inform prevention, create culture change, and guide resource allocation.

  1. Check your MSU email inbox for an email from “KNOWMORE.MSU@rti.org.” The subject line should read “Please help by taking the MSU Know MORE Survey.”
    a. If you do not see the above email in your inbox, please check your spam folders.
    b. An invitation to participate in the MSU Know MORE survey was emailed to all eligible students, faculty, and staff in March 2022. 
  2. Open the email and make note of your access code.
  3. Click the link included in the body of the email. It will redirect you to the MSU Know More Survey!
  4. Once you are redirected, you will reach a page with a description of the survey that asks you to input your access code. If you are interested in participating, please enter the access code that was provided in your email.
  5. You are now able to participate in the MSU Know MORE Survey! 

The Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup was formed in the spring 2018 to support MSU’s goal of creating a safe and supportive campus for all. The workgroup met with students, staff, and faculty all of whom identified a need for richer data from the campus community that could inform the workgroup’s efforts. In Spring 2019, MSU launched the first Know More @ MSU campus survey. This confidential survey’s results were used to inform and shape prevention programming, policy development, and resource allocation decisions on campus. Results were also used to guide the RVSM Strategic Plan (link).

Repeating the survey in 2022 allows us to assess whether efforts to improve the university’s prevention and response have resulted in changes in campus climate.

All MSU undergraduate students, graduate/professional students, faculty, and staff will be invited to complete the survey. Participation will be completely voluntary. 

Your contribution is critical to helping the campus community understand the attitudes, experiences, and challenges of MSU students, faculty, and staff related to sexual misconduct. The more members of the MSU community complete the survey, the more confident we can be that we have a clear and complete picture. We want the survey to represent all students, faculty, and staff of all ages, genders, races and sexualities. We need everyone to participate no matter their experiences.

Survey participation is voluntary and you can skip any question or stop the survey at any time. MSU will not know who participated in the survey.

On average, the student version of the survey takes 15 minutes to complete, while the faculty and staff version takes about 10 minutes. 

The Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup is coordinating the survey. As in 2019, MSU has contracted RTI International, an independent non-profit research organization with extensive experience designing and administering campus climate surveys, to administer the survey, process the data, and report the results. Data reporting by an objective, independent third-party will ensure the confidentiality of your data and, hopefully, enhance trust among participants. The workgroup believes contracting an external research firm is the best way for students, faculty, and staff to share their experiences and feel confident their responses would not be shared with anyone at Michigan State. 

All information regarding this survey will be kept confidential according to legal and ethical guidelines. Because the university has contracted with RTI International to administer the survey and analyze its results, no one from Michigan State will see individual responses or have access to the dataset.

The final report will provide results by category (e.g., undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty); only de-identified and aggregated data will be included in the technical report submitted to the university after the analysis is completed.

The data is crucial for continuing cultural transformation at MSU. It will take four to six months to process and analyze the data and generate a final report. We anticipate the result will be available in Fall 2022 and will be posted to this website. The results will be used to inform and shape campus prevention programming, policy development and resource allocation decisions.  The report from the 2019 Know More @ MSU survey is available here.

Detailed information about MSU’s RVSM resources are available on the Support More website. An extensive list of available resources  [KC1] including state and national resources is also available. Information about possible violations of MSU’s Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy should be reported to the Office of Institutional Equity and Michigan State University Police Department .

Confidential support can be access through the Center for Survivors 24/7 Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline (517) 372-6666, Center for Survivors Crisis Chat (link), and MSU Safe Place at (517) 355-1100.  The State of Michigan 24/7 Sexual Assault Hotline can help you find other resources via phone call (1-855-VOICES4), text (866-238-1454), or online chat.


If you have difficulty accessing the survey, please email KnowMORE.MSU@rti.org and the RTI help-desk will be happy to assist you.