Date Approved

7-25-2017

Embargo Period

7-26-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA Higher Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton R.

Second Advisor

Walpole, MaryBeth

Subject(s)

Sex crimes--Prevention; Women college students--Services for

Disciplines

Higher Education | Women's Health

Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to explore the impact of sexual violence prevention programming on the main Rowan University campus. This study focused primarily on the Take Back the Night event on April 4, 2017. The study evaluated the impact of the event on those who attended as well as looking at Social Norm Theory. A total population of 167 Rowan students were surveyed at the event with the instrument Take Back the Night Survey. Results of the data revealed that students positively benefitted from attending the event and were able to increase their knowledge of the subject. They survey looked at subjects personal view of rape supportive attitudes as well as how subjects perceived the average Rowan student to feel about rape supportive attitudes. Results of the data indicated that students perceive the average Rowan student to have higher rates of rape supportive attitudes.

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