Students are invited to participate in GovState's 1st Annual Campus Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey, which will run from April 1, 2024 - May 5, 2024.

The purpose of the Survey is to provide information about behaviors and perceptions that current students have related to GovState.  Participants are asked to complete a questionnaire concerning: relationships, sexual experiences, experiences with dating violence, and perceptions about safety at GovState during the last twelve months. 

  • All information provided in the Survey will be anonymous and confidential.
  • Participants can enter weekly drawings to win a GovState Swag Bag or Visa Gift Card.
  • Invitations to access the Survey will be sent by email on April 1st.

 The Survey is an important tool GovState will use for understanding and addressing the campus climate with regard to sexual harassment and sex misconduct.  Each student's participation in the Survey will help GovState to be more aware of what issues should be addressed and will help GovState craft the tools needed to address them.

For questions about the Survey, please contact:

Kaitlyn Anne Wild
Director of Compliance & Ethics Officer
Title IX Coordinator
1 University Parkway, G338
University Park, IL 60484
Phone: 708.534.4846


Chance to Win!

Participants who complete the Survey will have the opportunity to enter weekly prize drawings!

Weekly Drawing #1 

Drawing Date: April 8, 2024
Prize: A $75 Visa Gift Card

Weekly Drawing #2 

Drawing Date: April 15, 2024
Prize: A GovState Swag Bag

Weekly Drawing #3 

Drawing Date: April 22, 2024
Prize: A GovState Swag Bag

Weekly Drawing #4 

Drawing Date: April 29, 2024
Prize: A GovState Swag Bag

Weekly Drawing #5 

Drawing Date: May 6, 2024
Prize: One of 3 $50 Visa Gift Cards 

The GovState Swag Bags are sponsored by the GovState Alumni Association!

For complete information, terms, and conditions of the drawings, please see the Official Rules available HERE.


Content Warning

Illinois law requires GovState to conduct the Sexual Misconduct Campus Climate Survey annually. However, a student's participation is voluntary and may be withdrawn at any time without penalty or prejudice. A participant will not be required to answer any questions in the Survey and can choose to skip a question or select a “prefer not to respond” option. Potential risks and/or discomforts a participant could experience during this study include upsetting or distressing thoughts or feelings when answering questions related to sexual assault victimization and potential traumatic life events. If you feel these topics will cause a trigger of a past negative situation, do not take the Survey. The survey is not meant to cause anyone significant distress! 

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

If you wish to report an instance of sexual or gender harassment, dating or domestic violence, sexual assault/violence, or stalking, contact GovState's Title IX Coordinator directly or submit a secure report for the Title IX Coordinator online through GovState’s Maxient system.  The Maxient system is available 24/7 and allows for anonymous reporting.  Contact and access information is available on GovState's Title IX webpage.

If you would like to talk to a Confidential Advisor about your experience, contact YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. As the Confidential Advisor services provider for GovState, YWCA provides emergency and ongoing support to student survivors of sexual violence and relationship violence. They provide confidential services and have privileged and confidential communications with survivors.  Information on how to contact this is available on their webpage (

Or contact GovState’s Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC), which provides individual counseling, support and resources to students who have experienced sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, or relationship violence.