Student-Directed Employee Survey FAQ

What kinds of questions are in the survey?

The survey will ask you generally about the types of disclosures you received, where the incidents disclosed occurred, when you received the disclosures, and what resources you directed students to consistent with the policy.

What if I didn’t receive any disclosures during the previous academic year?

The survey includes options for student-directed employees who didn’t receive any disclosures during the previous academic year. Recording your response, even if you didn’t receive any disclosures, will help in identifying patterns and getting a more accurate idea about incidents.

How long will the survey take?

The survey only takes 10-15 minutes to complete. This may vary depending on the number of disclosures you received.

I retired from the university. Why am I being asked to complete the Student-Directed Employee Survey?

Under the Student Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence Complaint and Response policy, all active employees have reporting obligations. If you retired, but are currently serving in a temporary position, in the TRP program, or actively working for the university, you are a Student-Directed Employee for the periods you received a paycheck from the university. If you are retired and not actively working, please contact tray@uoregon.edu.

I’m a student employee. Why am I being asked to complete the Student-Directed Employee Survey?

Under university policy, if student employees are not a Designated Reporter (e.g. a resident assistant or orientation leader) or a Confidential Employee (i.e. works in the University Counseling Center or University Health Center), then they are a Student-Directed Employee and have specific obligations for disclosures of sex- or gender-based discrimination, harassment or violence.

For all other forms of discrimination and harassment, student employees who do not supervise more than two employees and who are not a resident assistant or graduate employee are not required by university policy to report these forms of discrimination and harassment. However, a student employee’s supervisor may set expectations for their position that includes reporting obligations.

For more information, see the university policies:

I don't work with students or student employees in my position. Do I still need to complete the survey?

Student-directed employees who don't work directly with students or student employees may still learn of sex- or gender-based discrimination, harassment or violence from students and would have obligations under the policy. All student-directed employees should complete the survey.

My designation has changed and I am no longer a student-directed employee. Do I still need to complete the survey?

If you were designated as a student-directed employee during the 2018-19 academic year, you should complete the survey even if your designation has changed for the upcoming academic year.

What will the University of Oregon do with the results?

Information gathered from the survey will help in identifying potential patterns, getting a more accurate idea about incidents, and notifying students and student-directed employees of available resources.

How long will the survey be open?

The survey will be open August 15, 2019, through September 6, 2019.