In 2016, Brigham Young University announced it would no longer punish victims of sex crimes for violations of the school’s Honor Code, amid intense criticism of how the university was treating assault survivors.
Recently, multiple current and recent students have told The Salt Lake Tribune that, even after BYU promised and then enacted that amnesty policy and made other changes, they did not report being assaulted for fear of discipline under the Honor Code. To build trust with students, some said, university administrators still need to do more to make up for the punitive culture around Honor Code enforcement — as well as religious messaging that can make it difficult for victims to recognize abuse and seek justice.
The Tribune is interested in hearing from students who have experienced sexual assaults and their decision about whether to make a report, as well their experiences with the school if they chose to report to BYU.
Please fill out the survey below, and feel free to skip any questions that aren’t relevant to your situation. If you’re comfortable with being interviewed about your responses, a reporter may reach out with further questions.