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Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct

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dc.contributor.author Cantor, David
dc.contributor.author Fisher, Bonnie
dc.contributor.author Chibnall, Susan
dc.contributor.author Townsend, Reanne
dc.contributor.author Lee, Hyunshik
dc.contributor.author Bruce, Carol
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Gail
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-29T14:18:15Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-29T14:18:15Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Cantor, David; Fisher, Bonnie; Chibnall, Susan; Townsend, Reanne; Lee, Hyunshik; Bruce, Carol; Thomas, Gail. (2017). Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct. Westat for Association of American Universities, 288 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.aau.edu/sites/default/files/AAU-Files/Key-Issues/Campus-Safety/AAU-Campus-Climate-Survey-FINAL-10-20-17.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1448
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract In the fall of 2014, AAU contracted with Westat, a research firm, to work with a university team of researchers and administrators to design and implement the survey, entitled the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct. The survey was administered at the end of the spring 2015 semester on the campuses of 27 IHEs, 26 of which are AAU member universities. This report provides a description of the survey methodology and key results.The survey was designed to assess the incidence, prevalence,and characteristics of incidents of sexual assault and misconduct. It also assessed the overall campus climate with respect to perceptions of risk, knowledge of resources available to victims,and perceived reactions to an incident of sexual assault or misconduct. The report provides selected results for five questions: How extensive is nonconsensual sexual contact? How extensive is sexual harassment, stalking,and intimate partner violence? Who are the victims? To whom do students report or talk about the incidents? What is the campus climate around sexual assault and sexual misconduct?This study is one of the first to provide an empirical assessment of these questions across a wide range of IHEs. Prior studies of campus sexual assault and misconduct have been implemented for a small number of IHEs or for a national sample of students with relatively small samples for any particular IHE.To date, comparisons across surveys have been problematic because of different methodologies and different definitions.The AAU study is one of the first to implement a uniform methodology across multiple IHEs and to produce statistically reliable estimates for each IHE. It was designed to provide separate estimates for incidents involving two types of sexual contact(penetration and sexual touching) and four tactics (physical force, drugs and alcohol, coercion, absence of affirmative consent), as well as behaviors such as sexual harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence. Providing this level of detail allows campus administrators to tailor policies by these very different types of sexual assault and misconduct. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Association of American Universities (AAU) en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Sexual Coercion en_US
dc.subject Sexual Violence en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Sex Offenses en_US
dc.subject Sex Crimes en_US
dc.subject Rape en_US
dc.subject Sexual Harassment en_US
dc.subject Stalking en_US
dc.subject Dating Violence en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Relationship Abuse en_US
dc.subject Crime Reporting en_US
dc.subject Victims en_US
dc.subject Climate Survey en_US
dc.subject Drug-related Victimization en_US
dc.subject Alcohol Facilitated en_US
dc.subject Drug Facilitated en_US
dc.subject Alcohol-related Victimization en_US
dc.subject Physical Force en_US
dc.subject Fondling en_US
dc.subject Consent en_US
dc.subject College en_US
dc.subject University en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Reporting en_US
dc.subject Witness to Violence en_US
dc.subject Resource Mapping en_US
dc.title Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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