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2019 Campus Climate Survey

The 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct ran from April 10-24, 2019.

This survey collected information about student perspectives and experiences related to sexual misconduct, such as sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence, as well as knowledge of resources available at Northwestern.

The information collected from this survey will be used to make recommendations for changes to policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct, and to inform our prevention efforts. 

Events: "We're Still Listening"

Throughout the academic year, the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance will host a number of events to engage with the community and consider the survey results together. In addition to open sessions where staff with share data from the survey and facilitate discussions about the results, Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance staff members will table at multiple locations across campus to answer individual questions, share information about survey data, and receive feedback from students, staff, and faculty.

Due to COVID-19, the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance will continue these efforts during the 2020-21 academic year and will release its summary in May 2021.

Past findings

In May of 2015, Northwestern launched its first student campus climate survey on sexual misconduct. A report containing the results of the survey was published on September 28, 2015. The Campus Climate Survey report is available for you to view.

After reviewing the report, the Title IX Coordinating Committee, the Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence (CCSV) Climate Survey Working Group, and Associated Student Government's "It's on Us" Committee each submitted recommendations in Winter 2016 for consideration of the administration. A June 20, 2016 report Campus Climate Survey: From Recommendations to Actions  summarizes recommendations and key action steps Northwestern is taking to strengthen sexual misconduct response, resources, and prevention initiatives. These recommendations and action steps are part of an ongoing effort by Northwestern to promote a safe and supportive campus for all members of the community.