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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.

In April 2021, the Office of Equity partnered with Student Affairs Assessment and Planning and the Office of Global Marking and Communications to provide an interactive dashboard that allows members of the Northwestern community to easily explore data from the 2019 survey. It is our hope that community members will engage deeply with this data and use it to inform their work in many sectors across campus.

Sexual Misconduct Data Reports

Beginning with data from the 2018-2019 academic year, the Sexual Misconduct Data Report has been incorporated into the Office of Equity's Data Report, which can be found on the Office of Equity's website.

Sexual Misconduct Data Report for September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018: Northwestern presents data on the number of sexual misconduct concerns reported to the Office of Equity, the nature of those concerns, and the disposition of those reports during the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Sexual Misconduct Data Report for September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017: Northwestern presents data on the number of sexual misconduct concerns reported to the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office/the Office of Equity, the nature of those concerns, and the disposition of those reports during the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Sexual Misconduct Data Report for September 1, 2015-August 31, 2016: Northwestern presents data on the number of sexual misconduct concerns reported to the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office and the Office of Student Conduct, the nature of those concerns, and the disposition of those reports during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Northwestern's Annual Reports for the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act 

Northwestern's Annual Report for the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act 2019: On November 1, 2019, Northwestern submitted its annual report to the state of Illinois providing information on certain reports of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking brought by or on behalf of students during calendar year 2018. That report can be found here.

Northwestern's Annual Report for the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act 2018: On November 1, 2018, Northwestern submitted its annual report to the state of Illinois providing information on certain reports of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking brought by or on behalf of students during calendar year 2017. That report can be found here.

Northwestern’s Annual Report for the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act 2020: On October 27, 2020, Northwestern submitted its annual report to the state of Illinois providing information on certain reports of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking brought by or on behalf of students during calendar year 2019. That report can be found here.

On November 1, 2017, Northwestern submitted its annual report to the state of Illinois providing information on certain reports of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking brought by or on behalf of students during calendar year 2016. That report can be found here.

Campus Climate Survey

In May of 2015, Northwestern launched its first student campus climate survey on sexual misconduct. The survey contained questions related to sexual misconduct incidence, attitudes, and awareness of resources. 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.

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