Northwestern University Research and Reports
Northwestern Data Book
- The annual Northwestern University Data Book started in 1967-68 as a medium to provide the community with a summary of official statistical information related to admission, enrollment, graduation, faculty, staffing, etc. The data are assembled from various sources.
- Via the Northwestern Data Book, find enrollment by ethnicity and gender.
- Via the Northwestern Data Book, find data on women faculty (tenure, tenure-track and full-time non-track) by department.
- Via the Northwestern Data Book, find work force analysis data of women according to SOC job classifications, ethnicity, and gender.
- Via the Northwestern Data Book, find full-time staff counts by Equal Employment Opportunity Office Job Classification.
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.
- Letter to students announcing Northwestern's Survey Results
- Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct for Northwestern University. This report reflects the results from Northwestern's Campus Climate Survey
- Data tables from the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct for Northwestern University
- Aggregate Report from the 2019 AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct. This report reflects the results from all 33 schools who participated in the Campus Climate Survey
- Northwestern Climate Survey Results at a Glance
- Northwestern University Office of Equity, Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Annual Report - The data described in this report was assembled using the following parameters included in the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act (110 ILCS 205/9.21(b)) and Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Reporting Requirements document issued by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office on June 1, 2017. This report contains student reports of sexual misconduct.
- Northwestern Sexual Harassment Prevention Office, Sexual Misconduct Data Report September 1, 2015-August 31, 2016 - This report 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 academic year beginning September 1, 2015 and ending August 31, 2016.
- Northwestern 2016 Campus Climate Survey - In May of 2015, Northwestern launched its first campus climate survey on sexual misconduct to all undergraduate and graduate students. The survey contained questions related to sexual misconduct incidence, attitudes, and awareness of resources. A working group led by the Office of Student Affairs Assessment analyzed the data and prepared a detailed report for the community setting forth the results of the survey, published here.
- Northwestern University 2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct - Northwestern’s Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct was designed by a group of professional staff at the University where all students enrolled in any school at Northwestern in spring quarter 2015, with the exception of students on the Qatar campus, were invited to participate in the survey. Table 1 shows the demographic characteristics of the respondents. The demographic characteristics of the students invited to respond were provided by the Office of Institutional Research; the demographic characteristics of the responding students were self-reported on the survey. This report focuses on differences by gender and enrollment status (undergraduate or graduate/professional). Undergraduate females from the Evanston campus constituted the largest proportion of respondents.
Faculty Pay Equity Reports
Gender Queer, Non-Binary, Trans Task Force Report
The Gender Queer, Non-Binary, and Trans (GQNBT) Task Force met monthly from October 2018 to June 2019 to discuss a wide range of issues that are relevant to promoting the well-being of trans and gender non-conforming students, staff, and faculty at Northwestern University. Specifically, the group assessed the current landscape to identify gaps in policies and resources, and to recommend strategies that will facilitate an accessible, safe, and welcoming campus environment for trans and gender non- conforming students, faculty, and staff at Northwestern. This report presents a summary of the task force recommendations, as well as additional materials that can aid specific institutional actors in their implementation.
2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report
- hosted summer leadership workshop for diversity and inclusion campus partners
- sponsored first-ever Veterans Day recognition event for alumni at home football game
- coordinated planning for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover, which included a series of events—organized in collaboration with campus partners and alumni—to honor this important milestone in Northwestern University’s history
- continued to expand programming to increase engagement with our constituent groups, including our six leadership partners: Diversity Leaders Group, University Diversity Council, Executive Advisory Group, Native American Leadership Council, Native American and Indigenous Peoples Steering Group, and Multicultural Alumni Council
- hosted receptions for underrepresented faculty in fall 2017 and spring 2018
Annual Report from the Provost Advisory Council on Women Faculty at Northwestern
The purpose of this report is to provide data essential to the work of the Council and other stakeholders throughout the University. The report includes a snapshot of current numbers and percentages of tenure-line and instructional/clinical faculty by gender, rank, and race/ethnicity and shows change over time in the numbers and percentages of women faculty. In addition, the report examines leadership and success by documenting the gender breakdown of leadership positions such as dean and department chair and in named professorships. The office is also compiling additional longitudinal data tracing career advancement and use of family-oriented policies such as parental leave and tenure-clock extension for use by the Provost’s Advisory Council on Women Faculty’s working groups.
The 2017 Panhellenic Association Sexual Assault Task Force Survey
The 2017 Panhellenic Association Sexual Assault Task Force Survey, sent to PHA members last spring, was created to compile qualitative and quantitative data about undergraduate women’s experiences in fraternity spaces, according to PHA president Karalyn Berman. The survey included multiple choice questions and free-response sections for women to write about their experiences. The survey received 182 responses.