Sexual Harassment Survey Results

The University of Kansas is committed to fostering an environment where all feel safe to live, study, work, and play.

In the Spring of 2017, the university conducted its fifth survey on sexual harassment to assess student experiences and concerns. We partnered with the Heartland Project along with seven other schools of higher education in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. The Heartland Project conducted a Sexual Assault & Violence Survey to provide the university with important information on campus sexual assault.

Results from the 2017 survey are publicly available and are being used to gauge effectiveness of programs aimed at educating all members of the campus community about this important issue.

Resources

The University of Kansas prohibits sexual harassment and is committed to preventing, and correcting incidents of harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual assault. Sexual harassment, sexual violence, and a hostile environment because of sex are forms of sex discrimination and should be reported.

Please report non-emergency incidents to:

  • Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access (Title IX Coordinator) -- ioa@ku.edu 785-864-6414
  • KU Public Safety Office -- 785.864.5900 (non-emergency)

Additional information about sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention, reporting, and resources can be found at http://sexualharassment.ku.edu/

The results of the AAU Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct (2015). KU did not participate in this survey.

Spring 2017 Survey Results
  • Survey Administration Dates: Spring 2017
  • Overall Response Rate: 5.2%
  • Survey Instrument (pdf)
  • 2017 KU Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence Student Survey Part 1 (pdf)

Part I of the report presents an overview of students’ knowledge of sexual consent, their perceptions of their peers’ sexual norms, their rates of intervention in cases of intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault. These results are intended to aid the University of Kansas in the development of prevention programs that address these domains.

  • 2017 KU Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence Student Survey Part 2 (pdf)

Part II of the report presents an overview of perceptions of campus climate regarding sexual misconduct, the prevalence of sexual harassment by faculty and students, the prevalence of sexual violence, and students’ knowledge of institutional responses to sexual violence. These results are intended to aid University of Kansas in the development of prevention programs.

  • 2017 KU Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence Student Survey Part 3 (pdf)

Part III of the report presents an overview of students’ satisfaction with their life and with their university, the prevalence of stalking, and the prevalence of domestic violence, students’ alcohol usage, and students’ perception of campus safety. These results are intended to aid University of Kansas in the development of prevention programs.

Spring 2016 Survey Results
Spring 2015 Survey Results
Spring 2013 Survey Results
Spring 2012 Results
Comparative Trend Data

Substantive changes to the 2016 survey questions prevent the inclusion of the 2016 survey results in the comparative results from 2012, 2013, and 2015.


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Survey Calendar
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

February 15 - June 1, 2018

Measures the participation of first-year and senior students in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. Sponsored by KU.

  • UCelebrate Survey

March 25 - May 1, 2018

Captures responses from a random sample of students to assess effectiveness of our social norms campaign, the Jayhawk Buddy System. Sponsored by Student Affairs.

  • Evaluation of Academic Advising Experience Survey

April 2 - April 27, 2018

To collect information about the student experience with academic advising at KU. The information collected will be used to improve academic advising services available to students.Sponsored by KU Advising Network.

  • KU Senior Survey

Spring 2019

Collect information about the student experience at KU from seniors.

  • KU Graduate Student Survey

Spring 2019

Collect information from graduate students about their experience at KU.