Sexual Harassment Survey Results

The University of Kansas is committed to fostering an environment where all feel safe to live, study, work, and play. Results from our sexual harassment surveys are used to gauge the effectiveness of programs aimed at educating all members of the campus community about this important issue.

In the Spring of 2018, the university conducted its sixth survey on sexual harassment to assess student experiences and concerns. 

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/

Upcoming Surveys

In Fall 2018, KU and seven other schools of higher education in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska will participate in the Sexual Assault & Violence Survey conducted by the Heartland Project. Results from the 2017 Heartland Project survey can be found below.

In Spring 2019, KU will participate in the AAU Climate suvey. More details regarding the survey are available at https://oirp.ku.edu/campus-climate-survey-sexual-assault-and-misconduct

Spring 2017 Survey Results

In the Spring of 2017, KU partnered with the Heartland Project along with seven other schools of higher education in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska to conduct a Sexual Assault & Violence Survey, providing the university with important information on campus sexual assault.

  • 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.


Quick Links
Survey Calendar

February 19 - March 19, 2019
All KU students

Gathers information about students' experiences and campus sexual misconduct prevalence and responses.

  • PhD Career Pathways Survey

Spring 2019
PhD students from select departments

Fall 2019
Alumni

Collect data regarding the career pathways of PhDs that can be used to improve the educational experiences and career preparation of students.

  • KU Senior Survey

Spring 2019
All seniors

Collect information about the student experience at KU from seniors.

  • KU Graduate Student Survey

Spring 2019
All graduate students

Collect information from graduate students about their experience at KU.