Harvard launches new student survey on sexual misconduct

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 17:00 in Psychology & Sociology

On April 2, the University launched the Harvard Student Survey on Sexual Assault & Misconduct, a tool that will be used to continue to guide policies that encourage a healthy, safe, and nondiscriminatory environment across campus. (It remains open through April 30). Throughout the spring, similar surveys are being administered at 32 additional institutions of higher education as part of a cohort convened by the Association of American Universities (AAU). This is the second time Harvard has participated in such a survey from the AAU; in 2015 the University played a leading role in articulating the need for, and helping to design, the study. Its results, driven by a large response rate, helped guide significant changes to the University’s Title IX Office, its policy and procedures, and the resources offered across Harvard. The Gazette sat down with Deputy Provost Peggy Newell and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Strategy and Recruiting at Harvard...

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