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2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct

In Spring 2015, Cornell participated in the first Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct as part of a consortium of 27 colleges and universities organized by the Association of American Universities to better understand, prevent and respond to sexual violence.

Westat, a private research organization, led the survey design effort, administered the survey, and conducted analysis presented in the report. Individual responses were kept strictly confidential.

Of the 20,547 total Cornell students invited to participate, 3,906 responded for a response rate of 19 percent. This number accounts for 2,345 undergraduates and 1,561 graduate and professional students who completed the survey.

All Cornell students who were enrolled in both the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters at either the Cornell Ithaca campus or a Cornell NYC based program (e.g. Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell Tech) were invited to participate in the survey.

Student sexual assault is a serious national problem, occurring with unacceptable frequency at Cornell and on campuses across the country. This survey is a valuable resource to help the university assess where its resources can most effectively be applied as we continue to work to educate and protect our students. Cornell remains committed to fostering a safe and supportive environment where students can flourish, both academically and personally.

Cornell Survey Results

Statement from Former President Garrett
• Executive Summary
• Full Report and Tables

A Closer Look at Cornell Survey Results: Brief Reports

These brief reports focus on particular aspects of Cornell’s Campus Climate Survey results.
The first two reports in the series are below:

AAU Aggregate Survey Results