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The following case studies offer examples of campus activity now underway to better inform universities about sexual assault and sexual misconduct on campus, and to affect change:

Surveys: Columbia University

This report describes activities being undertaken by universities to prevent and respond to campus sexual assault and misconduct.

This report describes the policies and programs implemented and reported through an institutional survey undertaken by Association of American Universities (AAU) member universities to prevent and respond to campus sexual assault and misconduct.

This report has discussed the activities of AAU member institutions focused on preventing and responding to campus sexual assault and misconduct.

Combating sexual assault and misconduct on campus is a complex and on-going process. As illustrated in this report, institutions are taking a multi-pronged approach and utilizing different data collection, response, and training and educational methods.

The universities that responded to the Campus Activities Survey differ in key characteristics. Some are public, others private, and others are Canadian institutions. They vary in the size of the student body, ratio of undergraduates to graduate students, and number of faculty and staff.

An earlier section of this report mentioned that surveys, while important, are only one part of a campus “ecosystem” centered on addressing sexual assault and misconduct.

students are at the center of efforts to address issues of campus sexual assault and misconduct.
Institutions take seriously the task of educating and training students, faculty, and staff to combat sexual assault and misconduct.
A critical component of addressing sexual assault and misconduct on campus involves surveying students.