In this report, the Committee on Graduate Education has sought to identify common elements in recent institutional changes and adaptations in developing the following recommendations or guidelines for best practices.
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:
This report describes activities being undertaken by 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.