The University of Wisconsin-Madison released the preliminary findings from the 2019 Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct on October 15. 
Sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, and sexual harassment negatively impact college campuses nationwide, including UW Madison. Students who experience these incidents are at risk for long-term physical and mental health problems, and may leave school or not complete their education. In 2015, the Association of American Universities (AAU) led the creation of a sexual assault climate survey to examine the prevalence of and attitudes around gender-based violence. UW–Madison volunteered to take part in the inaugural survey and participated again in 2019. The survey ran for six weeks in the spring 2019 semester. The results provide an understanding of how these issues impact our students and the campus community in order to guide policies that best support a healthy, safe, and nondiscriminatory environment.

Lauren Klosinski

ALI Staff


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