Results from Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey at Boston University

Feminist Philosophers

You can read the whole report here, or read an article about in BU Today here.

Below are some quotes and findings from the survey:

“The survey was sent in March 2015 to 27,086 undergraduate and graduate students. Recipients of the survey request will recall that the University offered to make a $5 donation per completed survey to one of four Boston-area advocacy and support services for survivors of sexual assault, rape, and violence.” (From an email sent out with the results)

Here are some key findings from the report:
  • A total of 5,875 students responded to the survey, a 22% participation rate.
  • One in six respondents (18%) reported experiencing some form of sexual assault while a BU student. (There are significant variations by gender in the numbers that make up this average, which is consistent with averages reported by other institutions conducting climate surveys.)
  • A majority of…

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