Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct

USU's third sexual misconduct student survey shows increases in the number of students who knew how to access confidential resources and have positive perceptions of university actions in response to sexual misconduct reports. During April 2021, 14% of all USU students, including 30% of students in Logan, participated in the survey during a three-week period.

While the 2021 survey addressed all of the sexual misconduct issues contained in the 2019 survey, new questions were added about experiences of related retaliation, ways to encourage sexual misconduct reporting, experiences with the Office of Equity grievance process, and reasons for contacting a USU resource. The recent data show a number of improvements since the 2019 survey.

Student Survey Key Findings

  1. 74% of participants are comfortable reporting sexual misconduct to USU's Title IX Coordinator.
  2. The number of students who were aware of USU's designated confidential resources went up by 5% for CAPS.
  3. There was a 27% increase in the number of students who agreed that USU officials handle concerning incidents in a fair and responsible manner.
  4. 89% of participants think that USU takes training in sexual misconduct prevention seriously.
  5. The number of students who thought it likely their peers would support others who confronted harmful or problematic behavior increased by 5% since 2019.
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Employee Survey Key Findings

USU's first sexual misconduct employee survey was implemented in April 2021. During the three-week survey period, 27% of all USU employees, including 25% of employees in Logan, participated in the survey.

  1. 82% of participants know how to report sexual misconduct to USU's Title IX Coordinator.
  2. 75% of participants think there is something they can do about sexual misconduct at USU.
  3. 88% of participants think that USU officials handle concerning incidents in a fair and responsible manner.
  4. 91% of participants think that USU takes training in sexual misconduct prevention seriously.
  5. 90% of participants think it is likely that their peers would support other employees who confront harmful or problematic behavior.
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USU Sexual Misconduct Prevention Initiatives

USU has invested significant resources into the prevention of and response to sexual misconduct since 2016: