The National Climate Survey on Gender, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

Institutions participating in RMR Training may utilize the National Climate Survey on Gender, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct. The survey provides a valuable baseline climate measure to improve understanding of student and employee experience. It can reveal hidden issues that may threaten community safety and well-being before they develop into major problems. Each institution receives its own summary report of the data.

Those using the survey have been able to more effective and efficiently address potential problems. Even schools going into the survey with no current or pressing concerns are able to affirm their commitment to core values, such as compassion and mutual respect.

The Survey does not ask for personally identifiable information about respondents, nor does it collect IP addresses from respondents. All results are confidential. The school administrator assigned to manage the survey process is the only person to receive the climate survey results for your school and only aggregate data will ever be shared. The survey is primarily designed to help strengthen the academic community and provide general data to help an institution design, develop, and teach school policies and practices to safeguard students and employees from sexual misconduct, including harassment and assault.

This climate survey was developed with the collaboration of over 25 of the preeminent researches and experts in the field. The survey identifies the types and nature of sexual misconduct and gender harassment experienced and witnessed by our community. It identifies the sources, locations and populations affected by harassment, stalking, dating abuse, relationship violence, sexual assault, gender discrimination, sexual exploitation, cyber-related sexual and gender harassment and rape. Additionally, it assesses knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and bystander skills related to sexual misconduct and gender harassment.

Meet The Climate Survey Development and Research Team

Israel Abele, MA, Ph.D Student

Israel Abele, MA, Ph.D Student

Teaching Assistant Behavioral & Community Health

University of Maryland

Kristelle Aisaka, MPH, MSW, CHES

Kristelle Aisaka, MPH, MSW, CHES

Campus Advisor; The Jed Foundation (JED)

Syracuse University

Michelle Bangen, MPH, CHES

Michelle Bangen, MPH, CHES

Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Marion County, Oregon

Oregon State University

Tina Bloom, Ph.D, MPH, RN

Tina Bloom, Ph.D, MPH, RN

Associate Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing

University of Missouri-Columbia

Tara L. Cornelius, Ph.D.

Tara L. Cornelius, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology

Grand Valley State University

Catherine Downes

Catherine Downes

Title IX Expert and Co-Director of Wellness-Connect

Campus Outreach Services

Nada Elias-Lambert, Ph.D, LMSW

Nada Elias-Lambert, Ph.D, LMSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work and Graduate Program Director

Texas Christian University

William Flack, Ph.D

William Flack, Ph.D

Professor of Psychology

Bucknell University

Corey E. Flanders, Ph.D

Corey E. Flanders, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Mount Holyoke College

Brooke Gilmore, MA and Ph.D Candidate

Brooke Gilmore, MA and Ph.D Candidate

Director of the Women's Center & Assistant Professor of Gender Studies

Southern New Hampshire University

Dr. C.A.R. Gladney

Dr. C.A.R. Gladney

Assistant Director, Health Promotion & Wellness, Sexual Assault

Mississippi State University

Matt J. Gray, Ph.D

Matt J. Gray, Ph.D

Professor of Psychology

University of Wyoming

Amy S. Huntington, MA

Amy S. Huntington, MA

Assessment & Planning Assistant Director

Northwestern University

Jennifer Katz, Ph.D

Jennifer Katz, Ph.D

Professor of Psychology

SUNY at Geneseo

Katherine Koestner

Katherine Koestner

Executive Director

Campus Outreach Services

Kathryn Laughon, Ph.D, RN, FAAN

Kathryn Laughon, Ph.D, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor Director, Ph.D Program

University of Virginia

Susan B. Marine, Ph.D

Susan B. Marine, Ph.D

Associate Professor and Program Director

Merrimack College School of Education and Social Policy

Victoria Mauer, MA and Ph.D Candidate

Victoria Mauer, MA and Ph.D Candidate

Community Psychology and Prevention Research; PhD Violence Prevention Intern at the Office of Dean of Students

University of Virginia

Jen Mudge, MSW, LSW

Jen Mudge, MSW, LSW

Assistant Director of Program Evaluation for the African Sisters Education Collaborative

Marywood University

Paul A. Schewe, Ph.D

Paul A. Schewe, Ph.D

Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Violence

University of Illinois at Chicago

Veronica Shepp

Veronica Shepp

Doctoral Student

University of Illinois-Chicago

Kevin Swartout, Ph.D

Kevin Swartout, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Psychology & Public Health

Georgia State University

Elizabeth Taylor, Ph.D

Elizabeth Taylor, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Temple University

Sara Carrigan Wooten, Ph.D

Sara Carrigan Wooten, Ph.D

Fellow with the Center for Research on Gender and Women

University of Wisconsin, Madison

LaNika Wright, Ph.D

LaNika Wright, Ph.D

Director of ECU Student Health Services

East Carolina University