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Sexual Respect at Stanford

Sexual respect is a core value at Stanford. Members of the Stanford community have the right to live, work and study in a safe and healthy environment. The University is continually working to strengthen its programs and policies and welcomes input from the community.

Stanford Campus Climate Survey

Stanford University administered a campus climate survey in the spring of 2015, encouraging all undergraduate and graduate students to participate and provide their perspectives. The survey asked students about their perceptions of campus community, culture and safety as well as their experiences with prohibited sexual conduct.

Results of the survey were issued in Fall 2015. Links to the survey report and related information are provided below. Stanford will use the findings of the survey to continue improving education, prevention, support and adjudication as part of its ongoing effort to achieve a campus environment free of any form of sexual or relationship violence and misconduct.

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Educational Resources

Stanford is expanding educational programming and resources around sexual violence, relationship violence and other forms of sexual misconduct. Incoming students receive online training before enrolling at Stanford and additional training at New Student Orientation. The SARA Office partners with offices across the campus to produce a range of educational efforts -- in residence halls, with student groups, in academic courses, in workshops, through events such as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and other venues. Student groups including the ASSU (Associated Students of Stanford University) participate in many of these efforts and sponsor others of their own.

In addition, Stanford has a variety of web resources providing quick tips on key strategies for preventing sexual or relationship violence and other forms of sexual misconduct. For instance:

Communications to the Stanford Community

Reporting of Data

Stanford publicly reports campus crime statistics on an annual basis, in compliance with the requirements of the federal Clery Act. The Department of Public Safety collects this anonymous statistical information from a wide range of campus officials defined by the Clery Act. The statistics include reports to campus officials of sexual offenses occurring on campus or at a University-owned or operated facility. The annual report is available here, and a new edition becomes available each fall.