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Survey of American College Students 2022: Sexual Harassment on Campus

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    Report

  • 110 Pages
  • March 2022
  • Region: United States
  • Primary Research Group
  • ID: 5568202
This study looks at the views of  a representative sample of nearly 1,200 college students at four year colleges in the USA on the incidence of sexual harassment on campus, with separate data sets for harassment by students, by faculty, and by college staff.  The study also looks closely at what students think of their college administration’s response to sexual harassment, evaluating its fairness and efficacy. In addition, it presents their views about the appropriateness of the definition of sexual harassment commonly used by college administration.  The study helps its readers to answer questions such as:  what percentage of students have been harassed by a fellow student? By a faculty member? By Non-faculty college staff? What percentage of students have ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment? How satisfied are students with how college administration is handling this issue?


Just a few of this 110-page report’s many findings are that:


  • 10.62% of students sampled say that they have been sexually harassed by a fellow student.
  • Students from wealthier backgrounds tended to be more likely than others to feel that the college judicial process was slanted in favor of the accused.
  • Students of Asian ancestry were much more likely that those of other racial or ethnic groups to have lodged a sexual harassment complaint; African-American students, the least likely.
  • More than twice as many female than male students feel that the definition of sexual harassment commonly used by college administration was too narrow and did not encompass all harassing behavior.

Data from a nationally representative sample of nearly 1,200 students in the report is broken out by more than 20 personal and institutional variables, so, for example, readers can get specific data on the incidence of sexual harassment for first year students vs. sophomores, juniors or seniors, or for students in level 1 research universities vs. doctoral institutions, or for male vs. female or vs. transgender students, or for business/economics majors vs fine arts majors, etc., etc.

Breakouts include age, year of school standing, major or intended major, religion, gender, sexual orientation, income level, SAT/ACT scores, college grades, regional origins, race/ethnicity, level of school tuition, size of school of institution attended and many other variables. This is a critical resource for policy makers in academia as well as a unique data source for social scientists and other studying higher education.

Table of Contents

1. THE QUESTIONNAIRE
Characteristics of the sample
2. SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
Have you ever been sexually harassed by a fellow student?
Have you ever been sexually harassed by a professor or other instructor?
Have you ever been sexually harassed by college staff (other than instructors)?
Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment?
Is the procedure for logging a sexual harassment complaint fair and reasonable?
How reasonable is the definition of sexual harassment used by your college administration?
Trust in the College Administration to Handle Sexual Harassment Issues Fairly and Effectively

List of Tables
Table 1 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following?
Table 1.1.1 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student
Table 1.1.2 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by age of respondent
Table 1.1.3 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by population density of place of origin
Table 1.1.4 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by geographic region of origin
Table 1.1.5 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by student school year
Table 1.1.6 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by annual income of family of origin
Table 1.1.7 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by relationship with organized religion
Table 1.1.8 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by political views
Table 1.1.9 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by college grades
Table 1.1.10 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by field of study
Table 1.1.11 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by gender
Table 1.1.12 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by current housing situation
Table 1.1.13 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by current employment status
Table 1.1.14 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by sexual orientation
Table 1.1.15 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by SAT or ACT scores
Table 1.1.16 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by race or ethnicity
Table 1.1.17 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by religion
Table 1.1.18 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by public or private college
Table 1.1.19 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by enrollment
Table 1.1.20 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by tuition, $
Table 1.1.21 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Fellow Student Broken out by carnegie class
Table 1.2.1 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor
Table 1.2.2 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by age of respondent
Table 1.2.3 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by population density of place of origin
Table 1.2.4 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by geographic region of origin
Table 1.2.5 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by student school year
Table 1.2.6 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by annual income of family of origin
Table 1.2.7 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by relationship with organized religion
Table 1.2.8 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by political views
Table 1.2.9 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by college grades
Table 1.2.10 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by field of study
Table 1.2.11 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by gender
Table 1.2.12 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by current housing situation
Table 1.2.13 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by current employment status
Table 1.2.14 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by sexual orientation
Table 1.2.15 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by SAT or ACT scores
Table 1.2.16 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by race or ethnicity
Table 1.2.17 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by religion
Table 1.2.18 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by public or private college
Table 1.2.19 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by enrollment
Table 1.2.20 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by tuition, $
Table 1.2.21 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Professor or other Instructor Broken out by carnegie class
Table 1.3.1 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff
Table 1.3.2 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by age of respondent
Table 1.3.3 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by population density of place of origin
Table 1.3.4 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by geographic region of origin
Table 1.3.5 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by student school year
Table 1.3.6 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by annual income of family of origin
Table 1.3.7 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by relationship with organized religion
Table 1.3.8 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by political views
Table 1.3.9 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by college grades
Table 1.3.10 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by field of study
Table 1.3.11 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by gender
Table 1.3.12 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by current housing situation
Table 1.3.13 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by current employment status
Table 1.3.14 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by sexual orientation
Table 1.3.15 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by SAT or ACT scores
Table 1.3.16 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by race or ethnicity
Table 1.3.17 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by religion
Table 1.3.18 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by public or private college
Table 1.3.19 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by enrollment
Table 1.3.20 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by tuition, $
Table 1.3.21 Have you ever been sexually harassed by any of the following? Other College Staff Broken out by carnegie class
Table 2.1 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college?
Table 2.2 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by age of respondent
Table 2.3 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by population density of place of origin
Table 2.4 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by geographic region of origin
Table 2.5 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by student school year
Table 2.6 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by annual income of family of origin
Table 2.7 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by relationship with organized religion
Table 2.8 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by political views
Table 2.9 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by college grades
Table 2.10 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by field of study
Table 2.11 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by gender
Table 2.12 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by current housing situation
Table 2.13 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by current employment status
Table 2.14 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by sexual orientation
Table 2.15 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by SAT or ACT scores
Table 2.16 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by race or ethnicity
Table 2.17 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by religion
Table 2.18 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by public or private college
Table 2.19 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by enrollment
Table 2.20 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by tuition, $
Table 2.21 Have you ever lodged a formal complaint of sexual harassment at your college? Broken out by carnegie class
Table 3.1 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not?
Table 3.2 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by age of respondent
Table 3.3 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by population density of place of origin
Table 3.4 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by geographic region of origin
Table 3.5 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by student school year
Table 3.6 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by annual income of family of origin
Table 3.7 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by relationship with organized religion
Table 3.8 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by political views
Table 3.9 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by college grades
Table 3.10 Do you think that procedures for lodging and ad judicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by field of study
Table 3.11 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by gender
Table 3.12 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by current housing situation
Table 3.13 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by current employment status
Table 3.14 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by sexual orientation
Table 3.15 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by SAT or ACT scores
Table 3.16 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by race or ethnicity
Table 3.17 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by religion
Table 3.18 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by public or private college
Table 3.19 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by enrollment
Table 3.20 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by tuition, $
Table 3.21 Do you think that procedures for lodging and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints at your college are fair and reasonable or not? Broken out by carnegie class
Table 4.1 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow?
Table 4.2 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by age of respondent
Table 4.3 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by population density of place of origin
Table 4.4 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by geographic region of origin
Table 4.5 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by student school year
Table 4.6 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by annual income of family of origin
Table 4.7 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by relationship with organized religion
Table 4.8 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by political views
Table 4.9 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by college grades
Table 4.10 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by field of study
Table 4.11 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by gender
Table 4.12 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by current housing situation
Table 4.13 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by current employment status
Table 4.14 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by sexual orientation
Table 4.15 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by SAT or ACT scores
Table 4.16 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by race or ethnicity
Table 4.17 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by religion
Table 4.18 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by public or private college
Table 4.19 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by enrollment
Table 4.20 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by tuition, $
Table 4.21 The definition of sexual harassment that appears to be the most commonly accepted one by your college administration is reasonable or too broad or too narrow? Broken out by carnegie class
Table 5.1 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively.
Table 5.2 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by age of respondent
Table 5.3 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by population density of place of origin
Table 5.4 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by geographic region of origin
Table 5.5 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by student school year
Table 5.6 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by annual income of family of origin
Table 5.7 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by relationship with organized religion
Table 5.8 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by political views
Table 5.9 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by college grades
Table 5.10 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by field of study
Table 5.11 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by gender
Table 5.12 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by current housing situation
Table 5.13 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by current employment status
Table 5.14 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by sexual orientation
Table 5.15 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by SAT or ACT scores
Table 5.16 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by race or ethnicity
Table 5.17 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by religion
Table 5.18 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by public or private college
Table 5.19 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by enrollment
Table 5.20 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by tuition, $
Table 5.21 Please react to the following statement:  I trust my college to deal with sexual harassment issues fairly and effectively. Broken out by carnegie class

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