Understanding and Responding to Campus Sexual Assault:
Comprehensive Campus Climate Assessment
In 2014, Rutgers University was asked by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to pilot a campus climate survey tool developed by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. During the 2014–2015 academic year, researchers from the Center on Violence Against Women and Children engaged in a comprehensive campus climate assessment project at Rutgers University–New Brunswick entitled “ #iSPEAK”. Campus climate surveys were also administered at Rutgers - Newark and Rutgers - Camden in 2015-2016. A modified version of the survey was re-administered on all three campuses in 2018.
Guide to Campus Climate Surveys
Reports on Findings
- Report to White House from 2014 survey (Executive Summary)
- Report to Rutgers University - New Brunswick from 2014 focus group findings
- Report to Rutgers University - New Brunswick from 2014 survey (Executive Summary)
- Report to Rutgers University - Newark from 2016 survey (full report)
- 2018 report findings - coming soon!
- Translating Findings of Campus Climate Sexual Violence Assessments into Action
- Newark Action Plan
- Camden Action Plan
Outreach Strategy Toolkit
For further information or consultation
The Campus Climate Assessment research team is now offering consultation services to dive into greater depth for some or all parts of campus climate assessments for post-secondary institutions.
For support regarding sexual violence
These documents address the issue of campus sexual violence which may be a difficult topic for some readers.
- Offices for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance are now available on all Rutgers Campuses, please follow this link to access further information specific to each campus
- For assistance outside of Rutgers, please visit the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault or the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network.