It is the University’s responsibility to provide a safe, supportive environment where students can achieve academic success and personal growth. Campus climate surveys are important tools to gauge students’ current attitudes, behaviors, and standards. Historically, these surveys have focused on sexual misconduct and other forms of gender-based violence, but these surveys can also include sense of belonging and engagement with the campus community at large.
The purpose of Howard University’s campus climate survey is three-fold:
(1) to raise awareness about sexual misconduct and gender-based violence;
(2) to address students’ experiences and concerns about their personal safety, and;
(3) to ensure a safe learning and working environment at Howard University. Further, the information collected will allow stakeholders at Howard to make data-informed decisions related to training, policies, and initiatives.