Sexual Misconduct Campus Climate Survey

Portland State University administered its first sexual misconduct campus climate survey during the spring term 2016. PSU invited 12,556 of its undergraduate and graduate students, as a representative sample, to participate in the survey and obtained a 19% response rate.

PSU’s Sexual Misconduct Campus Climate Survey findings offer insights into students’ experiences, perceptions, and attitudes related to sexual misconduct and offer an opportunity to identify areas requiring a tailored campus-wide response that will enhance students’ safety.

WARNING: The Sexual Misconduct Campus Climate Survey Report discusses sensitive topics, including sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence. Some survey questions and sections in this report use explicit language to describe anatomical body parts and types of sexual acts. Reading this report might be emotionally difficult and bring up experiences that either you, or someone you know, have experienced. You may contact the below resources if you want to talk to someone confidentially about questions or concerns related to sexual assault and sexual misconduct.

Confidential Resources for Students

  • Interpersonal Violence Advocates: (503) 725-5672
  • Center for Student Health and Counseling: (503) 725-2800
  • Student Legal Services: (503) 725-4556


During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, there are two opportunities for dialogue about the results:

  • April 12, 2017 from noon to 1p.m. in the Multicultural Student Center (SMSU 228)
  • April 24, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Queer Resource Center (SMSU 458)

If you have questions about the report or suggestions about how Portland State can reduce the incidence of sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or conduct that creates a hostile environment on campus and improve the support the University offers when it does occur, please contact the Title IX Coordinator Julie Caron.

Illuminate provides campus-wide prevention programing. To get involved, contact PSU’s Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Coordinator Amy Kayon. 

View the Survey Resources 

Full Survey Report

Executive Summary

Survey Infographic

Frequently Asked Questions