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Results of AAU sexual assault climate survey (Sept. 21, 2015)

New data from a climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct show student attitudes, awareness and the prevalence of incidents in the Michigan State University community reflect national statistics.

The results from a survey MSU undertook with the Association of American Universities also provide feedback on why victims of sexual assault and misconduct do not report such incidents to police and university programs, a key finding as the university seeks to increase awareness of and education around sexual violence and encourage reporting.

The survey results were released Sept. 21, along with aggregate data from 27 universities nationwide. More than 150,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students participated in the national survey during April and May; 8,352 MSU students responded (including undergraduate and graduate/professional).