PSU survey: 13% of undergrads report sex violence

The Sexual Misconduct Campus Climate Survey taken in Spring 2016

On the campus at Portland State University, Nov. 25, 2015 (KOIN)
On the campus at Portland State University, Nov. 25, 2015 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A just-released survey done by Portland State University revealed 13% of their undergraduate women reported sexual violence, well below the national average.

The national rate, between 21 and 23% of undergraduate women, comes from surveys done by the Association of American Universities and the US Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Sexual Misconduct Campus Climate Survey

The PSU survey was conducted during the 2016 spring term. A total of 12,556 students were invited to take part and 19% — about 2400 — responded.

The Sexual Misconduct Campus Climate Survey shares insight into the experiences, perceptions and attitudes of students. The information will be used to tailor a campus-wide response to make students safer.