The George Washington University conducted a survey to better understand students’ experiences of unwanted sexual behaviors occurring within the GW community. The research set out to assess the prevalence and perceptions of prohibited sexual behaviors – both personal experiences of students and the experiences of others they know. The survey also gathered information about students' level of knowledge regarding GW policies and available resources, as well as about issues related to experiences of reporting and intent to report unwanted sexual behavior at the university.
The report summarizes the most pertinent results and includes a content analysis of the open-ended questions. The latter gave students the chance to share concerns and offer their ideas for ways to encourage reporting and raise awareness. The results will inform current and future programming and when future surveys are administered and provide baseline data to measure the success of our efforts.