Stanford Campus Climate Survey

Stanford University is preparing to participate in the campus climate survey to be administered in spring 2019 by the Association of American Universities (AAU). Stanford will encourage all undergraduate, graduate and professional students to participate in this survey and provide their perspectives. The survey is an anonymous means of assessing the prevalence of sexual assault and other prohibited conduct in our community, as well as student perceptions of Stanford’s climate around these issues.

A committee of faculty, students and staff has been assembled to collaborate with the AAU in the design and administration of the survey, and to develop strategies for maximizing student participation at Stanford. The committee members are:

  • Martin Alcaraz, an undergraduate junior in bioengineering
  • Mike Baiocchi, assistant professor of medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center
  • Rachel Green, a J.D. candidate at Stanford Law School
  • Hannah Kukurugya, an undergraduate sophomore
  • Clea Sarnquist, senior research scholar, Global Child Health Program, Department of Pediatrics
  • Meghan Warner, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology
  • Brian Cook, director of assessment and program evaluation, Institutional Research & Decision Support office — co-chair
  • Lauren Schoenthaler, senior associate vice provost for Institutional Equity & Access — co-chair

Questions about the survey, or input about how it will be administered on our campus, may be provided to the committee by emailing

Stanford last administered a campus climate survey in the spring of 2015. Results of the survey were issued in the fall of 2015. Links to the survey report and related information are provided below:

This report discusses sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct and relationship violence. Some of the questions in the survey, and some sections of this report, use explicit language including anatomical names of body parts and descriptions of sexual acts. Reading this report might remind you of experiences that you or someone close to you has gone through. If you would like to talk to someone confidentially about questions or concerns relating to sexual assault or other Prohibited Sexual Conduct, please contact one of the following resources:

Confidential Resources for Students

Stanford Confidential Support Team – 650-736-6933 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F) or 650-725-9955 (24/7 urgent)

YWCA Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Support Line – 1-800-572-2782

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) – 650-723-3785

Confidential Resource for Faculty and Staff

Faculty Staff Help Center – 650-723-4577

Non-Confidential Resources and Reporting

Stanford Title IX Office – 650-497-4955

SARA (Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response) – 650-725-1056