Climate survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct

| November 4, 2021

Johns Hopkins recently launched an anonymous Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct to obtain important data directly from students. All full-time students received a survey link via their Hopkins email on Monday, October 18, and will receive weekly e-mail reminders until the survey closes on November 22. The survey will provide important data about:

  • the prevalence and risk factors,
  • student perceptions of problems and responses on our campuses, and
  • student awareness and perception of available resources.

The data collected from the survey is used to inform and craft efforts to address instances of sexual and other gender-based violence. Results from past climate surveys at Johns Hopkins have led to additional staff for JHU’s Office of Institutional Equity, the expansion of bystander intervention training, the creation of the I Ask, I Listen, I Respect campaign, and the introduction of university-wide confidential positions focused on gender violence prevention, response, and education.

As a small token of appreciation, the survey system will randomly choose approximately 20% of students to each receive a $10 Amazon gift card after they submit the survey. We thank you for supporting this critical effort.

If you have experienced sexual misconduct, there are resources available to you. The JHU Sexual Assault Helpline, 410-516-7333, is a confidential service available 24/7 to all Johns Hopkins University students and is staffed by professional counselors. You can also set up a time to talk confidentially with Alyse Campbell, Sexual Violence Prevention & Education Coordinator, by e-mailing [email protected].

To file a report with the university, you can contact OIE at or 410-516-8075, or contact the Johns Hopkins Compliance Hotline at 844-SPEAK2US (844-773-2528). You can also find contact information for campus security and local law enforcement on the university’s sexual misconduct response and prevention website. Additional confidential resources—both on- and off-campus—can be found on the website as well.