In spring 2021, the University of Iowa conducted the third iteration of our Speak Out Iowa campus climate survey to examine sexual misconduct on campus. The survey includes items regarding sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking. We thank the many students who took the time to complete the survey. Their input continues to be at the core of our comprehensive strategy to respond to these issues on our campus.
Survey data have been used to inform a new three-year campus plan developed by the Anti-Violence Coalition. The plan was created in collaboration with a wide spectrum of campus stakeholders. The UI has a committed team working collaboratively to educate about and prevent sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, provide support to survivors, implement a fair and equitable adjudication process, and hold offenders accountable. We will continue to tailor our efforts to address specific campus needs, including seeking input from those impacted.
Sharing these results provides an opportunity to engage the entire campus community in the conversation about this important issue. Our community is committed to improving the campus climate for everyone, and we ask for your help in creating a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment.
Barbara J. Wilson
Vice President for Student Life
Executive Officer and Associate Vice President, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Title IX Coordinator and Chair of the Anti-Violence Coalition