2016 Campus Climate Survey Findings

In Spring 2016, NYU retained the National Campus Climate Survey (NCCS) to administer a sexual misconduct campus climate survey at its New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai campuses. The survey was designed to assess students’ personal experiences, and to measure how well students felt the University serves their needs in preventing and responding to sexual misconduct.

A stratified random sample of 2,593 students (age 18 or older) currently enrolled in an NYU part-time or full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional program were invited to participate. The survey oversampled students who self-identified as underrepresented racial minorities to ensure that the results captured the voices of this student population. Participants were invited on April 16, 2016, and the survey closed on May 20, 2016.

Survey results reflect a 54.4% response rate (1,218 students) and a 92.9% overall completion rate. The response rate of underrepresented racial minority students was 54.5%. The overall response rate, as well as for underrepresented racial minority students, allows the University to be confident that the results of the survey reflect the experiences and beliefs of the student body.

Links to the executive summary and full report are below. Embedded in the full report are links to the appendices referenced.

To view the survey instrument, click here.