In Spring 2018, 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 strongly students felt the university serves their needs in preventing sexual misconduct as well as in reporting, investigating, adjudicating and supporting them through a sexual misconduct incident.

A stratified random sample of 2,485 students, aged 18 or older, and currently enrolled in an NYU part-time or full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional program were invited to participate. Furthermore, we intentionally oversampled students who self-identified as underrepresented racial minorities to ensure that the survey results captured the voices of this student population. Participants were invited on April 12, 2018 and the survey closed on May 7, 2018.

Survey results reflect a 44.9% response rate (1,057 students) and a 93% overall completion rate. Response rate of underrepresented racial minority students was 47.8%. Our response rate overall, as well as for underrepresented racial minority students, allows us to be confident that the results of the survey reflect the experiences and beliefs of our student body.

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


Call the Wellness Exchange Hotline at (212) 443-9999 or chat via the app anytime and ask for a Crisis Response Counselor (CRC). They can talk through your medical, mental health, and legal options and meet with you in person. Available 24 hours a day, every day.