Campus Climate Survey
Campus “climate" generally refers to how various constituencies—both individuals and groups—experience membership in the campus community, and the quality and extent of their interactions. Lack of data at AUB related to overall campus climate, and more specifically to the incidence of discrimination and harassment, is a significant challenge to building a responsive Equity and Title IX program.
Dr. Brigitte Khoury, clinical psychologist in the Faculty of Medicine and principal investigator, in partnership with Trudi Hodges, AUB's Title IX coordinator, secured funding in April 2016 for a comprehensive survey of AUB students' experiences and perceptions of sex-based discrimination/harassment. The study was supported by an award from the Knowledge Is Power (KIP) Project on Gender and Sexuality directed by Dr. Charlotte Karam of the Olayan School of Business and funded by the U.S. Department of State.
The climate survey, launched May 2, 2018, comprehensively assesses AUB students' knowledge, experiences, and perceptions of sex-based discrimination including bullying, harassment, and sexual violence. Results will provide insight into the extent of and reasons for underreporting, as well as additional information to improve programming activities and institutional responses to reported incidents. The survey is based on a model developed by the Administrator Researcher Campus Climate Collaborative (ARC3), modified for AUB based on student focus groups.
For more information about programs, activities, and incident report data, see the Equity and Title IX program's annual reports.