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Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments

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CLASE Study and Research Initiatives

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Launched in 2015, The University of Texas System conducted the most in-depth survey of sexual assault and misconduct in the nation ever undertaken by an institution of higher education. The survey was completed by more than 28,000 students enrolled at 13 UT institutions across the state, and released in spring 2017.

The Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments (CLASE) study – conducted by UT Austin’s Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) – is a proactive, UT-specific effort to better understand the prevalence as well as students’ experiences and perceptions of sexual assault and misconduct on its campuses.

The UT System is shining a light on this issue, with the goal of refining existing programs and implementing additional strategies to minimize risks for students, because even one incident of sexual assault or misconduct on our campuses is one too many. For additional information and updates: explore the ongoing CLASE research initiatives by IDVSA.


CLASE Survey results for academic and health institutions (Spring 2017)



CLASE Survey results at a glance (Spring 2017)


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Title-IX Related Policies, Programs & Services

University of Texas institutions already have numerous programs and policies addressing sexual assault and misconduct. See a complete list and learn more about UT institutions’ campus response and prevention efforts, and resources to address sexual harassment, stalking, dating/domestic abuse and violence, and unwanted sexual contact.

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