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The University of Texas System has 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.

The Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments (CLASE) study – conducted by UT Austin’s Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault – 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. 

Survey results for academic and health institutions


“We are taking a proactive approach because student success – which goes hand in hand with student safety, security and well-being – is our No. 1 priority. We will address sexual misconduct, and we will be a leader in creating solutions.”

- Chancellor William H. McRaven


Existing 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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