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AAU Survey receives below average response rate ahead of May 10 deadline

Four weeks after its launch, only 52 percent of Stanford students have responded to the Association of American Universities (AAU) survey. The campus climate survey, which aims to assess the prevalence of sexual misconduct and assault on Stanford’s campus, was introduced after several years of debate surrounding the previous Stanford-specific survey that was conducted in 2015. Students have until May 10 to complete the survey, and all respondents receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

Senate introduces resolutions to improve Campus Climate Survey, support disability studies

In its 20th meeting on Tuesday, the 19th Undergraduate Senate introduced a resolution to improve University efforts to collect data on sexual misconduct on campus. The resolution calls on the administration to abandon the Campus Climate Survey scheduled for this spring. Instead, the resolution suggests that the University administer the survey created by the Association of American Universities (AAU), which has been used by peer institutions such as Harvard, Brown and Yale to gather information about sexual harassment and assault, in spring 2019.