IU South Bend Campus Climate Survey Results

IU South Bend 2019 results

In spring 2019, all students on the IU South Bend campus were invited to complete a climate survey on sexual misconduct, assault, and related issues.

Survey results were consistent with those from similar studies at other universities. They confirm the vital importance the IU community's continuing commitment to combatting these serious issues, which affect a significant number of students—both before and while they are attending college.

The information gathered will help us achieve our goal of eliminating sexual violence from our campus community.

Key findings

28%think sexual misconduct is a problem on campus

90%think sexual misconduct is a problem throughout society

89%feel safe on campus

71%feel safe in the area surrounding campus

73% of participants feel they can do something about sexual misconduct

92%feel the university would take a report of sexual misconduct seriously

86%feel the university would protect someone making a report from retaliation

90%feel the university would ensure due process and a fair investigation

Of these assaults, 13% occurred on campus (residence hall, outside, or other on-campus building)  and 83% occurred off-campus (residence, off-campus outside, bar, club or restaurant). This data is for assaults with completed penetration only and does not include information about assaults with attempted penetration.

Results and data

While the data is not a complete representation of the experiences of all undergraduate and graduate students at IU South Bend, it is important to our understanding of experiences and perceptions on campus. 

Complete data and a summary of key findings will be provided in the full campus climate survey report, which will be released in early 2020.