2024 Higher Education Sexual Misconduct and Awareness Student Survey

Washington University in St. Louis is joining a group of top national universities to commission and participate in a campus sexual misconduct and awareness survey. WashU students—undergraduate, graduate, and professional—are encouraged to participate. The survey opens March 4 and will be available online until April 6. An individualized invitation and survey link will be sent via email.

Check your email for your personalized survey link.

The Higher Education Sexual Misconduct and Awareness (HESMA) survey is being conducted to fully understand and better address issues related to sexual misconduct and awareness on college campuses. The HEMSA survey will provide WashU with fresh data and insights that can better inform evidence-based policies, support services, and interventions pertaining to sexual misconduct or assault on campus. Westat, a social science research firm, is administering the survey in collaboration with WashU’s office of Institutional Research & Analysis. WashU students participated in similar climate surveys in 2015 and 2019; learn more about the findings here.

Westat and WashU will protect the confidentiality of your answers. When you complete the survey, the link between your survey responses and your name, email, and IP address will be broken so that your survey responses will never be connected to these identifiers. The results will be presented in summary form so no individual can be identified.

A high completion rate is critical to ensure the university receives an accurate picture of the experiences and opinions of all students. If you have any additional questions, email institutionalresearch@wustl.edu.

Thank you in advance for your response; results will be released in October 2024.