Initial Publication Date: June 11, 2018


Sexual harassment in the workplace and academia is not new. However, more and more data is being presented to shed light on the severity of the problem. Here is a list of sources that provide data on campus climates, intersectionality and harassment, and harassment in STEM.

Association of American Universities

Astronomy and Planetary Sciences

Australian Human Rights Commission 

LGBT+ Climate in Physics 

  • The LGBT+ Climate in Physics Survey Results provides data representing the experience of LGBTQ+ community members in academia, specifically Physics, as a stepping stone to prioritize creating inclusive work spaces for everyone.

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics (U.S.) 

  • NASEM released their report Sexual Harassment of Women:Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on June 12, 2018. The report is available in print for a fee or as a PDF for download for free. Sexual Harassment of Women explores the influence of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the scientific, technical, and medical workforce. This report reviews the research on the extent to which women in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine are victimized by sexual harassment and examines the existing information on the extent to which sexual harassment in academia negatively impacts the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women pursuing scientific, engineering, technical, and medical careers. It also identifies and analyzes the policies, strategies and practices that have been the most successful in preventing and addressing sexual harassment in these settings.

National Union of Students and The 1752 Group (UK) 

  • The first ever national survey in the UK on staff sexual misconduct in higher education was released in April 2018: . The survey asked current and former students whether they have ever experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct from higher education staff and their experience of reporting such behaviours to their institution, as well as consequences of these experiences.

Queer in STEM 

  • The Queer in STEM Survey Webpage provides multiple resources as well as commentary on their survey results. Survey results are also provided in an open access journal as a PDF.

Survey of Academic Field Experiences (SAFE) 

  • Survey of Academic Field Experiences (SAFE) report sheds light onto harassment experienced by scientists participating in field research by reviewing the responses of nearly 700 survey respondents (Clancy et al., 2014).

University of Chicago 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Other resources

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