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Sexual Misconduct: Government & Non-Profit Reports

This research guide provides resources on sexual misconduct with a focus on behavior perpetrated by faculty and clergy. Some resources are available through PLNU's Ryan Library and require a username and password from a current student, s


Chi Cantalupo, N. & Kidder, W. A. (2017). Systematic Look at a Serial Problem: Sexual Harassment of Students by University Faculty. Utah Law Review, [Article forthcoming in Spring 2018.] Retrieved from [You can access the 96 page report for free by creating a user account.]


U.S. Department of State. (n.d.). Sexual Harassment Policy. Retrieved from


California State Auditor. (2014). Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: California Universities Must Better Protect Students by Doing More to Prevent, Respond to, and Resolve Incidents. Retrieved from

  • Each chapter addresses different aspect of sexual harassment and sexual assault on CA college campuses and ends with recommendations. The four campsus reviewed in the report are —UC Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); California State University, Chico (Chico State); and San Diego State University (San Diego State).
  • “All universities should create and use a document to share with students that explains what students should expect from the complaint process. At a minimum, it should include an overview of the university’s sexual harassment policy, the investigation process, relevant timelines, the legal standard that must be applied to the investigation, and issues related to confidentiality, as well as expectations regarding notification of case status updates and outcomes.” (70)


Joint Legislative Audit Committee (2015). Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence on California’s College Campuses Protecting Students at the University of California and California State University: A Joint Oversight Hearing of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, and the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate. Retrieved from


Feldblum, C. R. & Lipnic, V. A. (2016) Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace.  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Retrived from

  • Most anti-harassment policies are ineffective because they focus mainly on avoiding legal liability

American Association of Universities. (2015). AAU Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct. Retrieved from

  • See Key Findings; One in 10 female graduate students at major research institutions report being sexually harassed by a faculty member


Center for Disease Control. (2012) Sexual violence: Facts at a glance. Retrieved from


Tjaden P. & Thoennes N. (2006). Extent, nature, and consequences of rape victimization. In Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice. Retrieved from

  • 1 in 5 women have been raped


Truman, J. L. (2011). National Crime Victimization Survey: Criminal Victimization. Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Retrieved from


Office for Civil Rights. (2008). Sexual Harassment: It’s Not Academic. U. S. Department of Education. Retrieved from


National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. (n.d.) Costs, Consequences and Solutions. Retrieved from


Fisher, B., Cullen, F., & Turner, M. (2000). The sexual victimization of college women. National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Retrieved from

  • “Less than 10 percent of students who are sexually assaulted, men and women, report the incident to the college or police”
  • “fewer than 5 percent of completed and attempted rapes were reported to law enforcement officials.”


Bayh, B. (1972). Title IX of the United States Education Amendments of 1972. 92nd Congress of the United States of America. Retrieved from


Krebs, C., Lindquist, C., Berzofsky, M., Shook-Sa, B., & Peterson, K. (2016). Campus Climate Survey Validation Study Final Technical Report. Bureau of Justice Statistics Research and Development Series. Retrieved from



[Office of Civil Rights. (2011). Dear Colleague Letter: Sexual Violence. U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from  


U.S. Department of Education. (2017). Department of Education Issues New Interim Guidance on Campus Sexual Misconduct.

  • U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Office for Civil Rights withdraws guidance on sexual violence and issues Q&A on campus sexual misconduct]


U.S. Department of Education. (2014). Know Your Rights: Title IX Requires Your School to Address Sexual Violence. Retrieved from


White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. (2014). Not Alone. Washington, DC: White House. Retrieved from



Office on Violence Against Women. (2017). Protecting Student from Sexual Assault. U.S. Department of Justice. Retrieved from



Sinozich, S., & Langton, L. (2014). Special Report: Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization among College-Age Females, 1995–2013. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Retrieved from


Planty, M., Langton, L., Krebs, C., Berzofsky, M., & Smiley-McDonald, H. (2013). Special Report: Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994–2010. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Retrieved from