Facts and Figures

Education

  • 66% of college students know someone personally who was harassed.
  • 62% of female college students and 61% of male college students report having been sexually harassed at their university.
  • 35% or more of college students who experience sexual harassment do not tell anyone about their experiences.
  • 80% of students who experienced sexual harassment report being harassed  by another student or former student.
  • 39% of students who experienced sexual harassment say the incident or incidents occurred in the dorm.
  • 10% or less of student sexual harassment victims report their experiences to a university employee.

            (AAUW Educational Foundation’s 2006 research report)


Workplace

  • 31% of the female workers reported they had been harassed at work
  • 7% of the male workers reported they had been harassed at work
  • 62% of targets took no action
  • 100% of women reported the harasser was a man
  • 59% of men reported the harasser was a women
  • 41% of men reported the harasser was another man

    (Telephone poll by Louis Harris and Associates of 782 U.S. workers)