In the spring of 2017, Tulane University conducted a campus climate survey on sexual violence and harassment for all full-time undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The response was a true demonstration of our community commitment to this issue as nearly half of all Tulane students, 47%, completed the survey – among the highest rates in the nation. The results of this survey were released at a Town Hall in January 2018.
Following the dedication modeled by our students, the university launched the Wave of Change in the fall of 2017 under the direction of Tania Tetlow, previous Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, and Meredith Smith, Assistant Provost for Title IX and Clery Compliance. The initiative — a constellation of prevention and education programming, workshops and facilitated discussions for students, and expert panels with leaders from our own campus and beyond — dedicates our full and renewed attention to the ongoing efforts of the Tulane faculty, staff and students who have worked to educate our community on sexual violence.