We share our case data in order to increase transparency and provide some insight into the university’s response process. Sharing data helps us work with campus partners to identify potential action for our prevention, policy, or intervention work. OSMRC case data provides one piece of the larger picture of incidents of sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking impacting members of our campus and community. It fits together with data shared by the Department of Public Safety, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the Office of the Dean of Students, RVAP, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program, and the Speak Out Iowa campus climate survey.
The data in this section reflect reports that were received by OSMRC between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. The data do not reflect Clery crime statistics nor are they a reflection of adjudicated outcomes—only reports. While many of these reports refer to incidents that happened in the context of a person’s affiliation to the University of Iowa, OSMRC also receives reports about incidents that happened off campus or before a person came to the university; these reports are included in the data shared in this report.
A note about definitions:
The policy definitions of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking are broader than the criminal statutes. The policy definitions for these incident types can be found in the Sexual Misconduct, Dating/Domestic Violence, or Stalking Involving Student Policy and the Sexual Harassment Policy.