Harvard vs. Yale: A Comparison of Sexual Climates 

It is safe to assume that Harvard may not be the safest place for female and gender non-conforming undergraduates. 31.2% of female Harvard College seniors who took the sexual conduct survey this past spring reported having experienced some form of “nonconsensual sexual conduct,” including sexual touching, attempted penetrations, or completed penetrations. This was a good 4 percentage points higher than the national average of 27.2%. But just how bad is our performance from a comparative perspective? A comparison is in no way meant to condone our alarming numbers. Nothing ever qualifies sexual assault. But if anything, a comparison allows us …






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