Center on Race and Social Problems

Freedom from Racism or Free to be Racist: Racial Harassment Policy in Higher Education

Principal Investigator(s): 
January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2011

We collected the full text of sexual, racial, and sexual orientation harassment for the top 100 universities in the U.S. Currently, data is being reviewed to account for any missing cases. There are a few schools that do not have a racial harassment policy listed on their website and we were not able to reach to confirm. Because of this, it will be decided whether to treat those cases as missing or as not having a policy.

Laura Person Mecca from the Qualitative Data Analysis Program will coordinate data coding and analysis. As soon as data review is completed and the codebook is written, data will be sent to QDAP for analysis. Once analyzed, the initial descriptive reports will be used as the basis for the first article submitted for publication based on the pilot data.