The campus climate survey administered this year was intended to gather information about the rate of incidents of sexual violence and knowledge of policies and resources. By law, every SUNY campus is required to participate in this survey project. This report includes an Executive Summary that may be used for public websites or other campus publications. As per policy ‘Results will be published on the campus website providing no personally identifiable information shall be shared’ Details and recommendations are also included in this report:
http://system.suny.edu/sexual-violence-prevention-workgroup/policies/campus-climate/

Executive Summary

Between March 27-April 29 our campus conducted the SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Campus Climate Survey. The survey was administered to students, faculty and staff.

By SUNY policy this uniform survey ascertains faculty and staff awareness of policies and resources, and student experience with and knowledge of reporting and college adjudicatory processes for sexual harassment, including sexual violence and other related crimes.

Results also indicate that students are generally aware of policies, laws and resources, including the role of the Title IX coordinator, the SUNY definition of affirmative consent, and the difference between the college disciplinary system and penal laws. The results also indicate that graduate students are less aware of policies, laws and resources, suggesting that more outreach is necessary to this specific cohort of students.

Results also indicated that faculty and staff are generally aware of the policies and laws, and resources, including the Title IX Coordinator's role on campus. There is an indication that more information, outreach and follow-up is needed to provide additional information to faculty and staff.

A campus committee has reviewed all results and will hold a meeting with department leadership to review specific results and to further detail recommendations based on the findings.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Mehran Nojan, Director of Institutional Research at 315-312-2345, ira@oswego.edu