Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Violence Prevention

Summary of Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Violence Prevention

In Spring 2017, the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi (SUNY Delhi) participated in the Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Violence Prevention.  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. 

The survey was administered to all faculty and staff, as well as campus-based students.  There were 177 faculty/staff respondents and 221 student respondents.  Results indicated that faculty and staff are generally aware of the policies and laws, and resources.  Over 93.5% answered “yes” to the statement, “My campus has policies and procedures specifically addressing sexual assault."  On the question regarding knowledge of affirmative consent, there was also a high rate of knowledge, with over 95.8% indicating awareness. 

Student response indicated that over 65% were aware that the campus has policies and procedures addressing sexual assault, while 31.5% were not sure.  Awareness of the affirmative consent definition was over 77.9%, and 86.6% understand that someone who is incapacitated cannot provide consent.   

The campus Title IX Coordinators and the SUNY Delhi Leadership Team have reviewed the survey results.  Goals for the coming year include increasing information and follow-up on reporting options, in particular as it pertains to the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator’s role on campus, as well as implementation of the Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course (SPARC) for students.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Mary Morton, Title IX Coordinator, at 607-746-4430, or Lori Osterhoudt, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, at 607-746-4692.