SUNY Campus Climate Survey

In the spring of 2019, the University at Buffalo will join its State University of New York peers in offering the SUNY Campus Climate Survey.  All UB students, faculty and staff will be invited to provide information to advise and inform our campus sexual assault prevention and response efforts.  This is a separate survey from the University at Buffalo's Campus Culture Survey.

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Areas of Inquiry

The SUNY Campus Climate Survey will include questions in the following areas:

  • The Title IX Coordinator’s role;
  • Campus policies and procedures addressing sexual assault;
  • How and where to report sexual violence as a victim/survivor or witness;
  • The availability of resources on and off campus, such as counseling, health, academic assistance;
  • The prevalence of victimization and perpetration of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on and off-campus during the past twelve months;
  • Bystander attitudes and behavior;
  • Whether victims/survivors reported to the university and/or police, and reasons why they did or did not report;
  • The general awareness of the difference, if any, between the institution’s policies and the penal law; and
  • The general awareness of the definition of affirmative consent.

The Survey in Brief

  • The SUNY Campus Climate Survey will provide campuses with information about the prevalence of sexual violence on campus, and will assess people's knowledge about the resources available for reporting and support.
  • Participation will be voluntary and it is confidential.
  • All SUNY schools are administering this survey. 
  • The participation of our students and employees will be important to help us understand how we can continue to improve training and resources devoted to preventing and addressing sexual violence at UB.