SUNY Campus Climate Survey

In February 2021, the University at Buffalo will administer the State University of New York (SUNY) Campus Climate Survey asking UB students, faculty and staff to provide information in order to inform our campus sexual assault prevention and response efforts. 

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Background

On July 7, 2015, New York State signed into law its Enough Is Enough legislation (Article 129b of the New York State Education Law).  Enough Is Enough provides a consistent set of policies and procedures across colleges and universities in New York State to prevent and respond to sexual violence, including sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and dating violence.

Enough is Enough requires all colleges and universities to survey their employees and students on a biennial basis.  Your participation in this survey helps UB to understand the prevalence of sexual violence on campus, the extent to which sexual violence is underreported, and the areas where we can improve our support, training and education.

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.

Next Steps

In February 2021, UB employees and students will receive information about how to take the survey, along with a link.  Survey responses are anonymous, and the university will not be able to identify who took the survey or their individual answers.  The University will use aggregate information from the survey to inform our sexual violence prevention and response efforts, and we will publish aggregate results from the survey on this webpage. 

2019 Survey Results

The 2019 survey results for the Unversity at Buffalo and other SUNY schools are available on SUNY's Climate Survey website.