Published February 15, 2021
To inform our campus sexual assault prevention and response efforts, the State University of New York conducts a survey of the campus climate around sexual and interpersonal violence every other year.
Pursuant to New York State Education Law Article 129-B and 2014 and 2018 Board policies, The State University of New York conducts a survey of the campus climate around sexual and interpersonal violence every other year.
The information we collect helps inform our campus sexual assault prevention and response efforts. The more survey responses we get, the more informed we are about sexual and interpersonal violence on our campuses.
Survey e-mails come from SUNY System Administration (firstname.lastname@example.org). To demonstrate legitimacy and guard against spam or false e-mails, the Climate Survey e-mail will include the first name of the recipient and be sent to the e-mail address they maintain on file with their campus. Pursuant to policy, the technology of the survey instrument is set up so that it is not possible to match the responses to the survey with the identification of the person who submitted it.
Separate surveys are sent to all students and all employees, respectively. No one under the age of 18 is surveyed.
Responses will be collected from 2/15-3/22/2021 for students, and 2/18-3/25/2021 from employees.
Upon submission of the student Climate Survey, students will be offered the opportunity to submit their name for a randomized incentive drawing. This information is entered into a separate survey. Clicking Submit on the Climate Survey severs the link irretrievably with the Incentive Survey. This means that when the student enters their name and email address, it cannot be tracked to their responses to the Climate Survey. With the support of the SUNY Provost, the University will randomly select 150 students to receive $100 Amazon Gift Certificates.
After submitting the survey, 150 students who respond will be randomly selected to receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
If you or someone you know has had an unwanted sexual experience, it's important to get help as soon as possible. UB offers a variety of services to help support survivors.