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SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Campus Climate Survey

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

Consistent with New York State Education Law 129-B and policies of The State University of New York, SUNY Oswego participated in the 2019 University-wide Biennial SUNY Uniform Campus Climate Survey. The Survey gathered information about student and employee experience with sexual and interpersonal violence and knowledge of policies and resources. 1,528 students and 560 employees completed the survey, for response rates of 19% and 39%, respectively. In the survey 15 percent of female students and 5 percent of male students reported that they were subject to sexual harassment in the prior year. 19 percent of female students and 9 percent of male students reported that they were subject to sexual assault in the prior year. 86 percent of students were aware of SUNY’s definition of affirmative consent, 79 percent indicated that they knew where to report, and 56 percent know how to find the Title IX Coordinator. SUNY Oswego, working with SUNY and community colleagues (including students, faculty, and staff), will use these data to improve response to violence, develop prevention programs, and will continue to study the issue. The next Climate Survey will be administered in the Spring Semester of 2021. More information about the Survey is available at https://www.suny.edu/climatesurvey.