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Campus Climate Survey


2019


Consistent with New York State Education Law 129-B and policies of The State University of New York, SUNY Plattsburgh 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. Six hundred and twenty-seven students and 306 employees completed the survey, for response rates of 11.9% and 28.7%, respectively.

In the survey, data was broken down by gender categories: it is important to note that of the students who took the survey and identified as gender non-binary, the responding numbers were too low to share accurate statistics for this gender category.

  • One hundred ninety-six students who identified as women and 37 students who identified as men reported that they were subject to verbal sexual harassment in the prior year.
  • Of the students who responded, 87% indicated familiarity with affirmative consent, 73% reported knowing where to report incidents of sexual assault, 68% reported knowing where to report sexual harrassment, and 64% could identify the Title IX coordinator.

SUNY Plattsburgh, 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

2017


On April 2, 2017 our campus conducted the Campus Climate Survey. The survey was administered to students, faculty and staff.

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.

“A campus committee will review all results and will hold a meeting with department leadership to review specific results and to further detail recommendations based on the findings.”

Faculty/Staff Results

Response rates for this round of the Campus Climate Survey were very low with a response rate of 9.3%. Of those who responded, 61% were staff/administration and 39% were faculty.

Results indicated that faculty and staff are generally aware of the policies and laws, and resources – 96% of those who responded.

There is an indication that more information, outreach and follow-up is needed to provide up-to-date information to faculty and staff, most specifically in relation to the difference between confidentiality and privacy and the SUNY Plattsburgh policy for Alcohol and Drug Amnesty.

Of the one hundred twenty-two who responded, 92% knew of the Title IX coordinator’s role on campus.

Students Results

Student response rates for this round of the Campus Climate Survey were very low with a response rate of 3.3%.

Of those students who responded, 91% were undergraduate with 89% being between the ages of 18-24. Results indicated that students are generally aware of the policies and laws, and resources – 86% of those who responded. Results indicated in similar range general understanding of rights, resources, and the definition of affirmative consent.

There is an indication that more information, outreach and follow-up is needed to provide up-to-date information to students, most specifically in relation to the difference between confidentiality & privacy and the SUNY Plattsburgh policy for Alcohol and Drug Amnesty.

Of the one hundred sixty-three students who responded, 76% knew of the Title IX coordinator’s role on campus.

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