As per SUNY policy (see Appendix E) 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 misconduct.
Results indicated that faculty and staff are generally aware of the policies, laws, and resources. There is an indication that more information, outreach and follow-up is needed to provide up-to-date information to faculty and staff. Of the 74 faculty and staff who responded:
- 94% are aware of the Title IX Coordinator’s role on campus.
- 82% are aware of where to locate the Title IX Coordinator.
- 92% are aware of the college’s policies and procedures for addressing sexual assault.
- 84% are aware of the difference, if any, between the college’s policies and the penal law.
- 90% are aware of the definition of affirmative consent.
- 48% are aware of SUNY’s policy for alcohol and/or drug use amnesty in reporting sexual violence cases.
- 98% would “Likely” or “Very Likely” get help and resources for a student who tells them that they have been assaulted.
- 71% would “Likely” or “Very Likely” talk to a student who they suspect is in an abusive relationship.
With a response rate of only 1.8% from the students invited to participate, we believe that the results are not representative of students’ awareness. Student responses are summarized in the Results section below, but have not been included in this section because of the high risk of non-response bias.
A campus committee will meet to review survey results and to make recommendations based on the findings.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator Ruta Cole at email@example.com, or 845-434-5750.