Consistent with New York State Education Law 129-B and policies of The State University of New York, SUNY Cobleskill 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.
449 students and 224 employees completed the survey, for response rates of 22.7% and 42.7% respectively.
In the survey 20.3% of female students and 4.7% of male students reported that they were subject to sexual harassment in the prior year. 17.1% of female students and 4.9% of male students reported that they were subject to sexual assault in the prior year. 93% of students indicated familiarity with affirmative consent, 88% indicated that they knew where to report, and 54% could identify the Title IX Coordinator.
SUNY Cobleskill, working with SUNY and community colleagues (including students, faculty, and staff), will use this 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/.