CUNY’s Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey

Like other colleges and universities in New York State as well as across the country, CUNY students are being asked to complete surveys about their awareness of and experiences with campus sexual violence and sexual harassment. CUNY is administering its Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey from March 29ththrough April 21st. The survey will allow CUNY to gain a more complete understanding of students’ personal knowledge, attitudes and experiences with sexual misconduct.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has made safety on college campuses a matter of the highest priority and in July 2015, Governor Cuomo signed his “Enough is Enough” legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses statewide. The new law requires all colleges to adopt a set of comprehensive procedures and guidelines, including a uniform definition of affirmative consent, a statewide amnesty policy, and expanded access to law enforcement to ensure the safety of all students attending colleges in New York State. CUNY has been a strong supporter of these important reforms.

Among the requirements of the new legislation is a campus climate survey to measure the prevalence of sexual assault on campus, assess students’ attitudes and awareness about sexual misconduct, and help schools identify ways to address the problem. This spring, CUNY is administering its first sexual violence campus climate survey. Aggregate results from the survey will be posted on the university and campus websites. In addition, the Central Office and campuses will review results and use information to strengthen campus resources, education, and response.

The survey is open from Tuesday, March 29th through Thursday, April 21st. CUNY’s Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey is anonymous; participation is voluntary. This is an online survey that can be taken on smartphones, tablets or desktops. The survey takes about 10-20 minutes to complete.
All students who complete the survey are eligible to enter into one of 24 daily raffles to win a MetroCard with a value of $65.

From March 29 to April 4th there will be a daily raffle with 15 students each receiving a $65 MetroCard. From April 5th to April 11th, there will be a daily raffle with 7 students each receiving a $65 MetroCard. And, from April 12th through April 21st, there will be a daily raffle with two students each receiving a $65 MetroCard. Students are limited to one raffle entry.

If you have any questions about the CUNY Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey, contact: CampusClimateSurvey@CUNY.edu.