SUNY Campus Climate Survey

Geneseo's campus climate survey administered in the fall of 2016, 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:

Executive Summary

SUNY Geneseo conducted the SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Campus Climate Survey from October 9 and November 1, 2016. The survey was administered by a third-party vendor and distributed via email to approximately 5,443 students and 870 employees (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. All responses were kept strictly confidential.

The response rate for students was 24% (1,302 respondents). Results indicate that students are generally aware of policies, laws and resources, including the role of the Title IX coordinator, the SUNY definition of affirmative consent, and the difference between the college conduct system and criminal procedures. The results also indicate that graduate students are less aware of policies, laws and resources, suggesting that more educational training is needed.

The response rate for employees was 43% (376 employee respondents). Results also indicated that employees are generally aware of the policies and laws, and resources, including the Title IX Coordinator's role on campus. There is an indication that more information, outreach and follow-up is needed to provide additional information and training to employees.

The survey finding suggested that more prevention education, outreach, and trainings will continue to take place with students and employees on an annual basis.

If you have questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Julie Rao, Director of Institutional Research at 585-245-5553 or via email at