SUNY Campus Climate Survey

2021 SUNY Campus Climate Survey 

SUNY Geneseo maintains a deep commitment to creating a safe environment for all faculty, staff, administrators, and students.  

The 2021 campus climate survey was delivered by email from and remained open to be completed until March 22, 2021.

Individual responses were treated as confidential and participation was voluntary.

Please contact the Title IX Coordinator with any questions.

Results of SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Campus Climate Survey (2019)

Geneseo administered the SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Campus Climate Survey from February 11 through March 11, 2019, which was intended to gather information about the rate of incidents of interpersonal and sexual violence and knowledge of policies and resources. By law, every SUNY campus is required to participate in this biennial survey project. Additionally, per SUNY policy and compliance with the New York State Education Law Article 129B ("Enough is Enough"), this uniform survey ascertains student and employee awareness of policies and resources as well as student and employees experience with and knowledge of reporting and college conduct processes for sexual harassment, including sexual violence and other related crimes. Individual responses were kept strictly confidential.

For more information, visit the SUNY website.

Executive Summary

Between February 11 through March 11, 2019, our campus conducted the SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Campus Climate Survey. The survey was administered to students, faculty and staff. Geneseo had an excellent response rate of 19.4% (1,026) of students and 34% (322) of employees completing the survey, while SUNY only had an 11% overall student response rate.  

Results also 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 disciplinary system and penal laws. The results also indicate that graduate students are less aware of policies, laws, and resources, suggesting that more outreach is necessary to this specific cohort of students. Specifically, 86% of respondents (undergraduate and graduate students) noted that they know how to find campus policies and procedures related to interpersonal and sexual violence. Yet only 53% knew how or where to find the Title IX Coordinator.  Additionally, survey results indicated that more prevention education needs to be done to encourage students to seek support services or to exercise their option to report the incident for formal action (i.e., criminal or conduct action). As survey results showed that 60% of respondents did not tell anyone about their assault; 80% of respondents did not seek a remedy through the campus conduct process and; 55% of respondents did not feel their assault was important enough to report.

The survey results also indicated that College 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 training is needed to ensure that employees are able to receive a disclosure and/or have the resources needed to support another person who has experienced an act of interpersonal violence. For example, 21% of employees do not feel comfortable talking with a student who may be in an abusive relationship; only 53% of employees know how to locate the campus Title IX Coordinator; and only 78% of employees would call for help (i.e.,contact University Police or 911).

If you have questions about the survey, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or the director of institutional research.