Office of the President
July 14, 2020
Actions to be taken to address sexual assault policies at Binghamton University
Binghamton University strives to be a campus where all individuals are respected and are given opportunities for personal development and increased autonomy. These goals are put at risk when students are subjected to sexual violence or debasement.
The recent Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Sexual Assault Campus Climate (SACC) survey conducted during the spring 2020 semester, as well as a recent letter from the Student Association of Binghamton University regarding the campus’s handling of sexual assault and harassment, make it very clear that the University has a lot more to do in terms of supporting victims and survivors of sexual assault. Moreover, as an institution of higher education, we take seriously our role in educating members of the campus community about their responsibilities with regard to sexual assault, and we support all campus organizations that are working to advance this purpose.
Binghamton University is planning a phased return of faculty and staff to campus in the coming weeks with all intentions of welcoming students back to classrooms and residence halls in the fall.
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