Consistent with policies of The State University of New York, Binghamton University 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.
The survey was sent to 17,166 students and 2,746 employees. 2,363 students and 744 employees responded to the survey, for response rates of 13.8 percent and 27.1 percent, respectively.
In the survey 47 percent of female students (559 students), 20 percent of male students (125 students), and 48 percent of Gender Non-Binary students (15 students) reported that they were subject to sexual harassment in the prior year. Thirty-four percent of female students (404 students), 13 percent of male students (80 students), and 42 percent of Gender Non-Binary students (13 students) reported that they were subject to sexual assault in the prior year. Eighty-three percent of students indicated familiarity with affirmative consent, 58 percent indicated that they knew how to report, and 14 percent indicated they knew how to find the Title IX Coordinator.
Binghamton University, working with community colleagues (including students, faculty, and staff), will use these data to improve response to violence, develop prevention programs, and will continue to study the issue.
The Climate Survey was recently administered in the Spring Semester of 2021, and we are awaiting survey results from SUNY. More information about the Survey is available at https://www.suny.edu/climatesurvey/.