To the UB student community,
At the University at Buffalo, there is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our students. As part of our commitment to maintaining a safe campus, the University has developed programming, policies, resources, and collaborative efforts to reduce the perpetration of sexual assault and to ensure that we address sexual assault reports in a fair, supportive, prompt and effective manner. We know, however, that more can always be done. I am asking for your help in assessing the UB campus climate in order to understand the extent to which students experience sexual assault at UB, and the effectiveness of our prevention and response efforts.
The University at Buffalo is one of five SUNY campuses that has been chosen to pilot the SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Campus Climate Survey this fall. This survey is intended to gather information about the rate of incidents of sexual violence and knowledge of policies and resources available on campus. The questionnaire takes about 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary and you may choose to skip questions or stop responding at any point.
Your responses will be extremely helpful to our sexual assault prevention efforts. Aggregate data from the survey will be available on UB’s websites, and we will use the results of the survey to identify areas where additional training, education, resources and assistance is needed. We are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, and nondiscriminatory environment for our students.
Your responses will also be strictly confidential and will be reported only in terms of groups of students rather than as individuals. Because the survey seeks information to determine the extent to which sexual assault is underreported, some of the questions will ask about sexual and other personal information. Some individuals might experience emotional discomfort while responding to this survey, and to assist in this regard, we have provided information about campus resources should you wish to talk to someone further.
Thank you for your honest feedback and responses. Your participation will help make our campus community a better place to live, work, and learn.
To access the survey please click here. If the survey does not open automatically, please copy and paste the following link to your internet browser’s address bar:
Title IX Coordinator