Consistent with New York State Education Law 129-B and policies of The State University of New York, Monroe Community College 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. 1,334 students and 501 employees completed the survey, for response rates of 12.1% and 32% respectively.
In the survey 24% of female students, 9% of male students, and 50% of Gender Non-Binary students reported that they were subject to sexual harassment in the prior year. 2% percent of female students reported that they were subject to sexual assault in the prior year. Male and Gender Non-Binary students did not report an answer to this question. 77% of students indicated familiarity with affirmative consent, 55% indicated that they knew where to report, and 21% could identify the Title IX Coordinator.
Monroe Community College working with SUNY and 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 next Climate Survey will be administered in the Spring Semester of 2021. More information about the Climate Survey is available online. If you have any questions about the survey, contact Shannon Glasgow, Title IX Coordinator.
SUNY Campus Climate Assessment Policy
As required by law, Monroe Community College will annually report to the NYS Education Department the following information:
- Number of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault incidents that were reported to the Title IX Coordinator each year.
- From the incidents in paragraph (a), the number of Reporting Individuals who wanted to use the student conduct process for adjudication.
- From the incidents in paragraph (a), the number of cases that were actually processed through the student conduct process.
- From the incidents in paragraph (c), the number of Respondents who were found responsible.
- Number of Respondents in cases in paragraph (c) who were found not responsible.
- Type(s) of sanction(s) imposed for each instance where a Respondent was found responsible.
- From the incidents in paragraph (a), the number of cases closed before adjudication or before finding because the Accused Student/Respondent withdrew from the institution.
- From the incidents in paragraph (a), the number of cases closed before adjudication or before finding because the Reporting Individual withdrew the complaint.
Reports of certain crimes occurring in certain geographic locations will be included in the Monroe Community College Clery Act Annual Security Report in an anonymized manner that neither identifies the specifics of the crime or the identity of the Complainant or victim/survivor. Questions about institutional crime reporting may be directed to Public Safety, Brighton – Bldg. 21, Room 140 and Downtown – Room 144, at (585) 292-2911.
Monroe Community College is obligated to issue timely warnings of Clery Act crimes occurring within relevant geography that represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees (subject to exceptions when potentially compromising law enforcement efforts and when the warning itself could potentially identify the Complainant or victim/survivor). A Complainant will never be identified in a timely warning.