2016 Campus Climate Survey of Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking
Adelphi University’s Campus Climate Survey of Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking was administered during the spring of 2016. The survey was sent to the entire student body and 1394 students responded (20% response rate). The following is a summary of the results of the survey:
- Over 90 % of the students who responded understood the role of the Title IX Coordinator and over 95 % knew that they could find the University’s sexual assault policies and procedures on the website.
- Over 98 % of the students who responded knew where and to whom they could report allegations of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
- Over 97 % of the students surveyed were aware of the availability of counseling services for sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, both on and off campus.
- Over 93 % of the students surveyed responded that they had not experienced any victimization of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking while at Adelphi University.
2.6 % had been a victim of sexual assault
1.2 % had been a victim of domestic violence
1.3 % had been a victim of dating violence
3.5 % had been a victim of stalking
- Of the students that stated they had been victimized, 73.9 % had not reported this to someone at the University and 26.1 % did report.
- Of the students who did report their victimization:
8 reported to Public Safety
8 reported to the faculty
8 reported to the Title IX Coordinator
8 reported to an RA
2 reported to a counselor
2 reported to student affairs
2 reported to a friend
1 reported to the police
- For those students who did report:
86.9 % felt they were treated with respect
82.6 % felt they were treated with sensitivity
78.3 % were apprised of available counseling services
26.1 % felt they were made to feel they were at fault
- Of the students who did not report the incident to anyone on campus, only 14.3% stated this was due to not knowing where to report. The remaining students stated they did not report due to: fear, embarrassment or not wanting to get the other person in trouble.
- 86-87 % of the students knew the difference between criminal and University proceedings.
- 79.1 % of the students understood that a victim of campus sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking is not required to report the incident to the police
- With regard to the reason people fail to intervene to help those in danger of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, 90.9 % of the responding students believed people feared getting involved. Other reasons mentioned were: fear of getting hurt, not knowing what to do or not understanding the situation.
- 82.6 % of the students had never witnessed an incident of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking while at Adelphi University.
2.8 % witnessed a sexual assault
1.2 % witnessed domestic violence
3.0 % witnessed dating violence
4.6 % witnessed stalking
11.5 % indicated that they weren’t sure
- Almost 99% of the responding students understood the definition of Affirmative Consent.