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2018 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 2018. The survey was sent to the entire student body and 1472 students responded (19%response rate). The following is a summary of the results of the survey:

  1. The vast majority of the students who responded understood the role of the Title IX Coordinator and 97% knew that they could find the University’s sexual assault policies and procedures on the University website.
  2. The vast majority of students who responded also knew where and to whom they could report allegations of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking: 95% noted the Department of Public Safety and Transportation (Public Safety), 91% said the Title IX Coordinator, 86% said a Resident Assistant (RA) or Residence Hall Director (RHD), and 85% indicated a faculty member.
  3. 97% of the students surveyed were aware of the availability of counseling services for sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, both on and off campus.
  4. 94% of the students surveyed responded that they had not experienced any victimization by sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking while at Adelphi University.
            3% had been a victim of sexual assault
            2% had been a victim of dating violence
            3% had been a victim of stalking
  5. Of the students who stated that they had been victimized, 67% did not report this to someone at the University and 33% did report.
  6. Of the students who did report their victimization:
            10 reported to Public Safety
            14 reported to the faculty
            13 reported to the Title IX Coordinator
            7 reported to an RA or RHD
            8 reported to others, including department chair, therapist, a peer assistant leader (PAL), their friends, the Student Counseling Center or other staff member.
  7. For those students who did report:
            78% felt they were treated with respect
            78% felt they were treated with sensitivity
            63% were apprised of available counseling services
            24% felt they were made to feel they were at fault
  8. Of the students who did not report the incident to anyone on campus, only 3% stated that this was due to not knowing where to report. The remaining students stated that they did not report due to: fear (3%), embarrassment (16%), not wanting to get the other person in trouble (18%), not wanting anyone to know (16%) or having reported the incident to the police (6%).
  9. 87% of the students knew the difference between criminal and University proceedings.
  10. 81% of the students understood that a victim of campus sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking is not required to report the incident to the police.
  11. Regarding the reasons people fail to intervene to help those in danger of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, 92% feared getting involved and 82% said they didn’t know what to do. Other reasons mentioned were: fear of getting hurt, not knowing what to do or not understanding the situation.
  12. 83% of students have never witnessed an incident of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking while at Adelphi University.
            3% witnessed a sexual assault
            1% witnessed domestic violence
            4% witnessed dating violence
            4% witnessed stalking
            12% indicated that they weren’t sure
  13. Most students who witnessed an incident of sexual assault tried to help: 40% stepped in, while others went for help to a University official (14%) or another student (29%). Only 10% reported ignoring the situation.
  14. 99% of the responding students understood the definition of Affirmative Consent.
 

For further information, please contact:

Office of Human Resources
p – 516.877.3220
e – humanres@adelphi.edu

 
 
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