Sexual Violence Prevention Survey Results

During April 2017, Stony Brook University conducted the SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Survey to comply with New York State Education Law 129-B, which requires public universities to survey students, faculty and staff about a variety of issues related to the prevention of sexual violence. By SUNY policy this uniform survey ascertains faculty and staff awareness of policies and resources, and student experience with and knowledge of reporting and college adjudicatory processes for sexual harassment, including sexual violence and other related crimes.

Launched on 4/10/17, the Student version of the survey was sent to a systematically drawn non-replacement sample of one-third of the entire student population. The faculty and staff version of the survey was also sent to a systematically drawn non-replacement sample of one-third of the university employee population. The survey administrations yielded an 8% response rate for students and a 22% response rate for employees, with an average 73% item-response rate.

Results indicated that students, faculty, and staff are well aware of the policies and laws, and resources. There are also findings to suggest that still more information, outreach and follow-up is needed to provide up to date access and resources to students, faculty, and staff.
Summary Findings:

Faculty and Staff


A campus committee has reviewed all results and will hold a meeting with various University leadership to review specific results and to further detail recommendations based on the findings.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Stony Brook’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (website:, email:

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