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Campus Climate Survey

2. Education and Knowledge of Campus Leadership and University Policies and Procedures (including the definition of Affirmative Consent and the differences between the University Policy and the NY Penal Law)

As the mission of the Division of Student Affairs notes, “we seek to create programs and experiences, policies and even administrative processes infused with educational value, aware that the campus is the classroom and that even the smallest experience is a subtle part of a Fordham education.” In perhaps no other area is this mandate more clear than in that of education and outreach related to sexual misconduct and relationship education.

  • 77.30 % of participating students remember receiving education related to campus policies and procedures regarding incidents of sexual assault (definitions, how to report an incident, confidential resources, procedures for handling complaints). Generally, traditional undergraduate students were more likely to recall receiving training than graduate students.
    • 95.92 % of those students who recalled receiving training found the training to be either extremely, very, moderately or slightly useful.
  • Participating students were asked about their familiarity with our University’s sexual misconduct policies and procedures and for other related information which is listed below. “Familiarity” is grouped below from survey responses of “very familiar” and “somewhat familiar.”
    • 80.82% were familiar with the definition of affirmative consent regarding sexual activity for the campus community.
    • 48.81 % were familiar with the role of the Title IX Coordinator
    • 50.47 % were familiar with the difference between the University’s procedures and law enforcement’s procedures for handling complaints of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
    • 64.96% were familiar with the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures.