Mildred Elley Policies on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Campus Climate Assessment Summary Results
In accordance with New York State Education Law 129B, the enrolled students at the New York campuses of Mildred Elley participated in campus climate assessment to ascertain general awareness and knowledge of the provisions of Article 129B, including student experience with and knowledge of reporting and college adjudicatory processes. The summary results of this campus climate assessment are as follows:
In July 2021, the institution asked students to take part in a survey in accordance with the New York State Enough is Enough Act. Of our student body, 81 responded to the survey with an average of 78 students responding to each question.
Title IX Coordinator’s role:
- 39% of students were aware that there is a Title IX Coordinator at Mildred Elley as indicated by a strongly agree or agree response.
- 38% agreed that they understand the role of the Title IX Coordinator at Mildred Elley.
Campus Policies & General awareness
- 78% agreed that they are aware of the institution’s policies and procedures addressing sexual assault and 59% agreed that they are aware of the differences between Mildred Elley’s policies and the Penal Law (New York State Law) related to sexual assault.
- 72% agreed that they are aware of how/where to report a sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking.
- 58% agreed that they were aware of the resources available to them on campus, while 67% were aware of the resources available in the community.
Bystander attitudes and behavior
- 86% agreed that students share responsibility for helping to address sexual assault at Mildred Elley. Yet 92% agreed that doing something about sexual assault is not solely the job of the College; it includes students.
- 92% of students agreed that students should learn how to identify and help stop a sexual assault from occurring.
- 81% of Mildred Elley students agreed that the institution would be supportive of the student; would take steps to protect the safety of the student; handle the report fairly; and maintain privacy of the student during the reporting of a sexual assault.
- 70% thought it was likely that a fellow student would do something if they heard someone cry for help, assist a friend getting resources after an assault, confront a friend who talked about having sex with someone without consent, help a drunk person avoid a possible assault, and would provide campus authorities information regarding an assault.
Prevalence of victimization & Disclosure
- 8% agreed that in the last 12-months they had experienced some type of sexual assault/harassment/stalking and/or know someone who has.
- For the most recent incident, the 0% of the students described their relationship to the person(s) at the time of the incident as a fellow student. 78% preferred not to respond.
- 0% reported that they told a peer advisor/educator about the most recent incident and 2% reported that they told their Title IX Coordinator. 79% preferred not to respond
- In response to the most recent incident, 87% of student were not sure or preferred not to answer why they decided not to report their incident.
- 85% stated that they were aware of affirmative consent prior to this survey. 12% still stated that someone who is intoxicated can provide consent.