Climate Survey

Biennial SUNY Uniform Campus Climate Survey

Pursuant to New York State Education Law Article 129-B and 2014 and 2018 Board policies, The State University of New York conducts a survey of the campus climate around sexual and interpersonal violence every other year. Separate surveys are sent to all students and all employees, respectively. No one under the age of 18 is surveyed.

Survey e-mails come from SUNY System Administration (an example of the e-mail is below). To demonstrate legitimacy and guard against spam or false e-mails, the Climate Survey e-mail will include the first name of the recipient and be sent to the e-mail address they maintain on file with their campus. Pursuant to policy, the technology of the survey instrument is set up so that it is not possible to match the responses to the survey with the identification of the person who submitted it.

Student Survey Incentive

Upon submission of the student Climate Survey, students will be offered the opportunity to submit their name for a randomized incentive drawing. This information is entered into a separate survey. Clicking Submit on the Climate Survey severs the link irretrievably with the Incentive Survey. This means that when the student enters their name and email address, it cannot be tracked to their responses to the Climate Survey. With the support of the SUNY Provost, the University will randomly select 150 students to receive $100 Amazon Gift Certificates.


Student Email Example

Student email example

Employee Email Example

Sample Employee email


For more information, please contact:

System Principal Investigator:
Joseph Storch, Associate Counsel
State University of New York
H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
Albany, New York 12246
(518) 320-1400

System Coordinator:
Roma Shah
State University of New York
H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
Albany, New York 12246
(518) 445-4143