In February 2019, Colgate administered the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium’s Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey
for the second time. We wanted to learn our students’ perceptions of Colgate’s climate for unwanted sexual contact and sexual assault, how Colgate responds to sexual assaults, and whether and how often they have experienced unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault.
We are sharing the results in order to engage the campus community in informed discussion about how to address this complex and difficult issue.
This page shares a summary of the survey results. You may review the full data set here
. You may also review the results to the 2015 survey administration
On This Page...
|American Indian or Alaska Native ||# |
|Asian ||4.3% |
|Black or African American ||1.4% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander ||# |
|White ||78.0% |
|Hispanic or Latino/a ||8.1% |
|Not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident ||3.3% |
|Two or more races ||3.8% |
|Unknown ||# |
# Data were redacted to protect the anonymity of the survey completers.
Summary of Findings
These findings are a summary of the survey results. The full data set is also available online from the Office of Institutional Planning and Research
Views on General Climate at Colgate
Students “strongly agree” or “agree” with the following
|Statement ||Colgate |
|Faculty, staff, and administrators at Colgate are genuinely concerned about students’ welfare. ||83.1% |
|Students at Colgate are genuinely concerned about the welfare of other students. ||68.2% |
|I feel safe on this campus. ||81.7% |
Unwanted Sexual Contact
Unwanted sexual contact, defined:
Unwanted verbal behaviors
Such as someone making sexual comments about your body; making unwelcome sexual advances, propositions, or suggestions to you; or telling you sexually offensive jokes or kidding about your sex or gender-specific traits.
Unwanted nonverbal behaviors
Such as someone sending you sexual emails, texts, or pictures; posting sexual comments about you on blogs or social media; showing you sexually offensive pictures or objects; leering at you or making lewd gestures towards you; or touching oneself sexually in front of you.
Unwanted brief physical contact
Such as someone briefly groping you, rubbing sexually against you, pinching you, or engaging in any other brief inappropriate or unwelcome touching of your body.
This page shares a summary of the survey results. The full set of survey results is also available on the institutional planning and research page. VIEW FULL RESULTS
These findings are serious and troubling. They are not just numbers, but the voices of our students. We are actively working to educate students and prevent sexual assault in our community. But while Colgate has supported a number of programs to confront these problems, there is still much more to be done.
- Full results are also available on the institutional planning and research page.
- Online sexual violence prevention training is mandatory for new students, all student leaders, and student-athletes
- Led successful effort to establish Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) coverage for Hamilton