Colgate participates in the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium’s Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey.

This page contains descriptive language of sexual assault and other gender-based violence that may be triggering to survivors and others.

When administering the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium’s Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey Colgate 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. 


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.

  • 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

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Haven is a sexual violence resource center that provides confidential care, support, advocacy, and trauma-informed clinical services for survivors.