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The Marist Community

2019 Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey

Leadership at Marist College would like to know more about students’ perceptions of Marist’s climate on unwanted sexual contact and sexual assault, students’ perceptions of how the College addresses and responds to sexual assault, and whether and how often students have experienced unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault. We realize that we can only begin real improvement when we receive candid feedback from those who the problem affects most, our students. In order to do so, Marist will administer its second campus climate survey on the topic of sexual violence, and we need your participation.

On February 18, 2019, you will receive an e-mail asking for your participation in a Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey. The e-mail you receive will originate from and will be delivered to your Marist email. The Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium, also known as HEDS, is administering this survey at the direction of Marist College. This survey is completely anonymous, and has been approved by the College’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). Marist College will have no way of knowing whether you took the survey or how you answered its questions. At the conclusion of the survey, HEDS will provide to the College only raw data with no identifying information whatsoever.

Some of the questions in the survey are personal, and you may be emotionally impacted while answering them. Throughout the survey, there are links to information about resources should you wish to talk to someone. Trigger warnings are included in the survey, and a participant can stop taking the survey at any time. The survey takes, on average, about fifteen (15) minutes to complete.

For more information about the survey, please contact In addition, you can view a FAQ document pertaining to this survey. This document answers the most common questions that students may have about the survey.

Marist College sincerely hopes that you will take part in this most important survey, which will end of March 11, 2019. Your answers to these questions will help Marist College provide better support for those who have experienced sexual violence, develop policies and prevention strategies to reduce the frequency of sexual violence in our community, and gauge the campus climate regarding sexual misconduct among students.

At the end of the survey, you will have the option of entering multiple random drawings to win Marist gear! Please follow the instructions provided to enter. 


Sexual misconduct including sexual assault, dating/relationship violence, domestic violence, and stalking are violations of Marist College's standards of conduct and the State of New York Penal Code. Members of the College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence and any form of gender-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. When a responding party is found to have violated this policy, sanctions will be imposed based on the nature of the case. This policy is intended to define community expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated. This policy extends to all members of the Marist community regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression of individuals involved. 

While there are a number of laws and regulations that mandate how colleges and universities handle allegations of sexual misconduct and assault, it is impossible to define every scenario that could be a violation of this policy. Ultimately, the College has the discretion to determine whether or not the policy has been violated and impose appropriate sanctions for infractions.

Building a Healthy Community

Violence based on sex and/or gender, including sexual assault, concerns most of the world's colleges and universities, including Marist College. Marist College aims to prevent and respond to sexual assault, dating/intimate partner/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment through prevention training, collaboration, outreach, and advocacy. This website offers information and resources to prepare our community about sexual assault prevention, awareness, and what healthy relationships entail.

The resources provided on this site are to assist and educate members of the Marist community, support a survivor immediately after an assault, and to provide information to the family and friends of survivors.

Because the knowledge and resources available about relationships and sexual aggression continues to grow, new information will be posted to this website on an ongoing basis. It is our intention to continue to build a healthy campus culture of support and good-will.

Should you have suggestions for the site, please don't hesitate to contact the Title IX Coordinator:

Marist Title IX Coordinator

Toya Cooper
Title IX Coordinator/Director of Equity, Inclusion & Compliance
120 Donnelly Hall
Marist College