SUNY Policies on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

These policies reflect comments from:

Find more information about the Chancellor’s Temporary Working Group on Continual Improvement to Sexual Violence Prevention Policies and its membership.

SUNY Board of Trustees’ resolution calling for the establishment of these policies.

The Chancellor’s Working Group met several times to draft and refine policies. In addition, Working Group coordinators hosted two Town Hall meetings where members of the SUNY community had an opportunity to provide feedback and suggested changes to the policies, and two Town Hall meetings with the Governor’s Office and outside advocacy groups who likewise provided feedback and suggested changes. The policies benefitted significantly from input from a wide variety of experts. Upon the recommendation of the Working Group, the Chancellor adopted the following policies:


Further resources may be found at the SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Resources page and the SUNY Compliance Page Safety, Security, and Public Health.

A plain language explanation of the differences between the criminal justice process and the college disciplinary system.

Model MOU between Colleges and Rape Crisis Centers

Information on complying with the Violence Against Women Act and SUNY-created model policies may be found in the SUNY Office of General Counsel document Policy and Programming Changes Pursuant to the Campus SaVE Provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.