Enough is Enough Program

Combating Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence on College Campuses in New York State

"We need to show students that no matter which college or university they attend, they will be supported, they will be respected, [and] they are never alone."- Governors PSA

For assistance with sexual assault or domestic violence:

General Information

College students have the right to a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment free from discrimination and violence. The Enough is Enough law was signed by Governor Cuomo in July, 2015 to address sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking on college campuses.

The law requires all New York colleges and universities to implement uniform prevention and response policies and procedures related to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. New York State Education Law was amended to include a state-wide definition of affirmative consent; anamnestypolicy for bystandersor victims who report sexual assault; the students' bill of rights; campus climate assessments, prevention training requirements and more. The Enough is Enough law also included the establishment of a Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit within the Division of State Police and funding to rape crisis programs to support colleges and universities' response and prevention needs.

Statistics on Campus Sexual & Domestic Violence

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted while in college.2,5
  • More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault.4
  • More than 50% college sexual assaults occur August-November8
  • According to the National Institute of Justice,3rape survivors knew their attacker as a
    • Classmate/fellow student: 25.9%
    • Friend: 34.1%
    • Boyfriend or ex-boyfriend: 27.4%
    • Acquaintance: 39.2%.
  • 43% of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors (physical, sexual, technology-facilitated, verbal or other controlling behavior).6
  • 13% of female college students have been stalked at school.7

New York State Enough is Enough Program

Through the Enough is Enough program, the department supports 53 Rape Crisis and Sexual Violence Programs statewide to assist colleges and universities in implementing the response services, training, and prevention education components required in the Enough is Enough law. The goal is to prevent campus sexual violence and to provide trauma-informed assistance to college and university student victims.

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Enough is Enough Program Providers Map

Colleges and Universities are charged with leading the fight against sexual violence on their campus. Rape Crisis Programs (RCP) are important community partners to nearby campuses for expertise, services, and programming. Click on your county on the map below to find RCPs in the area. You can also view a list of RCPs in all counties

New York State Map
Albany County Allegany County Broome County Cattaragus County Cayuga County Chautauqua County Chemung County Chenango County Clinton County Columbia County Cortland County Delaware County Dutchess County Erie County Essex County Franklin County Fulton County Genesee County Greene County Hamilton County - Rape Crisis and Sexual Violence Prevention Program Not Available Herkimer County Jefferson County Lewis County Livingston County Madison County Monroe County Montgomery County Nassau County Niagara County Oneida County Onondaga County Ontario County Orange County Orleans County Oswego County Otsego County Putnam County Rensselaer County Rockland County Saratoga County Schenectady County Schoharie County Schuyler County Seneca County St. Lawrence County Steuben County Suffolk County Sullivan County Tioga County Tompkins County Ulster County Warren County Washington County Wayne County Westchester County Wyoming County Yates County Bronx County Kings County (Brooklyn) New York County (Manhattan) Queens County Richmond County (Staten Island) Richmond County (Staten Island) Bronx County New York County (Manhattan) Kings County (Brooklyn) Queens County

Laws, Policies, & Procedures

For more specific information on a particular college or universities' policies and procedures, please contact the school directly.

Resources & Tools to Assist with Meeting Enough is Enough Requirements

In collaboration with nearby colleges and universities, rape crisis programs (RCP) are a critical resource for implementing sexual assault prevention programs and responding to victims. Local RCPs provide student sexual assault victims with advocacy, counseling, case management, and safety planning.

Prevention

To address sexual assault in a comprehensive manner, college communities should take multifaceted approaches that consider root causes of violence against women and men, promote bystander intervention, and promote healthy relationships. The attention on campus violence and resources available due to the Enough is Enough law has provided RCPs an opportunity to support their college community's comprehensive prevention activities.

Comprehensive prevention programs are: 1

  • Culturally relevant,
  • Sustainable,
  • Tailored to the community,
  • Evidence-based,
  • Trauma-informed,
  • Guided by multiple stakeholders including students,
  • And working at the individual, relationship, community, and societal levels.

Training and Technical Assistance Center for Rape Crisis Programs

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault and New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to rape crisis programs throughout New York State. Per the terms of the Enough is Enough law, colleges and universities enter into Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), agreements or collaborative partnership with rape crisis programs to assist with the implementation of policies and procedures concerning the response to and the prevention of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking on college/university campuses. Training and TA Center assists rape crisis programs with their efforts to assist colleges/universities with the Enough is Enough requirements.

Resources for Enough is Enough Program Providers to assist Colleges & Universities

For Immediate Help

Besides reporting incidences of abuse, there are many ways that students can be involved in the prevention and response to campus sexual and domestic violence. It's important for students to know their rights, become involved in raising awareness, and educate themselves on the issues of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. More resources are provided below.

All students have the right to:

  1. Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
  2. Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;
  3. Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the judicial or conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the institution;
  4. Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
  5. Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
  6. Be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;
  7. Describe the incident to as few institution representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
  8. Be protected from retaliation by the institution, any student, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution;
  9. Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
  10. Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process; and
  11. Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial or conduct process of the institution.

Raise Awareness

Students can raise awareness on sexual and domestic violence through social media. Here are some examples:

Other Useful Information

Department of Health Enough is Enough Program Contact Information

Lynn Baniak, Director of Campus Sexual Assault Prevention
NYS Department of Health, Division of Family Health
Bureau of Women, Infant, and Adolescent Health
Empire State Plaza - Corning Tower, Room 821
Albany, New York 12237
(518) 474-0535
EiE@health.ny.gov*

*Note:This shared mailbox is only monitored by Sexual Violence Prevention Program staff from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and is intended for non-emergency purposes. If you are someone who has been sexually assaulted and you are seeking immediate assistance, please contact the New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence at 1-800-942-6906. If it is an emergency, contact 911.

More Information on Enough is Enough Law & Sexual Violence

New York State Resources

National Resources

References:

  1. Hoffman, L. (2015). Sexual assault prevention on U.S. college campuses: A national scan. Retrieved from California Coalition Against Sexual Assault [CALCASA] and Prevent Connect: with http://www.preventconnect.org/2016/05/sexual-assault-prevention-on-u-s-college-campuses-a-national-scan/
  2. Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. (2012). Creating trauma-informed services: A guide for sexual assault programs and their system partners. Retrieved from www.wcsap.org/sites/wcsap.huang.radicaldesigns.org/files/uploads/resources_publications/special_editions/Trauma-Informed-Advocacy.pdf
  3. White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. (2013). Not alone: The first report of the White House Task Force to protect students from sexual assault. Retrieved from notalone.gov/assets/report.pdf
  4. Fisher, B., Cullen, F., and Turner, M. (2000). The sexual victimization of college women (NCJ 182369). Retrieved from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/182369.pdf
  5. Krebs, C. P., Lindquist, C., Warner, T., Fisher, B., and Martin, S. (2007). The campus sexual assault (CSA) study: Final report. Retrieved from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/221153.pdf
  6. Knowledge Networks, Inc. (2011). 2011 college dating violence and abuse poll. Retrieved from: www.loveisrespect.org/pdf/College_Dating_And_Abuse_Final_Study.pdf
  7. Reno, J., Marcus, D., Leary, M.L., and Samuels, J.E. (2000). The sexual victimization of college women. National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Retrieved from: www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/182369.pdf
  8. Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). (2016). Statistics. Retrieved from: www.rainn.org/statistics