Brooklyn College Listed as Non-Compliant With Sexual Assault Prevention Law

Brooklyn College currently stands as one of only 29 institutions of higher education in “non-compliance” with New York State’s Enough is Enough sexual assault prevention law, according to a survey released last Tuesday by the New York State Office of Campus Safety.

According to the statewide compliance review’s preliminary report, Brooklyn College’s shortcomings include insufficient information provided to students regarding sexual assault policy and the total lack of a policy in place to determine ongoing threats.

Within the CUNY system, this distinction is shared by Lehman College, Queensborough Community College, and The Graduate Center.

All twenty-nine non-compliant schools must submit a plan to achieve compliance within the next thirty days and submit documentation proving full compliance within sixty days.

“Creating a safe and secure environment is a top priority at all CUNY campuses. We support the Governor’s Enough is Enough initiative and are committed to achieving compliance throughout the university,” CUNY spokesperson Frank Sobrino told The New York Post.

Aside from the twenty-nine non-compliant institutions, New York State colleges have generally met the Enough is Enough law’s criteria well, with nearly 90 percent of all institutions in either significant or full compliance. The aforementioned preliminary report notes this figure as “encouraging, but not satisfactory,” and says that New York State will continue to pursue 100 percent compliance with Enough is Enough.

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