Following Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement today of a public awareness campaign to educate students about “Enough is Enough,” the State University of New York has released two new web-based tools to support victims of sexual assault or interpersonal violence, whether the victim attends a SUNY school or lives in any one of New York State’s communities.
Governor Cuomo kicked off the Enough is Enough awareness campaign to highlight the State’s new law to combat sexual violence on college campuses, which takes effect this semester. As part of the campaign, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Special Advisor Christine Quinn will be visiting campuses statewide to meet with students, faculty and staff and discuss the new law, and distribute informational cards that promote facts about the initiative, as well as students’ rights and protections under the law.
Governor Cuomo signed his “Enough is Enough” legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses statewide. The new law requires all colleges to adopt a set of comprehensive procedures and guidelines, including a uniform definition of affirmative consent, a statewide amnesty policy, and expanded access to law enforcement to ensure the safety of all students attending colleges in New York State.