More colleges sign on to “Enough is Enough” campaign

Calling it a crisis, Governor Andrew Cuomo is touring the state pushing for legislation to deal with rape and sexual assault on college campuses.

Cuomo brought his “Enough is Enough” campaign to Syracuse University Wednesday afternoon.

The governor says SU has signed on early to his proposal and already adopted policies very similar to the “Enough is Enough” legislation.

If passed into law, it would create a standard for both public and private colleges in New York to follow for handling rape and sexual assaults.

First, it calls for a victim to be informed of their rights and resources, including the right to go to the police.

It also establishes affirmative consent where both people have to say yes to a sexual encounter.

Governor Cuomo says, “What’s worse than the crime in some ways is the cover up, is the way we handle it, is our lack of admission.”

Along with Syracuse University, 10 other private colleges have joined the campaign, including Cazenovia College.

Schools in the SUNY system have already adopted the prevention and response protocols of the “Enough is Enough” legislation.

For a full list of schools participating in the “Enough is Enough” campaign, click here.

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