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2014 Campus Climate Survey Study Results

In the fall semester of 2014 the campus community had the opportunity to BE HEARD and share their perceptions and experiences through a campus-wide climate survey.

This study is one part of SVSU’s ongoing efforts to foster a healthy and inclusive environment for all members of the university community. SVSU will use the findings from this study to develop new actions or initiatives, or enhance existing efforts, that will improve the working, living, and learning environments here.

The survey results were analyzed by Dr. Sue Rankin from Rankin and Associates (now Rankin Climate), the external consultant who developed the survey in conjunction with the Campus Climate Core Advisory Group. Dr. Rankin shared the results with the campus community during a series of town hall meetings as well a number of documents which include the executive summary, presentation slides from the town hall meetings, and many more. 

Town Hall Meeting Presentation

Actions Taken Based on 2014 Survey Results

  • Updated the Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy to include gender identity
  • Officially recognized & funded for the SVSU Pride Center
  • Introduced Inclusion Advocates training
  • Developed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops which started as Cultural Competency Dialogues, now called Courageous Conversations Program.
    • The purpose of the program is to provide a safe place for the SVSU community to discuss critical topics in regard to race, culture, gender, stereotypes, multiple identities, diversity and multiculturalism in our community. Program has hosted over 60 conversations, including conversations about microaggressions, unconscious biases, inclusive behaviors among many, many topics.
  • Climate was identified and plays a critical role SVSU Core Value: "A Safe, Friendly and Respectful Campus Climate" and Strategic Planning Goal 2 "Our people, climate and culture transform lives"