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Campus Climate Study

 Campus Climate Survey


Santa Clara University seeks to create and maintain a welcoming and inclusive campus environment that respects individual abilities, differences, needs and potentials. This desire is in line with our Jesuit values and traditions.

This winter quarter 2018 from January 23 - February 27, 2018, a university-wide assessment of learning, living and working at Santa Clara University will be conducted to understand the current climate that exists.

This climate study effort is a direct response to the recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity and Inclusion and the Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion. This climate study offers you the opportunity to describe your personal experience and observations, and offer suggestions for change to help enhance the campus climate at Santa Clara.

The goals of the climate study are to:

  • Identify successful initiatives
  • Uncover challenges facing members of our university community
  • Develop strategic initiatives to build upon the successes and address the challenges

All Santa Clara faculty, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate) are encouraged to participate in this confidential study that will be conducted by an external consultant, Rankin & Associates Consulting, which has conducted more than 170 similar studies at other institutions across the nation, including nine Jesuit institutions. The findings from this survey will help Santa Clara to create and maintain a healthy, inclusive environment for all.