UP encourages students to take Campus Climate Survey

By Austin Thompson | February 10, 2022 12:17pm
A student takes the Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey. The anonymous survey is designed for the admin to better understand how the students, faculty, and staff perceive the climate at UP in terms of diversity and inclusion.
Media Credit: Ryan Reynolds / The Beacon

The University campus climate survey — an anonymous survey which allows UP to measure aspects of campus life such as whether students feel welcome, included, supported or discriminated against — was made available to all students on Jan. 31. 

“I would really encourage every member of the University community to take the survey regardless of how you feel it's going to benefit you,” Eduardo Contreras, associate provost for international education, diversity and inclusion, said. “The idea with the survey is for every student of every identity to feel seen and to share their information.”

Contreras stressed that the survey, which has only been formally conducted once, in 2019, has been particularly beneficial for students identifying as QTBIPOC.

“We had a number of students who identify as LGBTQ say that they felt higher degrees of discrimination than the folks who identified as non LGBTQ,” Contreras said. “So we worked with a lot of different units on campus to create a centralized place for resources for LGBTQ students and that came as a direct result of the survey.”

To take the survey can check their school emails for the link from Dr. Contreras. 

Austin Thompson is a reporter with the Beacon. He can be reached at thompsau22@up.edu