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Climate Study

What is the Campus Climate Study?

The Campus Climate Study was a way to measure the climate of diversity and inclusiveness on the UW-Green Bay campus with regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation, religious affiliation, veteran status, etc.
A welcoming, or inclusive, campus is important in order to recruit and retain talented faculty and students. Students will succeed in a learning environment that meets their unique and diverse needs.

The Study identified areas that UW-Green Bay can address to create a welcoming environment for faculty and staff members and students from diverse backgrounds.

With no more than 45 minutes of everybody's time, they had a powerful role in shaping our diversity climate for the future.
This was everybody's opportunity to describe personal experiences, observations and suggestions for change at UW-Green Bay.
Your voice in this in-depth, comprehensive survey helped us identify strategies for addressing potential challenges and diversity initiatives.

Some of the above narrative was provided by UW-Whitewater.

Climate Study Results

College campuses are complex social systems. They are defined by the relationships between faculty, staff, students, and alumni; bureaucratic procedures embodied by institutional policies; structural frameworks; institutional missions, visions, and core values; institutional history and traditions; and larger social contexts (Hurtado, Milem, Clayton-Pederson, & Allen, 1998).
Institutional missions suggest that higher education values multicultural awareness and understanding within an environment of mutual respect and cooperation. Academic communities expend a great deal of effort fostering climates that nurture their missions with the understanding that climate has a profound effect on the academic community’s ability to excel in teaching, research, and scholarship. Institutional strategic plans advocate creating welcoming and inclusive climates that are grounded in respect, nurtured by dialogue, and evidenced by a pattern of civil interaction.