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Campus Climate Study

About the Study

At Winona State University, we seek to create an environment characterized by openness, fairness, and equal access for all students, staff, and faculty. A welcoming and inclusive campus climate is grounded in mutual respect, nurtured by dialogue, evidenced by a pattern of civil interaction, and is one of the foundations of our educational model. Creating and maintaining a community environment that respects individual needs, abilities and potential is critically important.

To ensure full transparency and to provide a more complete perspective, we have contracted with Rankin & Associates Consulting to help lead this effort. Rankin & Associates have conducted over 200 campus climate assessment projects over the last 25 years. Under their guidance, the Campus Climate Study Work Group (CCSWG) developed the campus climate assessment survey protocol and instrument and invited students, faculty, staff, and administrators to participate in the survey available from February 6, 2018 through March 9, 2018. The survey results were analyzed and summarized by Rankin & Associates Consulting and presented to the campus community on November 29, 2018.

The campus stakeholders will digest the results and plan and implement actions for improving the campus climate.