Dear Missouri S&T community member,
Last spring, Missouri S&T launched a comprehensive campus climate survey to help our university identify perceptions and experiences related to civility and support a diversity of people, activities and viewpoints. More than 2,700 of you – 32 percent of the campus community – participated in this survey, providing valuable input and giving us a better understanding of the experiences and perceptions of students, staff and faculty. I want to thank you for your input. Your responses have provided us with important information about our campus climate and will inform our continuing efforts to make our campus even more welcoming and inclusive.
In the links below, you will find the executive summary of the report as well as the slides from our Nov. 2 forum and a video recording from that forum. I invite you to review this material, but I also want you to know that our work toward improving campus climate will continue. In the coming weeks and months, I and my fellow members of the Chancellor’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion-II will work closely with Chancellor Schrader and other campus leaders to engage students, staff and faculty on the issues identified by the survey results. We welcome and encourage your ongoing participation and discussion as we move forward to make Missouri S&T a more vibrant, welcoming place to learn, work and foster the creativity and innovation that will make our world a better place.
Our entire campus community benefits from a climate that respects individual needs, abilities and potential, does not tolerate discrimination or harassment, and is characterized by equal access for all regardless of cultural differences. Thank you for your help in making this a reality at Missouri S&T.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resource Services, Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion
Chair, Chancellor’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion-II