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The University Diversity and Inclusion Climate Survey was conducted in 2018 by the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at the University of Virginia in conjunction with Archie Holmes, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and a survey committee. While a survey on these topics was already under discussion in relation to the University’s strategic efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, it was also the recommendation of the Dean’s Working Group, convened in response to the events of August 11-12, 2017, that a survey of the climate for inclusion and safety be conducted to aid in informing the University on priority areas for institutional transformation. University President Teresa A. Sullivan accepted that recommendation and the Board of Visitors approved funding for the survey project in early March 2018. 

The survey was conducted between April and June of 2018. All undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty from UVA, including the College at Wise, were included in the sample, except for those in the Medical Center and School of Medicine. CSR then performed data analysis, prepared tables, and drafted the final report. In the time since this survey was conducted, UVA has made important commitments related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Contact Information

  • For technical questions about the methodology and survey analysis, please contact the Center for Survey Research.
  • For questions about the background of the survey, how the results are being used and related questions, please contact Rachel Spraker (, Senior Director for Equity and Inclusive Excellence in the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.