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.
The questionnaire appendix for the UVA Diversity and Inclusion Climate Survey includes:
Faculty Climate Survey - pages 1 to 153
Staff Climate Survey - pages 154 to 260
Graduate Student Climate Survey - pages 261 to 398
Undergraduate Student Climate Survey - pages 399 to 533
Undergraduate Student Climate Survey (version for students who participated in the Student Experience in the Research University [SERU]) - pages 534 to 624