The myGVSU Climate Survey is now CLOSED.

Thank you for your participation! Winners of the student, faculty, and staff grants have been notified! Their names will be published later this week. Preliminary results from the survey will be reported to the campus during the Winter 2016 semester. A full timeline can be found here. Below are preliminary participation rates. These numbers may change as the data is cleaned. 

Preliminary response rates

Climate Survey averages

Your voice is important to our community.

From November 12-22, 2015, all students, faculty, and staff will be encouraged to participate in the myGVSU Climate Survey 2015 online and confidentially tell us what the climate is like to learn, live, and work at Grand Valley State University. As a student, faculty, or staff member at GVSU, you matter to us and we want to hear from you.

This will be the 5th climate study conducted at Grand Valley and will help support our values of inclusiveness and community, and commitment to creating a welcoming environment where all members of our community can safely and proudly be their authentic selves. This effort supports the university’s Strategic Plan 2016-2021 outcome to be “diverse and inclusive.” The survey results will be used to assist all areas of Grand Valley in focusing their efforts to make the university more welcoming and inclusive. The data collected allows us to better understand your experiences so we can continually create a better GVSU. With this knowledge, we can continue to reinforce what is working and address what is not. 

Your participation will drive action.

Based on survey findings, we will continue to identify and refine strategic initiatives and action plans to improve or enhance institutional climate. Many of the programs, initiatives, and policy changes related to diversity and inclusion and other positive changes at GVSU have been informed by previous studies. We will be transparent and open with the results. The results of the survey will be reported in meetings for all members of the community, and will be posted here at

Students on campus