Campus climate survey will open in November
Posted on September 11, 2019
Students, faculty and staff members are invited to participate in the university’s sixth myGVSU Climate Survey, an anonymous and online survey that will be open from November 14-24.
Jesse Bernal, vice president for Inclusion and Equity, called it a best practice to survey campus community members every four or five years to get a snapshot of what it’s like to learn, live and work at Grand Valley.
“Survey results help to support the goal of providing a rich, inclusive learning and working environment that attracts and welcomes a diverse community,” Bernal said.
Results from the 2015 campus climate survey showed 87 percent of all respondents were “comfortable” or “very comfortable” with the overall campus climate.
More than 40 percent of the campus community participated: 9,996 students and 1,929 faculty and staff members. The response rate was well above the national average of 29 percent, organizers this year hope for a participation rate of 100 percent.
Meetings will be held to answer questions about the survey, dates are listed below.
• September 23, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, room 140
• September 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Kirkhof Center, Pere Marquette Room
• September 26, 1-3 p.m., DeVos Center, room 105E.
Students, faculty and staff members will receive an email in November with a link to the online survey. Incentives, in the form of $1,000-$2,000 grants, will again be offered for completing the survey.
Bernal said many positive changes have been implemented on campus following results of the past five surveys. These include household member benefits, pay equity study and pay adjustments, multifaith prayer space and the social justice centers.
More information about campus climate survey is online at gvsu.edu/mygvsu.