Speak Your Truth

Speak Your Truth

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Campus climate report forums

During the week of October 9th to October 16, you can participate in one of five forum sessions to contribute to the discussion of an action plan in response to the results from the Campus Climate survey. These forums will be organized by groups, including undergraduate students, graduate students, academic faculty, administrative faculty and classified staff.

All sessions will be held in Mack Social Science (room #241) from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

These sessions are meant to serve as discussion groups and capacity is limited, so you need to RSVP to attend.

Time and location of Climate Study response sessions
Date Group Time Location RSVP
October 9, 2019 Classified staff 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mack Social Science, #241 RSVP - 10/9/2019
October 10, 2019 Undergraduate students 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m Mack Social Science, #241 RSVP - 10/10/2019
October 11, 2019 Graduate students 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m Mack Social Science, #241 RSVP - 10/11/2019
October 14, 2019 Academic faculty 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m Mack Social Science, #241 RSVP - 10/14/2019
October 16, 2019 Administrative faculty 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m Mack Social Science, #241 RSVP - 10/16/2019

Assessment of climate for living, learning and working at the University of Nevada, Reno

The University is at its best when we acknowledge and nurture the individual needs, abilities and potential of all of our people across campus – students, faculty and staff alike.


Survey overview

Who will be conducting the Campus Climate Survey?

To ensure full transparency and to provide a more complete perspective, we have contracted with Rankin & Associates Consulting to help lead this effort. Rankin & Associates Consulting is a nationally recognized leader in institutional evaluation. They have conducted more than 190 campus climate assessment projects over the last 20 years. A team from Rankin & Associates Consulting will coordinate with a working group comprised of students, staff and faculty from the University to develop and implement the assessment.

How will the data from the survey be used?

The results of the Campus Climate Survey will be available in fall 2019. These results will help the University to develop programs and policies to 1) increase inclusivity in areas that are shown to be problematic and to 2) enhance and replicate programs and policies in areas that are shown to be successfully meeting the needs of our campus community.

How long does it take to complete the survey?

Typically 30 minutes or less, depending on how much writing you decide to do in the comment areas of the survey.

Why should you participate in the Campus Climate Survey?

Since 1874, the University has valued the idea of shared governance – the notion that all of us are smarter than any one of us. What’s more, your participation in completing the anonymous Campus Climate Survey will help create a campus that is welcoming to all and hostile to no one person or group. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for you to have your say because your experience is unique and sharing that experience will inform the way policies and programs are created or improved. You truly can make a difference, simply, easily and confidentially, just by speaking your truth.

Thank you in advance for your help in making our campus welcoming and inclusive for all.


Climate study working group

Melanie Duckworth, Co-Chair

Associate Professor & Associate Dean
College of Science

Patricia Richard, Co-Chair

Chief of Staff
Office of the President

Aubrey Flores, Survey Coordinator

Executive Assistant to President Johnson
Office of the President

Meseret Ambachew

Commission of Projects and Events

Angie Bradley

Residential Life

Mary Ann Christensen

Assistant Director
Disability Resource Center

Sherif Elfass

Research Associate Professor
College of Engineering

Kerri Garcia

Interim Executive Director
Marketing and Communications

Tamara Guinn

External Vice President
Graduate Students Association

Jennifer Hagen

Professor & Senior Associate Dean
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Tom Harrison

Professor of Counseling
College of Education

Donna Healy

Administrative Assistant
Faculty Senate

Eric James

Police Services

Jennifer Lowman

Student Persistence Research
Principle Investigator

Julie Lucero

Assistant Professor
School of Community Health Sciences

Jody Lykes

The Multicultural Center

Anthony Martinez


Lisa Maletsky

Student Persistence Research

Jorge Ramirez

Carpenter Shop Supervisor
Facilities Services

Sandy Rodriguez

ASUN Center for Student Engagement

Angie Taylor

Community Liaison
Guardian Quest

Jeff Thompson

College of Science

Jeff Wong

Chair, Department of Accounting
College of Business


Climate survey FAQ


Campus climate study timeline

2018 timeline

June 2018
Initial meeting with Climate Working Group (CSWG)

July - August 2018
Plan focus groups
Begin survey development
Develop marketing & communication plan

October 22, 2018
Conduct focus groups

November - December 2018
Complete assessment tool
IRB application & approval

2019 timeline

February 19 - March 15, 2019
Survey administered

March - April, 2019
Data analyses

May - August, 2019
Develop report

September 2019
Present survey results

October - December 2019
University to develop action plan

Campus resource list