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Meredith is conducting a Campus Climate Survey in fall 2020 to better understand the realities and experiences of BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) on campus. The survey will be sent via email to students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i who graduated within the last ten years. It will be distributed in early October and remain open for the duration of the month.

The survey, which will be conducted through the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium, will provide an anonymous platform for providing feedback and a means for action. A diverse team of Meredith staff members were charged with researching the best means for administering the survey. 

Criteria for selecting the survey instrument included, but was not limited to

  • Constructs that Meredith is interested in assessing (campus climate, diversity, equity, inclusion, institutional support, discrimination, and harassment)
  • Results broken out by sub-groups
  • Timeline available for distribution
  • Timeliness of reporting
  • Benchmarking against other institutions
  • Availability for follow-up questions and additional reports
  • Cost

Results for the survey are expected to be available in January or February 2021. Aggregate data that cannot be linked to individuals will be made available to the College's Executive Leadership Team. Further in-depth data may also be gathered through focus interviews and additional targeted surveys. Meredith’s Executive Leadership Team will evaluate the results and then develop actionable steps to address the feedback from the Meredith community.

"The Campus Climate survey is designed to elicit the voices of all members of the Meredith College community regarding their experiences with racism. This will help us ensure we are addressing all aspects of racism, not just those that are most obvious or easy to solve."Jo Allen, President