Campus Climate Surveys

Campus Climate Surveys

At the University of New Mexico, we strive to make our campus a place where our students are free to explore their passions and pursuits, and where discourse and debate are valued. In recent times the need to support our students, staff and faculty is even more critical.

We strive for a healthy and inclusive campus climate. Campus Climate is defined as “the current attitudes, behaviors and standards of faculty, staff, administrators and students concerning the level of respect for individual needs, abilities and potentials” by Susan Rankin, Pennsylvania State University Professor.

Our goal is to shape the experiences and perceptions of all individuals on campus, including all underrepresented groups – with regard to diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture to help create a more inclusive campus. To accomplish that goal, the University facilitates, sustains, and advances a culture that supports equity, inclusion, and community by fostering dialogue, respect, and personal growth. These purposeful activities and shared responsibility provide an environment that allows everyone the opportunity to succeed.

Current initiatives regarding Campus Climate include:

  • UNM Campus Climate Surveys 
    • Help create a climate that fosters diversity and success at the University of New Mexico! The Division for Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is looking to enhance the sense of belonging for staff across UNM campuses.

    • You can support this effort by taking an online climate survey that asks about: attitudes, behaviors, and standards of faculty, staff, administrators and students, respect for individual needs, abilities, and potential across units, allocation of research assets and the community wealth of the peoples of New Mexico and eyond, and the valuing of diverse voices at UNM.

    • This project is being conducted by the University of New Mexico Division for Equity and Inclusion. For more information, go to UNM Campus Climate, email, or call 505-277-1238. 

      Click here to access the Student Climate Survey:


      Survey Administration Cycle

      Our timelines (dates our climate surveys will be open):

      • Faculty, November-December, 2022
      • Staff, January 4 – February 28, 2023
      • Students, March 1 - April 23, 2023
      • HSC, TBA Fall 2023