University climate refers to the atmospheres in all corners of campus (residence halls, classrooms, the dean’s office, etc.) that create feelings of inclusion and support to succeed or instead foster the opposite. Campus climate includes personal experiences, perceptions and university efforts and is influenced by the attitudes, values and behaviors of students and employees. The University of Mississippi recruited Rankin & Associates Consulting to administer a survey to students that covered topics like free speech, awareness of university resources, faculty and staff support, overall satisfaction with the university and others. The study seeks to identify what is working and what challenges need to be met and addressed.
The University of Mississippi greatly values each individual and the experiences, uniqueness, histories and backgrounds that play a role in student identities. This study is one active way UM strives for diversity, inclusion and a safe and welcoming environment for all. For more information, visit our FAQ page.