Climate Study & Surveys

2016 Campus Climate Survey at UW-Madison

In fall 2016, the University of Wisconsin–Madison fielded a campus-wide student climate survey.

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement and the UW Survey Center administered the survey in response to recommendations presented in Forward Together: A Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence. The goal was to understand students’ experiences with and perceptions about campus climate and diversity, including how people of different backgrounds and identities experience life at UW-Madison.

All undergraduate, graduate, professional, and non-degree-seeking students were invited to participate in the survey: 8,652 students completed the survey, a 21% response rate.

The 2016 Campus Climate Survey Technical Report, which contains a description of the survey methodology and analysis of the climate survey results, is available below.

2016 Campus Climate Survey Technical Report

Appendix A: 2016 Campus Climate Survey Instrument

Appendix B: Student Demographic Tables

Appendix C: Detailed Data Tables

In spring 2017, the university appointed a Campus Climate Study Task Force comprised of faculty, staff, and students to review the results of the survey and develop a set of recommendations to address its findings. The Campus Climate Study Task Force Report is available here.

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