Participate in university climate survey

Wichita State will launch a campus-wide university climate survey today, April 18. The survey will be sent to official university email addresses. All students, faculty and staff are asked to participate in this confidential survey about the campus environment.

This survey will guide Wichita State University as it works to continue its mission of inclusive excellence – a commitment to being an inclusive campus that reflects and promotes – in all community members – the evolving diversity of society. Every member of the campus is encouraged to participate.

Students who participate in the survey will be entered into a giveaway for a chance to win one of 10 $50 gift cards.

Wichita State University is embarking on a campus-wide university climate survey. This is an important opportunity to share your perspective and your voice. Climate surveys are key in the journey to establishing equity and inclusivity for any university, and it is critical we are conducting this again. Effecting change requires each member of our community to participate in efforts to build a community where all are welcomed and valued.

How the survey will work
On Monday, April 18, a survey invitation will be emailed directly to all active students, faculty and staff official university email addresses from Hanover Research, an independent market research and analysis surveyor. The survey will be live through April 30. You will be asked direct questions, and you can also fill in open-ended answers of your campus experiences and your thoughts. The study is for research purposes only; all information you provide will be maintained on a confidential basis by Hanover Research and will only be reported to Wichita State University. The survey should only take 20-25 minutes of your time.

The survey will enable WSU to elevate and accelerate the university’s work to ensure we are an equitable, diverse, accessible, and inclusive community. The university encourages you to participate thoughtfully. We are making great strides in inclusive excellence – a commitment to being an inclusive campus that reflects and promotes – in all community members – the evolving diversity of society. Wichita State believes that diversity and inclusion efforts are not complete until it addresses the current state of the climate. This survey will help us in our continuous efforts to ignite change and showcase our work. As we get more responses, we will get better results in representing our community. Please check your emails in the next few days for your individual link and take the time to complete the survey.

What staff members should note
On April 6, The Docking Institute of Public Affair sent out a survey to all University Support Staff (USS) and Unclassified Professional Staff (UPS) and representatives with the subject: USS-UPS Staff Climate Survey 2022 a few weeks ago. While they are seeking input on climate, their survey does not talk about the climate on campus. Instead, it discusses the climate of working with the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) system. 

For more information, contact the Climate Survey representative at