Efforts to support Meredith College’s anti-racism initiative have been ongoing since it was launched in June 2020. One of the earliest, and most important, steps in this critical work was to undertake a nationally normed campus climate survey of undergraduate and graduate students, employees, and alumnae/i.
Results from the survey were received by the Office of Research, Planning, and Assessment (RPA) in March 2021.
Some results include: Respondents do not see a campus that is as diverse and equitable as it could be, nor do they see institutional support for admission and retention that is as strong as it could be. Negative language, expectations, or behaviors have been personally experienced or witnessed across all groups. Negative comments about political views were heard most frequently, followed by comments about racial or ethnic identity.