An important institutional goal related to equity, inclusion, and diversity is a climate of inclusion, collaboration, and care that appreciates and seeks diversity as a source of enrichment and strength, and is rooted in justice, civility, and respect.

To realize this goal, the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Leadership Council for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity are pursuing assessment of the university climate as a key objective by establishing a mechanism and process for regularly assessing the university climate and devising strategies to realize the shared goal of a climate of inclusion.

Campus initiatives to assess campus climate include: