CWRU Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity releases survey to assist in Diversity Strategic Action Plan

Sarah Karkoff, Staff Writer

The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (OIDEO) has launched a campus-wide survey at Case Western Reserve University in order to further the goals of their Diversity Strategic Action Plan (DSAP), created in 2012. Moving forward, the questionnaire will be administered every three years in an attempt to regularly monitor the campus climate in regards to inclusion and diversity.

According to the OIDEO website, the DSAP was created in order to create “increased visibility, accountability and collaboration as the university strives to fulfill its inclusion, diversity and equity goals.” The top three actionable goals of the DSAP are to improve the “campus climate,” increase “retention and recruitment of faculty, students and staff from underrepresented groups” and enhance “leveraging of university resources to advance diversity and inclusion.” In order to continue achieving these goals, the campus climate survey was released. 

The survey is estimated to take just 5-10 minutes to complete, and questions will range from simple multiple choice to short answer. The survey inquires as to whether individuals feel that CWRU has an inclusive climate. Furthermore, participants have the ability to give their own thoughts and suggestions as to how CWRU can better serve its students. 

To compensate people for their time, the OIDEO is offering participants the chance to register in a raffle to win one of 50 available Bon Appétit vouchers. These $20 vouchers will be valid at many campus dining locations. 

The questionnaire will help the OIDEO understand the current climate within CWRU. The information collected by this survey will aid the OIDEO in creating a more comprehensive and informed DSAP in the future. If you want your concerns to contribute to the mission of the DSAP, consider participating in the survey and sharing your apprehensions. 

For any additional inquiries about the new climate survey, the OIDEO recommends that you reach out to the Office of Institutional Research at