About the Climate Survey

The University of Oregon is committed to creating a welcoming and respectful campus environment where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and achieve, while feeling affirmed, valued, and respected. In addition, one of the university's strategic objectives is to build a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community.

In support of these commitments and objectives, the university conducted a workplace climate survey to identify individual, unit-based, structural, cultural, and institutional factors that improve or worsen campus climate, so that those factors can be addressed through targeted interventions.

What is this survey?

The survey will build upon the UO’s long history and commitment to inquiry, learning, and impact as a public research university. In this instance, it seeks to learn more about its own culture and how to best support all employees in inclusive and equitable ways. The university has partnered with Gallup, an independent analytics consulting firm, to conduct the survey.

The data collected in this survey will be used in many ways: as a baseline for understanding the present climate, to establish a benchmark against which to measure change over time to help inform current and future institutional priorities, and to establish action plans to enhance and improve the climate in individual units and at the university as a whole.

Survey group: All Instructional and Research Faculty, Officers of Administration, Classified staff, and Graduate Employees.

TimelineSurvey was completed in spring 2022.

Aggregated results were shared with the UO campus in June, 2022. Vice Presidents and Deans received access to their units' disaggregated results in fall 2022.

Action Plan: Summer 2022

Over the summer, an appointed Action Plan Taskforce developed an action plan and timeline for sharing disaggregated results with school, college, and administrative units.

Data was collected directly via Gallup Access—Gallup’s dynamic survey design, data collection, and reporting platform. Survey responses are strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone in any way that might identify survey respondents. Data collected will be anonymized. No identifying information will be reported and the University of Oregon will not have access to any identifying information.

The survey is confidential and individual results are anonymized before they are shared with the university; the university will not be able to follow up on any individual responses. Therefore, individuals who wish to share information about prohibited conduct, including discriminatory treatment or harassment, are encouraged to seek support and resources and learn about reporting options by visiting the Office of Investigations and Civil Right Compliance or Report a Concern webpages.