Launching Georgetown’s First Cultural Climate Survey

February 19, 2020

Dear Members of the Georgetown Community: 

On Monday, February 24, Georgetown will launch its first cultural climate survey. The survey will enable the university to gain a better understanding of students’ sense of belonging at Georgetown and perceptions related to issues of diversity and inclusion. The survey will require only 20 minutes to complete. 

Data will help inform how we can enhance or build meaningful programs and support systems to ensure an inclusive educational experience for all members of our community, so that every student can flourish at Georgetown.

We will be asking about diversity and identity across various dimensions, including race, ethnicity, faith, sexuality, ability, gender and other backgrounds. We very much want to hear from as many students as possible—everyone’s participation ensures we hear a variety of perspectives that reflect the vast distribution of experiences our students contribute to our campus climate and environment. The survey instrument affords respondents the opportunity to provide candid comments and feedback.

The survey will be open from Monday, February 24 through Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and President DeGioia will officially launch the survey by inviting your participation with a personalized link. 

We encourage all students, undergraduate and graduate, to take the survey and encourage their peers to follow suit. Participation is completely voluntary. Should one choose to participate, be assured that individual answers will never be reported, and the data will be held confidential. Information will never be used to target individuals in any manner. 

Again, your feedback and participation are greatly appreciated. We hope you will join us in this important effort. Please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) for further information about the survey.

Sincerely,

Rosemary Kilkenny, JD (L’87)

Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer