Student Cultural Climate Survey

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In Spring 2020, Georgetown launched its first-ever cultural climate survey, inviting degree-seeking students at our Main Campus, the Law Center and the Medical Center to share their perspectives and experiences about different aspects of campus life.

Led by our Campus Cultural Climate Survey Working Group, comprising representatives from the Main Campus, the Law Center, and the Medical Center, the survey was adapted from the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments questionnaire developed by the National Institute for Transformation and Equity. The survey provided students the opportunity to reflect on a range of issues—their sense of belonging, experiences involving bias, prejudice, and discrimination, campus accessibility, the classroom environment, and University resources and responsiveness. 

The survey was administered electronically by Georgetown’s Office of Assessment and Decision Support (OADS) in partnership with the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Affirmative Action (IDEAA). Results from the survey, as well as key findings and answers to frequently asked questions, can be found below. 

Survey Results-Spring 2021

Message from President John J. DeGioia (April 16, 2021)

Main Campus Follow-Up on Cultural Climate Issues (April 16, 2021)

Campus Cultural Climate Survey and GUMC Action (April 16, 2021)

Georgetown Law Campus Cultural Climate Survey (April 16, 2021)

Georgetown Releases First Cultural Climate Survey Results (April 16, 2021)

Frequently Asked Questions

Full Reports

Undergraduate Executive Summary + Report on the 2020 Cultural Climate Survey at Georgetown University

Graduate Executive Summary + Report on the 2020 Cultural Climate Survey at Georgetown University

Spotlight Reports

June 2021: Spotlight on Responses by Income/Parental Education

July 2021: Spotlight on Responses from Students with Disabilities

November 2021: Spotlight on Responses by Gender Identity and for LGBTQA+ students

Key Findings

Undergraduate Student Survey Key Findings

Graduate/Professional Student Survey Key Findings

Survey Launch-Spring 2020

Introductory Message from Rosemary Kilkenny, JD (L’87) (Feb. 19, 2020)

An Invitation to Participate in Georgetown’s First Cultural Climate Survey (Feb. 24, 2020)

Georgetown Launches First Cultural Climate Survey of Student Perceptions (Feb. 25, 2020)

Announcing Extension for Georgetown’s First Cultural Climate Survey (March 26, 2020)

Additional Information and Resources

Updates on Inclusion and Strengthening Our Campus Climate

Georgetown Community Continues Quest for Racial Justice

University Commitments to the Black Survivors Coalition and Related Work Underway

Sexual Misconduct Resource Center

Mental Well-Being Resources for Students, Faculty and Staff

Main Campus and Medical Center Support Resources

Georgetown Law Office of Equity & Inclusion Resources

School of Medicine Student Support Resources