The Campus Climate Survey is an opportunity for every member of the Ithaca College community to share their thoughts on what it’s like to learn, live, teach, and work at IC.

The campus climate survey received a strong response rate of 46 percent. In the interest of transparency, the Climate Study Working Group has shared the results from the survey in numerous ways. They are also eager to collect feedback and suggestions from community members.

Climate Study Results

Rankin and Associates presented the findings from their study at open sessions on April 25, 2017. You can view the following information from the study:

Share Your Thoughts

  • Open Sessions: All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend one of two open sessions to be held on Thursday, May 4 from 12:10-1:30 and 4-5:30 p.m. in the Taughannock Falls conference room. The sessions will be structured so that small groups of attendees can discuss the findings and reflect on what improvements the campus can make immediately.
  • Online Form: For those who can’t attend one of the open sessions, please use this form to provide feedback and suggestions. All of the responses to the form will be shared with the leaders of the Climate Study Work Group.

Why is this important?

Whether you're a student, faculty member, or employee, you spend a lot of time at Ithaca College and with your peers and colleagues. Students who live on campus are here nearly 24/7, but even our off-campus students spend the bulk of their time here. During a typical week, employees may spend more time surrounded by their co-workers than their families or loved one!

These facts are not limited to IC, and are true of any academic institution or professional organization. However, each member of our community has a unique perspective and insight into our climate here, and ideas about what's working or needs improvement. The Campus Climate Survey is a tool to collectively gather that valuable input — anonymously.

It's also important to consider that your contributions to the Campus Climate Survey will be indispensable to IC's new president, when she or he steps into their new role in June 2017. The survey results will help them as they approach the tasks of maintaining the academic rigor Ithaca College prides itself on, while also guiding the college through the changing landscape of higher education. 

This research has been approved by our Institutional Review Board: IRB 0616-06