Community Letter

Dear members of the Loyola community,

At Loyola University New Orleans, we seek to create an environment characterized by openness, fairness, and equal access for all members of the community (students, staff, and faculty). Creating and maintaining a community environment that respects individual needs, abilities, and potential is critically important and is one of the foundations of our educational model. A welcoming and inclusive campus climate is grounded in mutual respect, nurtured by dialogue, and evidenced by a pattern of civil interaction

As you may know, we are in the process of assessing how all members of our community experience the current campus climate via an online survey. The goals of the project are multifold: 1) to identify successful initiatives, 2) to uncover any challenges facing members of our community, and 3) to develop strategic initiatives that will help us to build on our successes and address any challenges.

I encourage you to take the time to help us understand the current climate at Loyola. The Campus Climate survey, prepared by Rankin & Associates, Consulting, is designed to provide information about both positive and challenging aspects of our campus climate and is your opportunity to describe your personal experiences and observations, as well as to offer suggestions for changes that might enhance the campus climate at Loyola.

Be assured: All of your answers will remain confidential, and the results will be reported in group form only. Your participation in this project is voluntary. You will not be identifiable as an individual.

This research has been reviewed and approved by the Loyola University Institutional Review Board. Additional information about the project is available at http://www.loyno.edu/steerthecourse/.

I urge you to take the 20 minutes needed to answer the questions by going to https://rankinsurveys1.com/loyno/.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to this vital project.

Sincerely,

David B. Borofsky, Ed.D.

Interim Provost

Steer the Course