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Campus Climate Assessment

Background & Goals

As a Catholic and Dominican liberal arts College, we strive to create and sustain a campus community that fosters mutual respect, civil discourse, and academic freedom--while constantly affirming the God-given dignity of every person.

Consistent with our Statement on Diversity and the College’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, we are dedicated to providing safe working, living, and learning environments in which each community member is valued and respected, and can optimize his or her creative human potential.   

As part of the College’s ongoing efforts to promote an enhanced understanding of, and respect for, diversity in its many forms, the Office of Institutional Diversity, with the support of the Office of Academic Affairs and the Committee for Diversity Implementation (CDI), commissioned a Campus Climate Assessment to learn how diverse members of the campus community experience Providence College.

Consisting of a series of focus groups with a cross-section of the campus community, the goals of the project were to: 1) identify successful initiatives; 2) uncover any challenges facing members of our community; and 3) develop strategic initiatives to build on the successes and address the challenges.

This project is one of several initiatives with the goal of promoting a campus climate in which all members thrive personally, professionally, and academically, and we will continue to develop mechanisms to engage and solicit constructive feedback from members of the campus community.


Campus Climate Presentation & Report

The recent Campus Climate presentation and report can be viewed by members of the College community while on campus using the following links

​Next Steps


A series of Action Forums [faculty, staff, student] will be facilitated by committee members to develop actions that can be accomplished in the next year.

The dates, times and locations are as follows:

Wednesday, February 5, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Faculty Action Forum: Slavin Center Room 116 (Executive Dining Room
  • Student Action Forum 1: Slavin Center, LL-19

Wednesday, February 12, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Staff Action Forum: Slavin 116
  • Student Action Forum: Slavin Center 112

NOTE:  Based on demand, additional Action Forums may be added.


Committee facilitators will reconvene and discuss the actions that were discussed/developed in the community discussion groups. Feedback from all of the meetings will also be shared with the President’s Cabinet, who will provide suggested actions to the committee Committee members will then develop actions based on the “action discussion groups” and based on feedback from the President’s Cabinet

April 2014 – June 2015

The actions will be distributed to the community and integrated into the Strategic Plan. Updates on the progress of the actions will be communicated on a regular basis to the community.

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