The 2001-05 MU Campus Climate Study was a rigorous and comprehensive self-evaluation that provided new information about how majority and minority group members perceived the current climate for diversity at MU for six groups: women, people of color, people with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, non-Christian religious minorities, and non-native English speakers.
Data collection for Phase I began in the fall of 2001, which involved MU’s participation in the Rankin National Climate Study.
There were three simultaneous phases of data collection in 2002, and the fifth and final phase of data collection was completed in February 2005. Data was collected from nearly 6,000 faculty, staff, students and administrators at MU across all five phases of data collection.
In addition, three volumes of reports were prepared and disseminated containing nearly 500 pages of findings and information:
- 2001-05 Campus Climate Executive Summary
- Rankin National Climate Study: Underrepresented Group Assessment
- Rankin National Climate Study: LGBT Assessment
- Volume II — Includes the following:
- Phase II — MU Student Services Providers Survey
- Phase III — MU Student Services Consumers Survey
- Phase IV — Sexual Harassment, Hate Crimes & Hate Incidents
- Volume III — Includes Phase V: MU Stakeholders and Focus Groups and Interviews