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Emerson360: Community Climate Survey

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Climate surveys are recognized as an effective way of assessing the living, learning, and work environments of an organization in order to provide insight into the extent to which conditions associated with healthy and supportive environments exist. In the past few years, climate surveys at colleges and universities have been used to gain a better understanding of students’ exposure to instances of power-based interpersonal violence and how they perceive institutional response to such incidents.

Climate surveys also solicit information about students’ reporting behavior, their knowledge of support services, and their familiarity with processes for the resolution of Title IX complaints on campus.

Climate assessments of this nature are now considered an essential step in developing comprehensive prevention and education programs related to forms of power-based interpersonal violence.

Emerson360: Community Climate Survey Administrators

ModernThink, LLC, a nationally recognized survey company known for conducting the Chronicle of Education’s Great College’s to Work for Survey, administers the Emerson360: Community Climate Survey. To preserve the privacy of survey participants and to encourage honest responses, all individual responses to the survey are confidential and are not available to the College. ModernThink only provides survey data to the College in aggregate form.

The administration at Emerson College collect these data for the sole purpose of improving the quality of processes, practices, programs, benefits, and services to the Emerson community of faculty, staff, and students. The findings should not be used to generalize beyond the Emerson community.