Dear UT Community,
I am writing to share an update about Inclusive Campus Support, which provides an anonymous online tool for people to share experiences that are helpful and/or concerning. All members of the university community are encouraged to use this online resource that can help the university become more welcoming and inclusive.
A “campus climate experience” can be any situation associated with UT Austin (on or off campus) that impacts a member of the university community including visitors. Some examples include:
- an interpersonal interaction in a class or program, on campus or online;
- written communications such as a comment, email, flyer or graffiti; or
- something that physically or otherwise enables or hinders access to the university.
In addition to collecting and sharing valuable campus climate data, Inclusive Campus Support provides the opportunity for people to be heard and acknowledged. It also functions as a resource for information and support without referral, investigation, adjudication or discipline.
Given the importance of transparency expressed by feedback throughout the development process, Inclusive Campus Support provides campus climate experience data from submitted online forms via this site: https://diversity.utexas.edu/inclusive-campus-support. Additional information can be found in this fall 2021 summary.
As we continue outreach efforts, we encourage you to bookmark this online tool, and to please share this information with your university community networks. Additionally, staff members within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement are available to provide information at organization meetings. Feel free to reach out to them at email@example.com, 512-232-1600.
Cultivating an inclusive and respectful campus remains a top priority for UT Austin, and I look forward to our continued work together.
LaToya Smith, Ph.D.
Vice President, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy