Campus Climate Study

Rockhurst University Campus

Survey Results

Results of the Rockhurst University campus climate study were presented to students, faculty and staff April 27, 2018. The executive summary provides history about the survey, project design, participant information and key findings. The full report is available to Rockhurst University students, faculty and staff. You will be directed to the campus portal and asked to enter the user name and password for your Rockhurst email account. Students, faculty and staff can also view the presentation that was shared with campus. Students, faculty and staff can also access these documents on the Rockhurst University Intranet via the web portal.

Help Set Priorities

After you have heard the results of the Climate Study on April 27, you can recommend action items for moving forward. Register to attend a small-group forum where everyone will be asked one simple question: Based on your review of the survey results, what suggestions do you have for actions going forward?

Because the forums will be held at a busy time of year, please sign up now to attend so we can plan for the appropriate number of break-out groups.

Register now to attend a climate study forum session.

Based on your review of the results document or your attendance at one of the April 27 results presentations, you can provide your ideas on next steps by completing this form.

Survey Participation

Building a Home for All As a student, faculty or staff member, you know best what it is like to learn, live and work at Rockhurst University. That’s why we’re counting on you to help us create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive campus environment. A place where individual abilities and differences are respected and everyone feels safe and valued. A place where everyone feels at home.

To better understand our campus environment and inform future direction on programs and policies, the University is participating in a campus climate study. We have partnered with Rankin & Associates to ensure full transparency and provide a more complete perspective. The firm has conducted more than 170 similar studies over the last 20 years, including some with other Jesuit universities.

We will be calling on you – our students, faculty and staff – to describe your personal experiences and offer suggestions for change to help enhance the RU experience for all.


Spring 2017: Focus groups conducted on April 3; survey development
Summer 2017: Survey development
Fall 2017: Survey implementation Oct. 10 - Nov. 10
Spring 2018: Results presentations scheduled for April

Survey Prizes

One prize will be awarded to someone from each group who has completed the survey:

Students: Semester of free parking OR $100 Visa gift card
Faculty: Semester of free parking OR $100 Visa gift card
Staff: Semester of free parking OR one vacation day

Congratulations to our winners!

  • Sandy Waddell, staff
  • Carol Hobbs, faculty
  • Emmanuel Coulibaly, student