Stanford Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey closes June 1
Part of the IDEAL initiative, the survey is intended to give all Stanford community members the opportunity to voice their own experiences at Stanford. All current faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, students in professional programs, postdoctoral scholars, staff and academic staff are encouraged to participate.
Just one week remains to participate in Stanford’s first-ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) survey. All current faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, students in professional programs, postdoctoral scholars, staff and academic staff are eligible to take the survey. A survey of this scale, reaching the broad spectrum of the campus community, is unprecedented at Stanford.
The survey focuses on the individual experiences of community members at Stanford. It includes questions about race/ethnicity and other identities, experiences of inclusion in the workplace or academic program, as well as questions about experiences with harassing or discriminatory behavior.
In an email to the Stanford community inviting broad participation Provost Persis Drell said, “This survey is for everyone in the Stanford community. Even if you don’t have direct experience with some of the issues it covers, we strongly encourage you to take the survey.”
The university plans to use the findings to help address problems and to make decisions about where to put resources to reach the goal of a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment for all its members.
All Stanford community members who are eligible to take the survey should have received an individualized survey link during the week of May 10 as well as several reminder emails. The survey link in these emails is unique to the recipient and cannot be shared or forwarded to others. Those who did not receive a link to the survey and think they should have, should send an email to email@example.com.
Part of the IDEAL initiative, the survey is intended to give all Stanford community members the opportunity to voice their own experiences at Stanford. Responses are strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone in any way that might identify an individual.
In fall 2021, all Stanford community members will have the opportunity to view a report on the findings of the survey, which will include extensive charts and tables summarizing the data.
Each person who submits a survey will receive a $10 gift card. Participants are not required to answer every question in the survey to receive the gift card. Participants have the option to donate the value of their gift card to charity. The survey will remain open through the end of the day on May 31.
For more information, visit the survey website.