Office of the Chancellor

January 16, 2013


SUBJECT:    Campus Climate Survey at UC San Diego: Make Your Voice Heard!

Starting next Tuesday, Jan. 22, all UC San Diego students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to share their opinions by participating in the University of California Campus Climate Study Survey. The systemwide effort - believed to be the largest survey of its kind ever conducted - asks more than 430,000 individuals about their experiences with diversity and inclusion at work and on campus.

The confidential survey is being administered on a location-by-location basis. Look for the "Make Your Voice Heard" email from Linda S. Greene, UC San Diego Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, which will contain a personalized link to the survey. Please do not delete this email invitation until you have completed the survey.

Your participation in this survey is vital. The data will be used to assess the learning, living and working environment - or "campus climate" - for people who go to school or work at UC San Diego.

We encourage all campus members to participate so we can gather the best possible feedback about the efficacy of our diversity efforts and identify the steps we need to take to foster a more welcoming, inclusive and healthy campus environment for our entire community irrespective of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, student, staff or faculty status.

The survey is voluntary and only takes 20-30 minutes to complete. In appreciation of your time and effort, a variety of prizes will be awarded through UC San Diego and UC Systemwide incentive drawings. These include:

* One $10,000 undergraduate scholarship
* Two $5,000 graduate academic or professional student stipends
* Two $5,000 faculty research grants
* Five $2,000 staff professional development grants
* Two winners from each location will receive iPads

Specifically for the UC San Diego community:
* iPads
* iPod Touch players
* UC San Diego Theatre and Dance season tickets\
* Lunch for two at the Bistro
* Lunch for four at Roots
* Triton Cash Cards
* Faculty development award
* $75 Bookstore gift certificate
* UC San Diego Extension professional development class
* UC San Diego athletic events passes

For more information about the Campus Climate Survey visit:

As we look ahead to our next fifty years, it is imperative that we embrace and actively advance issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as core principles, inextricably linked to any future success of our campus.

We sincerely appreciate your help in creating the best possible environment at UC San Diego.

Pradeep K. Khosla

Suresh Subramani
Executive Vice Chancellor,
Academic Affairs

Linda S. Greene
Vice Chancellor,
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion