I am writing to you today to let you know about a survey that will arrive in student inboxes on March 23. It’s important that every Trinity student complete this survey so that their voice may be heard.
The survey is being administered by the Liberal Arts College Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, which Trinity joined as an inaugural member in November. This Alliance administers the National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates (NACCC), a quantitative survey administered annually at colleges and universities across the United States. The email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org, not a Trinity-based email.
This questionnaire will provide data about undergraduate students’ appraisals of institutional commitment to equity and inclusion, the extent to which they interact meaningfully with diverse others, where and what they learn about race and feelings of readiness for citizenship in a racially diverse democracy, among other important topics.
It’s critically important for every student to participate, so that we may know how we compare to other liberal arts universities, and where Trinity must focus our efforts to improve. As an incentive, Trinity will award $10 Amazon gift cards to 50 randomly-selected students who complete the survey.
This survey is part of Trinity’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Once the data is compiled by NACCC, we will share a summary with the Trinity community and use it to prioritize our ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives. Next year, a similar survey will be conducted for faculty, followed by a staff survey in 2023.
Thank you in advance for your participation in this initiative as we strive to become a more inclusive community.
Danny J. Anderson