Dear Pomona College Community:

I’m writing to ask for your help in making Pomona College a place where every student, faculty and staff member has the opportunity to flourish—academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

During the 2019-2020 academic year, we will conduct a campus climate assessment to take a deeper look at the living, learning and working environment on campus for all members of our community. This is our chance to make positive changes and help create a more inclusive campus. Once the assessment is developed, we will be asking everyone to participate in the survey.

As announced in spring, we are partnering with Rankin & Associates Consulting, which has conducted more than 200 campus climate assessment projects over the last 20 years. Rankin’s participation will help ensure full transparency and provide a more complete perspective based on decades of research.

A team from Rankin has begun working with a committee of students, faculty and staff, known as the Climate Survey Working Group (CSWG), to develop and implement the survey. The results will help the College find new ways, and enhance existing approaches, to be more inclusive and capable of supporting the flourishing of everyone in our community.

More information is available on the climate survey website, and the working group will provide additional details to the community as the project moves forward. I hope that you will join me in supporting this important project in the academic year ahead.


G. Gabrielle Starr
Pomona College