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Survey seeks ideas for safe, supportive campus

peltonEmerson President Lee Pelton has emailed the campus community asking for participation in Emerson360: Community Climate Survey, which takes place November 3–21 and asks for feedback from students, faculty, and staff on issues, including campus environment, communication, and interpersonal violence.

The following is the text of Pelton’s email to students:

Dear Emerson Students,

Emerson College is conducting a campus-wide survey November 3–21. Emerson360: Community Climate Survey will solicit your opinions and feedback in several important areas that are key to your success as students, including: campus environment, communication, diversity and inclusion, and safety and interpersonal violence.  

Your feedback on Emerson360: Community Climate Survey is essential to our ability to create the best academic experience and safest and most supportive campus for you. The information you share will not only help the College identify concerns that require attention but also guide us as we work to address community needs. It will also be used to guide the development and enhancement of Emerson’s violence prevention programs and services.

Conducting a community climate survey was recommended by the College’s Task Force on Sexual Assault as well as Margolis Healy & Associates, the external review team examining Emerson’s compliance with Title IX. The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault also highly recommends assessing community members’ exposure to interpersonal violence as well as their knowledge of campus resources. 

After the survey results are received in January 2015, we will create working groups of students, staff, and faculty to develop recommendations and action plans based on the results. This process will be completed by May 2015.

Survey respondents have a chance to win more than 50 prizes, including ArtsEmerson and Boston Celtics tickets, $100 Apple and gift cards, and AMC Loews Boston Common tickets, as well as CDs from WERS, great swag from ECPD, and Starbucks, Thinking Cup, and Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards.  

All responses from Emerson360: Community Climate Survey are confidential and go directly to ModernThink, the survey provider that Emerson College has partnered with to administer the survey. 

For more information, please visit or contact Robert Amelio, director of diversity education and human relations and chairperson of the Campus Climate Committee, at


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