2020 Campus Climate Survey Report

In Spring 2020, Stetson University conducted a Campus Climate Survey of students, faculty and staff at its DeLand campus and at the College of Law in Gulfport and Tampa Law Center. The survey was conducted by Pryor Education Insights, a national higher education research firm, and results have been compiled into two reports. Each report is accompanied by a Climate Report Summary. The 2020 survey is a follow up to the original Campus Climate Survey conducted by Stetson in 2016.

Inclusive and Transparent Communication Working Group Draft Report

The Inclusive and Transparent Communication Working Group was charged with reviewing Stetson's external and internal communication, and making recommendations.

Before we submit our recommendations to the President's Cabinet, we offer this draft to the Stetson community—to be as transparent as possible about our process and our recommendations, and to get your thoughts.

We welcome your feedback: about what's here or what may still be missing. We promise to take all feedback into account as we work toward a final draft, which will be submitted by May 1, 2021, which is why we need feedback within the next two weeks.

DeLand Campus Climate Open Forum Webinar

We heard from our campus community about the timing and dates of our planned open forums to discuss issues of race and inclusion at Stetson University. We have been discussing appropriate formats and platforms for these events and scheduled two events for October. President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, led two Campus Climate Open Forums on Thursday, Oct. 15, 6-7 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 29, 6-7 p.m. These open forums addressed the many upcoming opportunities the Stetson community will have together to discuss race and Campus Climate issues with the community.

Participation Form




Transcript (en Español)

Recently, President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, held a second Open Forum on Thursday, Oct. 29, 6-7 p.m. to discuss race and Campus Climate issues with alumni and the Stetson community. Stetson University alumnus and member of the university’s Board of Trustees, Luis Maldonado ’01, moderated this event. Maldonado chairs the university’s Student Affairs Committee and has made diversity, equity and inclusion a central theme. They were joined by Rina Tovar Arroyo, assistant vice president for Development, Parent and Alumni Engagement, and Ranell Mason, ’00, Stetson Alumni Board President. The most recent committee meeting was devoted to diversity and equity efforts at Stetson and the alignment between inclusion and Stetson’s mission.

Held a few weeks earlier, the first forum was for students, faculty and staff. Moderator: Harry Price, PhD, associate professor for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and faculty director for the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence This Zoom meeting allowed participants to see and hear from each other. To protect the security of the event, and based on recommendations from our information security office, we limited participation to those with a Stetson.edu email address. Students, faculty and staff were encouraged to submit questions, comments and suggestions for the open forum in advance through an online form.

Campus Climate Working Groups

During the forum, President Roellke announced the formation of three working groups to address critical issues raised by the Campus Climate Survey, and called for student, faculty and staff participation. To participate or learn more about the working groups, visit the Campus Climate Participation Form.

Past DeLand Campus Climate Webinars

Sept. 17, 2020

Webinar Transcript

The DeLand report is available below. The report and its contents are part of a special weekly update with President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, Lua Hancock, vice president of Campus Life and Student Success, Michèle Alexandre, dean, College of Law and John Pryor, CEO of Pryor Education Insights recorded on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4-5:30 p.m.

College of Law Campus Climate Webinar


Webinar Transcript

A similar survey completed at the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport and Tampa Law Center was presented to the College of Law community at a webinar hosted by Dean Michèle Alexandre. The webinar included John Pryor, CEO of Pryor Education Insights on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 5-6:30 p.m.

Additionally, students, faculty and staff can submit suggestions and questions through this online form.