A “campus climate experience” can be any situation associated with UT-Austin that occurs and impacts a member of the university community – students, staff, faculty, alumni, or visitors. An experience may be something that an individual finds concerning, making the campus climate less welcoming or something that an individual finds helpful, making the campus climate more welcoming. Some examples (but not limited to):
- an interpersonal interaction in a class or program, on campus, or online;
- written communications such as a comment, email, flyer, or graffiti; or
- something that physically or otherwise enables or hinders access to the university.
The University of Texas at Austin is committed to hearing campus climate experiences that impact our university community and to providing support. Your assistance in bringing these experiences to our attention will enhance our ability to categorically identify and share what kind of campus climate experiences people are having and to provide support and information for development of a welcoming campus climate.
Campus climate experiences can be submitted at any time via the online form. Experiences may be submitted by various individuals, including (but not limited to): a person directly impacted, an individual who witnesses something experienced by another, or any third party who was informed of something experienced by another but was not present at the time of its occurrence.
Initiatives for Campus Support (ICS) will publish a general categorized report based on the experience form submissions, which will be available on the ICS website. No identifiable information will be shared. The purpose of this report is to increase transparency and to inform practices for the development of an inclusive campus climate.
All experience forms are submitted anonymously. If you wish to reach out for support, you can contact us at 512-232-1600. You can also submit a request for consult/support online. Note that this office does not refer (unless required by law), investigate, or discipline. We provide consult, peer support, educational materials and information about campus resources.
Experience forms are always anonymous and do not provide an opportunity to include your contact information or the names of others. The data submitted is not confidential and will be collected and included in a regular report to campus.